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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“sliders” (7 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yeah, it was ok. Ordered steak/eggs/chips. Eggs undercooked and jelly like, but I didn’t specifically say I like them fully cooked (unnecessary?? Maybe, probably). Steak, over cooked but variation is to be expected. Mushroom sauce was $3 wasted as it had zero flavour so I’d...More

Thank shouldhavebeenanAB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Convenient location but strange menu . Not too bad & thankfully it wasn’t too overpriced. Reasonably priced beers. The food menu was rather pretentious and i spent a lot of time reading through it to find something I would actually be interested in eating -...More

Thank Shmemley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our overnight stay in Auckland was at the Ibis Budget Hotel and we arrived shortly after 8pm. It appeared this was the only business open at this hour and the hotel manager recommended it to have a decent dinner. He was not wrong. We were...More

Thank TeamJoAdam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Décor definitely busy bar tables are actually old doors sanded & varnished even the door knob has been left - quite cool. Food is typical but upmarket pub food - really good actually & decent portions. Staff always friendly & efficient. Does get busy at...More

Thank CNAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast tasty well priced and nice atmosphere. Friendly efficient staff.would go back there again.thank you

Thank Gen-rei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gastro bar is a very big exaggeration. The market fish was quite dreadful. The only saving grace was that the potatoes were there! The vegetables were barely hot and the fish overcooked. One of the worst fish dishes I have eaten. However, the chicken was...More

Thank AnnRG17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter a restaurant attached to an airport hotel you don't expect such a high quality find! The food deserves five stars and the retro atmosphere is definitely up there. The extremely friendly staff is an added bonus. This place is worthy of a...More

Thank IRS74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal was very nice, had the Thai beef salad and open rump special. Both were tasty and had a good variety of greens. The heat and humidity in the restaurant spoiled the meal for us. Surely they could have a few fans circulating the...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice menu, and friendly staff. Okay place to be by yourself. A bit noisy and busy after work but not too bad..

Thank Dr_Abby
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Good portion sizes Service quick and friendly. I liked it so much i ate there twice!

Thank HKinsey
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Jane S
3 July 2017|
Response from Smithstravels1955 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact them direct.
30 May 2017|
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Response from Smithstravels1955 | Reviewed this property |
No idea, i only ate there as a customer. Ring them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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