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Szimpla Gastro Bar

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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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had dinner there since we were staying at the ibis hotel. Great place. The food was very good, the attention from the waiter a class act. The price is with reason for the portion served. Great ambiance. Once again really tasty food. My advice, try the rack of lamb.

Thank tdumareille
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you didn't know this was here you would not know it was there as its tucked around the back. Worth a visit though. Great kiwiana decor and really good food. The service was really good.

Thank Rainy0
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sharing plates were delicious! Great spot to stop at pre flying out of the Airport! Staff are super friendly as well. We will be back

Thank 65mikaylaz
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived for a late lunch, early dinner and staff bent over backwards. My choice had run out over lunch so I was offerred a similar choice but bigger! It was fantastic! The food is really yummy, good portions, and staff are really friendly without being over bearing. The place has a good vibe as well, great choice before going to... More 

Thank Kelly D
Rotorua, New Zealand
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined here before, enjoyed it then and enjoyed it again this time. The service was good and the food nice. Prices quite reasonable too. The only disappointment was the Sangria I ordered did not taste like Sangria but it was still drinkable.

Thank Nat A
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buzzing inside, very welcoming staff and a refreshing decor. The food arrived really quickly, but certainly had no fast food taste. The steaks were amazing. Well worth the $30.00 price. Other items on the menu looked delicious too. Small menu but they do it well.

Thank nz0064
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201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu here is surprisingly limited and seems to fall into two distinct categories, exotic and basic. My wife ordered something from the exotic side (a chicken dish) and I chose basic (fish and chips). Both were OK, but certainly nothing to rave about. Prices were typical for the area. The setting is extremely stark (lots of bare concrete) and... More 

1 Thank Skeptic2241
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem. After being disappointed with the dining provided (or not) at our motel, we found reference to this establishment online and decided to give it a go. Although busy, the service was prompt and friendly, and the meals were above average for pub food.

Thank Rowley51
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a huge surprise - this great food oasis in the middle of nowhere. Now its perfect for a meal before you drop your friends off at the airport but worth the drive out either way. My absolute favourite is the Thai Beef Salad (its really spicy so good to get the chilli on the side). They are absolutely great... More 

Thank Lisa S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are staying at the local Ibis then this is a surprisingly good eatery just around the corner. Good pub food, a good range of choice and not just chips with everything although quite expensive. Very pleasant service.

Thank Nick T

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?