Reviews | Bistro Gentil | Wanaka Restaurant | New Zealand

What's Up Down South, Augustman, July 2016

The Insider's: chef James Stapley's Wanaka New Zealand, The Australian, May 2016

Wanaka, New Zealand travel tips and things to do: 20 highlights,, May 2016

Winter Wonderland, Signature Luxury Travel & Style, April 2016

Top of the Lake, Air New Zealand's Kia Ora magazine, April 2016

Home James, Cuisine Magazine, January 2016

Food glorious food, The Insiders Guide to New Zealand, NZ Life & Leisure 2016

Long Lunch Otago Style, Selector Magazine, Summer 2015

Food me Up Scotty, New Zealand series, October 2015

Bistro Gentil a place for beautiful encounters, QT magazine, Winter 2015

Adventures in Hobbit Land, The Straits Times, 17 May 2015

The Beautiful South, Elite Traveler, March/April 2015

Top of the Lake, Air New Zealand's Kia Ora magazine, April 2015

Australia's best destinations for food: short edible escapes,, 19 April 2015

Short and sweet: Where foodies go to feast, Traveller, 18 April 2015

Gastronomic success where once 'nothing has worked', ODT, December 2014

Lonely Planet Top pick, October 2014

One of the highlights of our trip South,, September 2014 

The Listener, Eating out in Wanaka, 14 September 2014

Aventures in Gastro-art, On Magazine, August 2014

Reviewed and ReccommendedCuisine Good Food Guide 2014, 14/20, July 2014 issue - "Refined dining in a paired back setting."

Food for thought: Highly recommended, The Mirror 17 July 2014 

A place where food, wine and art meet, Land and see, July 2014

Central Otago: remarkables moutains and wine, Travel Industry Today, July 2014

Snowbest Insider Guide to Wanaka: Sam Smoothy picks Bistro Gentil as Special Occasion Dinner Spot, 15 June 2014

Jody Direen names Bistro Gentil as one of her favourite places to eat, Diversions, 8 June 2014 

Snowbest Insider Guide to Wanaka: Camilla Stoddart picks Bistro Gentil as Special Occasion Dinner Spot, 5 June 2014

Snowbest Insider Guide to Wanaka: Janina Kusma picks Bistro Gentil as Special Occasion Dinner Spot, 19 May 2014

225px The Press ChristchurchThe Christchurch Press, Restaurant Review, 16 April 2014 - "Blooming amazing and simply divine"


Cuisine CoverCuisine Magazine Restaurant review, January/February 2014


Dunedin Wears the Pants: Postcards from Central, 31 January 2014 - "Dunedin diners, when you’re next in Wanaka, do try Bistro Gentil. It can’t be beaten for quality of food, attentive staff, location and its amazing wine machine."

Best of Wanaka Awards 2013: Bistro Gentil voted Best Long Lunch & Best Date restaurant by the readers of On Magazine.

womans day 2115 Foodie Faves in Wanaka, Woman's Day, November 2013

Quantas Inflight, Mountain Mania, October 2013 - "A fun, accessible take on French food..."

Finding Adventure in Wanaka,, September 2013 - "After a day of adventuring I recommend refueling with some of Wanaka’s best wine and dining at Bistro Gentil..."

Hospitality Business logo BL 1Oil on the Lake, Hospitality, August 2013

Release, Wanaka's Food Revolution, 27 August 2013 - "The views of Lake Wanaka from Bistro Gentil are nearly as good as the food, and the view is breathtaking..."