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Twelve Trees

Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Ranked #17 of 82 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $23
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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
Tokyo, Japan
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about Twelve Trees

Address: Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-572 7123
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 23
Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar

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