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Boulcott Street Bistro

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99 Boulcott St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Iconic Wellington restaurant, Boulcott Street Bistro opened its doors in...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Boulcott Street bistro was recommended to us by our hotel (Novotel) as we were looking for a good steakhouse. We were originally worried about getting a table without being able to book one. However our concierge rang the restaurant for us & they recommended coming in before 7pm. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Boulcott Street bistro was recommended to us by our hotel (Novotel) as we were looking for a good steakhouse. We were originally worried about getting a table without being able to book one. However our concierge rang the restaurant for us & they recommended coming in before 7pm. The bistro is housed in a very cute traditional white Victorian... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was so disappointed from their not professional customer service. I ordered starter and asked about other entree to a waiter, and she didn't come back till serving. When we wanted to order drinks, need to wait waiters or stand and ask them. We felt we are not the guests for the restaurant. The bartender, I apologise forgot his name, he... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a birthday lunch here on a quiet Saturday. The staff were friendly and efficient but otherwise left us to our own devices, which was nice. The blackboard menu was great, the selection was good, and the food itself when it came out was lovely. Venison cheeks were tender and melting with a crisp coating and a great remoulade to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A trusted destination whenever in Wellington. The food was very good, and service to match. I had the market fish which amazing in its simplicity yet sophisticated flavours. My friend had the fillet beef which she also enjoyed greatly. Well done BSB.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went late and night and were looking for great food - well presented and without too much fuss. This bistro over delivers in excellent food and a great wine list and it has a wonderful atmosphere - it's small and cosy. It's a favourite for those 'in the F&B trade' - so that tells you a lot! One of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable poor service from what I could tell must have been a nice restaurant. ..the front of house staff member was clueless. We had no service for over 30 minutes..yet when we mentioned it, she blamed us and stoppedal serving us altogether. ..what a disgrace, I certainly won't be going back. ...if you can't take feedback, get out of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you like to eat somewhere a little (lot) more upmarket than a common 'burger joint', then you simply can't beat the Boulcott Street Bistro. Whilst in Wellington for a sporting event in April, had already ear-marked this eatery for dinner from the reviews I'd read online and I can assure you from my firsthand experience that it did not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's strange to see an old-style house in the middle of all the high-rises! But the Boulcott Street Bistro is the perfect place for a romantic meal out without a ridiculous kiwi price tag. Great selection of wines and the food was divine. We had the beef and the cheeseboard to share. I asked the staff for an éclair to... More 

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Brisbane QLD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful little house, friendly service, warm inviting atmosphere. Small choice on the menu but food was delicious. Rack of lamb was perfect and almond tart desert was mouth watering. Busy but still excellent service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We arrived around 7.00 pm for Sunday diner and we got the last table downstairs Nice and warm inside and a friendly greeting at the door. Great wine list and plenty to choose from on the menu, Both the lamb rack and the Angus beef were terrific. Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2011 was well priced and not over chilled. A... More 

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Additional Information about Boulcott Street Bistro

Address: 99 Boulcott St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-499 4199
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 26

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Boulcott St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 4199

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 26

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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