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“Worth a visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Szimpla Gastro Bar

Szimpla Gastro Bar
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Mangere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
2 reviews
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Had one night at Auckland Airport and found this place. Great food, great atmosphere and great value well worth a visit if you are waiting to catch that next plane!

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Thank Greg B
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
denver colorado
1 review
“Great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Staying at the ibis hotel next door, came here because it was convenient. So glad I did! Lots of options, healthy and vegetarian options. I had a kumara coconut chickpea burger, it was huge and very tasty! Great set up, cool funky decor and friendly wait staff. I will come back for sure if I need something handy near the airport!

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Thank Kiwifornow
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“well worth going to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

The staff are friendly, the set up funky and the food tasty. Only downside is a rare steak came out blue..but ravenous meat eater the ole fella is..he ate it anyway and enjoyed it. Would definitely eat there again.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Chris G
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing gem close to airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Food in and around airports can really get you down. But next to the Ibis Auckland Airport is a hidden gem. It is eveything the Ibis isn't. The place is fitted out in quirky retro 50s and 60s with nooks and crannies you can lounge in. The food is a step above normal pub cuisine and the presentation fantastic. The staff really care and apologised on a really busy night when the service was only a tiny bit slow. Wines are reasonably priced and they offer both 150ml and 250ml glass sizes. Why can't they all do that ?? Well done guys.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank mikeandwendy39
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent, friendly place to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Was staying the IBIS next door for 4 nights on business and came into the restaurant every night for dinner. I was on my own but staff were always friendly and helpful. They always provided the Herald for me to read (love that). Food was really good and reasonably priced.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank MYSB
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