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Twelve Trees

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Contemporary, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great variety and fresh ingredients

This was a stop on our wine tour. The wine tasting was pleasant enough (we ordered 2 bottles for lunch!) but the lady seemed a little rushed and the tasting was very small. Lunch itself was excellent. Everything ordered looked fresh and delicious. We ate smoked lamb salad, pulled pork sandwich... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a stop on our wine tour. The wine tasting was pleasant enough (we ordered 2 bottles for lunch!) but the lady seemed a little rushed and the tasting was very small. Lunch itself was excellent. Everything ordered looked fresh and delicious. We ate smoked lamb salad, pulled pork sandwich, grilled salmon and smoked chicken & prawn Vietnamese salad.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Really happy with our lunch, we chose the Linguini & the Chimichanga. Mary-Claire looked after us very well , even when we took our time with choosing desert and chatting with the people at the next table.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We drove over from Nelson to Blenheim for the day and had booked in at Twelve Trees for lunch. The menu was varied and the food was beautifully presented. We took our 12 and 15 year olds to the lunch and they had no problem selecting from the main menu. We sat outside beside a gorgeous water feature underneath overhead... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had some friends visiting and read in the paper that Twelve Trees Restaurant was open for dinner over the summer, I booked straight away and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, and service was the best we have had anywhere. I had the mussel taster for my entrée and it was perfect, and followed with the vegetarian... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The surroundings of this restaurant are great. The outdoor seating is sheltered from rain, sun and wind, and is exceptionally beautiful. The menu is interesting but be warned that most dishes have a fair lashing of chilli or its equivalents. The lad had a pulled pork salad and was very pleased with it. Ask if you don't want it to... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had lunch at Twelve Trees. The service was excellent, and the food quite delightful. We ate outside under a vine covered pergola next to a small, but beautiful pool and fountain. The garden is quite magnificent and the atmosphere is relaxed. Both "She Who Must be Obeyed" and I had a smoked chicken and prawn salad as it was a... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Whats not to like? What wonderful surroundings. This was the wine tours suggestion at the place to have lunch, after a morning of wine tasting. It has such a beautiful setting and the food was great too

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Tokyo, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Enjoyed a very good lunch at the restaurant of Allan Scott Wines. We were able to taste wines before our lunch. The food was very good and the kitchen kindly and happily catered to my allergies. The mussels and cheeseboard were excellent. Beautiful outdoor space in which to enjoy our meal.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was very excited when we were bought here to find great gluten free food on the menu. I had the most delicious pasta. My husband was very pleased with his seafood chowder..I also had GF garlic bread as a starter which was a great treat. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and there was a beautiful outdoor seating area.... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We met friends from Australia off their cruise ship at Picton and drove them to Allan Scotts winery where we had lunch at their Twelve Trees restaurant. It was a windy day, but warm and we were sheltered in the courtyard and quickly served which was good as we had a limited time. Our Australian friends ordered the lamb as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?