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Bistro Gentil

₱₱₱₱French, European,
76 A Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2299
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (35 reviews)
“steak tartare” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱₱₱
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LOCATION
76 A Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 429 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank RDLO1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Maz H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm welcome on a cold and rainy night. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful and the wine selection great. Well worth the drive.

Thank Barms1005
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 steak dish,& the venison was really good..The onion soup was a bit sweet...but still very...More

Thank john241Caloundra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 amaze. It's definitely the best restaurant in Wanaka for its consistently mind blowing inventiveness. I...More

1  Thank Moanin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm still digesting the delicious 3 course meal as I write this. The food was next level. If you're wanting the best of what Wanaka has to offer then this is it. I'm a local of 5 years and I've tried every all the restaurants...More

1  Thank BoabGlen
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Visiting wanaka we decided to splash out and do the 5 course degustation. I know it is a wine bar, but we were really there for the food (sample menu looked great). We were presented with a wine menu. I said that I was sober...More

Thank Joanna M
BistroGentil, Owner at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi there Joanna M. I'm so sorry that we didn't make your evening special. It was unfortunately one of those evenings where everything went wrong and by the time we realised our mistakes, it was too late. The waitress who served you had her first...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Exquisite cuisine and excellent service, complimented by the excellent variety of wines. Clean plates all round!

Thank Peebs28
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We have dined at Bisto Gentil a few times now and we always have a lovely meal and the service is always top notch. All the food is presented beautifully and the menu has a good variety.

Thank Rayner4
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We drive pass this restaurant on the way to our motel. My friend thought it looked nice from the outside and when we looked up the review for the restaurant, it confirmed our decision to come here. When I called the restaurant they had closed...More

Thank Jinnnny18
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TLC1608
20 March 2018|
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Response from jmheff | Reviewed this property |
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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eli_zhang
19 December 2016|
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Response from BistroGentil | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We are closed on the 25th December, but open again on the 27th.
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melange321
9 December 2016|
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Response from BistroGentil | Property representative |
Hi melange321. Currently we are only open for evening dining from 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. We are looking to open for lunches in the new year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 A Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2299
  • E-mail
Description
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. Bistro Gentil was recommended in the 2014 Cuisine Good Food Guide.
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