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Szimpla Gastro Bar

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$$ - $$$
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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358 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This place is very popular - it is located under the Ibis Budget at Auckland Airport - it is best if you book a table, but, you can walk and if lucky will get a table. My first time there we had a group booking of 10 and booked a table. The service was fantastic, the waiters were extremely efficient... More 

2 Thank Mareeb23
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great bar. Friendly staff. Nice food. Good location. Good opening hours. Will go back again. Will recommend

1 Thank Wendy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?