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Boulcott Street Bistro

99 Boulcott St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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Ranked #13 of 656 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $30
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Having known about this restaurant for many years I am so glad that during our recent visit to Wellington we were able to dine there and experience its gastronomic delights. Everyone was so friendly (including a regular patron) and shared their enthusiasm for the wonderful food and drinks available making it a memorable night. A busy genial atmosphere with food... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Well well well.... What do we have here but a gorgeous little restaurant tucked away in a little villa on the western side of the CBD.. It's actually next door to our new office. So on a recent business trip down there to see the team.. We decided to do lunch at Boulcott Bistro. What can I say This place... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been here in ages and it is still fantastic. Great spot. Great food and really neat atmosphere. It is a great spot to dine. I have a quibble. I am a wine but so for those who aren't so then take this w a grain of salt. However the wine list here does not do the establishment justice. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good food and fendly people. You can not reserve a table upfront which is a pitty as the place is alway busy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

2nd visit for lunch and totally the best dining experience for lunch with blackboard menu. Met up with Aunty again who is a real foodie and she said "nothing I would not order". So much choice with extensive wine list. Service was faultless - thank you for yet another relaxing Sunday lunch. Can not wait to come back.

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Palm Springs, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path so you have to be willing spend a little effort to find it. I recommend you do. We started with the salad as an entree and the had the beef filet and cauliflower steak for the main course followed by the pineapple pudding for dessert. All were very good though one... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If I could give this restaurant a zero I would. We stood and watched whilst our concierge rang this place to be told reservations wouldn't be taken but there shouldn't be a problem with us getting a table. We'll there wasn't a problem once we got there if we were prepared to WAIT AN HOUR AND A HALF for service!... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderful evening. Great menu, wine list and service. Snapper excellent. Pork belly great. The only improvement would be the restaurant taking reservations. Turning up without one means pot luck.

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78 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We just dropped in for a drink as they were only open for lunch until 2pm and we were comitted to a 3pm lunch date so we sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of craft beers and a brillaint chadonnay ealy last saturday afternoon The barman was a lovely young Englishman who knew all his wines very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Recently dined here while touring New Zealand. Beautiful exterior, beautiful interior, great service, fantastic food & drink....could not have been better! Only wish this restaurant was in my home neighborhood -- I'd be a regular patron! The lamb chops with truffled mash and fresh asparagus was outstanding!

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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 4 - 30

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