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Boulcott Street Bistro

99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had high expectations of this place and have looked forward to going here for a long time. It’s a beautiful restaurant with a great bar area and very cosy dining tables. The food was ok, nothing too spectacular in fact I was little disappointed....More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every now and then you read a review that makes you think "That must have been written by someone who works there just to boost their rating". Well, I am going to write one of those reviews, not because I have any connection to the...More

Thank JessicaTam01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner. Staff were v friendly. Highlights were the pork belly starter and steak main. Wines by the glass were good too. Restaurant was a little warm

Thank AlexTara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice old fashioned weather board building housing a great resturant hidden away off the main streets of Wellington. Highly recommended as well as being Beef and Lamb award winners.

Thank michael a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent lamb shank, cooked to perfection. that is what I seeked, and got it here to have a happy ending to my trip in New Zealand. Very cozy restaurant with friendly staff. If you are looking for lamb shank, do not think twice, this is...More

Thank Ale33N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been fortunate enough to have our end of year work celebration again at BSB. A wonderful day enjoyed by all! Chef supreme Rex at the helm with the wonderful Fergus and Alex at front of house. The food was marvellous- our champagne hour...More

Thank Drurolnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is tender loving care in each element of every dish: fabulous flavours and textures. Service was top notch. An awesome dining experience

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We each had the fillet steak and felt compelled to write a review to follow up. Go here, get the steak, be happy.

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this bistro couple years ago and as we had an enjoyable evening, we decided to go again. I was not disappointed, in fact, I enjoyed one of the best meals I have ever had. I ordered the lambs fry with (as sides)cauliflower gratin...More

Thank AustraliaBoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Wellington with another couple for the weekend and were told we “had” to try Boulcott Bistro. We weren’t disappointed. In a city with a great choice of restaurants and bars, it was a fantastic dinner. Service was welcoming, food was excellent and we...More

Thank Paula01795
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4 June 2016|
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Response from Desa2000 | Reviewed this property |
Bookings are accepted for lunch & dinner until 6 pm. After that, it is casual dining - you come along. You can ring the restaurant to make sure - 04-499 4199
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 4199
  • E-mail
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
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