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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 4 December 2016 via mobile

Typically good food. The kitchen is still one of the best in town. Wine list still great. But, waiting service is mixed. Senior waiting staff who think a night out with friends is about them, and their interests, take the attention off the food, wine...More

Thank sunlightbest
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Well, we expected excellent food - which it was. But the service was great too. Huge wine list. And friendly, compact, environment.

Thank Dennis622014
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

To keep it short and sweet- I have been there before a couple of years ago and had good memories of this restaurant. It has not changed. The atmosphere is still unique, the food is still great and the service is just simply wonderful, It's...More

Thank HMK529
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Beautiful food in an historic old house. The ambience is delightful. Try and get a table by the window.

Thank 20Tripad
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We always have a wonderful dining experience here. Great ambiance and delicious meals, and a wonderful little bar! The desserts are also large and phenomenal!

Thank girlinterrupted87
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

As it was Friday night we decided to go out for dessert, we ordered the Creme Brûlée, Eclair, Sticky Date pudding and Pinot Noir and Ghana Mousse. They were all fabulous and even though we were feeling full we couldn't stop eating. The service and...More

Thank Mel K
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We arrived at an early hour mid week with a group of people, and had time to relax in the bar first. There is a wide selection of top shelf and very nice range of wines to partake from. The setting was beautiful in a...More

Thank juliem1962
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Everything was unbelievable! Tuna, ravioli, schnitzel, eye fillet and sticky date, holy moly! Amazing, genuine, super knowledgeable staff! Must visit when in Wellington! Thank you!!

Thank 873georgiar
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to have dinner. Food was amazing staff are on cue. Chef is fantastic. Try to book a table for dinner

Thank Leonie C
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I was with a group and most were meat eaters. Their meals were beautifully presented and by all accounts tasted great. However for the vegetarians we were offered a bowl with white beans, 4 small bits of over cooked gnocchi, a couple of fried cherry...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$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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