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
  • Seared tuna, fried egg purée, edamame, fennel, ponzu, lime gel, lavosh /20
  • Cranky goats cheese, honey puffed buckwheat, beetroots, rocket /19
  • Wild shot venison carpaccio, poached pear, cranberry gel, cherry tomatoes, puffed wild rice / 19

MAINS

  • Market fish, spinach, creamy smoked mussels, lemon gel, almonds, caper raisins /38
  • 200g 55 day aged beef fillet, red onion relish, onion caramel, blue cheese butter, potato dauphines / 45
  • Carrots, yoghurt gel, pine nuts, chives, mustard seeds, crispy kale /38
  • Te Mana Lamb backstrap, croquette, Jerusalem artichoke, brown butter, comté cheese, chips / 40
  • Confit duck leg, pumpkin purée, savoy cabbage, bacon, 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
  • Peas, bacon, shallots
  • Yams, honey, maple, ginger, rocket

– please add $8 for sides –

TRUST THE CHEF

2 courses / 55  -or-  3 courses / 65

DESSERTS

  • Vanilla crème brulée, almond crumb, hokey pokey ice cream  / 17
  • Cirus, almond sponge cake, homemade mascarpone, sorbet, candied almonds / 17
  • Banana & plum crème pâtissière, puff pastry, cinnamon cream, dulce de leche, chocolate sorbet / 17
  • Salted caramel bavarois, sous vide cooked apples, earl grey gel, crumbs, ice cream / 17
  • Selection of house made ice cream and sorbets / 15

UN FROMAGE
One 80g portion of 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 goats cheese, honey, puffed buckwheat, beetrots, rocket
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc ‘19, Marlborough

Market fish, spinach, creamy smoked mussels, lemon gel, almonds, caper raisins
Dog Point Chardonnay ‘16, Marlborough

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

Salted caramel bavarois, sous vide cooked apples, earl grey gel, crumbs, ice cream
Framingham Noble Riesling ’18, Marlborough

5 Course menu / 100
Wine matching / 150

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

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    10/12/2018
  •   Loved the food, the wine, the atmosphere and the service. The steak and the pork were amazing, the chefs dessert converted my partner to desserts, and the wine was lovely.... read more

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    12/12/2019
  •   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... read more

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    3/06/2019
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    5/10/2019
  •   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

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    6/18/2019
  •   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... read more

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    12/31/2018
  •   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

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    7/30/2018
  •   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... read more

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    9/05/2018
  •   Gorgeous cosy space, wine tasting by Maude by Day. Gourmet dinner by night. Special occasion or just treat yourself, this is by far the best restaurant in Wanaka. Staff friendly... read more

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    9/18/2020
  •   The best view anywhere in the world! We soaked up the view and clean air whilst we waited for our table. The food was yummy and presented beautifully. It is... read more

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    2/08/2020