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Boulcott Street Bistro

99 Boulcott St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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Ranked #19 of 636 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $32
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Iconic Wellington restaurant, Boulcott Street Bistro opened its doors in 1991 and over the past 20+ years has welcomed visitors and locals alike with warm hospitality, fine food cooked with care, and a well chosen wine list, all served in a relaxed atmosphere.Boulcott Street Bistro follows a benevolent tradition , proudly serving its many loyal customers a combination of innovative, modern fare, classic bistro dishes, and great wines earning the reputation as a Wellington favourite. The kitchen sources the freshest seasonal produce available, and are always happy to accommodate dietary requirements and requests.The Heritage setting of the restaurant, also known as Plimmer House, is a delightful Wellington landmark. Plimmer house is named after John Plimmer, the notable Wellingtonian who was officially bestowed the title 'Father of Wellington'. The charming inner-city Gothic cottage was originally built as a wedding gift by a local groom for his bride to be in the late 1870s and came into the possession of the Plimmer family in 1911.Bookings can be made for lunch, but no need to book for dinner as it is casual dining. To help celebrate a special occasion we can organise flowers, champagne and a delicious house-baked chocolate cake. We have set menus for 10 or more if you are organising a function. Roast dinners, a traditional favourite, are available every Sunday evening from 6.00Pm with our "Roast & Red" special, and this includes a delicious homemade dessert and a glass of red.The private dining room seating 10 - 16 for lunch or dinner is also perfect for conferences or work functions with full catering services to suit your needs
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really disapointed because the Wellington on a plate Menu change when we arrive at the restaurant. We choose on the menu. The expérience was not too bad but I find that the price are so much expensive for the quality. The Waitress was a little stress and doesn't know all the menu unfortunately. I dont really enjoy this place.

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Auckland, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is my favourite place to go for my birthday - well anytime really. Beautifully cooked steak, great puddings, lovely unique decor and atmosphere.Highly highly highly recommended. Don't leave Wellington without going to the Boulcott Street Bistro.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's several years since I had been to BSB and this visit was for a business dinner. It was the same exceptional service, the food was perfect and they have a really good range of craft beers available. I would definitely recommend BSB to anyone wanting to take a visitor or business client for a meal, you will not be... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

excellent quality of food & wine selection not rushed at all busy time at the restaurant superb again

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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Look, I've been eating at Boulcott St Bistro since the late '80's and I always order the Béarnaise Steak - it's just devine, washed down with an oaky Chardonnay, serve up by Sam the sommelier. I'm sorry, but if you want great steak in Wellington...then this is where you come. They don't take bookings, so you just have to show... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here and we were not disappointed. The food was full of flavour and the portions were perfect so we were able to enjoy three courses. Everything was cooked to perfection and service was professional and friendly. We loved the ambience of the place and would certainly return

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Dalbeattie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Charming building, charming interior, obviously very popular, and why not? Food was excellent, service excellent: it's a real find. Does a smallish menu very very well. Citrus cured salmon _ from italy.? Beets and chevre. Rack of lamb, steak, profiteroles and ice cream. Dinner for three, one glass of wine, two soft drinks and a bottle of sparkling water. $250.... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely restaurant to celebrate our daughter's 20th birthday. The Boulcott Street Bistro offers a very nice blackboard menu on a Sunday and we were well tempted. We were lucky enough to get the table in the front of the window and on a cold wet Wellington day this was a lovely cosy place to spend a couple of hours. The... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

meal for four - on a quietish Thursday evening - main courses and sides were a treat - fillet and fish dishes cooked to perfection.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been going there for a number of years no and the "Boulcott" has never let us down. The meal was superb, as always, and Sam the barman treated to us to a special night out. He really knows his stuff! The creme brûlée is something to die for. We go there and order no other desert. Both of... More

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