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Power Station Bristro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, British
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13 Tasman Street, 7901, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0832
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Timaru, New Zealand
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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. One of our meals got forgotten about and the young waitress was really apologetic and... More 

Thank hidez_12
Management response:

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 no longer working here. We are always trying to improve and while it was busy,... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 with "ciabatta" bread, ours came with white sliced supermarket brought bread. After questioning this I... More 

1 Thank Briehaymessss18
Management response:

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 . The information you got was incorrect. I have spoken to the waitress also. Our... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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598 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 in an attractive manner. The cod was cooked okay and the veggies etc were okay... More 

Thank Smoltman
Management response:

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 comments about most of our meals. Our steaks are cooked Sous Vide style then char... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 shell so I to half a point off for this. So how did this humble... More 

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Twizel, New Zealand
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 much better. Menu was not cheap for a pub. But they had specials like Rugby... More 

Thank Dawn G
Management response:

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 so i can thank you personally Cheers More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Sale, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered several meals and was typical pub food. Lots of food but was very average. Came out fast but nothing special. If nothing else open then would eat there again otherwise there are better places in Twizel.

Thank Herbie15
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, great people. Owners are really nice. Lots going on for the community. Staff are really helpful . 😀😀😀😀😀

Thank 901bidi
New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The staff & owners of this restaurant are very friendly and go out of there way to make it an enjoyable evening.

Thank 967pen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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
the power station bistro is located in the top hut tavern

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?