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Boulcott Street Bistro

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99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 4199
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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

Thank Alan M
Wellington, New Zealand
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708 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and great food always makes this a great place to eat out. You can reserve a table only if you eat before 6pm which is worth barring in mind as it's popular so get busy most nights. Food is very good to excellent. Can recommend everything but the broccoli & blue cheese which on this occasion fell short... More 

Thank D P
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read many reviews for this restaurant and expected more. The food was fine but not anything special. The staff was not very attentive for a solo traveler. I went to other restaurants I think were better.

Thank 729travel
Wellington, New Zealand
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ducked in here one night when the traffic was really heavy and there was no point joining the queues, and stayed for dinner. I've dined here numerous times over the years, and the quality of the service and the food has never dropped. The beef fillet is their signature dish and it never fails to impress, and they have... More 

Thank Rick M
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up seemingly a thousand stairs on the streets from our hotel to this restaurant. We treated our Wellington friend to this place that he is fond of. It is in a historic building with a nice atmosphere. We were seated near the kitchen but there was not a lot of the usual clattering so I didn't mind. The... More 

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Churton Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had this night booked by our daughters and paid for as a treat. It certainly was. Having not been here for some 20 years it was nice to see it humming and busy. The service attentive, and there was a nice mixture of families and couples. We started with calamari and the house made ravioli both delicious. The snapper... More 

Thank Cynthia N
Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As they don't take dinner bookings, we arrived early and it was soon full. The staff were all friendly and efficient. We ordered the aged beef fillet steaks, they were cooked to perfection and delicious! Although it came with excellent fries, you might expect a vegetable to be included for the price. Extensive quality wine list on par with top... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought the whole family here after wanting to go for years, and after a quick drink at the bar our lovely waitress showed us our table. We all wanted a delicious piece of tender lamb, and it was tender, but that's all it was. The flavours of the entire lamb dish was very bland. It was lacking seasonings and flavour,... More 

Thank ChristieFrisky
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our final meal in Wellington here and it was a definite winner. The place was buzzing when we arrived about 7 pm and we were fortunate to find a table. My French onion Soup was delicious as was the mushroom ravioli my wife enjoyed. I had a simple veal schnitzel for main. Well presented with fresh coleslaw and accompanying... More 

Thank Johns1951
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elegant, superb, fine dining food you'l love, served by knowledgeable and entertaining staff in a wonderful ambiance.

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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