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Boulcott Street Bistro

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99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are ever in Wellington you must make the effort to eat here. Food, service and ambiance are all first rate.

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Thank Brent P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good ambience, great food. Easy access. And yet the best lamb shank ever. It needed a reservation though, even wellintong is a small city. Best time to visi any day for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Herdi H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a very good selection of food, we tried marketfish ( snapper this day) and the beef with bearnaise. We also had dessert, especially the chocolate was super. It is not possible to reserve tables here so I suggest that you go here early - they open for dinner at 5.30 pm. The staff is really nice and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived before the kitchen opened - we were going to the Sound Shell for the evening concert - not a problem had a drink at the bar whilst chatting to several members of the very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Then dinner was great - mushroom ravioli for me followed by lamb - French onion soup and steak for hubby.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely meal, staff were great. Tables are quite close together so not as intimate as we like but after a few wines its didn't matter!!

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Thank janetmk1
North Shore City, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband loved his lamb shanks, tender and tasty he said, I had the market fish which was snapper & scallops and I found it bland and unexciting, maybe my palate is more Asian infusion!? We looked at desserts but they looked pricy but delicious, so we were thought the delicious 'almost third price' La Cloche desserts we had acquired... More 

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Thank Joy T
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Two couples, pre dinner drinks, entree main and desert. Drinks including great beer a wine selection. Staff the best and only overshadowed by the quality food.

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Thank Phil K
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Four of us dined at Boulcott Bistro recently to celebrate graduation from uni. Such a special event is deserving of a special meal. We were not disappointed at all. We were served delicious food which arrived timely and without fuss. Service was efficient but not invasive. We were so delighted that a wonderful day was topped off with a wonderful... More 

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Thank Gillattsnz
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?