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US$5 - US$19
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Brew Pub, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Street Food, New Zealand
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 December 2021 via mobile

Good selection of craft beer , friendly service and a always good feed too ! This is my go to place in twizel with friends . Go if you haven’t been

Date of visit: October 2021
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nicov219, General Manager at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you and your Whanau around for more good times :-)

Reviewed 28 November 2021

Had dinner there awesome food great service friendly staff looking forward to going back next time I am down there

Date of visit: June 2021
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nicov219, General Manager at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2021

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and we are looking forward to seeing you again for more friendly service, awesome food and good times.

Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

For starters very slow service and overwhelmed staff. I can get past that and understand this happens. BUT health and safety is another issue. We finally get water brought to the table as we were incredibly thirsty and going to the bar for the public...water jug. It didn’t taste the same as the water in the bar jug but I was thirsty and it just tasted old… About 2/3 of the way through the bottle and my son says “WHAT IS THAT?!?” And I look and sure enough there are some grey gelatinous blobs floating in the water. I finally get the attention of the waiters and adore her and proceed to pour it out into a glass just to see what it actually was. Her response is “I’m so sorry that is so GROSS!” Repeats this multiple times and then disappears and comes back to say they’ll check the other jugs later on tonight. When our food finally arrived I ask to speak with a manager who apparently wasn’t going to come over on her own to address the issue. Basics of conversation is that she can get us some free juice or soda… that’s it. While she’s standing there my son pulls a very long hair out of my husband’s burger and she said “are you kidding me? I can Comp the burger.” She gets my info to address it with the owner and says he’ll get back to me so we’ll see. I won’t be dining here again and really hope I don’t get sick from this whole ordeal…More

Date of visit: November 2021
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nicov219, General Manager at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2021

Good day Hagezam, thank you for taking the time to speak to the owner on the phone. We are devastated that you had a sub-par experience with us and have taken steps in our operation to ensure that anything this unacceptable don't slip through the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2021

The service from the time Mum rang up to book was incredible. We were greeted when we arrived by the whole team and got to sit where we wanted to. Our main server for the night had an extremely outgoing nature and an incredible ability...to meet all our requests. At one point Mum and Dad said "he just never stops ... he is an extremely hard worker." He checked in on us more than once to make sure we were okay, and the timing could never be better with each check in as it was when we were about ready to order the next thing. The food was top notch - none of us could fault it in any way. My 8 year old niece kept exclaiming "this is amazing." Mum and Dad had the lamb rump - they are still raving about it and everything that was on the plate. The kids loved their food - one shared with their Mum (the 8 year old) and the 6 year old thought his kids meal was epic. They always love the kids menu with the games and colouring in on it. And the desserts - always a fav - so good!!! Especially the apple won tons!! MoW has always been a favourite with this family but after last night it has gone even higher in the ratings - pretty hard to go above 1 but it will now take a huge effort on another place to get to that position. Overall a fantastic evening out where the service was equal to the amazing food and beverage.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Thank you so much for your fabulous review, Amanda! We love reading your reviews and we always love having you in. Thanks for the massive compliments to our hard working crew, much appreciated. See you back soon!

Reviewed 9 August 2021

we had Buffalo wings which were well cooked but lacked flavour ,blue cheese aoili not really tasting of blue cheese...$24 .00 lamb pizza which had two peices of meat per slice was once again well cooked but not much meat at all and once again...lacked flavour,,Pulled pork burger once again well cooked but once again lacking in flavour ,fries however were seasoned well and perfectly cooked ....IN OUR OPINIONMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

We're sorry to read the food wasn't up to your standard, Pikey. We hope you'll give us another shot so we can make it up to you.

Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

We are so glad we booked - people were being turned away as we arrived at 6. Service was friendly and the food was great. We really enjoyed the mulled wine and the Burke’s Porter on tap. One of us enjoyed the beef burger -...the rest shared pizzas chicken wings loaded fries and buffalo cauliflower with blue cheese sauce. The Cauliflower was everyone’s favourite though it was all really good!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2021

Thank you so much for your amazing review! It means a lot to our hard working team. We hope to see you back in the future :)

Reviewed 13 July 2021

I am so glad I pushed past the other pubs and opted for this, mainly attracted by the music (classic rock, and other good tunes). Seems this is where the locals go. Regional craft beer on tap, superb food, and they even gave me access...to the staff Wifi once I made it clear I'm staying (2nd pint).More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2021

Thank you for your amazing review. We're glad to read that you had a great experience with us and hope to see you back in the future.

Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

I ordered a steak and my partner ordered the lamb, both of these were perfectly prepared and so so tasty. This is easily the best steak I’ve had in NZ and I’ve lived here for 24 years. The food was surprisingly cheep given how incredible...it was and the mulled wine recommended to us by the waiter was a bit hit. I cannot recommend this place enough, I hope to be able to come back sometime soon 🤤More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2021

Wow, what an incredible review. We feel honoured and it makes us so feel so proud! Thanks heaps for your kind words and we would love to see you back next time!

Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

We visited on the Sunday of Queen’s birthday weekend and really loved it. We only had a couple of craft beers and the loaded fries but it was the perfect afternoon bar snack. The loaded fries were super delicious and a little indulgent but we...were on holiday so it was all good. This place has a decent selection of craft beers and was a cosy environment on a cold winters afternoon. We will definitely come back next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Hi Toni-Wayne, thank you so much for your awesome review! Reading things like this really makes our day and means a lot to our hardworking staff. We're glad you enjoyed your beers and loaded fries and hope to see you back next time you're in...More

Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

We came over for dinner over Queens Birthday weekend. We expected it to be busy so tried to book but they don't take bookings for less than four. So we took the gamble in the poyring rain, the first question they asked when they met...the two of us was have you made a booking? We obviously hadn't since there were only 2 of us. They seated us at a Bar Leaner, with pthers very close either side. But from there things improved. Our waitress who arrived was really friendly timed things well and the food was fantastic. We had the cauliflower bites, Lamb Rump & a burger all were full of flavour but the lamb was the stand out really recommemd!! The only other issue i had was that a bar staff member (not our waitress) came over and grabbed my glass before my drink was finished just had a little left but still i wasn't even offered a replacement. At that point there were a lot less people. I would definitely go back here but avoid busy times and i think they should accept bookings for any number.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2021

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to write this extensive review. This definitely is feedback we take aboard and will work on. Highly appreciated. We´re looking forward to see you back in the future!

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Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4