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Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery

€€ - €€€, ,
2 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3257
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef burger” (7 reviews)
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
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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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here one night when the restaurant next door closed at 8:15. The beer selection was great and the staff was helpful, delivering good service. We tried the hamburger and the fish n chips. The chips were fresh from the fryer and just right....More

Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit to MOW now. Good beer. Good service. Very good food. Bit noisey with a full house but definitely well worth a visit.

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The food was great, when it came. I did feel a bit sorry for the manager as they had one very large group in and most tables were full. However he did not seem to be able to manage his staff, get table served and...More

Thank kiwisqurt
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Vegan, GF exploding with flavour pizza. AWesome staff and great wine. Extremely conscious with allergies and fresh flavours. Defiantly going back.

Thank CharlotteB2939
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Female staff with short hair was great! The food was nice, if I was to change anything is possibly bit more in portion.

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 9 September 2018

MOW is a local pub and good place to go for burgers and beverage. Low key environment and one of the few eateries in Twizel

Thank traveling4sure
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had dinner and drinks here on a Friday night, Place was busy and lively. We shared a platter and loaded fries food was great and great selection on Draft Beer. Great Place

Thank 970Cam
Reviewed 29 August 2018

On August 6 we were having dinner in this place and the truth disappointed us a little. We had recomnended the person from the reception where we were staying and he told us it was not a great place but we would like it and...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We were planning to go to Shawty’s for dinner one night and MOW the second of our two nights in Twizel; however after booking we were advised that Shawty’s was closed in evening; following winter hours opening. So to MOW we went. We have been...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Family dinner, good pizza, entrees and burgers. We also ordered quesadillas and they were well prepared. The place is nice and staff is friendly.

Thank 73marcellob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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