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Jacksons Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Ranked #15 of 83 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $22
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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We drove over from Nelson to Blenheim for the day and had booked in at Twelve Trees for lunch. The menu was varied and the food was beautifully presented. We took our 12 and 15 year olds to the lunch and they had no problem selecting from the main menu. We sat outside beside a gorgeous water feature underneath overhead... More 

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New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had some friends visiting and read in the paper that Twelve Trees Restaurant was open for dinner over the summer, I booked straight away and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, and service was the best we have had anywhere. I had the mussel taster for my entrée and it was perfect, and followed with the vegetarian... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The surroundings of this restaurant are great. The outdoor seating is sheltered from rain, sun and wind, and is exceptionally beautiful. The menu is interesting but be warned that most dishes have a fair lashing of chilli or its equivalents. The lad had a pulled pork salad and was very pleased with it. Ask if you don't want it to... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had lunch at Twelve Trees. The service was excellent, and the food quite delightful. We ate outside under a vine covered pergola next to a small, but beautiful pool and fountain. The garden is quite magnificent and the atmosphere is relaxed. Both "She Who Must be Obeyed" and I had a smoked chicken and prawn salad as it was a... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Whats not to like? What wonderful surroundings. This was the wine tours suggestion at the place to have lunch, after a morning of wine tasting. It has such a beautiful setting and the food was great too

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Tokyo, Japan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 11 - 22
Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar

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