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Twelve Trees

Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Ranked #12 of 80 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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!
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined here for lunch today - the food and wine is still as good as when we last visited five years ago. The seafood chowder was outstanding!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was one of the nicest meals I have eaten in a long time (and we travel a lot). I had the Lamb Shoulder rack which was so delicious and was delightfully presented. We have eaten at the Twelve Trees restaurant at Alan Scott winery several times and have never been disappointed. There is a lovely outdoor eating area surrounded... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We booked two weeks prior to Father's Day to ensure we got in and were the first booking. The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived and vacating tables were quickly filled. The menus was impressive but we stayed with our Twelve Trees favourite which is the salmon - again thoroughly enjoyed. Sadly my husband found a largish bone in his... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had a very relaxed lunch here and nothing disappointed. Food was well presented and had great flavors.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited Allan Scotts winery the day before on a wine tour and were blown away by how nice this place was. So headed there the next day for a great lunch. Seafood chowder is a must! The fettuccine and pulled pork were so good too. A lovely bottle of Allan Scotts sauvignon blanc made it. We had the best... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely lunch at Allan Scotts Twelve Trees Restaurant. The Seafood chowder was up there with the best and we saw they had a deal (two for one Chowder Tuesday) so will be taking advantage of that in the future. I had the Roast Salmon which was devine! The wine selection was great and a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stopped into Allan Scott vineyard to try the wine and decided to sit on the lovely patio of the Twelve Trees restaurant. We were please we did. On the recommendation of our server, we had the pulled pork and harissa sandwich. It was AMAZING! We almost went back the next day to have it again since we loved it... More

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Napier
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a local I met on the plane, we arrived on a gorgeous winters day to a manicured buxus garden with interesting walled garden features. Tasting was excellent, very friendly wait staff and the seafood chowder hit the spot. We ate outside in the partially covered courtyard which has heating installed above. But inside is cosy: stone surround for... More

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85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Can't comment on the food as we wanted to try wines only. This costs NZ$2 for tasting of three wines but the kind lady allowed us to try a few more. She was bubbly, chatty and clearly loved her job! We loved the unpretentious friendly staff and the pretty building through which you can wonder. No pressure to buy. Have... More

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Healdsburg, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Had very nice lunch. Food was good. Outside table was very nice. Was windy, but the way they build the structure, wind was blocked. Staff was extremely nice and attentive.

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