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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, 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 17 January 2017

Two of us arrived, chatting with other diners in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was absolutely impeccable we had lamb, cooked and presented beautifully with Veggies again cooked beautifully.
By the end of the evening, we had a real party going on among ourselves and almost all the other diners. I think the waiter enjoyed it as well. When he brought our bill, he brought an entire plate of mini chocolate truffles for all to share.

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a gem! Location fantastic old house. Service impeccable. Food great choices fantastic result. Allergy friendly perfect score. Great romantic night out. An absolute demand amongst the skyscrapers

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and great food always makes this a great place to eat out. You can reserve a table only if you eat before 6pm which is worth barring in mind as it's popular so get busy most nights.
Food is very good to excellent. Can recommend everything but the broccoli & blue cheese which on this occasion fell short of usual excellence. The mushroom ravioli starter won best out of pork terrain & calf livers but the salmon came a close second. The lamb shank & pork cheeks joint first for mains with the fish and scallop dish not to far behind.
Dessert- wow they were all great but my passion fruit ice cream chocolate eclair won me over although the dark chocolate wine mouse was delicious but very rich.
Recommendation- go check it out yourself and don't forget to Oder a side of Cauilflower cheese- seriously yum!

Thank D P
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I read many reviews for this restaurant and expected more. The food was fine but not anything special. The staff was not very attentive for a solo traveler. I went to other restaurants I think were better.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ducked in here one night when the traffic was really heavy and there was no point joining the queues, and stayed for dinner. I've dined here numerous times over the years, and the quality of the service and the food has never dropped. The beef fillet is their signature dish and it never fails to impress, and they have a wonderful wine list. It is one of Wellington's best, and I recommend it for a treat.

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Thank Rick M
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