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Bistro 1284

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1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-346 1284
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to rave about, it's not very memorable. Nice enough though. Food and service were good. Nice building though and private feeling tables

1 Thank Cara L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A very nice evening, sampling all three courses, which were beautifully cooked and presented. Wait staff were attentive without being over fussy. Everything presented in a timely, but unhurried way. Not many places I'd routinely recommend consistently in Rotorua but based on our experience over the years, this is one we would.

Thank Astelia
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Is it terribly condescending of me to be surprised at finding a restaurant of this quality in Rotorua? Possibly, but it was a very pleasant surprise. For starters we both had soup - me the seafood bisque and my wife the daily special asparagus soup. Both excellent. For main course we had beef and snapper respectively, again both very good.... More 

Thank Giles T
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Celebrated close friend couple's wedding anniversary and 50th . Rotorua was the destination, which is not famous for its good restaurants, to put it mildly. But heck... did this place put that perception to the sword or what!. Bistro 1284 blew us away. The exterior is fair-middling.. the interior is middling to good... the menu is excellent... but the food... More 

Thank AlainBron
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Was ok. Got a bit fed up with KENNYG music but the ambiance was nice. Friendly attentive waitress. Found the meat just a little on the firm side. Could have done with more veggies.

Thank K9nick
Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We celebrated my birthday at Bistro 1284 and were certainly not disappointed. We cannot manage three courses now so waived the entree and just had mains and dessert. My husband chose the beef which was cooked to perfection and I had the duck - again superb. We had not thought to order extra vegetables but these came anyway. But the... More 

Thank Adrienne N
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very nice and classy restaurant in the heart of the city. Ambient lighting and music was to our liking (Cat Stevens, Dire Straits, Joe Cocker to name a few). The service was impressive with a humorous waiter who enlightening the evening. The main meals were very good, if perhaps a little small. The Seafood Chowder reminds me of a Bouillabaisse... More 

Thank Michael B
Matamata, N.Z
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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.

1 Thank BrendaMatamata_N_Z
Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank Annie1861
Tauranga, New Zealand
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 

Thank mirjamjon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +64 7-346 1284

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