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Boulcott Street Bistro

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99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived before the kitchen opened - we were going to the Sound Shell for the evening concert - not a problem had a drink at the bar whilst chatting to several members of the very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Then dinner was great - mushroom ravioli for me followed by lamb - French onion soup and steak for hubby.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely meal, staff were great. Tables are quite close together so not as intimate as we like but after a few wines its didn't matter!!

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Thank janetmk1
North Shore City, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband loved his lamb shanks, tender and tasty he said, I had the market fish which was snapper & scallops and I found it bland and unexciting, maybe my palate is more Asian infusion!? We looked at desserts but they looked pricy but delicious, so we were thought the delicious 'almost third price' La Cloche desserts we had acquired... More 

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Thank Joy T
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two couples, pre dinner drinks, entree main and desert. Drinks including great beer a wine selection. Staff the best and only overshadowed by the quality food.

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Thank Phil K
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us dined at Boulcott Bistro recently to celebrate graduation from uni. Such a special event is deserving of a special meal. We were not disappointed at all. We were served delicious food which arrived timely and without fuss. Service was efficient but not invasive. We were so delighted that a wonderful day was topped off with a wonderful... More 

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Thank Gillattsnz
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us arrived, chatting with other diners in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was absolutely impeccable we had lamb, cooked and presented beautifully with Veggies again cooked beautifully. By the end of the evening, we had a real party going on among ourselves and almost all the other diners. I think the waiter enjoyed it as well. When he... More 

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Thank spcov601
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem! Location fantastic old house. Service impeccable. Food great choices fantastic result. Allergy friendly perfect score. Great romantic night out. An absolute demand amongst the skyscrapers

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Thank Alan M
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and great food always makes this a great place to eat out. You can reserve a table only if you eat before 6pm which is worth barring in mind as it's popular so get busy most nights. Food is very good to excellent. Can recommend everything but the broccoli & blue cheese which on this occasion fell short... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read many reviews for this restaurant and expected more. The food was fine but not anything special. The staff was not very attentive for a solo traveler. I went to other restaurants I think were better.

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Thank 729travel
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ducked in here one night when the traffic was really heavy and there was no point joining the queues, and stayed for dinner. I've dined here numerous times over the years, and the quality of the service and the food has never dropped. The beef fillet is their signature dish and it never fails to impress, and they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 4199
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?