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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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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (33 reviews)
“fish and chips” (26 reviews)
“sliders” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Chewy Scotch fillet steak served with chips that tasted like they were cooked in old/cheap oil. Salad was okay. The mushroom sauce served in a side bowl had an awful skin on top. The pork shoulder pie was like a supermarket pie plonked on the...More

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. Thank you for your feedback, we have taken you comments on board and apologise that we missed the mark on your visit to Szimpla. Please be assured that our oil is always fresh (we change it daily) and our pork shoulder pie is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great. Staff were very attentive and the food was great. Price was reasonable and my wife and I would return here. It was very handy as we stayed next door at the Ibis.

Thank Ron T
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ron. We appreciate your feedback! Very glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at an airport hotel and went there for dinner. Very friendly staff, good atmosphere and the food was really tasty and big portions. Yummy burgers, the special which was a curry was delicous and the salad had a nice dressing. I recommend: Try...More

Thank Yu T
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Yu. Thank you so much for your feedback. We agree that Som makes a delicious curry and were glad that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly pub that sells reasonable food close to the Airport. I was staying at the Ibis Hotel which is next door to Szimpla and I found this to be great place to dine or have a few drinks. The staff are friendly and welcoming....More

Thank Paul S
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Paul. Thanks so much for your feedback. Our team definitely work hard to make sure that we deliver on great food and service so we appreciate your review. Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying for one night in the Ibis Hotel which is adjacent to this restaurant. It has a great ambiance, an extensive menu and well stocked bar. Friendly and efficient staff.

Thank RedpathM
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. Cheers for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Szimpla. Thanks, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at the start of a hens weekend after arriving from the airport. Venue is really modern with a funky outdoor area. It was quite busy for early Friday afternoon and most seated tables looked reserved so probably good idea to book if...More

Thank S0phsTravels
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are very please that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the location of the pub. Very close to nearby Ibis. Unfortunately my dish of chicken was extremely dry, and expensive so would not be recommending that dish. However my boyfriends choice of the special (salmon linguine) was very tasty. Portion sizes were greatMore

Thank trudy_11
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Trudy. Thanks for your feedback. Apologies that we missed the mark with your chicken, usually it is a pretty delicious option so sorry that you didn't enjoy it. Hopefully we see you again in the future if you are out near the airport. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This restaurant is located beside/under Ibis Hotel near the airport. If you have some extra time before going to the airport, would definitely recommend stopping in here instead of grabbing a bite at the airport! The food menu was diverse (burgers, fish n chips, steak,...More

Thank canadiankye
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your awesome feedback, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit and will definitely have some new dishes for you to try the next time you are in the area. Cheers, Team Szimpla

Reviewed 19 March 2018 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
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal or experience with us. Being a fully independent craft beer bar we often have new and exciting brews to be tried so next time we would be happy to offer you a sample before...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 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
TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. Thanks for your feedback. Apologies that you didn't enjoy the sauce with your steak. We do have quite a broad and varied menu catering for anyone wanting basic 'pub grub' to slightly more unusual dishes with a bit of Kiwi flair. We have...More

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Jane S
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Response from Smithstravels1955 | Reviewed this property |
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No idea, i only ate there as a customer. Ring them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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
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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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