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Bistro 1284

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1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 346 1284
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Matamata, N.Z
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Outstanding waitress and wonderful welcome on arrival. There wasn't a long wait until our ordered meals arrived. Beautifully cooked and delicious favours. Desert was just amazing too. Everything about this place was fantastic but then you would expect that with high prices. Very, very good and for a special occasion, would highly recommend.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had a delicious meal with friends at Bistro 1284. Our party all enjoyed their meals. Good variety of starters, mains and desserts.

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Thank Annie1861
Tauranga, New Zealand
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a birthday dinner. Food was nice but didn't really live up to the reviews I thought. Steak was nice but not exceptional and my guest had the fish of the day which again was nice but nothing more. Of course dining with two is always pot luck when it comes down to the seating arrangements and again we... More 

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Thank mirjamjon
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely staff and most of the food was lovely however the duck was very fatty and very tough. Really not great value for money

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Thank 4252loulou
Tauranga
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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.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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250 reviews
109 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 

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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.

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Thank Cherry M
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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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!!!

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Restaurant Details

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