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


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


Ask your server about this evening’s menu

2 courses / 55  -or-  3 courses / 65


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


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


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


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


Vanilla ice cream, espresso coffee, liqueur / 18


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



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 ‘19, Marlborough

Market fish, spinach, crayfish bisque, courgettes, hazelnuts, crème fraîche, sherry vinegar gel
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘16, 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

  •   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

      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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  •   This is hands down the best meal i had during my entire 14 days trip in the South Island. Definitely amongst the top 10 meals , I had for ... read more

    thumb RickHunterW

      We had high expectations and it delivered. First off the wine experience is top notch. The ability to taste all types wines before you get a bottle is... read more

    thumb Pete P
  •   Warm welcome on a cold and rainy night. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful and the wine selection great. Well worth the drive.

    thumb Barms1005

      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
  •   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... read more

    thumb Mausl2014

      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

    thumb leonp217
  •   Delicious food, stunning view! Reasonably priced given the quality of food. Would definitely visit again.

    thumb Christine R

      Another great recommendation from our Airbnb Host, thank you!! Bookings essential as it is very popular!
    What a lovely surprise to walk into this restaurant. So warm and cosy on... read more

    thumb sayithowitisnoholds
  •   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

      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

    thumb TorontoTraveler_2008
  •   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... read more

    thumb LarchFoodie

      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
  •   This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We sat outside on a covered patio with heaters. Fabulous views overlooking Lake Wanaka. The kitchen is open as you walk in,... read more

    thumb lovelongboatkey

      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

    thumb LarryandTim
  •   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

    thumb Joanne P

      Great service and New Zealand produce with a french flair
    large selection of Maude wine .
    a proper Creme burlee , done they way it is meant to be

    thumb iainm75
  •   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

      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

    thumb Ted G

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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