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Boulcott Street Bistro Restaurant

99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (41 reviews)
“eclairs” (8 reviews)
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12:00 - 22:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Treated a work colleague leaving the organization to a team lunch. Beautiful food well presented on the plate and same in regards to service. All present were impressed with this gastronomic experience in central Wellington

Thank 158iaing
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Wellington for a business trip and found this restaurant as a convenient nearby option after a late afternoon arrival. Then our first visit was so good that we went back the next night in preference to all other available options. I had...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here many times and always have a very good meal. Menu is varied and well presented. Excellent range of wines. Wait staff are fully versed on menu options. The restaurant is situated in a historic cottage in the city centre, lovely ambience....More

Thank demalander
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family get together at Boulcott recently. Food was exceptional, (as we expected) waiting and bar service top notch. Front of house not so good. A pleasant evening was had by all.

Thank elaine w
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is special on Sundays and well worth it. We had roast beef with all the trimmings including a light and puffy Yorkshire pud, and a nice big glass of a good local red. Pavlova with boysenberry sauce and cream, another big helping. At $45...More

Thank khandallah2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my parents here for dinner for an early Mother's Day treat and I was so pleased that they were willing to take a reservation. The service and food were fantastic, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is lovely. I can highly recommend this place...More

Thank sarahu1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant looks quaint and this follows through inside. The service is excellent but the prices are high. My husband had risotto and did not rate it. I had lamb shank which was okay, it was not the best I've ever had; not enough gravy...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late on a very crowded Friday the place was heaving with great atmosphere. We were told that there would be an hour wait, we could sit at the bar. When I offered our name the greeter told me with a smile " don't do...More

Thank hiraethcardiff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old house this restaurant is in is adorable! And the menu looked great at first glance but we were a little disappointed overall. The French onion soup is a winner but overall the food was expensive and really underwhelming. We opted out of desert...More

Thank alisha_preest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They take bookings up until 6pm, then thereafter, come and take your chances. We made a booking, and enjoyed a meal in the very busy restaurant. Atmosphere perfect, excellent service, and food offering outstanding. The menu was so appealing, it was difficult to make a...More

Thank Nigel J
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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