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Bistro Gentil

31 reviews


A La Carte, French
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76a Golf Course Road


03 443 2299

Experience the delights of French gastronomy on the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka…

The stunning dining room is decorated in soothing earthy tones, while the al fresco terrace has shearling rugs to keep you warm on chilly evenings and offers glimpses of the twinkling water of the lake framed by mature trees.

Head Chef Mario Rodrigues revisits typical Gallic flavour combinations using fresh seasonal ingredients from the kitchen garden and the best of the Otago region.

Tuck into the likes of oysters or beef tartare, followed by a small but perfectly formed selection of mouthwatering mains. Think classic dishes such as confit duck leg and lamb rump alongside decadent sides such as fries with truffle salt.

The wine selection is naturally superb. Sample authentic Gallic labels, as well as the restaurant’s Maude wines. They offer sixteen wines by the glass, half glass and tasters through enomatic self-dispensing machines, so you can take yourself on a tasting journey.

If fabulous fine dining in a beautiful setting sounds like your idea of a good time, don’t miss the chance to experience this outstanding bistro.

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