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Bistro 1284

1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 346 1284
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Ranked #15 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Steakhouse, New Zealand
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stillwater, MN
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant exceeded all expectations for quality, ambiance and service. The food (lamb was their specialty) was MORE than I expected, both is quality and quantity, and the wine list matched the quality of the food. Only surprise after seeing all the medals they've won for their lamb was that there was only one main course lamb offered. Of course,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent service, amazing tasting food, great wine, cosy atmosphere and reasonable pricing. Booking recommended... We had to wait...

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had excellent steak and lamb. Prices were reasonable. Service was friendly and attentive. Nothing rushed but delivery was very timely. Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience and we would happily return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a very good dinner at this bistro. It has received a Lamb and Beef Award for the last few years and we were not disappointed. We had a very good chicken liver pate starter followed by lamb for some and beef fillet for others. The waitress was very engaging and helpful in our selections.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Phoned ahead to make reservation and arrived promptly at 7. Hostess said no reservation made and had bizarre conversation wanting to know who I had talked to, not sure, etc. I finally said do you have room for us - restaurant was half empty. She said yes but then seated us by ourselves in a corner near entrance out of... More

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Rotorua, NZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

It's quite some time since my wife and I visited this restaurant and we were blown away. New menu and different faces but the standard has, if anything, improved. The selections are not the usual fare, but complex and interesting variations on mostly European dishes. The service was top notch (not common in Rotorua!) and the food cooked to perfection.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat in Rotorua - expensive, but you get what you pay for. The food was fantastic! They win the Lamb and Beef awards every year, so you'd think so!! Make sure you stop in when you're in Rotorua. It cost us NZD$150 for (1) Starter - bread and oil, (2) Mains -... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great beef and lamb and good service. Had dinner with a party of 5 and the service was attentive but discreet.Recommended.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this quaint French Bistro on my last evening in Rotorua, and am so glad I did! Everything was fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Place is too small, can hear what customers talked nearby but only few customers there. Food is just ok. My friend had the awarded beef dish and I had the fish dish, just acceptable food. Price is high and not that worth. Won't recommend to friends.

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Additional Information about Bistro 1284

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: European, Seafood, Steakhouse, New Zealand

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