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Boulcott Street Bistro Restaurant

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99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and really enjoyed it! The restaurant is a unique little house in the middle of a city road which makes it unmissable. The staff were attentive and really friendly. We had the lamb shank and then finished with creme brûlée! Well worth it!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary as a treat to ourselves. I had heard good things about this place and always wanted to try this place. You can't make reservations for dinner so we had a 45 minute wait for a table. Thankfully this place had a bar and we had a couple drinks... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saved the Boulcott for our final night in Wellington. Seemed busy when we arrived which is a good sign. Met at the door by friendly staff and had a table upstairs, quieter which I like. A comprehensive wine list and good selection including wine by the glass, also a number of craft beers I chose the fish of the day... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal, generous portions and great atmosphere with an extensive wine list. Happily catered for coeliac husband! Not super attentive on service but that added to the relaxed vibe. Good value for money.

Thank emzcnz
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here last year for my boyfriends birthday - we were expecting beautiful food but it wasn't really anything better than average I hate to say :( I has veal schnitzel which I was excited to try as I use his recipe for it that was on Masterchef and thier one was bland and the meat was very smelly... More 

Thank Lotteburkhart
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this place before and wanted to take my husband there. Both times I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is amazing. Staff are fantastic, service is great. My husband really enjoy his meal as well. Definitely will go back.

Thank kozmohiggins
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have tried over the years to get in here and finally on a Monday we did. Was stunned at how packed it was, and waiting for 30 minutes for a table . The service was superb. Staff incredibly attentive. We had drinks while waiting then ushered to our table when it was available. I had trouble reading the menu... More 

Thank Chris H
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time with friends at this fabulous restaurant came with our entertainment card. . The food left a lasting impression. We enjoyed soft shell crab ( coming back for that). Lamb, and a delicious chocolate dessert. Great wine, very good service. Couldn't fault it.

Thank 395cherylj
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several attempts at dining at this highly rated Bistro we finally made it for an evening meal and we were given a warm welcome on our arrival. However when the menu was presented we had great difficulty in reading the somewhat small print as the light was so dim. We noticed nearby diners using the flashlight on their phones!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived without a reservation on a Monday night and the place was packed! We decided to have a drink while waiting for a table. The bartender and front of house manager were top notch! Excellent service keeping waiting guests supplied with drinks and letting us know when our table would be ready. Food was fantastic. Couldn't fault it. Well worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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