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Boulcott Street Bistro Restaurant

99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had read about this restaurant so was aware there was no booking after 6pm. Arrived at 6:30 and it seemed very busy, was told there was a 30 to 40 minute wait. We headed to the bar which had a good selection of beers...More

Thank mart2312
Reviewed 2 days ago

In a charming house smack dab in the central business district of Wellington, there exists a luscious oasis - the Boulcott Bistro. We had been referred there by Iona, one of its waitresses, whom we had met earlier when my husband bemoaned the fact that...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 5 days ago

arrived without a booking, the place was crowded but a table was found for us in 10mins without a fuss. Service was superb, friendly but not fawning and false. Our meal lived up to the price. Every dish was great. While the tables were close...More

Thank Geoff K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The fish of the day was superb with a broth that was just Devine. The service and the ambience can't be beaten

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 6 days ago

As always the staff and service at the Bistro was great. The menu was unchanged from our last visit but it forces you to try something else.

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined on a Sunday evening. They do not take bookings after 6:00pm but we managed to get a table at 6:15. The place was full by 7:00pm. The service was excellent as always and the food was its usual high standard. There is a...More

Thank Bryce J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived to a smile and great service all throughout. Waiters noticed everything from empty water glasses and combined it with genuine frendliness. Food was excellent too as was the drinks list. Meals were goos as well but the night was enjoyable for the whole experience

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, lots of characters but its getting old, needs a bit touch up. classic food no thing amazing but nothing disappointing as well.

Thank laziooo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here with my son and his partner,rustic cottage type restaurant,the place was buzzing with atmosphere,diners were enjoying themselves (it was mothers day).the place was warm and cosy, a bit cramped, but ok the bar was very well stocked,and the staff were very friendly.the menu...More

Thank kellyfR8040IH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the upstairs room with about 14 others, it was tight but worked okay. What a great old house, last time I was there was 40 years ago (Plimmer House) it hasn't changed!!

Thank bartholomew123693
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Can we come for diner at 2030 today?
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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
Can this restaurant advise the opening dates over Christmas / New Year 2015/16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 21:00
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