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Twelve Trees

Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Ranked #14 of 80 restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

came for lunch the food was excellent, we asked the waitress to provide wine matches for our meals and the wine that came was perfect

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We arrived without a booking when they were busy. Nothing was a problem and the steak, pork and vegetarian food were of a very high quality. The coffee was good and the price for seven was only $200. I'd certainly return if I am in Blenheim.

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Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Loved Twelve Trees. The staff were incredibly friendly and professional, the food delicious and locally sourced and the garden setting in the vineyards very beautiful and memorable. And obviously the wine was outstanding. Recommend the Chardonnay, if that's your cup of tea.

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Cannes, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a fantastic spot...food was really good and service was sublime. Great for warm or cool days/nights as the heaters and configuration of the outdoor room really work well

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I experienced a beautiful meal with my Husband last week at the stunning outdoor dining area at Twelve Trees restaurant. Well kept gardens, a lovely water feature/pond and a relaxing atmosphere. We indulged in their famous and tasty Seafood Chowder each, then thoroughly enjoyed a delicious "Hop Scotch Sundae" for dessert. Compliments to the chef! Initially we were greeted by... More

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world
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Such great food! We had a salmon fillet and lamb loin. Both were perfectly done. Delicious. Great beer on tap and the wine ...fabulous. Just loved the place.

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