Whatever reservations you may have about the French, their cuisine is what makes it all worthwhile. Bistro Gentil brings the delights of French gastronomy to the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka, and of course some decent Gallic wines too.
Led by Head Chef Mario Rodrigues, they revisit typical flavour combinations using fresh seasonal ingredients from our kitchen garden and the best of their region. Cardrona Merino lamb, Aoraki salmon, Canter Valley duck…
Their menus combine the best of New Zealand produce cooked French style – à la française, with a modern twist. Join here to sample house made spreads and wines rarely offered by the glass. In addition to carefully selected wine list, they offer sixteen wines by the glass, half glass and tasters through their Enomatic self-dispensing wine machines.
Whether you come for the food, the wine, the art, the view or a game of pétanque… Bistro Gentil becomes a special place for you.