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Twelve Trees

$$ - $$$Soups, , European
229 Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 7123
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (86 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (29 reviews)
“salmon” (23 reviews)
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Soups, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
229 Jacksons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had formal pre-drinks at the restaurant for our final year. What an amazing setting it was to create some extraordinary photos and memories. The food was divine and beautiful presented and just what we needed to snack on while having a few drinks. I...More

Thank Cruiser818908
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awww, thanks for the lovely review. You guys all looked incredible, and it was a fun event. We look forward to seeing you all back for lunch.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

The staff were friendly and very helpful We had a little 6 month old baby with us and a high chair and heating his bottle was no trouble. The food was light - just right for lunch time - Indonesian fish curry was superb and...More

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review, and the lovely feedback regarding our staff and food. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Today during our holiday back home to Marlborough we had a family get together at Alan Scott’s Twelve Trees Vineyard restaurant. It was a glorious sunny Marlborough day and from the time we arrived at Twelve Trees we were looked after exceptionally well. They had...More

Thank Lesleyrowe
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Lesley and Stephen It was a pleasure to host your group. Thank you for posting such a lovely review. We're so pleased you had a lovely time. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Friendly staff and discussed a range of options with us when booking. Good food and a decent range of ideas on the menu. Lovely spot for a group lunch

Thank clive h
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you for the kind the review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

My wife & I travel here frequently and bring visitors from the USA & Aust. I have had ok experiences but this time the USA group commented on how poor the service was. The french waitress was typically French and rude and would not put...More

Thank GaryW3788
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Excellent food, but very small portions (not very good value). Not sure if our server was new, but my main takeaway from the experience was the terrible service. My main came when my friends starters arrived, and asking for a slice of lemon for my...More

2  Thank DKSN92
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great service. Creamy seafood chowder and a tasty local platter accompanied by glass of wonderful Reisling. All this in a lovely location provided for a memorable lunch on a cool afternoon. A nice extra would have been to have the fireplaces on.

1  Thank Cmack1234
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Bon bons were quite good, although some became chewy when they were in the microwave too long. Chowder was a major disappointment!!! It’s was a nice blonde sauce, with a small amount of seafood hidden at the bottom. It lacked that seafood taste that should...More

Thank classicchch
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you did not enjoy the food. We have just released our Autumn menu, so I do hope you will come back and try us again.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

This was a bit of a surprise for us... this was both of our favorite meal in all of NZ! We had picked it because it was the only food in the area that a pregnant person could eat at (something beyond raw seafood and...More

1  Thank Cecilia R
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. What an accolade!! I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a light lunch option and were very happy with the 'signature' seafood chowder soup offering, combined with excellent Allan Scott sauvignon blanc and chardonnay wines. We were blessed with sunny conditions which assisted us enjoying the alfresco environment, and delivering a...More

Thank Peter A
Kylie C, Guest Relations Manager at Twelve Trees, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you loved our Chowder, which is a firm favorite of many. We hope to see you again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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
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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