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Boulcott Street Bistro

99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food: fish cooked and presented extremely well: chicken tasty, delicate, sticky date pudding exactly decadent, coffee great. Decor and service spot on. Remember to order vegetables with your main.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bistro midweek, and it was absolutely full. Food was excellent - steak was cooked to perfection - and the wine selection was very good. Service, considering how busy they were, was very good. Recommend the steak!

Thank genesis17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely slow service and somehow a couple who arrived 40mins after us have had their mains served before our starters. The upstairs area needs desperate ventilation as it's all stuffy and feels like you are literally just breath in someone's breath also very terrible acoustics...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cocktail starter - salted caramel deliciousness with a salted caramel donut. Followed by crayfish which was nice - could've been better but the wine match was just lovely. Other main of steak was really good with a very very nice Pinot noir. Dessert was berry...More

Thank ktpie18
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I think this place is cozy and gives a great ambiance for casual catch up over a drink or a dinner! It's small and approachable! The food is quite fusion I think - options are quite few! We picked up a salmon salad which is...More

Thank aheocona
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Fantastic food service and atmosphere. A little out of the way up the hill but well worth it and not certain they take bookings so early dinner nice option

Thank steveoslade
Reviewed 13 August 2017

They don't accept reservations and are very popular so this makes for a very crowded bar. Noisy and bustling, perhaps not ideal for a romantic date but it depends what you are looking for. If you're not in a hurry then the food is worth...More

Thank RobertJGray
Reviewed 12 August 2017

First of all - when you book make sure you specify downstairs - not the restaurant equivalent of Siberia on the first floor. When we arrived - pretty obviously tourists as we were there for the Lions match, we were immediately shown up the stairs....More

Thank Gartartan
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch and it delivered great service and blt on ciabatta was seriously good. Always have loved the atmosphere here

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Converted old house with a varied menu to suit all tastes. The beef cheeks were well presented and the olive based fish of the day beautifully cooked blackened lemon was delicious. Large selection of fine wines. Professional attentive staff. Thanks for the vote if you...More

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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
US$ 4 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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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