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
Smoked King Ora salmon, cucumber, grapefruit, caper raisins, dill sponge, saffron emulsion / 20
Hawea organic beets, hummus, honey, tarragon, pumpkin seeds, lavosh / 17

MAINS

Market fish, fried cauliflower & purée, spinach, almond, vadouvan oil / 36
Confit of duck leg, brussel sprouts, creamy Dijon sauce, prosciutto, chips / 36
Venison shortloin, kohlrabi remoulade, charred orange, red cabbage, raspberry gel, cherry & veal jus /42
Te Mana lamb backstrap, belly, pistachio, rose hip chutney, carrots, leek, comté, port & beef glaze / 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
Roast Pumpkin, red onion, parsnip, cranberries
Fried Jerusalem artichokes, black garlic aioli
– please add $7.50 for sides –

DESSERTS

Vanilla creme brulée, almond crumb, chocolate sorbet / 17
White chocolate and maple cake, ganache, compressed mandarin, candied peel, sorbet / 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

Hawea organic beetroots, hummus, honey, tarragon, pumpkin seeds, lavosh
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘18, Marlborough

Market fish, cauliflower purée, spinach, almond, vadouvan oil
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘15, Marlborough

Te Mana lamb backstrap, belly, pistachio, rose hip chutney, carrots, leek, comté, port & beef glaze
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 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 touches throughout the evening.

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    11/18/2018

      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
  •   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 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 past 18 months, which is saying a lot, since i have visited some top tier cities/countries...More

    thumb RickHunterW
    5/15/2019
  •   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

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    10/12/2018
  •   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 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

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    10/12/2018
  •   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

      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
  •   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 a local glass of 'liquid' dessert to finish. A busy Saturday night was expertly managed...More

    thumb curiousgrins
    9/30/2018

      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

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    12/31/2018
  •   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

    thumb Anthea D
    3/05/2019

      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
  •   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

    thumb Jackie L
    5/27/2018
  •   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

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

    thumb christinafreeman
    3/01/2019
  •   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 fantastic. The sommelier worked with us in getting the right wine for our taste. The best part...More

    thumb Pete P
    3/24/2019

      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

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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