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Bistro Gentil

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Located in a beautiful garden setting infused with artwork from world renowned artists, overlooking the lake and mountains of Wanaka, Bistro Gentil serves wonderful modern French cuisine using only the best seasonal produce from Central Otago and it's kitchen garden. Being the first South Island restaurant to house an Enomatic wine-dispenser system, diners can enjoy a range of fine wines by either the glass, half glass or taster. With indoor and outdoor seating, we are open for à la carte dining Tuesday to Saturday evenings. A seven course degustation menu is also available on Friday and Saturday. You are welcome to try our complimentary samples of olive oils and pure fruit balsamic vinegars.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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French, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 a horrid Summer Night that was as cold as any winters evening. The waitress had...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank sayithowitisnoholds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensational setting and note worthy food. We opted to do the chefs choice 3 course with wine pairings. It was wonderful! The rabbit gnocchi was very flavorful and excellent texture. All the food we saw come out of the kitchen looked mouth watering. The view...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jessicatJ7836PM
Reviewed October 9, 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 from Bistro Gentil was my main point of contact from my first email, and she...More

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank kimwaldo
Reviewed September 23, 2019

Great meal and great service. The lamb dish I had for mains was perfect, just could have done with a little more really. Other than that highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank NzSimon
Reviewed September 8, 2019

My partner and I celebrated a birthday and a wedding anniversary at the Bistro Gentil. The Food was just superb, but it was the attention to service that really made the evening stand out. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Russell W
Reviewed August 21, 2019

Great service and New Zealand produce with a french flair large selection of Maude wine . a proper Creme burlee , done they way it is meant to be

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank iainm75
Reviewed August 12, 2019

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

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank LeeseAnneH
Reviewed August 1, 2019

Every thing is not perfect but AWESOME!!!!! Thanks chefs for delicious meals and quality of products & thanks waitress for the perfect service ! Keep this way we'll be back soon

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank rulittapinpin
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

We dined here this week and not only had wonderful food but the service was exceptional as well, in fact the best on Wanaka. We choose the chefs choice menu and it was lovely. Wine recommendation was superb. Would highly recommend you try this place.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 94suey
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Onion soup was wonderful. My husband had the lamb & I had the duck.. both dishes were done perfectly. Service was excellent

Date of visit: July 2019
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Hi Their website looks to have an issue currently, but the menu can be seen via this site; w w w . zomato . com › New Zealand › Queenstown › Wanaka › Bistro Gentil
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