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“Do not miss this place”
Review of Bistro 1284 - CLOSED

Bistro 1284
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Do not miss this place”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

...either.....Rotorua appears to have some great restaurants..but this place is really special. There is no real reason to believe me..but I thought I would take a chance on the Venison Chocolate Eclair for Entree...it was so tasty I am coming back for more. I had Duck for main course which was perfect, my wife had the chicken...the meal was superb, the service was excellent and the wine selection was interesting. I loved this place.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne
Level Contributor
45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fine dining at its best”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Loved the meal, this place is more for the types that enjoy fine dining and don't mind spending a bit. The waitress advised us to choose a different table when we arrived, as there was a large group arriving in a section of the restaurant, and later on, we definitely appreciated the advice! For our meal, we had the pate and chocolate venison eclair, which were fantastic. Beef fillet and duck for main, both cooked perfectly. All in all, a great restaurant with friendly staff, and a nice way to spend our last night in Rotorua.

  • Visited July 2013
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Classic”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Small serves of very nicely repaired food good wine selection as well . A bit pricey but what would you expect it's a small town and small customer base must make it hard to keep standards up

  • Visited June 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“A lot to like, especially the meat but expensive”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Short, well thought out menu with interesting dishes such as a chocolate venison eclair (it worked quite well but may not be to everyone's taste). The beef main was the best dish.

Service was lovely. A good place for our celebration.

  • Visited July 2013
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A touch of France”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel manager for a good fine dining experience. We agree. The staff were warm and genuine. This is not an average restaurant. The awards on display sort of give that away. It is suited to adults wanting an intimate evening. I liked the atmosphere straight away. Service was excellent. We weren't sure about whether we wanted a side dish with the main. This was no problem, 'Chef will make it up quickly for you if you decide you'd like it after all.' Nothing was a problem. The chef delivered a starter and two courses in an hour. The food was perfectly cooked with excellent presentation. The menu has a touch of French style with an original and inventive flair evident. Good use of local fresh products. We're thinking of going back tomorrow night to try some other dishes. The venison entree was the best creation I have seen in a long time.

Visited June 2013
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