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Bistro 1284

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Seafood, European, French, 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Meal

We dined here a few nights ago, celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The meals were delicious, the service was friendly. A lovely quiet restaurant for couples. It was very hot in there though (but it was a very hot evening). Looking forward to heading back in sometime soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RobHall4976
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here a few nights ago, celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The meals were delicious, the service was friendly. A lovely quiet restaurant for couples. It was very hot in there though (but it was a very hot evening). Looking forward to heading back in sometime soon.

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Thank RobHall4976
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our B&B host pointed us in the direction of Bistro 1284 after a less than brilliant meal the night before. This was an enjoyable meal in nice surroundings, pleasant service, and good food. We both had the lamb. A somewhat larger portion than we are used to but too good to even think about leaving any.

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Thank Faircrit
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined at this restaurant a few nights ago and was a bit apprehensive to go back ( we went three years ago) as it has now changed owners. No worries, the food was fantastic I had chicken and my husband had the snapper with risotto. The Creme brûlée was to die for. The service was excellent. Overall a fantastic experience.

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Thank nmanzi2015
Calgary, Canada
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet and relaxed dinner here on a recent Thursday night. Restaurant was 2/3 full so service was friendly and prompt. Both hubby and I ordered the lamb loin and it did not disappoint. Very tender and flavorful. As I am not normally a lamb fan, I was delighted at how tasty the dish was. Next time in Rotorua... More 

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Thank scubamom33
Yorkshire, England
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The overall standard of food is high - particularly the lamb which was both generous in its portion size and right up there in quality. What we couldn't work out was how the service was so odd! Two examples - a cheese board was ordered and when it came we asked which cheeses they were. We were told they were... More 

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Thank RGYorkshire
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The starters were okay( squid was tough ) but the mains were so bad we didn't finished our plates. Lamb wasn't seasoning at all potatoes dry, vegetables not cooked at all and at the chicken dish was a ingredients far to salty and the potatoes burned. Service wasn't good at all. I do have a different expectation of this kind... More 

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Thank Tasajeli
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Been here many many times and was our favourite restaurant with the best food that we couldn't fault. Since change of ownership and menu, the food has gone down hill. Last time we went the food was cold, lacked flavour, steaks were rear when we asked for medium and other things on the plate had been under a warmer or... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The food here was good but lack of experience stopped it being excellent. We had the lamb but it was served on plates that were so hot the lamb continued to cook and dry out and the jous and pea purée went rock hard on the plate and had to be scraped off! The waiter did not seem to have... More 

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Thank MikeJ2497
Surrey
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209 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Lovely evening. Great company from manager and waiter - thank you both. Excellent food indeed and wonderful presentation. lovely wine as well.

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Thank hbrWoking
San Francisco
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Attentive personable service (thank you, Kim!) eclectic and savory entrees and mains, taking the best of local ingredients and adding a sophisticated twist. Enjoyed every bite and drop of this meal in 1284's lovely dining room.

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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: Seafood, European, French, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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