Menu

ENTRÉES

  • Soup du jour / 15
  • French onion soup, gruyère crouton / 17
  • 55 day aged fillet tartare, radish, free-range egg yolk, smoked miso mayo, crispy shallots, crouton / 19
  • Smoked fish mousse, shaved fennel, lime gel, salsa verde mayonnaise, pickled cucumber, lavosh / 19
  • Cranky Goat curd, spring onion, puffed buckwheat, parsley, preserved lemon & tarragon dressing / 19
  • Wild shot venison carpaccio, poached pear, cranberry gel, cherry tomatoes, puffed wild rice / 19

MAINS

  • Market fish, savoy cabbage, bacon, cauliflower purée, hazelnuts, lemon gel, capers / 38
  • 200g 55 day aged beef fillet, red onion relish, onion caramel, blue cheese butter, potato dauphines / 45
  • Celeriac purée, spiced cauliflower, vadouvan oil, roasted almonds, crispy kale, peppadews, baby potatoes / 38
  • Te Mana Lamb backstrap, croquette, Jerusalem artichoke, brown butter, comté cheese, chips / 40
  • Confit duck leg, pumpkin purée, creamy leeks, panisse, pumpkin seeds, crispy shallots / 39
  • 55 day aged ribeye, fried Brussel sprouts, parsnip purée, pancetta, walnuts, shiitake mushroom jus / 38

SIDES

  • French fries with truffle salt
  • Silverbeet, broccoli, lemon & tarragon butter
  • Roasted carrots, spiced grains, sumac yogurt, watercress
  • Yams, honey, maple, ginger, rocket

– please add $8 for sides –

TRUST THE CHEF

2 courses / 55  -or-  3 courses / 65

DESSERTS

  • Vanilla creme brulée, almond crumb, hokey pokey ice cream  / 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

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

5 COURSE TASTING MENU

with wine matching

Soup of the Day
Maude Methode Traditionelle NV, Wanaka

Cranky Goat curd, leek, puffed buckwheat, parsley, preserved lemon & tarragon dressing
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘19, Marlborough

Market fish, bok choi, lemon cream, crayfish bisque, spinach, crispy shallots
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘16, Marlborough

Te Mana Lamb backstrap, croquette, Jerusalem artichoke, brown butter, comté cheese, chips
Maude Pinot Noir ‘18, Wanaka

Moka mousse, meringue, chocolate textures, sorbet
Croft Fine Ruby Port, Douro Valley, Portugal

5 Course menu / 100
Wine matching / 150

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

  •   What a dinner! Drinks, food, service and atmosphere were unbelievable, and very good looking chefs. Excatly what you are looking for on a girls night out.Good size portions; they don't... read more

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    6/23/2020
  •   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

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    7/30/2018
  •   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

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    4/15/2019
  •   We are visiting NZ and I wanted somewhere really good to take my wife for her 60th birthday. This place definitely did the trick! The service was friendly and first... read more

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    2/14/2020
  •   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

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    12/31/2018
  •   My family and I came here for dinner a couple days ago and were amazed by the delicious food, incredibly kind and generous staff, and pleasant atmosphere. We were seated... read more

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    12/29/2019
  •   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

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    12/10/2019
  •   Stumbled upon this gem on our last night and was very impressed with everything on offer. From the cosy setting to the genuine service! I did the Chef's Choice and... read more

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    1/13/2020
  •   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

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    3/20/2019
  •   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

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    3/23/2019