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Twelve Trees

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Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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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, Outdoor Seating, 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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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
Great for lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Simon_Carter77
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 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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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

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

Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had read reviews of several wineries that offer meals in the Blenheim area, and were impressed by those of Twelve Trees. It was a weekday, and not too busy, although there was a small tour group at another table. They must have pre-ordered, because they were quickly served and out in record time. We did a wine tasting, and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Our 'attentive, witty and knowledgeable' servers were delighted with your comments. Hope to see you back again one day. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a regular favourite of mine. Love the menu and really well priced. Tough decision each visit on what to order, everything is so delicious and great portion sizes.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

because of the flys... you guys need to do something about it ,at some stages i counted 13 only at our table. and you could see the other guests were disturbed as well. they were just eating really quick and run away as soon as possible. great food, attentive staff, and a beautiful venue, you also get a complimentary wine... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
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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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 - 21
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?