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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“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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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 August 8, 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 July 22, 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 Marcello B
Reviewed July 10, 2018 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 June 8, 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 BevW337
Reviewed April 30, 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 April 28, 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 April 23, 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 CherieN86
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
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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