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Artisan Dining House

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Contemporary, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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12 Bolton Street | Level 1, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-462 3770
06:30 - 22:00
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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the first floor (lift button #1) or up one flight of stairs from the lobby in the Bolton Hotel on Bolton st. Being our third stay at the Bolton Hotel we already knew the food at Artisan was excellent, so we took advantage of a package with some meals included. If you are from the outside, the prices are... More 

Thank Mike71553
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined in during my stay with service from the Artisan Restaurant. I enjoyed the braised beef cheeks with mash, caramelised onion, tomato relish and cress. The accompaniments were delicious however I thought the beef itself lacked a little flavour. Very tender but a little bland. And followed this with the cheese platter with cherry relish. The relish was sublime -... More 

Thank Duphney
Papamoa, New Zealand
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317 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Bolton the other night and had breakfast included, we reviewed the hotel on our last visit so will just review the breakfast this time. It was nice breakfast but no where the service of the Sofitel, the coffee was cold and they never asked if we wanted a refill. The food was tasty though but the... More 

Thank eddiefredie
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173 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

It doesn't matter what a hotel tries to do in my experience the ambience of a hotel restaurant is always that of a hotel restaurant - so if you are expecting intimate / romantic surroundings this isn't the place for you. What Artisan lacks in ambience it makes up for in other ways. the wine list was excellent and I... More 

Thank Rdnkh
mac822015, Manager at Artisan Dining House, responded to this review

Hello Rdnkh, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Artisan and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kind regards, MacLean Fraser Executive Chef More 

Canberra, Australia
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I visited Artisan for dinner while I was staying at the Bolton Hotel. The menu is quite varied and the drinks list is very expansive. I had an entree, main, and a couple of drinks and it cost under NZD 80. The food was very well prepared and the service was very attentive. Never once did I need to look... More 

Thank DaddyBlogger1
mac822015, Manager at Artisan Dining House, responded to this review

Hi DaddyBlogger1, Thank you for your review and happy to hear you enjoyed our hospitality. Great to see that you decided to see us for dinner during your stay at the hotel, being a short ride on the lift I would encourage anyone staying to give us a crack at least once! Kind regards, MacLean Fraser Executive Chef More 

Cornwall, Vermont
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant staff. Decent wine. Excellent liver pate. Fish over cooked. Goat Cheese soufflé was somewhat tasteless. We went there based on good TripAdvisor reviews. Must've been an off night.

Thank Peregrine426
mac822015, Manager at Artisan Dining House, responded to this review

Hello Peregrind426, I'm saddened to hear that your main didn't live up to the excellent entree. I hope you do give us another try in the future and if we ever make a mistake just let us know and we would be more than happy to fix it. Kind regards, MacLean Fraser Executive Chef More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had dinner at the Artisan Dining House while staying at the Bolton Hotel on New Year’s Eve. Artisan is entered either via the lift or via the stairs from the Artisan café and bar area below and next to the Reception of the hotel. The Bolton Hotel consists of apartments, many of which are privately owned and so owners... More 

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff but limited menu for vegetarians and overpriced for a few vegetables and the smallest portion of gelato I have ever been served, overall quite under-whelmed

Thank oboe6
mac822015, Manager at Artisan Dining House, responded to this review

Hello oboe6, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a tripadvisor review. Despite not being a vegetarian restaurant we have as vegetarian options: 3 starters, 2 entrees, 1 main (vegetarian tasting plate with a selection of 5 different vegetarian dishes), 6 sides and 11 different options in the way of sweets or cheeses to finish. At... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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322 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We had booked for the restaurant at the Sofitel (opposite) two weeks earlier. I received an email to confirm the booking. On arrival we found a deserted hotel with no one around and no notification of what is going on. Amazingly we could enter the Sofitel and even went in the lift up and checked the next level. Nothing at... More 

Thank Johns1951
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited last sturday night with our wine club. The food, service, wine, atmosphere and facilities were outstanding. Whilst our group were hosted in a room adjacent to the Artisan Restaurant we are sure that our experience would have been the same as if we went there. Whilst the cost was relatively high it was worth visiting for a wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Contemporary, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bolton Street | Level 1, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-462 3770
  • This restaurant is at Bolton Hotel Wellington
Artisan is about good food. That's food with a story and service, not a science. It's honest. It's food you'll remember next year. It's a dinner you'll tell your mum about. Or better yet. Bring her to. The occasion might pass but you want the memory to last. With menus by our Executive Chef MacLean Fraser, Artisan Dining House is open 7 days and located on level 1 of the Bolton Hotel, Wellington's only independent 5 star boutique hotel.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?