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“Amazing”

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: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, 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 28 September 2016

Went here with my daughter for my birthday dinner, all I can say is WOW it was amazing, I had the Tuna and the Lamb Shank, and choc eclair with a glass of wine. And the mushrooms were to die for YUMMY. Very charming place and the staff were friendly. I would highly recommend this place for fine dining.

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Thank goofyNewZealand
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went for their Sunday roast. The roast was lamb and was cooked flawlessly. The roasted potatoes were well-seasoned and the service was great.

The wine list was more than adequate and they had a full bar.

The restaurant is in a small house located in the middle of the CBD. The decor inside was charming. It was a little crowded but it did not seem too stuffy or loud.

It was a 5 minute walk from the Intercontinental. Note that it is an uphill walk on the way to the restaurant if you are coming from closer to the water.

The service was helpful, prompt and friendly. It was definitely was a welcoming atmosphere. While I highly recommend the roast, I would want to return to try the daily menu as well.

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Thank raider781
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A very calm and nice place to keep conversations going. I loved the coffee and the pavlova was extraordinary. It's totally worth the salty price.

Thank daniemygdio
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great restaurant set in a charming little cottage. Staff are very friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. The mushroom ravioli to start was delicious and the Aged Fillet of Beef was superb, very tasty and cooked beautifully. There was a great wine selection also. Unfortunately I couldn't fit in dessert but they all sounded lovely. We had a lovely relaxed evening with friends and would recommend this place for sure.

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Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is such an impressive restaurant on so many levels.
It has a charming appeal, set in a lovely cottage, helpful, attentive staff, a welcoming bar and delicious food.
It is hard to imagine what else you need for a great night out.
Worthy of all the accolades it receives.
We had a lovely experience and recommend the place without reservation.

Thank bruceSydney
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