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

  •   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

    thumb Joanne P
    5/10/2019

      Having been locals for over 5 years now our special treat has always been Bistro. Seasonal, fresh ingredients backed by a creativity that's second to none! They never cease to amaze. It's definitely the best restaurant in Wanaka for its consistently mind blowing inventiveness. I...More

    thumb Moanin M
    5/08/2018
  •   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

    thumb Lgyajh1987
    4/15/2019

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

    thumb christinafreeman
    3/01/2019
  •   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

      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

    thumb Alex H
    4/15/2019
  •   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 a little too fancy in the fact that the dish comprised of too many flavor's...More

    thumb Ski_Wanaka_NZ
    10/03/2018

      This restaurant has it all. Amazing location with views onto the lake, charming building and interior, a French inspired cuisine to die for and very kind and subtle staff. Just perfect.

    thumb Mausl2014
    3/20/2019
  •   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

      A winery for tastings in the future and French bistro by night. The best meal in NZ to date. Confit duck leg with tart plums and sweetcorn puree and the best creme brulee ever. Loved being able to sample various local wines by choice of...More

    thumb Ellen T
    3/06/2019
  •   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

    thumb RDLO1
    5/25/2018

      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
  •   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

      Bistro Gentil is, far and away, the best restaurant in Wanaka. My husband and I have enjoyed a meal here every time we come to Wanaka, but we also had our rehearsal dinner here the night before our wedding and everything about it was wonderful....More

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    5/27/2018
  •   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).

    thumb leonp217
    3/23/2019

      The most inventive and delightful meal I've ever had - and I've been coming here once a year, every year, for the last four years. And each year surpasses the last. If you're after exquisitely made food that makes your taste buds melt, then you...More

    thumb Maz H
    5/19/2018
  •   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

    thumb taylarhiko
    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 a little too fancy in the fact that the dish comprised of too many flavor's...More

    thumb Chris P
    10/03/2018
  •   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

    thumb jdwhitemaui
    10/12/2018

      We sat outside in this lovely, relaxed restaurant and had a really delicious meal, taking the “chef’s choice”menu. All 3 courses were delicious - well balanced and a good size. The wine dispenser is great fun too! You can select a full or half glass...More

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    3/05/2019

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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