DINNER MENU

ENTRÉES

Rock Oysters, rosehip granita / 12
French onion soup, gruyere crouton / 16
Angus fillet tartare, radish, free-range egg yolk, miso mayo,
crispy shallots, croutons / 18
Treacle cured Ora King salmon, grapefruit, shaved fennel, spicy paprika mayo, crispy skin, puffed wild rice / 20
Pork croquette, scallops, celeriac purée, apple vinegrette,
apple crisp, roquette / 18
Asparagus, goats curd, leek, puffed buckwheat, lemon & tarragon dressing, parsley / 18
Pea, broadbean & mint purée, hazelnut dukkah, apricot balsamic gel, carrot & radish / 16

MAINS

Market fish, bok choy, spinach, roasted red pepper sauce, clams, chorizo crumb, herb oil / 36
Confit of duck leg, portobello mushroom, pumpkin purée, pumpkin seeds, pineapple,
charred orange, crispy kale / 36
200g 55 day aged beef fillet, red onion relish, onion caramel, blue cheese butter, potato dauphines /46
Venison shortloin, roasted kumara, blackberry gel, pear, brown butter, date labneh /40
Te Mana lamb backstrap, braised neck, smoked aubergine, silverbeet, pine nuts, black garlic dressing / 40
Fried cauliflower, purée, vadouvan oil, onion caramel, cranberries, crispy shallots, 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
Yams, orange, cranberry
Roasted baby carrots, buckwheat, sumac labneh
– please add $8 for sides –

DESSERTS

Vanilla creme brulée, almond crumb, chocolate sorbet / 17
Orange marmalade sponge, mandarin, crunchy textures, rosemary & citrus sorbet / 17
Banana semifreddo, tiramisu cream, coffee granita, coconut gel, almond crumb, banana 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

Pea, broadbean & mint purée, hazelnut dukkah, apricot balsamic gel, carrot & radish
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘18, Marlborough

Market fish, bok choy, spinach, roasted red pepper sauce, clams, chorizo crumb, herb oil
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘15, Marlborough

Te Mana lamb backstrap, braised neck, smoked aubergine, silverbeet, pine nuts, black garlic dressing
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 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
    10/12/2018

      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... read more

    thumb RDLO1
    5/25/2018
  •   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... read more

    thumb ChrisD1982
    7/30/2018

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

    thumb SteveK62
    4/22/2019
  •   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

    thumb Ted G
    1/07/2019

      Situated near the Golf Club,a bit out of town,this establishment is a wine tasting room by day & a beaut restaurant by night specialising in local produce...We particularly enjoyed the... read more

    thumb john241Caloundra
    5/15/2018
  •   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

    sophie12342016
    7/09/2019

      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

    thumb TorontoTraveler_2008
    12/31/2018
  •   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... read more

    thumb Alex H
    4/15/2019

      Went to Bistro Gentil last night with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday and had a wonderful night. The staff were absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble, they... read more

    vanessaprentice266
    7/06/2019
  •   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... read more

    thumb Jackie L
    5/27/2018

      Great meal and great service. The lamb dish I had for mains was perfect, just could have done with a little more really. Other than that highly recommended.

    thumb NzSimon
    9/24/2019
  •   We dined here this week and not only had wonderful food but the service was exceptional as well, in fact the best on Wanaka. We choose the chefs choice menu... read more

    thumb 94suey
    8/01/2019

      I went here with a group of people for dinner. I had heard great things about the place so was looking forward to trying it for myself. I had the... read more

    bohica-nz
    6/18/2019
  •   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
    3/24/2019

      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

    thumb curiousgrins
    9/30/2018
  •   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
    5/15/2019

      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... read more

    thumb Chefmetcalfe
    9/05/2018
  •   Delicious food, stunning view! Reasonably priced given the quality of food. Would definitely visit again.

    thumb Christine R
    10/04/2018

      My husband (woo!) and I recently wed in an intimate ceremony in Wanaka, New Zealand, and we chose Bistro Gentil for our celebration dinner with our family that evening. Sinead... read more

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    10/10/2019

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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