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Twelve Trees

$$ - $$$Soups, , European
229 Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (79 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (21 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 4:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Soups, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
229 Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh ... and the food was good as well!!! Recommended and a fantastic visit every time. Enjoy the wine as well.

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love this review!! Thanks so much. Pauline and Lucy are delighted.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Have been to Twelve Trees a few times over the past three years and always very satisfied. I hate to say this but our most recent visit (late October) was not as good. Staff, location, food items and service were all good but like a...More

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It's always great to hear from our regular customers. I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations regarding portion size on your latest visit. This is definitely something we have looked at and have adapted accordingly. We do hope to...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Popped into do some Wine Tasting at Alan Scott and then decided to stay and have Lunch at their Twelve Trees Restaurant. I asked the Manager if they catered to Vegan/Vegetarian requirements as there was nothing really on the menu for me. She was polite...More

Thank Helen1264
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback. I'm pleased you enjoyed your tasting with Pauline, and I have passed on your kind comments. We appreciate your feedback about our new menu. It appears you were here the weekend we switched to the new menu, so...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have visited this restaurant several times over the years and it always meets or exceeds our expectations on each visit. Our latest was no exception. It was a cooler day, so we ordered the FABULOUS seafood chowder. Undoubtedly the best we have ever tasted!...More

Thank Vintage26
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Gosh, thank you for your lovely review. Yes, our Seafood Chowder has been a favorite for many since we opened 25+ years ago. I'm pleased you enjoyed it too. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Twelve Trees after various comments on their chowder -wow, not disappointed at all. It was filling and full of generous seafood. My partner had the salmon which was also amazing. This little place is well worth visiting. We did a wine tasting also...More

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your great review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience with us - yes, our chowder is a favorite for many. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Glad we stopped here for lunch - decor at atmosphere were very cosy, especially on a windy day! Had a walk through the outdoor area which was gorgeous as well (I imagine even more so on a sunny day). Generous serving sizes and hearty menu...More

Thank emmybear94
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us, and we do hope to see you again.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

This place has a lovely setting & we chose to have lunch here as they do a '2 for 1' special on the chowder over winter. The Matre'd Jo is amazing & managed to look after everyone exceptionally well from when they arrived, until they...More

Thank 61Foodie61
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Yes, Jo is certainly one of our hospitality superstars! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the chowder, but we will look into the bread issue. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Had an amazing meal at Twelve trees. Their seafood chowder is probably the best I've eaten...but it is VERY rich so definitely go for the smaller size bowl. The others in our group had a the chorizo pasta that had a wonderful flavour & the...More

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Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. The Twelve Trees Chowder has been a favorite on our menu for many years - so I'm pleased you loved it. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Menu and food was perfect. If you take lunch, the wine tasting is complementary. The experience at the Cellar Door was one of the best of my visits.

Thank phoenixlv
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for the great review. With loads of wonderful cellar doors in our region, I'm so pleased ours stood out as one of your favorites. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Great on spring , or warm autumn day, sit outside in the courtyard, we did not do a tasting here(although had a glass with lunch). Good food, pleasant staff, relaxing vibe and setting................. what else is there to say

Thank just_brisbane
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Cuisine
Soups, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, 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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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: 229 Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 7123
  • E-mail
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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