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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
kristen282015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Rotorua, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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Taupo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have been here 3 times to eat now and each time have been left disappointed. One thing that Rotorua lacks is a true Fine Dining experience ...Bistro 1284 tries to sell itself as such but has been found wanting. A couple of dishes are well done, for example the pate is incredible, however the other dishes are average. We've... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Bistro 1284 is owned by the same guys as the Regent of Rotorua hotel. We dined at both - there are similar items on the menu, but my preference is for Bistro 1284. I had the intriguingly named Venison Eclair for a starter - which was melt-in-the mouth delicious. My main was the Lamb rack which was perfectly cooked and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a number of recommendations from people saying this is the place to go, so we booked our Valentines Day dinner here. Although the service was very friendly, the atmosphere was lacking. The restaurant had received awards for its meat in the past, however I wonder if there has been a change in chefs since then....? My partner got... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Have eaten at this restaurant on a few occasions when I have been passing through Rotorua, but this time, found it quite unpleasant, due to the lack off service, which was non existent. Dined there with a couple off my clients in March and found the service excellent, but this time not good at all, the waitress seemed quite stressed,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We're two Scandinavians travelling around the world. We're both very fond of good lamb and asked our hotel for a good place for Lamb snd they booked us in on "Bistro". Clearly you should not eat Lamb or a dish from the sea here, so we figure the steaks must have been superb since they've won various prices for New... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Made a reservation for my group in March, courtesy of previous good reviews on TripAdvisor. Restaurant was great to work with, and very flexible in helping me come up with a children's menu and an adult menu. Restaurant is very classy, and the staff have got it going. Service was excellent, and the food was great. I get to eat... More 

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

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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