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Szimpla Gastro Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
+64 9-215 1220
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Hobart, Australia
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you prefer something other than the usual fast food eateries around airports, this bistro pub tucked away under the Ibis hotel is the solution. We came here after a long days travel and has a healthy meal free from grease and deep fry. It seems to be a local place to eat and drink and is lively. Nice ambience... More 

Thank basename164_friends
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have eaten here. Both times being for lunch so I cannot comment on the dinner menu or service. This is quite a quirkey place with attention paid to decor. The staff are friendly and courteous and the lunch menu varied and tasty. Would recommend if you are in the area and looking for a... More 

1 Thank Merle C
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find this place is... We stumbled across it, after we had been for a coffee at an adjoining establishment and were walking to the supermarket across the road. We decided next time we would try it out. We popped in for a late afternoon drink and had a platter of sliders, no problem to get 4 instead of... More 

1 Thank ChrisandDavid2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with two colleges of mine for dinner. We were seated immediately and told the specials, staff were friendly and helpful. Food came out quickly and was very nice, particularly the cauliflower cheese bites! Really nice atmosphere which manages to be funky without coming across pretentious. Will be back next time I'm working in the area!

1 Thank Sandra A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

was initially looking for a cold beer.and pleased to find a place with a few craft beers on tap,and reasonably priced,sat in the (small tv/lounge area old fashioned armchairs and rockers with heaps of interesting memorabilia ) decided to come back later in the evening for a meal.the menu caters for every taste . I chose the beer batter fish... More 

1 Thank kellyfR8040IH
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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fish and chip which was good. Others had steaks that were cooked as ordered, which is always nice. The place tends to be very noisy.

1 Thank sbj04769
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked beforehand - and were glad we did as the place was buzzing. Szimpla had a good menu, and we were all (6 of us) happy with our choices. We went at 6pm on a Friday night - if you're looking for a quiet place to talk and eat, a later time may be better.

1 Thank morecambegirl60
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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333 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here two nights in a row, as we were staying next door in the BUDGET Ibis hotel and there weren't to many other options for dinner, but i was impressed. The service, food and ambiance of this place can't be faulted. One night was the steak, the other the fish of the day, both superb! Plenty of options... More 

Thank OzTravels80
Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restuarant under Ibis Hotel at the airport so very convient for your last New Zealand feed. A very busy place so we were offered a table outside under the canopy and told it was very warm out there. No it wasn't as it was windy and the wind blew through the side opening so had a chilly meal. Service was... More 

Thank stenedy
Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the name. In my head its simply gastro. But the food is good. Sevings are generous. Great choices of local produce. The chief has blended them into tasty meals. The staff are friendly and efficient. The decor is urban. Lots of people for after work drinks and nibbles. Large tables help. Indoor and beer garden seating. Prices are... More 

1 Thank Bruce B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?