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Bistro 1284

1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 346 1284
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Ranked #13 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Steakhouse, New Zealand
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Rotorua, NZ
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

It's quite some time since my wife and I visited this restaurant and we were blown away. New menu and different faces but the standard has, if anything, improved. The selections are not the usual fare, but complex and interesting variations on mostly European dishes. The service was top notch (not common in Rotorua!) and the food cooked to perfection.... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat in Rotorua - expensive, but you get what you pay for. The food was fantastic! They win the Lamb and Beef awards every year, so you'd think so!! Make sure you stop in when you're in Rotorua. It cost us NZD$150 for (1) Starter - bread and oil, (2) Mains -... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great beef and lamb and good service. Had dinner with a party of 5 and the service was attentive but discreet.Recommended.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this quaint French Bistro on my last evening in Rotorua, and am so glad I did! Everything was fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Place is too small, can hear what customers talked nearby but only few customers there. Food is just ok. My friend had the awarded beef dish and I had the fish dish, just acceptable food. Price is high and not that worth. Won't recommend to friends.

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Hillsborough, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Venison "eclair" was unexpected treat. Very flavorful & nicely presented. Beef filet and rack of lamb were excellent.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

great food, great service. I had two entrees as i didnt think i could finish a main, the salmon entree was delicious and the squid was excellent! really nice hawkes bay apple cider as well, will definitely be heading back when i'm in rotorua again

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Menu was delightful and hard to choose,,,choose the Rack of Lamb.and Duck for mains a fab choice..also loved the venision eclair entree ..mouth watering...a lovely evening with friendly staff. Ideal for that "Special" treat as higher end in costs. Willgo again on next visit.

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Rotorua NZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You have to try the Duck . The lady looking after us Kim Was great. We have a Motel in Rotorua and will recommend this Restaurant to all our guests at Sport Of Kings Motel for fine dining in Rotorua at a good price. Thanks it was Great guys a+++

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Oxfordshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We arrived, without booking, in miserable weather. I think the weather had affected the atmosphere of the whole town as the place was almost dead. I imagine that it is not always like that!! The food was okay and the menu was pretty varied to cater for all tastes but I thought it was a little pricey for what we... More

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