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“Delicious”

Boulcott Street Bistro
Ranked #6 of 930 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $29
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed July 27, 2010

We ate here late after the Rugby and the whole experience was delightful. The food was hard to fault and based on our local experience of Sydney restaurants (including fine dining) this was great value for top quality.

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Carterton, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disapointed”
Reviewed July 25, 2010

This has been one of our favourite dining places. Unfortunately each time we visit (about twice a year as we live out of town), the prices go up and the quantity goes down. No my wife and I or not big eaters. we both ordered duck confit as our main. It came in a bowl with the duck on a bed of broad beans, juis and garnished with water cress. At $38 it was hardly value for money, accepting it was well flavoured. Perhaps the idea is to get you to eat your way through the menu so you manage to go away satisfied.The tables are getting closer so you can share your meal with the people next to you. All in all a sad experience. We will now have to find another place for 'that' occasion. That may not be easy as our experience is showing, it seems to be a prevailing trend in Wellington, indifferent meals silly prices. If diners in Wellington are happy to pay the price then I wonder where the economic downturn is?

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London
Level 6 Contributor
451 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed July 16, 2010

I was taken to this restaurant by a work colleague. It was stunning. Food was just perfect and the sommelier recommended an excellent complement of wines - nothing too grand, but very good choice. I do like it when they recommend something under your budget!

I really liked this restaurant and will definitely go there again,

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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed April 26, 2010

Fantastic dining experience, welcoming feel, amazing food and local wines.

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Wellington
1 review
“Great food, odd staff”
Reviewed August 24, 2009

Wonderful food, knowledgeable barman (who mixes an evil martini), lovely setting, great timings but an odd chap ?manager's son who rolls his eyes when he asks you what you'd like to drink!?!?!?!?!!!!
Odd, as the food is great and this chap should be overjoyed to work at such a successful place. Still eat there regularly.

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