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“good food good service nice ambiance”

Boulcott Street Bistro
Ranked #7 of 916 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $27
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“good food good service nice ambiance”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

meal for four - on a quietish Thursday evening - main courses and sides were a treat - fillet and fish dishes cooked to perfection.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ornex, France
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Classic!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been going there for a number of years no and the "Boulcott" has never let us down. The meal was superb, as always, and Sam the barman treated to us to a special night out. He really knows his stuff!

The creme brûlée is something to die for. We go there and order no other desert. Both of us have travelled the world extensively and as yet, have not found one to that standard.

This is a restaurant I reserve for special occasions.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Peter H
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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blackboard Menu - Wow!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lunch on Sunday for a special occasion with Aunty aged 70yrs who is a foodie and loves eating out. We were all impressed with the menu selection and service. 3 of us ordered differently and no complaints quite the opposite amazing food. I can not wait to go back. The value is exceptional $39 for 3 courses!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Rob T
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Weekend special ”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Great little restaurant with a wine list to die for. We had weekend much 3 course set menu, very simple but totally delicious. The staff very nice and professional. Another experience that's mad me want to return to Wellington sooner than later.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Simple ingredients cooked by chefs”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

After reading all the raving reviews, we were very eager to try this place out.
This is an over-due review, so unfortunately I don't remember what we ordered, but then that's saying something.
I'm not saying the food wasn't great, but it was missing something special. To us it was a decent meal cooked with fresh ingredients - but then again, that's what most of the restaurants have on offer. The flavours were ok, but nothing special. The dishes weren't something one would go home dreaming of going back, and considering their raving reviews - we expected better.

  • Visited August 2013
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