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Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery

€€ - €€€, , Street Food
2 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3257
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef burger” (7 reviews)
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Brew Pub, Bar, Street Food, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anna runs the bar leading by example and setting the pace for her staff to follow. She is friendly, and makes you feel welcome has a smile for every customer. My new local,,,

Thank zat12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the beer was good and the food was tasty, the friendly staff made the place stand out. Not only did the bartender offer us solid recommendations on the beer, she perfectly balanced being talkative and informative with giving us our space. We also highly...More

Thank Ash P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would love not to tell people about this place but I can't help but let it out. Love the great menu, awesome beersies and cool, knowledgeable staff. It's so great to see this old building changed into such a wickedly modern creation with an industrial...More

Thank GilchristDC
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We ordered a beef burger and a veggie burger. Both were better than we expected for pub grub fare. The inside is a little noisy due to music, concrete floor and people talking loud so we dined outside. Dining in Twisel is limited soI would...More

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We ordered two Pizzas by phone for a takeaway. When we got there we asked an attendant if the Pizzaswere ready. They weren't we waited but they would get bring them to us when ready. We waited a little longer and saw other Pizzas being...More

Thank schinks2016
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Twizel is an expensive place but the beer at MW is a good price. The pizza is good and they have GF if you want it.

Thank MsBesos
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were lucky to find a table at this very popular bar. The service was quick and the staff were very obliging. We ate outside and the tables were large enough for a family.

1  Thank jennifersurface2
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We enjoyed a great family dinner at this restaurant. Typical cafe / pub style meals including excellent pizzas. Kids menu was available also. Meals were great quality and service was excellent. Great selection of craft beers to choose from.

Thank Mewett_Family
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick drink and was impressed with the staff and the atmosphere. Beers on tap are local and quality. Highly recommend.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here just for a drink. Hubby tried 3 Burke’s Local brews and I had various NZ Wines Staff were really helpful and friendly and I know it’s not PC but ‘the big girl’ was really lovely and so helpful. Sorry not remembering her...More

Thank Pauline L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
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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