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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
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10:00 - 21:30
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had not long returned from overseas, early start in the morning so just wanted a simple meal, quiet drink and then retire for the evening. Were seated at our table, nice young waitress took our drinks order and returned later for our order. We had Fish and Chips which were to die for. The staff so friendly not to... More 

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Thank GayeM387
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Eatery trades on it's location and location only. Service was forced and brisk. I do not think we had all sat down and they were asking for the Drinks order. The atmosphere was just weird, the waiter creepy and the food lees than average. The party all ordered Retro Fish & Chips. The food looked great - That was... More 

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Thank Jon M
TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jon. Firstly I would like to apologise for your less than average experience when visiting us this week. As the owner of this business I would like to ensure you that we have become successful purely through word of mouth and excellent customer experience so it upsetting to hear that we missed the mark with your party. I have... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here twice as I was staying next door. Food portions are big and good menu selection. Must of the staff were very friendly, just one girl who was a sour grape when we settled the bill!

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Thank Kate M
TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kate, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us. Apologies for the 'sour grape', I will look in to this. See you again soon! More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying close and recommended by hotel, foods is amazing, had to make it a 3 course event - all I have to say is wow 👌🏼

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Thank justink929
TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks so much for your awesome feedback! See you next time. More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is ideally situated near the Ibis hotel near Auckland airport and is decorated in a quirky retro design. We were serve quickly and the food was plentiful and tasty.

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Thank WilmaSK10
TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi Wilma - thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Hopefully we see you again! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in for dinner on Valentine's day with my partner. To Szimplas credit it was extremely busy, but this is no excuse for the service we recieved. Upon arriving we were seated and ordered an entree to share and 2 burgers. I explained very clearly to the waitress that we wanted to have the entree (pork belly sliders) to... More 

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Thank jmbruce91
TashB83, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, apologies that this situation was not brought to my attention on the night as I would have been more than happy to assist in rectifying this for you. I can't make any excuses for the beef burger, please be assured that I have spoken to my chefs... More 

London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a Friday evening and the place was buzzing. Service was good, quick and friendly. Fish and chips were great. Burger was good but had been allowed to stand for too long wasn't that warm.

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Thank Sally B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Szimpla Gastro Bar twice. Once for our work Xmas lunch and once for my daughters birthday dinner. They cater very well for small or large numbers. The decor is is amazing and they have plants everywhere. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is great and there is plenty of choices on their menus. They... More 

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Thank Ajakiwi
Bobcaygeon, Canada
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96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food selection is quite good, they have some nice beers and the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was tasty, well presented and timely. We certainly recommend it.

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Thank Doug H
Brisbane, Australia
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906 reviews
582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off here as I had time to spare before I checked in for my flight home. We both just wanted small plates so we ordered starter dishes - cauliflower and cheese bites for me, and pork belly sliders for my friend. We also ordered a side of hot chips. The food came out pretty quick. My cauliflower and cheese... More 

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Thank BrisCaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?