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Twelve Trees

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Cafe, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, 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, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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 summer dinner

We had dinner here last night for our Wedding anniversary. Lovely setting, friendly and prompt service. Food was vey good and we thought it was very good value. Would definitely return,

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
kerryandleanne
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here last night for our Wedding anniversary. Lovely setting, friendly and prompt service. Food was vey good and we thought it was very good value. Would definitely return,

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Thank kerryandleanne
Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went to Twelve Trees for lunch and a wine tasting. The food was absolutely stunning everyone at our table gave the food a 10 out of 10. We then followed up with a wine tasting which again was brilliant, the host was very knowledgeable and friendly and all of us walked out with armfuls of wine.... More 

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Thank Gebs832
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for your glowing review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us, and left with plenty of wine to remember us by :) More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously the location and setting on a lovely summers day were just a small part of a very enjoyable experience. We are from Nelson and have been several times but on this occasion were showing visitors from Brisbane a small part of what was on offer in the beautiful Marlborough region. The service and food were exceptional with the flavours... More 

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Thank walp24
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you and your visitors enjoyed your experience. I am sorry about the cigarette smoke. I can only assume you were seated in our back garden, which is the only place guests are allowed to smoke (and the only place we have ashtrays), but you should have been advised by your waiter/waitress upon seating.... More 

North Shore City, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting as part of a wine tour group. Lunch was excellent with a good selection available. Friendly staff.

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

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again. More 

adelaide
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the salmon but a little disconcerting that the salad that it came with appeared the same as my sons pasta dish! The desserts were a highlight innovative deconstructed lamington and lemon meringue- perhaps a bit more interesting than the mains.very friendly service and envoy end the wine.

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

We have had great feedback about our desserts - with the only trouble being.... it's too hard to choose! Thanks for your review. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a family lunch here on a warm, but windy day. Even though it was very windy were were still able to eat outside in the sheltered courtyard.

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Thank Hank145
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Our sheltered courtyard is lovely at this time of year, regardless of the weather. Thanks for your review. More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant and garden area. Friendly, helpful staff, great wines - I particularly enjoyed the rose. Both the restaurant and tasting room were very busy when we were there, so clearly a popular place. Pity they weren't using free range meats, but we really enjoyed the salmon dish. The flavors of the lamb were very nice, but unfortunately it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lani_Jay
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the lamb dish was cold... I trust you let our staff know, so it could be replaced. The Rose has been so popular, we have sold out, so I'm glad you got to try it when you did. We hope to see you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late afternoon snack at Allan Scott winery specifically on the tripadvisor recommendations. We were certainly impressed. The staff were fabulous and made it totally clear what was on offer and what we could expect. Nice touch that we were shown the afternoon menu while being greeted. (Josh was a standout at welcoming us. Go Josh!) Had... More 

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

'Go Josh!' alright. Thanks for your review... it means a lot when people take time to review, and compliment our staff. Josh is delighted. Thank you. Hope to see you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly, the staff were awesome - friendly, helpful, went that little bit further to make the occasion special and made us feel very welcome - even though we were 'walk ins' on a very busy day. The setting and gardens are lovely, relaxed, charming and inviting. The food was great - lots of colour, freshness and flavour. Already looking forward... More 

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

Wow, what a lovely review! Thank you so much for praising our staff. They have worked so hard over the holiday period, so it's lovely to receive some recognition. I have passed on your comments. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Happy New Year. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ate here in December as we toured around the vineyards on a bike. I hadn't eaten out in a while New Zealand as I get really worried about contamination from gluten as I'm coeliac. Had a great waiter and waitress who was coeliac herself. They were very friendly, helpful and reassuring that the food would be 100% GF. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank keithwanaka
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes, we have staff who are coeliac, so understand your concerns. I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again. Happy New Year. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 7123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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?