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“Bit loud on a Friday evening.”
Review of Szimpla Gastro Bar

Szimpla Gastro Bar
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Mangere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $25
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

But you sort if expect a popular place to generate a bit of noise. We were, like others have, spending the night in the adjacent Ibis and called in here for dinner. Nothing to disappoint. A quick bite and back to our room. Well recommended if you're doing the stopover thing, why go further!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere - the feel of a downtown pub. The food was appetising and tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only disappointment was with the arrival of the desserts, they were very ordinary. Next time, I will have mains only.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed the night at the adjoining Ibis Hotel prior to our flight back to Australia. This place was quite a surprise! Great atmosphere with lots happening. Food was excellent and the menu diverse enough to other some thought about choices. All backed up with great service with very friendly staff. Recommended!

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Thank neil34105
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were staying with a group of 23 in the Ibis Budget. We were surprised to find such a good quality, reasonably priced restaurant so conveniently located. We actually booked in advance through the Ibis not knowing about the place. It was a pleasant surprise for the end of our NZ tour.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

One of first customers to arrive on a saturday evening, we were a group of four, seated quickly, atmosphere nice early evening, waitress ok, she said was going to go through evenings specials with us, never did, food was bland and served in massive dishes and boards bit over the top for the size of the table we were seated at, i had fish n chips, fish ok but chips were soggy, served on newspaper, wouldve preferred a plate but wasnt given an option as the wait staff ignored us after they served our meal, rest of my partys meal just ok, nothing spectacular, was not offered drinks again, we ended up asking for water when they decided to clear our plates, we wont be returning, sad experience

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Thank Chickadee15
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