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Boulcott Street Bistro

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European, New Zealand
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99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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San Jose, California
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went for their Sunday roast. The roast was lamb and was cooked flawlessly. The roasted potatoes were well-seasoned and the service was great. The wine list was more than adequate and they had a full bar. The restaurant is in a small house located in the middle of the CBD. The decor inside was charming. It was a little... More 

Thank raider781
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very calm and nice place to keep conversations going. I loved the coffee and the pavlova was extraordinary. It's totally worth the salty price.

Thank daniemygdio
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant set in a charming little cottage. Staff are very friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. The mushroom ravioli to start was delicious and the Aged Fillet of Beef was superb, very tasty and cooked beautifully. There was a great wine selection also. Unfortunately I couldn't fit in dessert but they all sounded lovely.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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215 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an impressive restaurant on so many levels. It has a charming appeal, set in a lovely cottage, helpful, attentive staff, a welcoming bar and delicious food. It is hard to imagine what else you need for a great night out. Worthy of all the accolades it receives. We had a lovely experience and recommend the place without... More 

Thank bruceSydney
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did "Wellington on a Plate" (a regional food festival), and this was a clear winner out of about 5 visits. The Beef Wellington was melt in the mouth (eye fillet?) and the "pavlova burger" desert really special. Excellent service too. We ordered a side of fries which was necessary.

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Thank Michael_Kiwi
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say 10/10 on everything. Staff fab, friendly and knowledgable. Food faultless. We did WOAP menu of Beef Wgtn and Pav Burger. That desert was the best! We dine out and travel often and that would be in my top 5 ( hubby's number 1 desert). You nailed it Boulcott St Bistro.

Thank helenpX7012ED
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic food, knowledgable/friendly wait staff great atmosphere. easy to book or just walk in. there is a bar if you need to wait for a table on walk ins. clean and crisp surrounds and as you can see the kitchen staff at various angles it is obviously a very well run kitchen.

Thank kenpaters0n
New Zealand
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245 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For several weeks every year, the city has "Wellington on a Plate" where cafe and restaurant-goers get to sample two or three courses at many eateries. In tandem, there is also a best burger competition, with so many different burgers, it's amazing. The Boulcott Bistro is in a lovely little historic house, a few hundred metres from Willis Street in... More 

Thank Pixiehat
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. The family enjoyed the food throughly. A bit pricy but good food so no regrets. Ambience is good. Location is good. Very close to parking facilities. Easy stroll to the CBD and waterfront.

Thank gracegd2016
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice boutique, good service and lovely food. From recent experience this is one of the best and has always been consistent.

Thank nicklloydnz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $28
European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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