DINNER MENU

ENTRÉES

French onion soup, gruyere crouton / 16
Angus fillet tartare, radish, free-range egg yolk, miso mayo,
crispy shallots, croutons / 18
40° King Ora salmon, pickled cucumber & fennel salad, pear, potato saffron emulsion, squid ink cracker / 20
Carrot, labneh, mint, sumac, smoked paprika mayonnaise, crumb / 17

MAINS

Market fish, fried cauliflower & purée, spinach, almond, preserved lemon & tarragon dressing / 36
Confit of duck leg, brussel sprouts, creamy Dijon sauce, prosciutto, chips / 36
200g 55 day aged beef fillet, red onion relish, onion caramel, blue cheese butter, potato dauphines /46
Cardrona merino lamb rump, Jerusalem artichokes, hazelnuts, tamarillo chutney, black garlic jus / 40
– ask your waiter about our daily vegetarian options –

TRUST THE CHEF

Ask your server about this evening’s menu

2 courses / 50  -or-  3 courses / 60

SIDES

French fries with truffle salt
Buttered baby peas, kale, bacon, shallots
– please add $7.50 for sides –

DESSERTS

Vanilla creme brulée, almond crumb, chocolate sorbet / 17
Rhubarb, quince & apple crumble, boysenberry ice cream/ 17
Unbaked gingerbread cheesecake, textures of fig, white chocolate crumb,  candied walnuts, fig ice cream / 17
Selection of house made ice cream and sorbets / 15

UN FROMAGE

One 80g portion of French cheese, served with accompaniments / 21

TRIO DE FROMAGES

Selection of three 40g portions of French cheeses, served with accompaniments / 32

AFFOGATO

Vanilla ice cream, espresso coffee, liqueur / 18

 

When the season allows, we enhance our dishes using fresh produce from the kitchen garden.

 

5 COURSE TASTING MENU

with matching wines

Soup of the Day
Maude Methode Traditionelle NV, Wanaka

Carrots, labneh, mint, sumac, smoked paprika, crumb
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘18, Marlborough

Market fish, cauliflower purée, spinach, almond, preserved lemon & tarragon dressing
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘15, Marlborough

Cardrona merino lamb rump, Jerusalem artichokes, hazelnuts, tamarillo chutney, black garlic jus
Maude Pinot Noir ‘18, Wanaka

Unbaked gingerbread cheesecake, textures of fig, white chocolate crumb,  candied walnuts, fig ice cream
Millton Clos Samuel Viognier ’15, Gisborne

5 Course menu / 100
Wine matching / 150

  •   We happened upon Bistro Gentil by accident. During the day it’s the tasting Room for Maudes Winery. Each night it transforms into a casual but totally decadent restaurant, serving some of the best food we’ve had anywhere in the world. Chef Mario is from South...More

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    12/31/2018

      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 feel welcome. Inside is nicely laid out, the staff are really lovely and helpful (as...More

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    7/30/2018
  •   TA and our lodge host recommended this restaurant and booked for us. It was full and we can see why. Whilst it is not cheap ($100 a head (4 of us) - 3ish courses (2 shared desserts), 2 drinks and one bottle of wine, plus...More

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    1/31/2019

      I’ve visited this restaurant once before and it was absolutely amazing so I had to return! Although the menu had changed slightly to my first visit, it didn’t let us down. We decided to go with the “Chefs choice” and that did disappoint. The staff...More

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    5/21/2019
  •   Lovely location with great views. Food delicious. Outside eating. Loved the "credit card" and wine dispenser

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    3/01/2019

      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 like this in Australia. I don’t think the staff realise how good they are. They...More

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    6/28/2018
  •   Spent a week in Wanaka early December and had the great pleasure of two delicious dinners at Bistro Gentil. Interesting menu - beautifully prepared.Absolutely wonderful - the best food in South Island.

    thumb Tessa C
    12/31/2018

      One of Wanaka's top rated restaurants with fine dining, Bistro Gentil didnt disappoint. Nestled on a road above the town - we walked two miles there - it was packed full. For starters we had tomato and chilli soup and a seared salmon starter and...More

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    1/10/2019
  •   Fabulous. Great location, friendly service, and delicious food. Te loved everything about the meal. They have a card on each table and you are able to sample wines. We ended up choosing the Maude 2017 Pinot Noir which was selected the Best Wine in New...More

    thumb LarryandTim
    1/21/2019

      We ate here during our three night stay in Wanaka and it was absolutely delicious. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and delightfully flavoured. Service was relaxed and friendly, a good selection of wine on an enomatic machine so you can try a number. Highly recommend...More

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    4/15/2019
  •   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 Zealand since April 11. The food presentation is beautiful. Desserts are very attractive and very high...More

    thumb SybialLam
    5/21/2019

      Recommended by both the waitress in the pub and our accommodation host!! Stunningly good. Casual atmosphere yet slightly poshy. The food was the winner. Monk fish was sensational and the cheese board outstanding. Great bottle of French Chablis. Well worth the $’s. Attentive service. Would...More

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    5/10/2019
  •   This establishment is in itself a reason to visit Wanaka. The food was excellent. I enjoyed the best steak I have eaten in recent memory. My partner commented that she didn’t want to finish the meal because she was enjoying each mouthful. We accompanied our...More

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    5/03/2019

      One of our best meals during our 3-week holiday in New Zealand! Beautiful setting just outside Wanaka, friendly service, warm casual atmosphere and outstanding food! Creative, very well prepared and presented dishes using the best local ingredients. For six of us, to begin our meal,...More

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    1/12/2019
  •   We came here on the recommendation of our hotel, and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The views were stunning (although we wished we could have sat on the terrace area to fully appreciate the views), and the food was very good. We ordered the tasting...More

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    5/25/2018

      While on holiday in NZ we visited Wanaka and celebrated my wife's birthday in this restaurant. Excellent food, good service and a nice and special way to choose your wines (I won't tell you more, should be a surprise).

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    3/23/2019
  •   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 options cover a good spectrum. The self serve wine wall is a cool option. You...More

    thumb John W
    10/12/2018

      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 options cover a good spectrum. The self serve wine wall is a cool option. You...More

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    10/12/2018
  •   This place was a gem. The food was superb, particularly the tartare and confit. Same room for dessert . The Maude wine selection was good. About 100% markup on their own cellar door which is a bit rich but nice reserve Pinot.

    thumb SteveK62
    4/22/2019

      I live in Wanaka and try and get around the restaurants. Been here before and it never fails. Really good value. Highly skilled chefs knowledgable and charming wait staff. Great wine list what’s not to like. They receive good reviews all the time which is...More

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    9/05/2018

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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