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“nice atmosphere”
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.
Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

there is a good choice in menu with vegetarian options available. prices are reasonable and parking is plentiful

Visited September 2013
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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
Rotorua, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely modern, clean bistro with a fab menu”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Lovely surprise, great lunch and coffee to take out. Good music, Really friendly staff, most welcoming.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank citylights10
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting Retro Surprise!”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wow what a find for lunch near the airport. I flew in from Brisbane and had 3 hrs to kill before a flight to Wellington. My friend and I walked into this place and wow, how cute is it. Lots of retro decor, love the retro lounge area, complete with TV! Semi outdoor dining in covered in area, loads of potted plants and retro outdoor furniture and decor. Wonderful staff, so quick to serve and very very attentive. We were there at lunchtime and ordered Cajun Chicken Salad, WOW, loved the dressing (I'm telling myself it was fat free!) also had the Mushroom Risotto, now Im not a huge fan of mushroom, but I think I could have eaten the whole bowl. Coffee was excellent, as was the Lemon Lime and Bitters (not from a bottle)
This place would be excellent for any kind of engagement party etc, very relaxed and you feel like you have stepped back in time and are hanging our in your old house. Would love to come back here and try more of the yummy sounding food, a bit different to your average cafe and bar, the Kumara and Coconut burger sounded delish. Oh dear will have to visit again!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Bethan H
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good & convenient, great decor!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went here to fill some time with family before they flew out. Ended up having dinner as the menu was surprisingly varied and good. All diners of about 15 adults and children were happy and satisfied with their meals. Great above average pub fare, not all deep fried and some GF options available on request. Service was very friendly and efficient. Ambience is NOT what you would expect either in Mangere or at the airport - much better. Clean bathrooms, yay! And reasonable non-tourist prices for a range of local and imported beers, tap beers and wines. All in all a refreshing experience and a great way to kill some time before a flight away from the bustle of the airport, just 5 minutes down the road. Would return if we need a similar venue. Would be good during the day for a coffee retreat or business meeting spot.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank LouLouThruAndThru
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Bit loud on a Friday evening.”
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!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mitsiraider
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