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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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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went there for a dinner and it surpassed all my expections. My starter of scallops was sublime, the lamb main was suberb, the service was great. Lovely place for dinner. Highly recommended

Thank Maria T
Wellington, New Zealand
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We thought the food was great and service was good. Everyone had a good time with plenty to eat. We did go on a day when it wasn't that busy. Was a little surprised that they ran out of sparking water but no biggie.

Thank TP1111
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have reviewed Bistro 1284 before, but after dining out for a special birthday, it was clear that Bistro 1284 has lifted its game even further. Not only was the service friendly and efficient, but the food was even better - nouvelle cuisine without descending into deconstructed food!! Very subtle pairings of flavor - we don't usually order three courses,... More 

Thank DianeS36
Paris, France
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158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Good food and friendly people, the bistro 1284 is the perfect place for a dinner in Rotorua, deserts are delicious !.

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The service was terrible. When we wanted to order the waitress was not interrested at all. She just kept looking outside (seemed there was something more interesting outside than we were ) . And just after a while she started listening (meanwhile we already asked her for some information about the menu whitch she clearly did not hear). We ordered... More 

1 Thank Jacques W
Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to Bistro for awhile although we usually enjoy the meals here. The wait staff are lovely, efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was tasty, well presented but perhaps on the meagre size. The toilet definitely needs an upgrade. As does the glassware. Both are tired and pass there use by date.

Thank timandmary2014
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were very disappointed in the quality of food tonight. Top range prices for very average food. Ordered a sauvignon and received a Chardonnay. Replacement sav was less than measure. One beer not available. A couple of dishes were tasty and well presented. Other two dishes lacking in taste and were definitely not up to expectation. Maybe an off night?

Thank Fiona B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We came here last time mid-winter and we were so impressed that tonight we have returned since we are visiting Rotorua for our wedding anniversary. It's tempting to make this the restaurant for every occasion, since the meals are all outstanding. Our entrees were full of flavour yet small enough to tease our taste buds and have us anticipating the... More 

Thank Lili1212
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We just loved the most amazing quality food we have ever experienced. I went to the extent of asking the Chef to come out so i could meet the person putting this fine food together. We met Executive Chef Bruce Tomason and he made excellent wine recommendations too.. eventually joining us for grapes after he finished in the kitchen making... More 

Thank SmithersinAU
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?