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Szimpla Gastro Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
+64 9-215 1220
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10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great spot for eating near the airport. Food was good quality and service was quick even though it was busy. Plenty to choose from on the menu with daily specials for lunch with a nice relaxed vibe. I'm deducting one point off the service rating because I asked for the mussel special of the day but I got the mussels... More 

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Thank bubbles991
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our last meal in NZ before we flew out and although it's not in the most atmospheric setting (close to the airport, near the Ibis hotel), the food was great for all! The kids chose of their menu and they received generous portions of healthy, freshly cooked food. The steak was cooked deliciously and my wife struggled to get through... More 

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Thank Trev N
Rugby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the nearby ibis hotel. We were shattered and felt like we'd been dropped off in a retail park - and the Ibis said they didn't do food but there was a bar next door that did. Our hopes weren't high. Wow! What a fabulous place! The staff were really helpful and gracious, the atmosphere was great -... More 

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Thank Marion N
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish more people knew about this place! I've tried just about everything on this menu now. The Thai beef is about the best I've ever had, so scrumptious and spicy! I love the type of spice that burns the back of your throat (in a good way). Definitely a dish I'd recommend to anybody who wants a bit of... More 

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Thank akwales
Adelaide, Australia
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love tis themed restaurant. Great location and it may change my location the next time i stay at airport. Food, wine and atmosphere with wonderful staff👏

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Thank Cat A
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love thus place. The staff and atmosphere! Good food and well priced. I pretty much bring all my family, friends and work mates here too as they offer good food and the ambience us always ink point with the outside conservatory.

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Thank Meagan M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having sampled the 'delights' of eating at Auckland Airport (not to be recommended) it was great to discover this place. Handy for the rental car drop off it was an ideal place for lunch. Bit hard to find if you park in front of the Ibis but easy if you keep a look out as you go down John Gaulter... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four with two small children recently ate here. They have a lot of great choices for kids meals to make the little ones happy, and plenty of options for the adults. My wife really enjoyed her Morrocon chicken and my son liked his pizza although it wasn't what we expected. It wasn't a traditional pizza sauce at... More 

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TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to review us! Cheers Team Szimpla More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to eat especially if your staying in Ibis Budget Hotel next door. A great range of vegetarian meals, friendly staff and quirky interior design. The kumera chickpea and coconut burger is divine as is the broccoli lemongrass and almond side dish. Well worth eating here.

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Thank John B
TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi John. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. See you next time! Cheers, Team Szimpla More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very freindly had a big table and told us there was a bit of a wait on food before we sat but was fast and not long wait staff were freindly made sure we were happy with everything would go back again Top restaurant 😀

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TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi Donna thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate your feedback. Cheers, Team Szimpla More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: +64 9-215 1220
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.

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