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Power Station Bristro

) #9 of 9 Restaurants in Twizel ££ - £££ , ,
13 Tasman Street, 7901, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0832
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“chowder” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, British
££ - £££
13 Tasman Street, 7901, Twizel, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We had our evening meal here, the service was great. My husband had bluecod which was cooked perfectly served with fries and coleslaw, salad would have been preferable...but it is winter, he enjoyed his meal. I had marinated prawns, which is a starter but had...More

Thank nelliemc2015
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Menu bragged about the Seafood Chowder. Said it was so good it would leave you wanting more. Ordered it and a pint of cider. 5 minutes later i had to chase cider up. The chowder. Well it tasted great but way too little of it.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Ate here while staying in Twizel. The staff were welcoming and right on the job. There is a good selection of dishes available for a restaurant in a small town. Patrons can sit in the bistro or in the adjoining bar. This place got busy...More

Thank bruzer99
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends on a busy rowing weekend. They had 4/5 waiting staff on, but we had to go up to the bar to order meal as we waited for 15 minutes to be asked for our order at our table and nobody came....More

Thank hidez_12
Management response:Responded 4 February 2017

Thank you for your review. Im really sorry to hear you had to wait for some attention. I have spoken with our staff and asked if they would be sure to acknowledge everyone when they are seated to ensure a better experience. Grumpy staff are...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

4 of us ordered the Big Breakfast. I ordered poached eggs with mine. They came a funny brown colour and raw. I sent them back to be sent another couple of raw disgusting eggs. We paid $18.50 each for the breakfasts, which said they came...More

3  Thank Briehaymessss18
Management response:Responded 4 February 2017

Thank you for your review. I must first apologise for your bad experience. I can not for the life of me explain brown poached eggs. Im also not sure how raw eggs were served. The ciabatta bread was a temporary issue with our bakery supplier...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Our friends and us went here for dinner and the place was very busy which should have been a good sign. The ladies ordered the blue cod and us fellas had the bone in rib eye. The service was good and the plates were served...More

Thank Smoltman
Management response:Responded 4 February 2017

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the presentation of our plates. I have passed this on along with the your other comments. People travel far and wide for our blue cod and steaks and we generally get very good face to face...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Chowder served in a Cob Loaf just goes right to my hips.....I mean heart. I love it. This one had heaps of great chunky fishy bits. I kept dipping in and finding more each time. My pet hate is having a mussel still in the...More

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here several years ago and it was terrible. Lots of locals have been saying how good it is so we gave it ago! So much has been done. Decore looks great. Front has changed and honestly makes the whole side of town look...More

Thank Dawn G
Management response:Responded 4 February 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Im glad you like the renovations. We are very close to the final stage so fingers crossed we will have even better surroundings for your next visit. Please make yourself known to me on your next visit...More

Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Comfortable and relaxed surroundings combined with friendly service and just good basic fare. Perfect for a low key, reasonably quick meal. Perfect for what we wanted. Burgers were as good as anywhere else in my view.

Thank Totosfamily
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The staff were friendly and helpful. The food arrived promptly. Portions were generous and the fayre was at the better end of pub food. The beer on tap was Speights, which was fine. Reasonable prices.

Thank Xraydiant
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Tasman Street, 7901, Twizel, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0832
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The Top Hut Bar and Bistro is a real Kiwi pub with great food great drinks and friendly staff. We have an excellent choice of meals for all ages and can cater for parties large and small. Be sure to check us out
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