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Boulcott Street Bistro

99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (49 reviews)
“eclair” (10 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 648 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You’re ‘family’ from the moment you walk in the door, a classically restored old home. Claudia was our server; excellent service from start to finish. Imaginative menu; well prepared and served. Nice wine list. Overall, pricing was moderate+. Very enjoyable evening. Highly recommend.

Thank tulsaroadfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe being a vegetarian in a meat and fish laden restaurant is being unfair but tonight the food was pricey and underwhelming...The setting is lovelyand it sits on its own in a part of town that is a bit light on restaurants.

Thank jaspar2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the look of this converted house. One of the best meals I have had from some delicious seared tuna, a wonderful fillet with cauliflower and a delicious eclair to finish. The service was perfectly balanced and whilst it wasn't cheap...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very let down compared to past meals here. The staff were super slow and it wasn’t even busy. The pasta dish with prawns, clams and mussels was very bland. I barely had any juice in mine and over half of all our clams were unopened...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been given a home made voucher by our son for Christmas to go to Boulcott Bistro as we had been there for his @1st and enjoyed it. As our wedding anniversary is on Valentine"s Day we thought it would be the perfect time...More

Thank DWBHappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a quiet place, we found Boulcott Street Bistro less than a 10 minute walk from our place ( up hill!) The menue definitely features local specialities - well-seasoned, properly presented and absolutely delicious! Entres were fantastic! And I used 3 to make up...More

Thank mlhfoley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and the surroundings are lovely but unfortunately the food was a bit disappointing. I ordered the fish of the day which was the John Dory and it was so overcooked and dry. Such a shame because this is such an incredible tasting fish...More

Thank Josette H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hungry and tired with 3 kids. But no luck. It’s not really opened in the advertised hours. Why can’t businesses take responsibility over their listings???

Thank Tal L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boulcott Street Bistro is one of the Wellington restaurants I've always wanted to visit but never gotten round to it, that was until recently. If you choose to go on Saturday they don't take booking after 6.30 so be prepared for a wait. The cocktail...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 40 or so lunched here as part of a day tour. If the a la carte menu is anything like the set menu we were offered, then you would go a long way to find a better place. The food was excellent...More

Thank lokshen
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4 June 2016|
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Response from Desa2000 | Reviewed this property |
Bookings are accepted for lunch & dinner until 6 pm. After that, it is casual dining - you come along. You can ring the restaurant to make sure - 04-499 4199
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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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