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Bistro 1284

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

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Good quality but little bit too expensive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
chrisschross1983
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Bern, Switzerland
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bern, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Herzlia, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This bistro is one of the best. The food is so tasety and served in a nice way. The service was excellent. We really recomend havingdinner there

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istanbul
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We made a reservation and had dinner at 730pm. The food was excellent, as was the service. The beef signature dish and wine was excellent and very reasonably priced, Recomended.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a delightful meal on 19 January. Kim was so gracious to let us in even though it was nearing closing time. Our beef and lamb dishes were scrumptious (and their many annual beef and lamb awards attest to this) and the desserts wonderful. We also got to meet the chef - keep doing your magic in the kitchen!... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We selected this based on its Trip Advisor ranking and were not disappointed. The quality is quite good and the service was extremely friendly (even for the NZ standards which I'm finding quite high!) Prices are not cheap, though.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had an excellent meal at the bistro this evening. Yes he had beef which was beautifully cooked. Less mentioned in reviews is fish; I had an amazing dish of Hapuka, which was wonderfully cooked, I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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London, UK
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161 reviews 161 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This could well be the best eatery in Rotorua for those that want fine dining. The place is cosy and was very quiet on our mid December visit. They have won many meat awards and the menu was both wide ranging and quite daring. Some quite adventurous dishes and they all worked out very well, the wine list too is... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The food here is great, you will find things on the menu I don't think you'll see again in a hurry. They've done a great job with the menu. Go and try it, superb.

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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: European, Seafood, Steakhouse, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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