DINNER MENU

ENTRÉES

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
40° King Ora salmon, pickled cucumber & fennel salad, pear,
potato saffron emulsion, squid ink cracker /20
Beetroots, wholegrain mustard mousse, charred fennel,
cherry tomatoes, crumb /17
Crispy pork belly, kidney bean purée, horseradish sponge,
chorizo crumb, radish /17

MAINS

Market fish, celeriac purée, bok choy, anchovy,
tarragon and chilli dressing 
/38
Confit of duck leg, sweetcorn purée, potato gratin,
braised red cabbage, cranberry, plum /39
200g Pork ribeye, portobello mushrooms, spinach,
dijon mustard cream, crispy shallots /38
200g 55 day aged beef fillet, red onion relish, onion caramel,
blue cheese butter, potato dauphines /48
48h Angus reserve beef belly, vanilla parsnip purée, ciabatta crumb,
apricot chutney, black garlic jus /38
Cardrona merino lamb rump, courgette, apple, blueberry chutney,
eggplant purée, caper raisins, Madeira jus /42
– ask your waiter about our daily vegetarian options –

TRUST THE CHEF

Ask your server about our 3 course menu chosen by our chef /65

SIDES

French fries with truffle salt
Buttered baby peas, kale, bacon, shallots
Fried broccoli, buckwheat, almonds, preserved lemon
Garden salad, rosehip vinaigrette
– please add $7.50 for sides –

DESSERTS

Vanilla creme brulée, passionfruit, coconut sorbet /17
Strawberry textures, dulce du leche, hazelnut & cocoa crumble, sorbet /18
Stone fruits, almond friand, honey mascarpone, white chocolate & licorice ice cream /18
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 icecream, 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

Beetroots, wholegrain mustard mousse, charred fennel, cherry tomatoes, crumb
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘18, Marlborough

Market fish, celeriac purée, bok choy, anchovy, tarragon and chilli dressing
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘15, Marlborough

Cardrona merino lamb rump, courgette, apple, blueberry chutney, eggplant purée, caper raisins, Madeira jus
Maude Pinot Noir ‘17, Wanaka

Strawberry textures, dulce du leche, hazelnut & cocoa crumble, sorbet
Millton Clos Samuel Viognier ’15, Gisborne

5 Course menu / 100
Wine matching / 150

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

    thumb Christine R
    10/04/2018

      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

    thumb ChrisD1982
    7/30/2018
  •   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 like this in Australia. I don’t think the staff realise how good they are. They...More

    thumb vm183
    6/28/2018

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

    thumb Ski_Wanaka_NZ
    10/03/2018
  •   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 to fully appreciate the views), and the food was very good. We ordered the tasting...More

    thumb RDLO1
    5/25/2018

      The food was spectacular. We both had the duck with the maple syrup yams and it was all exceptional- easily 10/10. It was one of the best mains we have ever had. The creme brûlée was also amazing. Would definitely recommend here for dinner.

    thumb bris1234
    7/25/2018
  •   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 GZPCManager
    10/12/2018

      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 wines. We ended up choosing the Maude 2017 Pinot Noir which was selected the Best Wine in New...More

    thumb LarryandTim
    1/21/2019
  •   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, and is a hive of activity. There is a wine machine for the local wines, which...More

    thumb lovelongboatkey
    2/17/2019

      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 the weather is nice. Nice menu variety - lamb, monkfish, duck. Everything is so tasty...More

    thumb joyful1LasVegas
    12/31/2018
  •   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

      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
  •   I'm still digesting the delicious 3 course meal as I write this. The food was next level. If you're wanting the best of what Wanaka has to offer then this is it. I'm a local of 5 years and I've tried every all the restaurants...More

    thumb BoabGlen
    5/08/2018

      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

    thumb LarchFoodie
    1/12/2019
  •   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 a cheerful first name basis. We enjoyed beer, pizza and a hummus dish and the...More

    thumb Ted G
    1/07/2019

      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 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

      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

    thumb shaunsouthern
    1/10/2019
  •   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

      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

    thumb Chefmetcalfe
    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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