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Twelve Trees

Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Ranked #13 of 80 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $25
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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80 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
63 helpful votes 63 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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Senior Contributor
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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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
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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180 reviews 180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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