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Szimpla Gastro Bar

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Bar, New Zealand, European
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2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've visited a few times over the past couple of years. Started off good, small menu but well thought out with tasty flavours. However each visit consequently has worsened despite an increased menu. Tonight they were understaffed and super slow. The creme brulee (previously a fab treat) was flavourless. Very nice eye fillet though, soft and melt in your mouth.... More 

Thank Rachel A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The prices are all over the place - $17 for an entree of three small sliders seems very steep, compared with $21 for fish and chips in a generous portion size, or a huge burger and chips. The food is good, but not outstanding. The staff are friendly and helpful every time, and seem genuine when checking how everything is... More 

Thank nztr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were statying at the hotel next door so this was a convenient location. We were impressed with the great food and service Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend

Thank Angela P
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined here 3 times over past year due to catching flights. Good choice of food, friendly atmosphere, quick service regardless of how busy the place is. Wonderful warm courtyard area - could be in the islands with the foliage and lighting. They really know how to cook a steak here, wonderful charcoal grilled flavour. Great to be able to... More 

Thank ElsaMiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here as a group while in Auckland for a meeting. Nice atmosphere and a great range of beers on tap. A pint here was also cheaper than in Southland by about $2. The food, I had the scotch fillet which was cooked perfectly and come with a nice mushroom sauce. Had chocolate torte for desert. I can't wait... More 

Thank DanfromDNNZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped for lunch. Service was prompt and cheerful and staff very very attentive but not pushy. I ordered a drink (Campari), a team and a burger and fries. Food was hot and tasty and served promptly with very attractive presentation. Service was very good. Overall, a nice place to eat with excellent service and good food . . .... More 

Thank kiaorana5
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a group of 7, on a work training near the airport. Out hotel restaurant was not great and felt overly priced. This place impressed me :) and if I was back near AKL I would go back there. + lovely service + cool decorations + loved the cauliflower cheese balls + loved the Yorkshire puddings + loved... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while visiting friends. Good casual dining food and quite busy for a spot outside the town area. The chefs didn't get the food right due to some communication errors between the staff but seemed like they were understaffed in general. In spite of that, I'd say its a great place for locals, good for groups and smaller tables.... More 

Thank GlobeJump
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoy coming here with friends for lunch or dinner. The cauliflour balls for entrée and Thai beef salad for main is what we always get. Thai Beef salad is always spicy but the right amount!

2 Thank sammyk_NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meals at reasonable prices. Right next to the hotel Ibis budget . Open for breakfast lunch and dinner

1 Thank George K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $25
Bar, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: 6492151220
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?