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Bistro 1284

Certificate of Excellence
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand
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1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 346 1284
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Superb meal

Lovely evening. Great company from manager and waiter - thank you both. Excellent food indeed and wonderful presentation. lovely wine as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was good but lack of experience stopped it being excellent. We had the lamb but it was served on plates that were so hot the lamb continued to cook and dry out and the jous and pea purée went rock hard on the plate and had to be scraped off! The waiter did not seem to have... More 

Thank MikeJ2497
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196 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening. Great company from manager and waiter - thank you both. Excellent food indeed and wonderful presentation. lovely wine as well.

Thank hbrWoking
San Francisco
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive personable service (thank you, Kim!) eclectic and savory entrees and mains, taking the best of local ingredients and adding a sophisticated twist. Enjoyed every bite and drop of this meal in 1284's lovely dining room.

Thank tripar0undthew0rld
Midway, Georgia
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great meal and wine! I had the Lamb and it was excellent! I was a bit worried about Kim the hostess/waitress/bartender did a great job! She needed some help, but she did an awesome job! I would definitely return over and over again, but I would have to help Kim pour wine or seat people!

Thank kenflo11111
Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Happy with the meal, Nz Beef was amazing, being from Australia, this is a must for anyone staying in Rotorua, very lovely and polite staff, the Cream Brulee was amazing..................

Thank Aaron B
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a delicious creative meal there while passing through the area. A quiet place with very gracious servers.

Thank Dinahalot
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

First off, I just really want to commend the young guy that waited on us. He was just so genuine, polite and warm hearted. We felt very welcomed and comfortable. Food however was very very standard. Presentation was amazing but it's another example of the menu sounding way more delicious than the actual plate. Real flavour very much lacking. I... More 

Thank Zen4287
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My partner and I have dined here on several occasions and love the intimate atmosphere. The menu showcases NZ Beef and lamb accompanied with local produce and is presented beautifully. The 3 cooked chips were our absolute fav, they just melt away in your mouth. Thank you to your Matre'd Kim whom is extremely welcoming and accommodating. Topped with an... More 

Thank Julia_rotorua
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Always found staff attentive and friendly. Meals demonstrate higher standard you expect with a true bistro. Off main eatery street so more luck with parking close by.

Thank G-J-Gordon
Levin, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent food cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Ambient atmosphere with great service. Smoked salmon and Chicken pate entrees Braised pork belly and Roast lamb rack mains Creme brulee dessert Lovely wines

Thank geonz

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: (07) 346 1284

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine


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