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

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

    thumb christinafreeman
    3/01/2019

      This establishment is in itself a reason to visit Wanaka. The food was excellent. I enjoyed the best steak I have eaten in recent memory. My partner commented that... read more

    thumb 605regk
    5/03/2019
  •   Delicious food, stunning view! Reasonably priced given the quality of food. Would definitely visit again.

    thumb Christine R
    10/04/2018

      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
    3/23/2019
  •   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

    thumb kimwaldo
    10/10/2019

      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
  •   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

      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
    1/21/2019
  •   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
    6/28/2018

      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
  •   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

      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... read more

    thumb shaunsouthern
    1/10/2019
  •   Having been locals for over 5 years now our special treat has always been Bistro. Seasonal, fresh ingredients backed by a creativity that's second to none! They never cease to... read more

    thumb Moanin M
    5/08/2018

      Visitors to Wanaka, Bistro Gentil had been recommended to us by our AirBnb host as somewhere top rate to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Hands down, one of our best... read more

    thumb peter2780
    5/10/2019
  •   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... read more

    thumb Ski_Wanaka_NZ
    10/03/2018

      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... read more

    thumb taylarhiko
    5/21/2019
  •   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

      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
    3/20/2019
  •   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... read more

    thumb bris1234
    7/25/2018

      Like Kika, really really good food. Great atmosphere, great local produce, sophisticated dining and delicious meals. Highly recommend if visiting Wanaka.

    thumb LeeseAnneH
    8/13/2019

  • Bistro Gentil

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

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