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Boulcott Street Bistro

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99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Typically good food. The kitchen is still one of the best in town. Wine list still great. But, waiting service is mixed. Senior waiting staff who think a night out with friends is about them, and their interests, take the attention off the food, wine and company. Our night was saved by a waitress, whose attention and knowledge of the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, we expected excellent food - which it was. But the service was great too. Huge wine list. And friendly, compact, environment.

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Thank Dennis622014
Braunschweig, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To keep it short and sweet- I have been there before a couple of years ago and had good memories of this restaurant. It has not changed. The atmosphere is still unique, the food is still great and the service is just simply wonderful, It's not a cheap place but it's definitely valuable One last thing - I love that... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful food in an historic old house. The ambience is delightful. Try and get a table by the window.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have a wonderful dining experience here. Great ambiance and delicious meals, and a wonderful little bar! The desserts are also large and phenomenal!

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Thank girlinterrupted87
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it was Friday night we decided to go out for dessert, we ordered the Creme Brûlée, Eclair, Sticky Date pudding and Pinot Noir and Ghana Mousse. They were all fabulous and even though we were feeling full we couldn't stop eating. The service and ambiance was great we will definitely be going back.

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Thank Mel K
Wanganui, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at an early hour mid week with a group of people, and had time to relax in the bar first. There is a wide selection of top shelf and very nice range of wines to partake from. The setting was beautiful in a wonderful historic house, but I was a little disappointed in the menu and food. My... More 

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Thank juliem1962
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was unbelievable! Tuna, ravioli, schnitzel, eye fillet and sticky date, holy moly! Amazing, genuine, super knowledgeable staff! Must visit when in Wellington! Thank you!!

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Thank 873georgiar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to have dinner. Food was amazing staff are on cue. Chef is fantastic. Try to book a table for dinner

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was with a group and most were meat eaters. Their meals were beautifully presented and by all accounts tasted great. However for the vegetarians we were offered a bowl with white beans, 4 small bits of over cooked gnocchi, a couple of fried cherry tomatoes and a tiny bit of pumpkin. This was to be served with a herb... 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?