My husband and I were staying at The Regent and the hotel manager recommended Bistro 1284 to us. We made reservations and decided to walk since it wasn't too far from the hotel. It looks really cute and clean on the outside and seemed quite intimate on the inside. I think there were maybe 2 or 3 other couples dining but it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Our waitress turned out to be the same one we had at breakfast at the hotel restaurant so that was nice. She was very pleasant and easy to talk to, asking us about our trip and where we were from. etc. This restaurant has won awards for its lamb and beef dishes for the past 12 years so we had try them! I had never had lamb before so I had nothing to compare it to but I thought it was outstanding. I'm sure most lamb in NZ is better than here in the states but this was cooked perfectly! My husband had filet mignon, which was also cooked perfectly. We also shared dessert and had Valrhona chocolate parfait & mousse which was amazing, probably should have gotten 2! This was easily one of the best meals we had in NZ. Will definitely go back someday :)
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