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Szimpla Gastro Bar

2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
6492151220
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Ranked #1 of 16 restaurants in Mangere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $25
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Szimpla Gastro Bar is a new concept bar & restaurant located under the ibis budget Hotel at Auckland Airport, not far from Mangere Bridge, Manukau. A home away from home for visitors to New Zealand staying in neighbouring hotels and an exciting new social venue for members of the local business community and nearby suburbs. With its rustic Kiwi charm, top-notch hospitality, delicious grub and range of brews.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Szimpla Gastro Bar is a new concept bar & restaurant located under the ibis budget Hotel at Auckland Airport, not far from Mangere Bridge, Manukau. A home away from home for visitors to New Zealand staying in neighbouring hotels and an exciting new social venue for members of the local business community and nearby suburbs. With its rustic Kiwi charm, top-notch hospitality, delicious grub and range of brews.
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here before leaving my parents to stay at the adjacent Ibis hotel. Even though they didn't have an available table they arranged for us to sit at a reserved one given that we were there an hour before the reservation. The service was prompt and constant, the food was delicious although my sister felt some of the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Not only does this place have an amazing food & drink selection, it's in a handy location in the heart of the airport area beautiful decor and outdoor seating (which is my fav) but the staff in this place are absolutely superb! What a great team, will be back soon!

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Eketahuna, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

this wasn't an amazing restaurant but it was soo close to the hotel that it was worth going to. We went here twice, the food was ok, the fish and chips were great. We sat outside as we had teenagers, and the staff were happy to put the heaters on for us.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lovely ambience, it's a hidden gem close to the airport. Good variety of food and there is something for vegetarians too (hubby is a vegetarian) which makes it better. My favourite is the mushroom arincini balls :) Very relaxing and staff are friendly. Parking behind restaurant and it's free!

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Kellyville, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great place to unwind while waiting for a late night flight arrival. Had the slow cooked beef cheeks. Very tender and delicious. If you are staying at the Ibis at the airport you just have to have dinner here! Can't wait until the next time

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were filling in time ,catching up with aunty ,between domestic flight and international. What a fabulous place to kill time ,great music ,not too loud ,fantastic hospitality .The food was absolutely wonderful .Lovely friendly staff. nothing a problem .I would go there anytime .Parking behind easy .No charge .what more could a customer want .congratulations szimpla !

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Tash B, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. So pleased that you found our hidden little bar and enjoyed your time with us! More

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food is good value nothing over the top,t cooked well and well presented. The beer is great and the atmosphere really friendly

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Tash B, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at Szimpla Gastro Bar. So please you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon! More

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family use this as a regular for freinds, familiy, guests ... any time any meal always great food and pleasant service

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Tash B, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Awesome feedback! Thanks for supporting us....see you next time you are in! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was great & staff were really friendly. Atmosphere is awesome for private events, highly recommended

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Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a large family group dine at szimpla, the staff were absolutely awesome, some of the best service we have had in New Zealand, friendly and accommodating, all of the 10 adults had no complaints about out meals they were delicious and beautifully presented. We had 3 children with us and they sat at their own table and the... More

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Tash B, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for bringing the family in last Saturday night! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meals and time with us. See you next time you are heading to the airport hopefully. More

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