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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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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Wonderful Meal

The service at this restaurant is exceptional, the food cooked to perfection, it is no wonder they keep winning the Lamb and Beef Awards

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The service at this restaurant is exceptional, the food cooked to perfection, it is no wonder they keep winning the Lamb and Beef Awards

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place came highly recommended by our hotel so we had fairly high expectations. Initial impressions weren't good because the waitress really didn't seem to have a clue.The food was ok but I wouldn't call it top shelf. Chicken was overcooked Saving grace was the friendly service from the manageress.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals on our visit to New Zealand! Quite the find. Very good wine selection, delicious lamb, duck, and pate, Service was well-intentioned, but somewhat inexperienced. We took it in stride as the food and ambiance were so enjoyable.

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friendly welcome, efficient and engaging service. Delicious lamb and beef as well as snapper for the non meat eater. A good selection of wine. It was full mid week with a good atmosphere - in mid winter that says it all!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our party of six (visitors to Rotorua) had a lovely evening at Bistro 1284....delicious food which was beautifully presented...slightly weird background music choice but it was only quiet so wasn't disruptive. Our only concern was that the hostess was inexperienced...didn't know how to make coffee... admittedly it was a Monday night but this is a tourist town, surely having trained... More 

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Pokeno, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We dined here twice while in town. The hostess on our 2nd visit was new and not as well versed in the operation as the first night but very friendly and accommodating. There was a good choice of dishes and food was well presented, very tasty. Looking forward to coming back.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bistro 1284 is exactly what you would expect in a restaurant. They are an award winning restaurant for Lamb and Beef and this well and truly reflects through there dishes-each dish had been lovingly created and was a true pleasure to eat. The music was perfect and the host lovely and pleasant. The first time I have enjoyed dining out... More 

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wellington
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friday night only two tables occupied. Moderately loud pop music "dance to my ten guitars" out of keeping with French style fine dining. As noted by another writer paint is flaking . My wine glass was dirty. Service was inexperienced with difficulty pronouncing the dishes and no offer of a wine to start (even though I often wait until I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to dinner 22/7/2015. Had the lamb and it was perfect. Can not fault the service. The manager was amazing, so freindly and welcoming All round amazing experience. Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Attended here as part of a corporate group of 50 people. The team at the Bistro did a great job. I enjoyed the market fish which was beautifully prepared. And the apple and rhubarb crumble dessert was very good. Wine selection good. Service excellent.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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