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Twelve Trees

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European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as part of the Bubbly Grape Tour and really enjoyed the tasting and the amazing food. The duck was superb, as was the clam risotto, which was followed by equally delicious desserts.

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

Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so pleased you had a lovely experience. We hope to see you again. More 

nz
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my husband's parents here recently for lunch during there first visit to the region, and it was a fine choice. The food was delicious (confit duck leg, followed by tiramisu affogarto) and the service was friendly and warm. The only thing that I would have preferred was to sit downstairs rather than up in the roof space which... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased the food and service met your expectations. Thank you for the feedback re the mezzanine floor.... we will do our best to accommodate you in the main restaurant next time (just request this on booking). We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great lunch while on a wine tour. Loved that we could order lunch, then taste some wines to be sure we could order the perfect glass for lunch! I had the risotto and the cheeseboard, perfect. Service was excellent m and a special mention to the lady running the wine tasting, went above and beyond and also... More 

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation. I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable experience. More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table in here for midday and we were made to feel very welcome. As we were the first diners, we were given a choice of where to sit. Our host brought wines to our table for tasting as we were there before the lunch time rush. We enjoyed tasting a number of wines after we had ordered our... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed our Chowder, it has been a staple on our menu since we first opened 25 years ago! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

12 Trees has been a Marlborough Vineyard restaurant for many years and has generally been a place that we can take visitors knowing they will enjoy the experience. We also take ourselves quite often just because we enjoy it. In summer it is ideal because you can choose to sit indoors, outdoors under the pergola, to avoid the Marlborough sun... More 

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

Thank you for the very thorough review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Opotiki, New Zealand
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Went to Allan Scott Winery as part of wine tour. Twelve Trees Restaurant was a wonderful venue. The food was devine and the Salmon dish was judged best on tour by our group. The wine tasting wasn't half bad either great range and would fully recommend this as a must do when visiting Marlborough. A real stand out.

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Thank mel19462015
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

went for lunch, had seafood chowder and duck. good service, wonderful setting (in & out), and food was simply awesome.

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

Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

It's almost been a year between visits to Allan Scott, this is a mistake we won't be doing again. Today our group of friends stopped in for coffee and dessert as it was 3.30pm. The kitchen remained open, hosting a condensed 3-4.30pm menu. We chose to share some incredibly tasty and generously portioned salted caramel fudge and the panna cotta.... More 

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

Great review.... thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff, food and atmosphere. The outdoor seating was pleasant. Extensive menu, with good choices to cater for all. Would return in the future.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. More 

Chicago
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We came upon this restaurant when we visited the Allan Scott winery the day before; the restaurant is part of the winery. We were so impressed with their wines that we decided to come back for lunch on our way out of the Marlborough district. What a great choice that was! The restaurant itself is a beautiful garden setting surrounded... More 

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

Wow, what a fabulous review. I'm so pleased we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for visiting. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$11 - $29
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?