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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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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at the behest of an arty friend. Obviously I'm not so arty. We waited about 3/4 hr for a table in cramped bar space. It was a lovely old cottage. It was very crowded which helped create a lovely atmosphere if intimacy and...More

Thank gorgle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with friends on Saturday evening and had booked at 6pm as they only offer casual walk up dining at other times. Our table was seated straight away and the menu explained to us. All four of the group ordered different dishes, three...More

Thank mandm298
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just after 6pm on the holiday Saturday night and was shown to a table straight away. It soon turned out that we got the timing right as the restaurant started to become very busy. Not surprising as we had a delightful meal with...More

Thank Johnomee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a client meeting. The food is amazing, there are good menu options available. Service is great and nice atmosphere.

Thank explore-wine-dine
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

So good went there 2 nights in row... Excellent food. Super service and super setting.. Version amazing,spiced black dale fantastic would have again in a heart beat, fish, lamb shanks....all good..could not book so get there at 630 have a drink and enjoy.. Had best...More

Thank carol041165
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Arrived for our ladies lunch definitely can not fault the service. TBone steak and salad special was not as good as last year but still good. Atmosphere is very corporate. Return again soon

Thank Leonie C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

What a special and rare restaurant. Cosy not crammed, easy to hear each other with a great buzz of conversation. Soft music plays. Excellent cocktails, our food had good punchy flavours. Snapper was incredibly fresh and one of my guests is still raving about her...More

Thank 109cherylw
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

If you leave it a bit late there will be a long wait at the bar, but boy was it worth it. After sampling a few light cocktails we sat down with a couple of bottles of French Syrah and ordered three course meals each....More

Thank adsjack
Reviewed 12 September 2018

If you want to treat yourself to a fine meal at either lunch or dinner time - this is the place to go. Food was fab as was service

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A very enjoyable evening. Food was of a high quality and the dishes were interesting. I had the steak and it was lovely! The wine list was great too.

1  Thank alicegrey2018
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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