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“Great value, fabulous service” 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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great value, fabulous service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 could have had more robust flavour i.e. the pork sliders.

I had wedges which you couldn't really go wrong with! good value and location and awesome decor!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alicem2
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“#1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank kiki n
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Eketahuna, New Zealand
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“easy place to eat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 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.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank ekebabe
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 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!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank merem2013
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Kellyville, Australia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Here again”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank neil34105
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