DINNER MENU

ENTRÉES

Soup du jour / 15
Rock Oysters, fresh granita / 12
French onion soup, gruyere crouton / 16
Angus fillet tartare, radish, free-range egg yolk, miso mayo,
crispy shallots, croutons / 18
Seared tuna, edamame, wasabi mayo, ponzu, fennel,
pickled daikon, lavosh /20
Goats curd, leek, spring onion, puffed buckwheat, parsley, lemon & tarragon dressing / 18
Smoked aubergine, beetroot, pickled pear, apricot balsamic gel, crumb / 17

MAINS

Market fish, spinach, crayfish bisque, courgettes, hazelnuts, crème fraîche, sherry vinegar gel / 36
Confit of duck leg, miso kumara purée, apricot chutney, orange, pineapple, panisse, sunflower seeds, crispy kale / 36
Wagyu hanger steak, parsnips, confit shallots, pine nuts,
brown butter, rocket /35
200g 55 day aged beef fillet, red onion relish, onion caramel, blue cheese butter, potato dauphines /46
Te Mana lamb backstrap, braised neck, carrot, broadbeans, walnuts, raspberry, jus / 40
Cauliflower, carrots, panisse, peppadews, mango purée, black garlic, labneh, crispy kale / 34

TRUST THE CHEF

Ask your server about this evening’s menu

2 courses / 50  -or-  3 courses / 60

SIDES

French fries with truffle salt
Swede & cabbage gratin
Bistro garden salad, apple vinaigerette
Roasted baby carrots, buckwheat, sumac labneh
– please add $8 for sides –

DESSERTS

Vanilla creme brulée, almond crumb, chocolate sorbet / 17
Stone fruit, almond sponge cake, homemade mascarpone, sorbet, candied almonds / 17
Banana semifreddo, tiramisu cream, coffee granita, coconut gel, almond crumb, banana ice cream / 17
Moka mousse, meringue, chocolate textures, sorbet / 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

Goats curd, spring onion, leek, puffed buckwheat, parsley, presserved lemon & tarragon dressing
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘18, Marlborough

Market fish, spinach, crayfish bisque, courgettes, hazelnuts, crème fraîche, sherry vinegar gel
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘15, Marlborough

Te Mana lamb backstrap, braised neck, minted hollandaise, carrot, broadbeans, walnits, raspberry, jus
Maude Pinot Noir ‘18, Wanaka

Moka mousse, meringue, chocolate textures, sorbet
Millton Clos Samuel Viognier ’15, Gisborne

5 Course menu / 100
Wine matching / 150

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    10/03/2018

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    5/15/2019
  •   This delightful bistro is about a 10 minute drive from the lakefront; and sits up on a hill with gorgeous views of Lake Wanaka. Sit outside on the patio if... read more

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    12/31/2018

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    5/03/2019
  •   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... read more

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    3/23/2019

      Bistro Gentil created the BEST of problems- we wanted to eat more than we knew we could! After some haggling for favorites we had three entrees and two mains with... read more

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    9/30/2018
  •   We really enjoyed the food last night which was exceptional. I cannot thank the staff enough for making the night extra special for our engagement and I appreciate the little... read more

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    11/18/2018

      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... read more

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    3/06/2019
  •   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

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    7/09/2019

      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... read more

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    4/15/2019
  •   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... read more

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    5/10/2019

      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... read more

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    12/31/2018
  •   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

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    10/03/2018

      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

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    6/28/2018
  •   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... read more

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    1/21/2019

      This place was a gem. The food was superb, particularly the tartare and confit. Same room for dessert . The Maude wine selection was good. ... read more

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    4/22/2019
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    1/10/2019

      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... read more

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    4/15/2019
  •   This is a busy casual place for lunch or dinner. In the evening, the bar scene is buzzing with locals, who all know each other and the lively barmaids on... read more

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    1/07/2019

      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... read more

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    5/21/2019

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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