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Bistro 1284

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 346 1284
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Our meal was delicious, well delivered and more than adequate. This was an intimate dining experience that was thoroughly enjoyable. *The bomb desert was radical but very rich in brandy.

1 Thank Lili1212
Hamilton, New Zealand
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246 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for our meal at Bistro 1284 after reading reviews. The service was very scrappy so we were a bit worried. They were very late taking our drinks order( after the meal order) and we had to ask for the specials as did others seated around us. The waitress had very little knowledge about the beers etc!... More 

1 Thank Cookster_11
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit in Rotorua if you are looking for something a bit "more upmarket" it is pricey but the food is beautiful. Great service too.

Thank Cherry M
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This restaurant is amazing. From the time you walk in from the time you leave. The staff are friendly, attentive and know their wine and food. From the entree all the way to coffee after dinner. The portions are ample and you leave feeling full and not having to grab drive through on the way home. This is a must... More 

Thank Jmepc
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food very impressed would come again as visiting brother ..from Australia found the entree main and desert faultless.

Thank suzanne796
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Food and service is superb here. We enjoyed very much from entree to the dessert. Will come back for sure!!!

1 Thank Nuttavut j
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is an excellent, small restaurant with personalized attention. The lamb was especially tender and the wine selection was excellent. Good food, good service, and we especially appreciated the ride to and from our lodging (the Black Swan Hotel).

Thank Lindsay M
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

DISAPPOINTMENT!!! Restaurant is small, hot day all windows and doors closed, no decor, no music , no atmosphere, no any impressions - only white starchy table clothes. Entrees - tuna carpaccio , scallops, and duck - "Edible Art" - toooo small portions and tooo expensive, main lamb - a little bigger. Only dessert - cheesecake - was "good" size. After... More 

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United Kingdom
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200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

wife and I had a good meal here . It's pretty conventional , meat , lamb etc but it's high quality and we found the service friendly and informative . Better than many of the tourist traps here , makes a good choice for a nice evening out .

Thank BInck113
Teaneck, New Jersey
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The restaurant was written up in a travel guide and it was well worth the walk. It is off the beaten track. The food is delicious and the decor is eclectic but it sure is worth going!!

Thank Eileen E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?