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“Magnificent experience”

Boulcott Street Bistro
Ranked #7 of 946 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$29
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with family from France for my husband's birthday. They were blown away by the food, the wine and the service. We shared entrees and desserts to get a taste of everything and all the dishes were delicious. Alex was a fantastic waitress , friendly cheerful and very obliging even though the restaurant was very busy. The candle on the dessert was a lovely touch.

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a small 2 storey house in the midst of high rises. Upon entering, we were greeted by the staff. The staff was polite and knowledgable.

The market fish was gurnard with corn chowder - delicious local fish with a a great sauce.

We also ordered their mushroom ravioli - super thin pasta and flavourful mushrooms.

Lastly we ordered the eclair with passion fruit ice cream and chocolate ganache. This was more like ice cream with a pastry bun but it was decadent.

Thank Olivia T
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Everyone who comes to Wellington needs to experience the "Bistro" is probably Wellington's best. It is handy to the city and is a special place.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a great spot for that quiet drink and the food is excellent as well.
Cosy in the winter and great out on the deck.
We will be back when next in town

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Thank d0ubledecker
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fabulous food and overall experience. Our business team went there for a celebration and it stands out as one of the best meals I have had in many years. We all rated the meal tops. Thanks!

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