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Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery

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2 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3257
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef burger” (7 reviews)
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
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Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Street Food, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found it by accident during our stay in Twizel, we tried the steak, burger, and salmon pizza 😂😂 good service, cozy place and ofc awesome food. Recommended when u stay there

Thank Stevanie Z
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The food is awesome. I ordered the beef burger and chips. The burgers are big and really delicious. The hot chips were the best I have ever had. Well worth going in for dinner.

Thank Bev W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Mow's bar certainly is like a second home to us! We were here from the UK visiting our son and daughter in law in Twizel, throughout March, and this was just such a relaxed little bar, come restaurant, come meeting place, with some great ambience...More

1  Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice food, simply good tasting, generous quantity, fair price, and friendly staff. We found it by accident, and really enjoyed it. Magnífico! Comida excelente y cerveza muy buena. Recomendado!

Thank Diana A
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a night out here on the weekend with a group of 5 ladies. The staff was fantastic, they looked after all our needs and we're so nice. Excellent place for drinking cocktails and outstanding food definitely be back next trip for sure. Pays...More

Thank Cherie N
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome food, great beer, perfect patio and atmosphere to enjoy a nice fall day! We had the fish tacos and the chicken salad, and both were outstanding! Great spot to eat in Twizel and we’ll be back during our next time in town.

Thank Shane R
Reviewed 19 April 2018

I stayed in Twizel for a few weeks (my in-laws have a holiday home there) and the MOW became our go-to spot for drinks and food. The staff is super friendly and the vegetarian pizza is delicious! The Pizza Bread is a must-have, too. I...More

Thank Brittany F
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner after a long day. The sovlaki pizza was delicious, and pizza were around $20. They have gluten free bases available too. Great mood and friendly staff.

Thank oliveles84
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Only had a drink, but the menu looked good. Nice relaxed atmosphere, friendly people. Had a good time.

Thank leerundle
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was a nice place with a great curry. Due to the drinking laws and it being Easter drinks were limited to being available with mains only but the place was still buzzing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3257
Twizel's latest social meeting place, combining great food, craft beers and fabulous wines! This contemporary space also plays homage in its design to the Ministry of Works era, the reason that the Twizel township was created. A welcoming vibe and space to enjoy, open every evening till late.
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