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Bistro 1284

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Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand
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1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 346 1284
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My husband, son and I all had delicious meals here. We had Rack of lamb, duck and steak all cooked to perfection, with starters of olives ( could be shared between two as I struggled to eat them all ) and ciabatta and equally delicious desserts . If you love fine food and are prepared to pay a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Kiwi532014
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband, son and I all had delicious meals here. We had Rack of lamb, duck and steak all cooked to perfection, with starters of olives ( could be shared between two as I struggled to eat them all ) and ciabatta and equally delicious desserts . If you love fine food and are prepared to pay a slightly higher... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Realky excellent food, fresh produce, great service, attentive staff. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The type and quality of the good is superb! The service is polite, kind, gallant, friendly, welcoming! Great place, worth its awards!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Excellent food and outstanding service. Although the restaurant was very busy with several large parties service was superb.

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the best meals we had during our stay in NZ. The restaurant is a small family run restaurant well worth a visit. Booking is recommended due to the size of the place. It is not cheap but well worth the money. All our courses was well cooked, well presented and tasty but for me the "piece de resistance"... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We wanted a quiet little French restaurant in little old Rotorua. The Bistro was it. On a little quiet side street, warm and dark, with shutters. Waitress very friendly. The wine was excellent. My duck, very French, excellent sauce. Best of all, white table cloths. If you want a break from hotel, ethnic, or tourist, this is the place.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Was not prepared for the high prices by TripAdvisor's price range indicator. Expensive bill could have been made up by really good food, however it was just decent, nothing spectacular. Only one (lacto) vegetarian option in main courses. Service was friendly.

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Bern, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice evening in a relaxing atmosphere. The food and the wine were excellent. Unfortunately my portion of lamb was quite small. The beef stake, my girlfriend had, was properly sized. The sides were good but not exceptional. The prize was a little bit too high comparing the value we got. The service was friendly and fast.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This restaurant is a stunner, in a country where one runs out of superlatives and standards are so high we did not expect to find anywhere like this in a holiday town. The food is beautifully presented, the standard of 'cuisine' is superb and the service is friendly, warm & efficient. If only my phone would talk to my i-pad... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Looking for a delicious end to a day in Rotorua? Call ahead as you will want to have a reservation. I had a meal with New Zealand lamb and a sumptuous side salad accompanied by a Spy Valley Pinot Noir. The meal and the ambiance were very enjoyable, however you will want to share this experience with someone else.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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