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Bistro Gentil

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76 a Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2299
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Apt, France
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Antoine O
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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. More 

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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 new concept to me but it was a nice touch & was good for something... More 

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Thank Alicia N
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank CHENG T
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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

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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and then shared the lamb with steamed broccoli, bok choy and potato au gratin. Very... More 

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Thank phishears
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the lamb were just perfectly cooked. the wine testing dispensing system is a great idea,... More 

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Thank Jennifer b
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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. More 

Torbay, null, New Zealand
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 ago - all good. I'll be going back next time I'm in Wanaka. Thank you..

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Thank Lynn M
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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. More 

Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 experience thoroughly.

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Thank Terence C
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 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

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Thank Paul S
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

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. More 

South Island New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great view. Fun wine tasting gadget and system to select your choice of wine. Great waiting service. Trust the chef menu is the way to go. Very professional cooked, presentation to a high standard.

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Thank Nancy259
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

Hi Nancy259. Thank you for writing a review. We are happy you enjoyed the Trust the Chef and our Enomatic wine dispensing system. More 

Saint Louis
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Fantastic food and service, expensive wine list however. We loved the experience and would reccoemnd this restaurant to anyone visiting Queenstown. Well done

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Thank Andrew K
BistroGentil, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Gentil, responded to this review

Hi Andrew K. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for your kind recommendation. It was fantastic to read that you loved your experience at Bistro Gentil. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?