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Boulcott Street Bistro

99 Boulcott St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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Ranked #16 of 631 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $31
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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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Wellington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had dinner and lunch here. As it is whitebait season we couldn't go past whitebait fritters for mains both times. Stunning fritters. For dinner we also had really great French onion soup. It was still bubbling when it came to the table. The service was prompt and friendly. With Rex Morgan in the kitchen, what more could one want!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, wine and hospitality. A must go to restaurant. It will be the first restaurant I will go to when next in Wellington.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We chose this restaurant for the simplest of reasons- the cottage it is housed in! However it turned out to be one of the best treats we've had. Our choice was lunch as we were going to W.o.W in the evening and didn't want to rush our meal. Our waiter was wonderful, and the meal just excellent. The restaurant has... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I wanted to take our Italian visitors somewhere special in the capital and Boulcott St Bistro certainly delivered. Excellent menu gave our guests an opportunity to try whitebait fritters and there was the classic Pars style steak served blue, warm and cold. Very good wine menu and excellent service.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The upstairs place is very charming and you'll love the food. Very good for small groups to enjoy very good food in a special atmosphere.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a Friday night dinner with friends when we were in Wellington for WOW. We had not eaten here before. The restaurant was well patronised and we were offered a table upstairs. The stairs are both narrow and steep, but the upstairs was perfect for us. We had the upstairs space to ourselves which meant it was quiet and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My first comment is that the restaurant does not take booking for dinner, so you just turn up and hope for the best. It was a Saturday night so we decided to arrive at 6:30 and we were in luck for a table for two. In truth by 6:45 the place was full. I could not believe this small window... More

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Montefalco, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a great family celebration: dinner for 12 in their private upstairs room. Lovely food and excellent staff.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were down in Wellington for the day and decided to have lunch at this place, they had a lunch special which I believe was $20 for risotto, it was the most delicious risotto I've ever had and so big I could hardly finish it, excellent value for money.. definitely one of my favourites. My co-worker had fish, some delicious... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great setting, very nice atmosphere, good wine selection and knowledge from staff of the menu, but waitress was not up to the usual standard.

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