Situated in historic Plimmer House in the central city, this restaurant has carved an indelible mark on the Wellington dining scene for the last 28 years. Boulcott Street Bistro, or BSB, has maintained an accomplished balance of being able to cater to almost every occasion: business lunches with brokers, politicians and diplomats, family dinners or a girls’ night out. All are at home in the cosy, familiar surrounds. This long-term success can be attributed to consistently good service, a superb wine list and a clever, yet simple, menu of seasonal food mixed with long-term favourites. Some of the items  have been a mainstay almost since inception. Head chef/partner Rex Morgan (pictured) delivers red- wine braised lamb shank with minted peas, aged fillet of beef with sauce béarnaise (a noted BSB classic)  and the weekly Sunday roast – all much-loved constants.

IN BRIEF A tried-and-tested winner