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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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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere in this restaurant was AMAZING and we have felt the warmth of the staff right the first moment we stepped inside. Claudia was kind enough to give us information about all the courses and drinks we've requested!

Thank Valentin C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Telephoned the restaurant to book a table for 7.pm on Saturday night. I was told that they don't take bookings after 6.pm, but we could take a chance if a table became free. All the time we were talking he let the Fax machine bleep...More

Thank skylarkGlos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this restaurant by chance and ate there on a Saturday. They don't take reservations and it was busy when we arrived but after a g and t at the bar admiring "Carmen" (not the barmaid but the beautifully polished Italian coffee machine in pride...More

Thank Castaway44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place both inside and out. We went here for date night and had a lovely couple of waiters serve us. The bottle of wine was lovely and went down a treat. We both had starters (Pork belly and mushroom ravioli). I was told the...More

Thank tjcolgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boulcott St Bistro was excellent, if you are looking for a really nice meal in a relaxing environment, then this is the place. Perfect fillet steak and they were more than happy to accommodate our request for a couple of changes to the menu. Beautiful...More

Thank Shianne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice restaurant near the Terrace and here it is! Delicious food that I don’t make myself at home. Mushroom ravioli with truffle oil was really sensational. The fish of the day was cooked perfectly. The Almond Dacquoise was an unexpected...More

Thank 627lindyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all always enjoy our evenings here. Arrive early to get a table as they don't seem to take bookings. The restaurant is the quaintest tiny house very close to the James Cook - our favourite hotel. Service is faultless and the food is excellent....More

Thank Druid34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxed and quirky little house that serves great food. Very pleasant staff. Had roast dinner that came with dessert and glass of wine. Great value for money. Been here before and didn’t disappoint . Recommended!!

Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to us at checkin in Wellington, Boulcott Street Bistro was just the ticket. After 9+ hours on the train from Auckland with unruly children around us, we were looking for a quiet, adult experience. It als had the benefit of being around the corner...More

Thank Eatsmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boulcott Street Bistro was a may. It's not often I hand out a 5 star rating, but this place really deserves it. The food, setting and service was excellent. I had the mushroom ravioli, roasted snapper fish and shared a creme brulee. My wife had...More

Thank wkhloh
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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$3 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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