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Szimpla Gastro Bar

2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
+64 9-215 1220
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“sliders” (7 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had an interesting menu selection, friendly staff and surprisingly reasonable prices. I had a Thai beef salad that was tasty and had a reasonable portion of beef and tasty greens. My husband enjoyed pork sliders and salad.

Thank StMarystraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, great staff, great service and great food. Every meal that was ordered by the 7 of us came well presented and was full of flavour. The desserts are to die for. The staff are friendly and attentive. I will certainly be going there...More

Thank Sweetsuz4u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal here with friends and the food was very good. Typical pub food but everyone was satisfied with their meals. A wide selection on the menu. The service was great as well. It also had great ambience - retro 70s vibe.

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do enjoy everything about this café/restaurant. Location is really user friendly for people coming from or going to the Auckland Airport. Service is really friendly. Really helpful. Food choice is really big. Atmosphere is really retro and fun!

Thank gunnfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving late into Auckland Airport, there was little in the tank to find somewhere quick to have dinner. Enter “ Szimpla Gastro Bar” in trip advisor for #1 restaurant in the area. We quickly realised why. Greeted by the friendly staff & promptly shown...More

Thank Helen65652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient for the Ibis next door. Seems to be a busy/ popular place and we were lucky to snag a table for two. Pleasant service and only a 10 minute wait for our food. Calamari salad was pretty good; Thai beef salad even better. Nice...More

Thank AFrequentTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Szimpla Gastro Bar is attached to the Ibis Budget Auckland Airport Hotel building. My hubby and I were staying at the Ibis so it was easy walk next door. Once there we realized how popular this restaurant was because even at an early hour of...More

Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across this bar/restaurant quite by accident. It was packed full with people and thought we'd be waiting for quite a while. Service was quick and food great. They also had a healthy selection of beers ciders and wine. Our party of 4 adults left...More

Thank Madonna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up eating dinner twice here after our first experience was so positive. We had just arrived in New Zealand and were looking for somewhere close to our hotel for dinner and wandered into Szimpla. We were greated warmly and shown straight to a...More

Thank GemWA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well this the third time i have been here and only at christmas time with work and i ask myself why!!! this should be on my list to go more often,friendly staff,good food,good parking but most of all you can have a conversation with your...More

Thank Gary M
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Jane S
3 July 2017|
Response from Smithstravels1955 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact them direct.
30 May 2017|
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Response from Smithstravels1955 | Reviewed this property |
No idea, i only ate there as a customer. Ring them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: +64 9-215 1220
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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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