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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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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with a large group and they handled us very well. Service was good and very friendly. The food was excellent and the price was reasonable for New Zealand. Highly recommend.

Thank John T
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I just returned from an 18 day tour of Sydney and New Zealand. We ate at 8 or 9 fine restaraunts, and the food at Boulcott Street was the best. The atmosphere may not compare with the top of the Sky Tower...More

Thank Ohiotraveler037
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I just finished a relaxing and wonderful lunch at Boulcott Street Bistro in central Wellington. This was a business lunch for five and was perfect for such an occasion. The food was great. I had the whitebait which was incredible. Our service was perfect and...More

Thank KiwiBrendon
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is our first visit here and it was delightful You pay for it but it's the old adage you get what you pay for. The food was top notch, the pick was the lamb shank which unfortunately wasn't mine but I managed to have...More

Thank graeme p
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful night here with my wife recently. The restaurant itself is very beautiful and cosy sat amongst all the high rises. I thought the food was very impressive but even better was the service - attentive but not invasive, friendly and genuine. Highly...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have often been to this restaurant which is in one of the pldest Wellington cottages, restored and brought to the site.. There are no surprises. with trespect to the food, always above average and without the very high prices of some of its competitors....More

Thank shb248
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We booked the special pre-WOW dinner and were so glad we did! The bistro is tucked away up on Boulcott St in an amazing villa with turrets and odd little windows. Atmosphere was buzzing with WOW diners, very busy but the staff were so efficient...More

Thank Fran L
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

So I had pre booked dinner at this lovely restaurant after checking it out on TripAdvisor. Always busy in Wellington while WOW is on. We had the special WOW menu which was perfect. The calamari was delicious and the main snapper with chowder was also...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Was here for a work do. Beer was great, wine was great, service was great and the beef wellington and wine match for the wellington on a plate festival was stunning. Will go back again with family when I return to welly. One of the...More

Thank Laurie_hwrd
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Set in a lovely Villa this classic bistro is definitely worth a visit. Our food was delicious and there were several options I could have ordered. You can't book but we didn't wait long and enjoyed a lovely cocktail at the bar. It was a...More

Thank Lisa C
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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$3 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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