Martin Bosley’s Restaurant
(Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club)
Wellington City 04-920 8302
- Lunch: Tues – Fri, & Sun from 12 noon
- Dinner: Tues – Sun from 6pm
- Scenic View
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 80
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Martin Bosley’s Yacht Club Restaurant has a fabulous waterfront location, overlooking Clyde Quay Marina, offering panoramic views of Wellington and the Harbour.
For fine dining with a seafood bent, Martin Bosley’s is a Wellington institution.
11 Reviews for Martin Bosley’s Restaurant
Since it is a seafood restaurant we were looking forward to the fish dishes but were absolutely underwhelmed. Snapper should be moist and succulent but was dry and tough. The description of the dish looked interesting: snapper served with black pudding, chorizo, duck mousse and jerusalem artichoke puree but the three of us who chose it found the fish unappetizing and overdone. Since the prices are high, the standard should be high too, but I can not recommend this restaurant.
My parents and sister were all for the wine match – I am however a beer drinker, not so much wine. We asked if they would be able to organise a beer match- and they said yes very enthusiastically.
All the beers were perfect with each of the dishes, and really extended my beer palate beyond ales and wheat beers. Even dessert was matched with beer! (chocolate stout and a cider)
The organisation amazed me. We booked months ahead, yet they waited until the night to ask if we had any dietary requirements or foods we weren’t keen on. They seem to see that flexibility as a challenge, and damn do they shatter goals.
If you’re into good food and eating a *perfect* amount – no more, no less, go here.
If you’re the typical kiwi who cares more about how many kilos of food they get for their buck, look elsewhere.
Noticed a person earlier mentioning undercooked broccoli – they’ve probably had it overcooked in the past and that’s what they’re used to. All the veges across all the dishes were cooked perfectly – al dente – “with bite”.
Broccoli should have a bit of crunch to it when it’s done properly…
The degustation menu is very enjoyable – one of the awesome things is that they have 2 dishes for almost all courses: so that you and the person you dine with get something different to one another… and you can experience double the number of dishes! The wine matching was really interesting too – a fantastic way to explore how different wines taste with food.
It’s worth saving up your pennies so you can go the whole hog.
Loved it so much, I’d like to go there every year for my midwinter birthday lunch. A very special place, and they definitely know how to make beautiful food that tastes superb.
Food was excellent, service excellent and wine matching great.
Second only to The French Cafe (in Auckland) degustation menu. If you like one of these you must try the other…
A top restaurant!
I decided on scallops for entree, only to find they had run out! And this was fairly early on a Saturday evening. I asked what the vegetables of the day were and the waitress didn’t know… They turned out to be fairly average mushrooms, boring carrots, and undercooked, hard broccolini… all this from what is supposed to be one of Wellington’s top restaurants?
The Kingfish however was lovely. I passed on desert and coffee, deciding it wasn’t worth the money.
Overall: wickedly overpriced, would have been better off in any number of other places around town, for half the cost. I won’t be back.