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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Excellent food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Simon L
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Epsom, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Taupo
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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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North Tustin, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were recommended to this place by the hotel. They recommended the lamb or the beef so we had one of each. The food was very good. The meat was very tender and had good flavor along with the rest of the dishes. This was a small location and sat rather tight but no uncomfortable. Overall a very good meal.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband, son and I all had delicious meals here. We had Rack of lamb, duck and steak all cooked to perfection, with starters of olives ( could be shared between two as I struggled to eat them all ) and ciabatta and equally delicious desserts . If you love fine food and are prepared to pay a slightly higher... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Realky excellent food, fresh produce, great service, attentive staff. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The type and quality of the good is superb! The service is polite, kind, gallant, friendly, welcoming! Great place, worth its awards!

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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