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“Fabulous restaurant”

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: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 12 December 2016

We loved this restaurant! It was the best food we had in Wellington. The location is charming - it is in an old house built by one of the first Wellington residents for his daughter. Good food, good wine, good service.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were celebrating our anniversary and chose this restaurant. We went on Friday at 7pm a busy night and time. We only had to wait 15 minutes for a table. The service was exceptional, we both chose 3 courses and we're very happy with our meals. Can say equally as good as shed 5 for food, offering better service here.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I was actually in my way to another restaurant but glad I stopped to check. Fantastic menu, impressive wine list, great service. The best cheese plate ever! Enjoyed the slow roasted lamb shank! Lucky I got there early as it gets busy. Make sure you book.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Typically good food. The kitchen is still one of the best in town. Wine list still great. But, waiting service is mixed. Senior waiting staff who think a night out with friends is about them, and their interests, take the attention off the food, wine and company. Our night was saved by a waitress, whose attention and knowledge of the menu was a godsend.

Thank sunlightbest
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Well, we expected excellent food - which it was. But the service was great too. Huge wine list. And friendly, compact, environment.

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Thank Dennis622014
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