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“A delightful eating house amongst the highrise buildings”

Boulcott Street Bistro
Ranked #6 of 956 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $28
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a charming little cottage set amongst the high rise of Wellingtons CBD.
Only downside is that they do not accept reservations for dinner, but putting that aside we arrived early to ensure a table. It is small, quaint but a delightful atmosphere. Staff were fantastic and were always at our beck and call. We were nor rushed and thoroughly enjoyed a great meal over a 2 hour period.
Food superb and just enough. Crème brulee "to die for"
And it was within walking distance of our Hotel and most others in the CBD.
A delightful experience

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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Charming & delightful restaurant with great service & food. Excellent staff, fab menu & open when nothing else is! A must when in Wellington, very good experience.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

It is more than two years since we visited this restaurant, quite by chance, on our round the world trip. We are well travelled and my husband is an accomplished cook, and we are therefore very picky. It was the best dining experience we have ever had, service, menu, food, ambience, could not be faulted.

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Thank Susan G
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Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic place and the food is great. Definitely go back on a return trip. Friendly attentive staff and cosy atmosphere - lovely.

Thank Beverley1962642254
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Fresh oysters...don't miss that...
I was a sommelier working on Queen Mary 2 and that day we had great lunch with excellent service... Great and knowledgeable stuff...
Thanks for a great memory ;)

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Thank trecakov
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