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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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“lamb shank” (52 reviews)
“eclairs” (13 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Boulcott does not take bookings after 6pm which means you can rock up and have a drink at the bar while you wait for a table. We arrived on a Saturday night just before 7pm to a full restaurant and bar, greeted by a friendly...More

Thank Foodndrinkscritic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent evening spent at the Boulcott Bistro. A booking ensured our group of 12 has the private room upstairs. Meals were great and staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the wines and menu.

Thank kiwitriper
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always a favourite. Great food wine and atmosphere. The buzz of the bar area creating a nice vibe. Dined as part of large group last night. While very busy with WOAP it lost nothing on service and quality of food. Helpful and attentive staff as...More

Thank patrickmK7100AQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I quite liked it. The food was quite good. The only that I didn’t like was how for some dishes, like the Moroccan lamb, There wasn’t enough food and I had to order a side dish.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing ambience and service. Great food to match, and brilliant drinks list. This place is so consistent and is a prime example of fine establishment. Will definitely return again. Well done team.

Thank Aklguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I dined here on Saturday night. We were staying just up the road at The Novotel which is just a five minute walk away. We arrived bang on 5.30pm and by 5.45pm the place was packed. We both had the lamb shanks...More

Thank Colleen1610
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with just my mum and my partner, and we had a great evening. I had the classic cut of beef with béarnaise and it brought back memories of the best one I ever ate a long time ago - this one was probably...More

Thank oatlampe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was prompt and friendly. French Onion Soup was fantastic. We ordered the Fish - really good. Wagu Beef - Braised I think overdone. Expansive But Expensive Wine list. Atmosphere was cosy on a cold night.

Thank Lorraine1811027
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a nice part of town in a delightful old building. The food is also good. What ruins it is that it is noisy and to add insult to injury they play loud music. We were 4 people at a small table...More

1  Thank jfo1985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant birthday celebration for my hubby. Everything was faultless. Brilliant service. Bar manager had mulled wine warming when we went in. Tasted and smelt amazing. All of our food was cooked to perfection. A classic example of the chef really knowing and loving his...More

Thank KirstenLang76
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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$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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