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AU$5 - AU$36
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European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.8 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in a beautiful gothic house squashed between hotels and office buildings. They run and tight ship. They are highly efficient, helpful and offer interesting food. We chose the Fish of the Day and the Duck Confit. Both were cooked perfectly and had interesting accompaniments,...we finished with a cheese platter and Apple Tatin and ice cream. Could not fault anything. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How greedy are you that you won't take dinner reservations after 5 and then you will only give you a slot if you stand endlessly in their minuscule bar for over an hour. You cannot even go outside and still be "on the list". We...are over 70 and found standing for an hour tedious. The graciousness is all talk, no one found us a chair. The noise was so bad we could not even make incidental conversation in the bar or at our table when we were finally seated. Our waiter was clearly new and served improperly and chaotically. One of my guests was so infuriated, she wouldn't speak to me the rest of the evening. It was supposed to be a special dinner. French onion soup was very poor quality and I could have cooked a better meal at home a lot cheaper. Save yourself from the inflated reviews.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

We had booked for a family celebration, and left before dessert was offered. Entrees were good and served promptly, then it took a took for the worse. Mains took forever to arrive, for some reason bread for the table arrived with the main course, fries...for the steak arrived after the main was finished and the fish was totally overcooked. Had really hoped for more, but alas we left without ordering dessert and with a very overwhelming price tag to boot. A definite must try harder, but alas we will never return to find out if you do.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Absolutely brilliant. Lovely location, great service from Jono and Sam, excellent wine list and good food. The best service and food we had in 2 weeks in NZ. Clive and Paivi.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

No one answers the phone...upon arrival, on a Friday at 2pm, when lunch and dinner are purportedly served, we were told the kitchen was closed. They claimed to be open from 12-9 on Friday. Good luck if you try your plans around this place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Went here for an early dinner - you can only booked up until 1800 and after that is a walk-in. Suggest go for an early dinner as quite a few people waiting when we left , albeit bar is a neat place to hang out...whilst waiting for a table. Staff very good, attentive without being over zealous, let us eat at our own pace; food fabulous - I had French onion soup and pork loin both of which delicious, and my wife had burrata and heritage tomato and rack of lamb, the latter of which was spectacular. Did. It make it to desert. An added plus, Monday night Champagne is half price. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Delightful and delectable dinner. We enjoyed the local vibe and wonderful service. Our entree we started with the French onion soup and caprese salad with our main with local grilled lamb chops and the local white fish of the day. Boulcott was recommended by two...local women whom we met at the wharf and told us to make a reservation - glad we did.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

We had dinner at this lovely bistro on New Year's Eve. Delicious meal, excellent service and great atmosphere. Loved it!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

Food was very good. We had the steak. It was cooked perfectly. The service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend eating here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner, probably the best in our month in the Antipodes, at this buzzy, fun, restaurant. We arrived a little before its proper opening but were welcomed in and installed at the bar by Johnnie the manager. The place was quickly full...and our meal was excellent, served by friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Great spot! Food was delicious and staff was fabulous. Atmosphere was great and it was a busy place but they made you feel very welcome.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

I would say my overall review of the food in New Zealand was just ok overall. That is except for Boulcott. They have a lovely little restaurant specializing in French fare. The service is outstanding and the attention to detail is excellent. The extra touches...go a long way and the overall dining experience was perhaps the best we had in all of New Zealand during our trip. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

My partner loves French cuisine so I have booked this place after reading all the great reviews. We weren’t disappointed. The food were delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely be back next time we are in Wellington.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

From the welcome when we stepped through the door to the food, the service and the general ambience couldn’t fault this restaurant

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

This place has such a lovely atmosphere and warmth. The welcoming, service and food are all exeptional. Thankyou so much for our making a great birthday

Date of visit: August 2023
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Business casual to smart casual
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Response from Bowering | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The restaurant is closed on Dec 24. You can find opening hours and book online from their website.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
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