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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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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (33 reviews)
“fish and chips” (26 reviews)
“sliders” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 479 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner their with some family in the weekend Great food ridiculously expensive Alcohol but it was clean hood music nice outdoor covered dining area The platters were a hit!

Thank RTHuggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We styed at the Ibis Airport Motel and honestly thought we would be eating Pizza in our rooms but then we discovered this little gem right next door. The food was amazing, the wait staff super helpful especially when recommending menu selections. We ate in...More

Thank nr0we
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback and for dinning with us! Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying at a nearby hotel, mainly because of the location (it's only a couple of Ks from the airport), and dropped into Szimpla as it looked cosy on a cold evening. We're glad we did. The staff were friendly but...More

Thank oznewbie
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Cheers for visiting Szimpla and for your feedback! Regards, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up on a quiet Sunday morning at about 10am with a table of 9 adults and 2 kids. There were only two other tables there and straight away the guy behind the counter told us we can only have the All Day Menu...More

Thank JulianneMarieP
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julianne. Massive apologies for your poor experience, I have spent some time following up with the team regarding your feedback and are working with them to improve communication and service levels (which are usually fab!). I hope you do decide to give us another...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chewy Scotch fillet steak served with chips that tasted like they were cooked in old/cheap oil. Salad was okay. The mushroom sauce served in a side bowl had an awful skin on top. The pork shoulder pie was like a supermarket pie plonked on the...More

1  Thank 2014traveller-b
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Thank you for your feedback, we have taken you comments on board and apologise that we missed the mark on your visit to Szimpla. Please be assured that our oil is always fresh (we change it daily) and our pork shoulder pie is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was great. Staff were very attentive and the food was great. Price was reasonable and my wife and I would return here. It was very handy as we stayed next door at the Ibis.

Thank Ron T
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ron. We appreciate your feedback! Very glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed May 6, 2018

We stayed at an airport hotel and went there for dinner. Very friendly staff, good atmosphere and the food was really tasty and big portions. Yummy burgers, the special which was a curry was delicous and the salad had a nice dressing. I recommend: Try...More

Thank Yu T
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Yu. Thank you so much for your feedback. We agree that Som makes a delicious curry and were glad that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed April 27, 2018

A friendly pub that sells reasonable food close to the Airport. I was staying at the Ibis Hotel which is next door to Szimpla and I found this to be great place to dine or have a few drinks. The staff are friendly and welcoming....More

Thank Paul S
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul. Thanks so much for your feedback. Our team definitely work hard to make sure that we deliver on great food and service so we appreciate your review. Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed April 23, 2018

We were staying for one night in the Ibis Hotel which is adjacent to this restaurant. It has a great ambiance, an extensive menu and well stocked bar. Friendly and efficient staff.

Thank RedpathM
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Cheers for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Szimpla. Thanks, Team Szimpla

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at the start of a hens weekend after arriving from the airport. Venue is really modern with a funky outdoor area. It was quite busy for early Friday afternoon and most seated tables looked reserved so probably good idea to book if...More

Thank S0phsTravels
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are very please that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team Szimpla

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Jane S
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Response from Smithstravels1955 | Reviewed this property |
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No idea, i only ate there as a customer. Ring them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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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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