BISTRO GENTIL A MODERN FRENCH AFFAIR IN BEAUTIFUL WANAKA

Whatever reservations you may have about the French, their cuisine is what makes it all worthwhile. Bistro Gentil brings the delights of French gastronomy to the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka, and of course some decent Gallic wines too.

Led by Head Chef Mario Rodrigues, we revisit typical flavour combinations using fresh seasonal ingredients from our kitchen garden and the best of our region. Cardrona Merino lamb, Aoraki salmon, Canter Valley duck…

Our menus combine the best of New Zealand produce cooked French style – à la française, with a modern twist. Join us to sample house made spreads and wines rarely offered by the glass. In addition to our carefully selected wine list, we offer sixteen wines by the glass, half glass and tasters through our Enomatic self-dispensing wine machines.

Whether you come for the food, the wine, the art, the view or a game of pétanque… We hope Bistro Gentil becomes a special place for you.

À bientôt!

(fr. See you soon)

More info about us…

BISTRO GENTIL IS OPEN TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 6PM UNTIL LATE

“What people say”

  •   Fabulous meal, thet best we have eaten in a long time. Easily beats the #1 rated place.

    Best on a nice day, to eat outside.

    thumb rbertolott
    1/14/2020

      Delicious modern French cuisine served in a cute restaurant overlooking the hills in Wanaka. Service took a little too long though, but overall was a good experience.

    thumb christianrD6666CP
    12/25/2019
  •   We dined here this week and not only had wonderful food but the service was exceptional as well, in fact the best on Wanaka. We choose the chefs choice menu... read more

    thumb 94suey
    8/01/2019

      Lovely location with great views. Food delicious. Outside eating. Loved the "credit card" and wine dispenser

    thumb christinafreeman
    3/01/2019
  •   Totally blown away by the experience. Great food, wine and service. As locals, we tended to stick to ‘tried & tester’ but was game to try something for our Silver... read more

    thumb C2MeiD613
    3/05/2020

      We went on a Friday night and there weren’t many people perhaps because it’s not in the downtown area. There’s inside and outside seating in an attractive setting. We had... read more

    thumb redroverma
    12/26/2019
  •   I went here with a group of people for dinner. I had heard great things about the place so was looking forward to trying it for myself. I had the... read more

    bohica-nz
    6/18/2019

      Great meal and great service. The lamb dish I had for mains was perfect, just could have done with a little more really. Other than that highly recommended.

    thumb NzSimon
    9/24/2019
  •   We had an enjoyable birthday dinner at the cozy and romantic Bistro Gentil. The Chef and his team put much love into their dishes. They are beautifully plated. The menu... read more

    thumb GZPCManager
    10/12/2018

      You would be a fool to miss this restaurant. It is an absolute hidden gem. The food is to die for, perfectly cooked and plated beautifully. The ambience here is... read more

    sophie12342016
    7/09/2019
  •   In a tourist town its not always a good sign when you see a bus at your dining destination. Some things feel best kept off the package-tour radar. ... read more

    thumb Jo R
    5/03/2019

      We are visiting NZ and I wanted somewhere really good to take my wife for her 60th birthday. This place definitely did the trick! The service was friendly and first... read more

    thumb Geoffrey M
    2/14/2020
  •   The food was spectacular. We both had the duck with the maple syrup yams and it was all exceptional- easily 10/10. It was one of the best mains we have... read more

    thumb bris1234
    7/25/2018

      Amazing! We loved this place, great food, wines and service. Right from when you pull in the driveway and see the whole place lit up like a Christmas tree you... read more

    thumb ChrisD1982
    7/30/2018
  •   We had dinner here for 4 to celebrate our sons engagement to his lovely fiance and their last night In New Zealand before flying home to the UK. The meal... read more

    thumb Fredthefiddle
    2/15/2020

      We are a group of 19 people taken dinner in Bistro Gentil in Wanaka on 17 April 2019. This is the BEST and DELICIOUS restaurant we have in New... read more

    thumb SybialLam
    5/21/2019
  •   We are Wanaka locals and have dined at BG many times over the past 6-8 years. Some time ago, I found that while the food was amazing, it was often... read more

    thumb Ski_Wanaka_NZ
    10/03/2018

      My partner and I celebrated a birthday and a wedding anniversary at the Bistro Gentil. The Food was just superb, but it was the attention to service that really made... read more

    thumb Russell W
    9/09/2019
  •   Dined here as a husband, wife and fussy teen. This place didn’t disappoint. Staff are excellent. I just kept asking myself why we can’t have more restaurants with great staff... read more

    thumb vm183
    6/28/2018

      We had an enjoyable birthday dinner at the cozy and romantic Bistro Gentil. The Chef and his team put much love into their dishes. They are beautifully plated. The menu... read more

    thumb jdwhitemaui
    10/12/2018
  • Bistro Gentil

    76a Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, Phone 03 443 22 99, Email info@bistrogentil.co.nz

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