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Twelve Trees

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Cafe, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Named after the original walnut trees that lined the entrance to the...
Named after the original walnut trees that lined the entrance to the winery, lunch at our Twelve Trees Restaurant is a must for visitors, and locals alike. The great food and relaxing atmosphere, whether in the sheltered courtyard, or inside by the fire, provide a warm welcome. Menus change seasonally to reflect Head Chef, Matt Gibson's simple food philosophy "fresh & local". However a couple of signature dishes, including the Seafood Chowder, which has become a local favourite, remain on the menu year round. Come in and try it with the delicious Wallops Chardonnay!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The sense of space in the restaurant because of the high pitched roof (see left hand side of photo).

As a group doing a wine tasting tour we dropped in for lunch at Twelve Trees. The service was good, the food delightful and at a reasonable price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As a group doing a wine tasting tour we dropped in for lunch at Twelve Trees. The service was good, the food delightful and at a reasonable price.

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Twelve Trees and appreciate your kind words. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A group of us visit Twelve Trees for lunch, we were on a tight time frame. The staff were amazing, they made sure our food was served quickly. The food was delicious, the staff were very helpful, friendly and smiling. It was a cold wet day, but it was lovely and warm with a beautiful fire glowing. Next time I... More 

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's lovely to receive such great feedback about our wonderful staff. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went for my Birthday lunch, got a nice table close to the fire was nice and warm. Staff were friendly and ready to help. Food was superb had Chef's special pie and the White Chocolate Blondie dessert. Both were well executed, the pastry and the filling in the pie were excellent, and the desserts various components worked well together. It... More 

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and posting the great pictures. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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185 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We spontaneously called in for lunch and were so pleased we did. The seafood chowder was perfect and very reasonable. My husband really enjoyed the chefs special lamb pie. The setting is peaceful and even on a cold day it was warm and welcoming inside.

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the chowder and pie.... perfect on a winters day in front of the fire. We hope to see you again. More 

Picton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our second visit. The service was excellent and the food was quite delicious. Neither "She Who Must Be Obeyed" nor I are garlic lovers. We ordered to be fillet steak and explained that we didn't want garlic mash. Our waitress very kindly offered us a range of other choices. After some reflection we decided that we would try... More 

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. Its great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our chef is a big fan of using local produce, and we regularly use the Marlborough Black Garlic. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you back here again soon. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

another great experience, highly recommended. love the pork belly.what! cant say in a few words now i'm annoyed

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Kylie C, Public Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. Most appreciated. The pork has certainly been a hit on our menu, and as such keeps returning! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Waikuku Beach
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We wanted a winery lunch & decided on Alan Scott as we have been there before & loved it. Previously we have eaten here in warm weather & so have always enjoyed the beautiful outside area, but Blenheim was a bit chilly this visit so we sat upstairs. We had a beautiful view to the vineyard through a small window... More 

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. One of the reasons we remain open year round, is that in summer it is beautiful outside, but in winter it is lovely and cosy inside. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience here. As for the coffee.... thanks for the feedback... we will look into. More 

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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I was desperately in the mood for seafood chowder and knew there were some good ones at various restaurants in Blenheim. This one came up as "best seafood chowder ever" on the Google search; and they were not wrong! Amazing thick, hot, creamy chowder with fresh succulent prawns, fish and the famous oh-so-delicious NZ green-lipped mussels. It was served with... More 

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We knew our Seafood Chowder was great, but had no idea 'Google" agreed :) It was also pleasing to hear you enjoyed our new Craft Wine Gooseberry Bomb. We hope to see you back here again soon. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A wonderful spot to stop for lunch while doing a winery tour. Enjoy the complimentary tastings when dining. I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich and it was delicious. A big meal, nicely accompanied by a glass of their own. Give it a crack and you will not be disappointed.

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Hi Simon. Thanks for your great review. More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of friends in Kaikoura. The outdoor patio was warm and sunny on a cool fall day. The menu had just changed for the season and we dined on salmon poached in pinot noir and a mussel salad. The food was well prepared with nice presentation. The wait staff seemed a bit disorganized... More 

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Thanks for visiting us. I'm pleased you enjoyed the Salmon from the new Autumn Menu. It's one of my favorites too :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 7123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand

Description

Named after the original walnut trees that lined the entrance to the winery, lunch at our Twelve Trees Restaurant is a must for visitors, and locals alike. The great food and relaxing atmosphere, whether in the sheltered courtyard, or inside by the fire, provide a warm welcome. Menus change seasonally to reflect Head Chef, Matt Gibson's simple food philosophy "fresh & local". However a couple of signature dishes, including the Seafood Chowder, which has become a local favourite, remain on the menu year round. Come in and try it with the delicious Wallops Chardonnay!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?