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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
Great food

Wish there was a rating of 4 1/2. Expensive but food was excellent. Sometimes u get what u pay for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2012
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Wish there was a rating of 4 1/2. Expensive but food was excellent. Sometimes u get what u pay for.

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texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

The portions were tiny for the cost, but the food was very good. They left the feta cheese off of our beet salad accidentally, but the fish was delicious as were the truffle fries.

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Bistro 1284 is billed as being the place to eat at the moment and it was certainly very busy. The menu was good but slightly too fussy and the complexity of the dishes might have contributed to the slow service. It is not a cheap restaurant so when the waiter spilt red wine over the table cloth at the start... More 

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Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

we had eaten at the sister restaurant at the Regent Boutique hotel the night before.this restaurant is about a 10 min walk from the hotel. The menu is almost the same, as is the wine list but with small subtle differences. from the menu point of view, you could certainly imagine that you are dining at the same restaurant again.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

The service is good and both signature dishes are delicious although the lamb rack is not as tender as other restaurant we have enjoyed the night before but overall for the food and atmosphere is great for enjoying dinner.

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Ardee, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We ate here during our honeymoon to Zealand in November 2010. Without doubt one of the nicest restaurants we ate in. Service was top, food was excellent. very friendly staff. We still talk about this place

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We arrived to a restaurant that we thought might be closed as it was empty, but there was another customer in there and they were more than happy to serve us. This meant we got the most attentative service without it being intrusive. The service, the food, the decor were just perfect! There is no doubt in our mind as... More 

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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

Locals told us that this was 'the' place to go for gorgeous food, and they were not wrong. What they were wrong about, is that they told us it was expensive. This simply was not the case, compared to other in-town offerings. A steak is around $38 and other meals were available from $28. We only had the main course,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We spent a very pleasent evening ar Bistro 1284. Very good food and friendly professional service. The restaurant is not positioned in the "" restaurant quarter" but is worth the short walk.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We were in Rotorua for 2 nights. We went to Bistro 1284 on the first night and were so impressed with our lovely meal that we went back the 2nd night as well. The food was beautifully cooked, flavours were well blanced and the presentation was excellent... matched with a gorgeous South Australian shiraz!...we were delighted with the desserts as... More 

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

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