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“Great food excellent staff”
Review of Szimpla Gastro Bar

Szimpla Gastro Bar
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Mangere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$25
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great food excellent staff”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a large family group dine at szimpla, the staff were absolutely awesome, some of the best service we have had in New Zealand, friendly and accommodating, all of the 10 adults had no complaints about out meals they were delicious and beautifully presented. We had 3 children with us and they sat at their own table and the staff were so nice with them making them feel special. Have to mention the crime brûlée with the hint of thyme, it was amazing! I would thoroughly recommend szimpla the food, staff, decor and atmosphere make it a really great place to dine. Awesome job people!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Dean-Hosking
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Tash B, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Thanks so much for bringing the family in last Saturday night! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meals and time with us. See you next time you are heading to the airport hopefully.
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English first
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the Best Around Airport Area”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Have eaten here several times and always found meals ands service very good;quirky kiwiana decor; parking available; would highly recommend , including for proximity to Terminal

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank anne.toddlambie
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Kiwi ana at its best”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Great menu, attentive, friendly staff. Clean place with lots of kiwi ana around the place. Love the decor and big screens. Food prices excellent for the amount of food you get. Not left waiting too long for your food.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Eva T
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Tash B, Owner at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Hi Eva, thanks for your feedback and recommendation. We hope to have you visit again soon. Cheers
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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“buzzy atmosphere”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Used this restaurant close to the airport to meet up with work colleagues from around the island. Really quirky decor, attentive staff and the food was great!
Shame its not open for breakfast

Visited June 2014
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Thank Kim H
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting decor”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This place is worth going to just for the kiwiana treasures everywhere. Lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Great value for money food wise, the burgers are massive. Be warned tho if you have the buffalo wings and choose the mild sauce it is still pretty hot!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Karen B
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