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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

What a special and rare restaurant. Cosy not crammed, easy to hear each other with a great buzz of conversation. Soft music plays. Excellent cocktails, our food had good punchy flavours. Snapper was incredibly fresh and one of my guests is still raving about her...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you leave it a bit late there will be a long wait at the bar, but boy was it worth it. After sampling a few light cocktails we sat down with a couple of bottles of French Syrah and ordered three course meals each....More

Thank adsjack
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to treat yourself to a fine meal at either lunch or dinner time - this is the place to go. Food was fab as was service

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable evening. Food was of a high quality and the dishes were interesting. I had the steak and it was lovely! The wine list was great too.

1  Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took advantage of the set price early bird menu, which was perfect for us. The service was friendly and efficient, the food delicious. The only reservation was considerable expense of the food and wine.

Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me preface this review with; we thoroughly enjoyed the setting & the staff, they were fantastic, warm, friendly and helpful. The reason for the average review - we just didn’t really enjoy the food, so, so close to being great, but as the title...More

1  Thank 712zach
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Boulcott does not take bookings after 6pm which means you can rock up and have a drink at the bar while you wait for a table. We arrived on a Saturday night just before 7pm to a full restaurant and bar, greeted by a friendly...More

1  Thank Foodndrinkscritic
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent evening spent at the Boulcott Bistro. A booking ensured our group of 12 has the private room upstairs. Meals were great and staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the wines and menu.

Thank kiwitriper
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Always a favourite. Great food wine and atmosphere. The buzz of the bar area creating a nice vibe. Dined as part of large group last night. While very busy with WOAP it lost nothing on service and quality of food. Helpful and attentive staff as...More

1  Thank patrickmK7100AQ
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I quite liked it. The food was quite good. The only that I didn’t like was how for some dishes, like the Moroccan lamb, There wasn’t enough food and I had to order a side dish.

Thank Tim R
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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