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Boulcott Street Bistro

) #8 of 672 Restaurants in Wellington ₹₹₹₹, European, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“eclairs” (8 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviews (573)
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Wellington. The food is delicious and the service attentive. We always try and have a pre-dinner drink at the bar and they make a mean Cosmopolitan.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed at a nearby hotel and were not looking forward to 'hotel food'. Fortunately the hotel staff directed us to this little gem which we had seen from the taxi on the way in. The service was impeccable and the food was great! We...More

Thank Bruce U
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Great service and food. The menu is fairly standard; lamb shanks, beef fillet, etc, but it is done very well and you get the feeling that they've been doing this very well for a good number of years. Good wine selection. Staff are friendly without...More

Thank nodrognz
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our second visit to this restaurant and we'll dine again on our next visit to Wellington. It seems to be very popular so I recommend booking. A varied menu and wine list, great food and staff. They have a website if you want more info.

Thank SirDougless
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We were a party of 6 adults plus a 2yr old visiting this Bistro. We were able to book as we did this at 6pm which is the latest you can choose when booking. Initially we received an email saying that "we do not cater...More

Thank Lynne033
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Our last night in Wellington was made extra special by the service and quality at BSB. They do not take reservations, but we had to wait only 20 minutes for a table on a busy Friday night and were helped to prepare by the admirable...More

Thank RichardHM
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This delightful two-storied historic cottage is a lovely venue, with amazing food, superb service, a carpark building across the road, and easy access to the motorway. Be warned though, it is popular and doesn't take bookings. Plan to arrive early and maybe have a drink...More

Thank Tribe_Mooresy
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Just had the most fabulous dinner. The service was impeccable as was the food. Would not hesitate to recommend and would definitely return

Thank 167lyndag
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We chose Boulcott St Bistro because of the proximity to our accommodation while visiting Wellington and we are glad we did. The food was superb. For entrees we had the Pan Fried Calves liver & Goats cheese & roasted beetroot salad. Both were mouth watering....More

Thank Desa2000
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went to the Bistro as a very special treat, and were not disappointed. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and shown to a table. The atmosphere is very pleasant, and the service is attentive but relaxing. Not pushy or overbearing, but...More

Thank mturn
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Can we come for diner at 2030 today?
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
Can this restaurant advise the opening dates over Christmas / New Year 2015/16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 27
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