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Boulcott Street Bistro

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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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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a business dinner with overseas guests The food and drinks and service were first rate Wide selection of drinks Vegetarian options for mains Great steaks and lamb. Has always provided a top meal Will eat here again

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot for a cosy meal but still easy to carry on conversations. Staff were friendly and obliging with great service. Meals were provided quite promptly and beautiffully presented. Good choice with plenty of options for dietry needs of our group. Overall a great...More

Thank K8125BJdavidk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic restaurant with a seasonal menu that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. The service is exceptional and in winter they offer a warm fire which is super cosy.

Thank capitalfoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a really good place for Wellington, the service and wine liste a really well done. Food always been impressed by the quality. A really Nice place for a business Lunch.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a Saturday night meal with my family and we loved it, though it looked like we were lucky to nab a table. The place was heaving. The service was efficient and charming, the food (I had pasta with truffle mushrooms) was delicious and the...More

Thank lilkelzboo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find. We stumbled across the Boulcott Street Bistro during a morning walk and booked for dinner. Fantastic! Fine dining with a modern, funky twist. We ordered two entrees each. French onion soup to die for - up there with the best my much-travelled...More

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for Sunday dinner. It was just at the side of the Travelodge where we were staying. The service was very good and with a smile, the food was very nice but perhaps a tad pricey. Still it was a very good lunch. Also...More

Thank heatherad_69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we were dropped at our hotel the first night in Wellington our taxi driver recommended this place for dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, perfect portion sizes and the atmosphere and service was wonderful, great start to our trip.

Thank KaylaWard19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a restaurant which has been around for a long time so it must have what it takes to succeed where others come and go.Pleasant decor,good food and service-all that we look for.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here last night on Sunday evening. We had seen previous reviews on trip advisor and thought it looked good. It was 5 mins walk from our hotel the novotel on the Terrace. It looks so quaint and traditional amongst the huge uni buildings...More

Thank Lindahollins
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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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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