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Bistro Gentil

) #3 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka ££££ French, European,
76 a Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2299
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (31 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
76 a Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 406 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

An earlier reviewer said "fine dining without the starchiness" and that sums it up up perfectly. The food is outstanding and the service is both relaxed and professional, in that way that only New Zealanders seem to be able to pull off. So far, so...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are New Zealanders and have a holiday home in Wanaka. On 4 occasions we have taken our guests to Bistro Gentil and have never been disappointed. On our first visit we though (being Kiwis) "this is a little pricey". By half way through the...More

Thank Chris J
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chris J. Thank you for recommending us so highly. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and are happy you had an enjoyable evening with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good value restaurant with a tasty and well thought cuisine. Great wine pairings and an amazing selection of wine. And it is also nice to find someone who can make a real tassty espresso martini. Congratulations. Go for it

Thank Antoine O
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Antoine O. Yes, it is always good when you find a well made Espresso Martini! Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here last night. The food was absolutely amazing - if we weren't leaving tomorrow we would most definitely be going back. Our waitress was lovely. I had the onion soup for entree & it was delicious. The wine bar is a...More

Thank Alicia N
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Alicia N. Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful evening with us.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Wonderful view as you can see sunset on window seat. The duck is excellent and there is different wine paring. Staff is nice and the restaurant is decorated nicely with wooden furniture.

Thank CHENG T
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi CHENG T. It was nice to read that you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were looking for a place where we could have a great meal and beautiful views and this is it. It is located on a golf course overlooking the lake. Beautiful sunset view. We ate in the outdoor patio. We shared the duck proscuitto salad...More

Thank phishears
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi phishears. Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are happy you had such enjoyable experience at the restaurant.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had an amazing time there. the food is amazing, one of our best meal ever. Everybody has been very nice with us. we were there for my husband's birthday. We took the 5 courses menu , we both really enjoy it. the fish and...More

Thank Jennifer b
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Jennifer b. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed the 5 course menu and that you had such fun with the wine dispensing machines.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Everything about Bistro Gentil is welcoming. There were 5 of us and we each ordered a different main. The sighs of appreciation said it all - delicious. The service was excellent and nothing was rushed. There have been changes since I first visited 3 years...More

Thank Lynn M
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Lynn M. It was a pleasure to read you enjoyed your returning visit to Bistro Gentil. Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went for dinner and was impressed with the food and service. The restaurant is a bit further away from town so we drove. Unfortunately I was not able to try out the wine tasting dispenser which looked really interesting, but I still enjoyed the...More

Thank Terence C
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Terence C. Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening, and hopefully next time you will get to try out the wine dispensing machines.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Atmosphere lovely Great Art works, Food was superb and wine selections allowing for multiple tastings was a treat. Views across golf course to lake wonderful

Thank Paul S
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Paul S. It was lovely to read that you had such an enjoyable time at Bistro Gentil. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

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eli_zhang
Hi there, I think probably you will be closed for the Christmas. Will you re-open on the date of Dec 26? Thank you.
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
I recall coming for dessert in the afternoon when I visited a few years back, but now the website says open from 5pm only. Is this a dinner-only restaurant now?
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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nicquic
Hi Do you open 20 November? We are just going to be in Wanaka for a night and would really love to visit your restaurant. Would be such a pity if we miss it.
12 September 2016|
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Response from BistroGentil | Property representative |
Hi Nicquic, Unfortunately we are closed on the 20th of November, if you happen to find yourselves in Wanaka on the 19th we are open with tables available :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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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