How to celebrate all things French for Bastille Day this weekend

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Bastille Day is this Saturday 14 July. We have researched far and wide and have listed below ways and places at which to celebrate the French national day over the coming few days.



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Gold Coast
Sunshine Coast



Margaret River

Bastille Day in Adelaide


Adelaide Central Market

A celebration of French culture over two days on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July, their Bastille Day celebrations have something for everyone including cupcake decorating and balloon giveaways for children on both mornings. Those keen to learn some French cooking skills can watch croquembouche pâtisserie and cheese demonstrations. There will be a crepe pop-up by the Market Bread Bar, live music by Sounds Continental and by Louise Blackwell and the French Set, a Bicchiere Champagne Bar.


Also at the markets are the following dining options


Parisian Crunch Club at Jamface Central

Poh’s restaurant in the Adelaide Central Market’s will again host a French dining experience this year.

6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, $60 per person (excluding drinks)

Book now by texting 0420394483 (numbers strictly limited).


Cheese After Dark with The Smelly Cheese Shop

From 6:30pm – 9pm, you will indulge in the finest French cheese, wines, spirits and delicacies partnered with the heavenly voices of the State Opera.

This is an exclusive Bastille Day event presented by The Smelly Cheese Shop in association with State Opera of South Australia.

$125 per person.


C’est la fete at Les Deux Coqs

French charcuterie masters will celebrate the day and their newly opened Adelaide Central Market store.

5 course French degustation from 6.30pm – 9.00pm, $95 per person


The price includes a 5 course French menu (Charcuterie platter, Snails pastry, Coq au Vin, Cheese Platter, Ile Flottante), a glass of “Kir Royal” (to celebrate Louis XVI) upon arrival. Oh la la!


Bistro France

Kick off the weekend with a 3 course set menu at Bistro France on Friday 13th July. They will have live music and you will receive a kir royale on arrival. $95 per person. Book on 83790377 to secure your place now.


Kir royale






Filet de porc

Supreme de vollaille

Ocean trout in filo

Confit d’canard



Crepes Suzette

Creme brûlée


La Buvette

Expect a celebration with the bar decorated with tricolour flags, French music and French drinks.


La Raclette Adelaide, Plant 4, Bowden – 9am – 3pm

In addition to their usual raclette, La Raclette Adelaide will also do a croque raclette, a mix of croque monsieur and raclette.


un croque raclette, un mélange de croque monsieur et de raclette.


The Old Lion – Champagne Masterclass with The Champagne Dame:


Floating Melodies – Lunchtime cruise


The Delicatessen

A 4 course menu including a glass of Piper Hiedsieck NV Champagne on arrival for $65 per person.



La Lorientaise Crêperie

They will have one of their ciders on special by the glass or bottle for Bastille Day.

Nous aurons un de nos cidres en promo au verre et à la bouteille pour Bastille Day.





Bastille Day in Canberra



Alliance Française de Canberra


The Alliance Française is inviting you to celebrate The French National Celebration with a delicious French cuisine at La Baguette, In ANU School of Art.


Three course dinner with Lerida Estate wines for $99 for non-members or with a 15% discount for members.


Wear a “Bleu blanc rouge” accessory and the person with the best style will win a prize.



Witlof Salad

Witlof, blue cheese, walnuts and apple sliced into thin slivers and served with a dijon mustard dressing



Boeuf Bourguignon

A traditional French stew with slow cooked beef in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and carrots served with a Gratin Dauphinois (thinly sliced potatoes layered with cream and garlic and topped with cheese)



Tarte Poire Chocolat

Pear and chocolate tart, topped with almond flakes.


Vegetarian/Vegan Options are available on request by sending a message to [email protected]



Bastille Day in Darwin

Alliance Française de Darwin – Friday 13 July


The Pearl

$75 for 4 courses or $135 with matching wines.


Twice baked Cheese soufflé sauce soubise, watercress

Pea and Slipper lobster Salad

Sous Vide Eye Fillet, caramelised shallots, celariac puree and snail butter.

Profiteroles, vanilla bean gelato, salted caramel, hot chocolate sauce


2 sittings – 6.15 and 8.30pm

Bastille Day in New South Wales


Bastille Day in Armidale

Alliance Française d’Armidale

All of the dishes will be brought to the table:


Orange caramel basted salmon fillet dressed in a pistachio and green herb pesto


Lamb Paprikash: New England lamb shanks braised with smoky paprika, red peppers and tomato, and finished with sour cream


Duck leg confit with a red berry sauce


Eye fillet steak cooked to your liking with a tomato jam jus and green herb salsa


Boneless pork loin with butternut purée, thyme and glazed eschalots


Vegetarian option will be available


All served with:

Roasted baby potatoes

Dressed salad leaves


Roasted carrot, beetroot, eggplant and rocket leaf salad with orange and pomegranate


Sweet corn, snow pea and tomato salad



Celebration cake with cream and berry coulis


Several tickets have already been sold so book soon!


Peterson’s Winery, 345 Dangarsleigh Road, Armidale


Midday for 12:30 pm


Adults $55

Children $40


Main Course, Beverage and Celebration Cake


Please click here for bookings


Please contact the restaurant directly for dietary specifications on 02 67 72 0422


Bastille Day in Merimbula


Alliance Française de Merimbula

Bastille Day Dinner and Cabaret

A French themed three course dinner at Oaklands Event Centre along with entertainment by a French Cabaret entertainer.

Cost: $45 for AF members $55 for guests

Drinks will be available at the bar (no BYO)



Bastille Day in Mount View


Bistro Molines

The usual à la carte menu will be available.


Bastille Day in Newcastle


Alliance Française de Newcastle Bastille Day Lunch


AF Newcastle will have the traditional Bastille Day Lunch, another great opportunity to gather all and enjoy some food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere!


The lunch will be held on Saturday 14th of July 2018 at 12.30pm at ​Cirquecafe​​ (8 Bolton Street, Newcastle).  Seats are limited so booking is essential.


Bastille Day in Port Macquarie


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Bastille Day in Sydney

 Alliance Française de Sydney – 12 JULY


Art Gallery of New South Wales – Soiree Française –SOLD OUTçaise/

Now sold out but keep this on your radar for next year.


Bastille Festival

From 12 – 15 July, a four-day celebration of all things French in Circular Quay and The Rocks.


Baby et Lulu

French chanson with Sydney locals Baby et Lulu at Camelot Lounge.


Bistro Gavroche

3 course menu with a glass of champagne is $85 per person


Bistro Moncur


Lunch: 3 courses with a flute of champagne on arrival for $85 per person

Dinner: 5 course degustation for $110 per person



From 11am to 1pm, a 2 hour bottomless cocktails and brunch for $80 per person.


Bistro Rex

The bistro will be decked out in red, white and blue. They will have a Lillett blanc cart and will offer a prix fixe menu in addition to their usual menu from Friday to Sunday.


Bitton Gourmet

Both Alexandria and Oatley locations will have the same 5 course menu and live accordionists playing music for $75 per person.


Amuse Bouche

Consommé de champignons à l’huile de truffe

Wild mushroom consommé with truffle oil


Coquilles Saint Jacques au beurre a l’ail, persil et citron

Baked scallops with garlic butter, parsley and lemon crumb


Souris d’agneau navarin

Braised lamb shank  navarin style


Bavarois aux fraises avec gelé de framboises, glace a la fraise et fraises rôties au vinaigre balsamique

Strawberry bavarois with raspberry jelly, strawberry ice cream and Bitton balsamic roasted strawberries

Petit Four

Tarte au chocolat et orange

Petit chocolate and orange tart

Tea, Coffee



Braaserie L’Entrecote

From 13-15 July, Brasserie L’Entrecote is doing a 4 course menu with a glass of champagne for $95.


Bronte Road Bistro

A five course dinner at $90 per person.


To start


iggy’s sourdough bread


amuse bouche





 twice cooked gruyere soufflé


chicken, truffle rillette, house pickles, toast


french onion soup


steak tartare





confit duck leg, parsnip, french lentils, sweet & sour cabbage


mt cook alpine salmon, cauliflower, spanner crab, almond & tarragon


chateaubriand, potato galette, sautéed mushroom


pappardelle, pumpkin & brown butter sauce, toasted chestnuts, sage, buffalo milk cheese





crème brulée


chocolate and raspberry delice, salted caramel ice cream


cheese plate


Petit four






été – Bottomless Bastille Brunch

Barangaroo’s waterfront French brasserie will be kicking off Bastille celebrations with a Parisian brunch and free-flowing mimosas. Diners will start a selection of freshly baked vienoisserie, including croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche and house made condiments. For mains, diners can choose from the classic steak frites, oeufs a la Basquaise or the moreish croque monsieur – a fried ham and cheese sandwich. End the feast on a sweet note with Été’s signature creme brûlée or chocolat fondant.


Price: $39 per person. (Add on bottomless mimosas – $20 per person).



Some of Merivale’s top chefs have joined forces to create a five-course culinary journey through France for one night only.


This Bastille Day, join Dan Hong (Mr. Wong, Ms.G’s), Alistair Little (Little Bistro), Ben Greeno (Hotel Centennial, The Paddington) and Felix’s own head chef – Nathan Johnson – for a truly unique dining experience at Sydney’s own little slice of Paris.


Seats are limited so book your spot now!


Throughout the week Felix will be serving a plat-du-jour for lunch and dinner.


Four Frogs Creperie

In addition to their month long specials to celebrate Bastille Day, they will be doing a truffle galette for Bastille Day only. It contains prosciutto, egg, swiss cheese and freshly shaved truffle and costs $24.


In the Heart of Paris


Le Bouchon

Le Coq


Le Village


Loluk Bistro



MacLeay Street Bistro

A 5 course lunch for $80.


Paint it up : Paris in Spring


Pitt Street Diner


Quoi Dining

In addition to the usual à la Carte and Degustation menu and we will also showcase the French menu to celebrate Bastille Day.



Bastille Day Community Celebration 9:30am – 2pm- FREE


Come and celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day with historical re-enactments, food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.



Restaurant Hubert

Their usual French menu will be available.


Rosé Royale


Shire Farmer’s Market with the Francophone Association of Southern Sydney

FASS will have French stalls at the market from 9am to 1pm.


St Claude’s

Enjoy a 5 course dinner for $90 per person.


The Winery – 12 July – 15 July

Dust off your beret and head to The Winery to celebrate Bastille Day.

From Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July they will be extending the à la Carte with French classics in celebration of the French Revolution.

Participer aux festivités with classic French dishes and wine specials.



Creamy mushroom veloute, chives, truffle oil

Buckwheat crepe, with Salmon, Capers, and Dill.

Escargots de Bourgogne (snails baked in their shells with parsley butter)

Lobster croquettes, smoked salmon roe, saffron aioli



Ris de Veau à la Reine – lamb sweetbreads, morel mushroom, creme fraiche, puff pastry

Seafood bouillabaisse, mussel, prawn, white fish, fennel, tomato, garlic croutons

Steak Frites, 250g sirloin, café de Paris butter, pommes frites, jus



Hazelnut delice


Wine Specials:

Domaine Metrat Fleurie

Chateau Grange Cochard Beaujolais

Lignier Michelot Morey Saint Denis

Lignier Michelot Chambolle Musigny Vielles Vignes

E guigal Cote du Rhone Rouge

Georges duBoeuf Beaujolai Village



The Metro

Celebrating Bastille Day the only way we know how. Hard hitting French electro, champagne cocktails, and lasers.

Paying tribute to Daft Punk, Justice, Cassius, Busy P, breakbot, Mr Oizo, Sebastian & more; the Metro Theatre will be turned into a Parisian underworld dream taking you back to when bass and gain were high, and drink prices were low.

Grab your best beret and head to the Metro for the Bastille Day Soiree.

Feat. Discovery – Australia’s Daft Punk Tribute Show & Ember (Ed Banger DJ Set)

Drink specials from Kronenbourg & Piper Heidsieck.


Bastille Day in Queensland


Bastille Day in Brisbane


Eiffel Restaurant Bastille Day event


French Martini

3 course menu for $55 per person



Swap pitchforks for dinner forks and barrel into the restaurant come July 12th – we’re celebrating Bastille Day early at Libertine!


In celebrating our Francois side, Libertine is offering a set banquet of all the best dishes our restaurant has to offer this National France Day. Think six courses of feast-worthy fare for $69pp OR tack on free-flowing Perrier Jouët Champagne to the banquet for a total of $138pp!


Storming into Libertine this Bastille Day? Oui Oui.


Lutèce Bistro and Wine Bar

Lunch and live entertainment

Dinner and live entertainment


Academie Culinaire de France (Australia) Bastille Day lunch 15th :


Madame Rouge Bistro

Lunch time chef special or dinner à la carte.

Reservations by telephone 07 3252 8881 or via this link


Parliamentary Chefs School Bastille Dinner – Friday 13 July


The French Bistrot

Lunch and dinner tables available.



Bastille Day in Cairns


Alliance Française de Cairns

The party will be held from 3 pm to 11pm at the North Cairns Tigers Football & Netball Club, 2 Behan Street, Manunda.


Festivities will start at 3pm with traditional French country games organised for kids (but grown ups are most welcomed too!).  In the afternoon, cakes will be available for the ones with a sweet tooth and the venue’s bar will be there for the ones fancying a drink.


The evening will start at 6pm with a barbecue French style! Our famous French DJ will be here to make sure we offer you the best range of French music.


Tickets include: access to the venue from 3pm to 11pm, amazing French ambiance, diner and music.

Drinks are not included so it might be a good idea to bring some change for a drink or two.

$25 non-members or $25 for members


Bastille Day in Gold Coast


Alliance Française de Gold Coast

A 3 course dinner for $55 per person.


Bastille Day Dinner and Show

The date to pre-book for the dinner has now passed but you can still buy tickets to the ball for $39 each.


FACCI Bastille Day celebration


Bastille Day in Sunshine Coast

Alliance Française at Buderim Tavern


A 2 course French menu (alternate drop main course), dessert and a glass of wine upon arrival; vegetarian and vegan options available.


Followed by a game of Pétanque on the Buderim Green, 5 minutes down the road.


Members $47.50 – Non Members $49.50



Bastille Day in Toowoomba


Alliance Française de Toowomba

Alliance Française is planning a special event in Toowoomba on le 14 juillet, from 12-3 pm at the CUA community Hub (470 Ruthven St).

Hot food, cheese and charcuterie platters, dessert.

$40 per head for non-members, $35 for members. Hurry – places are limited!

RSVP by 4 July – 0439 456 808 or [email protected]




Bastille Day in Townsville


Alliance Française de Townsville

The “14 juillet” event will start on Friday with the French Film “Amélie Poulain” followed by our family-friendly picnic at Rossiter Park on Sunday in the spirit of liberté, égalité, fraternité.



Bastille Day in Tasmania


Bastille Day in Hobart


Alliance Française d’Hobart

Come along to celebrate “le 14 juillet”

at our annual cocktail party.


Friday 13 July , 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm


Venue: Hobart Real Tennis Club,

45 Davey Street, Hobart


RSVP required as this event is always popular.

RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 6 July


Venez nombreux !

Cost: $30 per person.


Payment may be made by cheque or by EFT to the following account details:

Alliance Française de Hobart Inc

BSB: 807-009

Account No. 12122945



Bastille Day in Launceston


Alliance Française de Launceston La Fete Nationale High Tea



Bastille Day in Victoria
Bastille Day in Ballarat


Bastille Day Ball at the Mining Exchange


Bastille Day in Geelong


12 July – Wool La La Scarf Festival Tour in French


Alliance Française de Geelong Bastille Day Dinner

Join Alliance Française de Geelong to Celebrate Bastille Day at this French-style Dinner Event with lots of French fare and fun, featuring entertainment by gypsy jazz band Hot Club Swing for a sensational evening!


Create your table of 8 (or more) or we can organise a share-table for you. Please email the names of those on your table to allianceFranç[email protected]


Bastille Day in Maldon

Kelly Auty, Boris Conway and guests will celebrate Bastille Day in style @ SteamRoller at The Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum. It’s a great venue with 2 Steam Rollers behind the stage and the audience surrounded by vintage equipment. An all reserved table seating venue plus dance area and bar @ only $ 20. Doors & Bar open 7.15 live music from 8.00pm.

On Saturday 14 July 2018 at 7:15pm


Bastille Day in Melbourne

 A la bouffe

Both their usual à la carte menu

and their current truffle menu will be available on the day.


Bastille Day Burlesque Cruise


Bastille Day Cheese Night @Modest Hugh in Flemington

4 delicious and traditionally French courses celebrating fromage! $69.66



Bibelot will be celebrating Bastille Day on July 14 with an exceptional French classic addition – Pistachio & Raspberry St. Honore exclusive to its showcase for a limited time. The handmade Petits Gateaux will focus on combining carefully selected elements and pairing delicate flavours. For a limited time our innovative French creation will be available for preorder and in-store from July 13-15 exclusively for Bastille Day. Price: $9.95


Bistro Gitan


Bon Ap

A 3 course lunch for $55 or a 5 course dinner for $80 per person


Chez Olivier

A sans culotte menu for $80 per person with 2 sittings at 6 and 8:15pm


Or the Marie Antoinette menu for $109 per person


Curly Whiskers

A week-long celebration with the menu below.

There is also a Bastille Day dinner party on Saturday night at $125 per person with live music provided by an accordionist for both the lunch and dinner services. The restaurant will also be decked out in French-flag themed decorations.




A night of fun, frivolity and all things French.

4 course menu with matching wines is $179 per person

Prizes for the best dressed

Live music by La Nuit Blanche.


Hell of the North

The usual menu will be available.


L’Hotel Gitan

Bastille Day Lunch $65 per person

Gougère with Gruyère du Jura

Chèvre tartlet
Bisque de crabe
Poisson & champignon vol au vent

Plat Principal
Skate à la Meunière
Coq au Vin,
Boeuf Bourguignon

Crepes Suzette
Tarte Tatin
Crème Brûlée des Voyages


Noir Restaurant

We have a tasting menu $80/head for 6 courses. This will showcase our style of modern French cuisine.


oysters with champagne granita, chicken liver pate profiteroles, gruyere cheese & black olive beignet

Eye Fillet of beef tartare, Jerusalem artichokes & black truffle

spanner crab tortellini, smoked caviar, seaweed & chive butter

roast breast & confit leg of dry aged Gippsland duck, mushroom & chestnut puree, fondant potato

chocolate & hazelnut gateau, caramelised pear, muscat ice cream

lemon macarons


Pullman Hotel

This year it’s bigger and better than ever before with a Moulin Rouge theme!


Inspired by the flavour profiles of the French wines on offer, Executive Chef, Ross Chapman has created a menu of French dishes with a modern take, and impressive croquembouche towers will delight the sweet tooth in you.


The evening will also feature a live performance by Can-Can dancers from FX Entertainment, inspired by the story of the superb Baz Luhrmann film ‘Moulin Rouge’.


Raise a glass to celebrate Bastille Day and experience an incredible culinary event!


$170.00 per person

(Valued at $300.00)


Your event package includes:


Six-course French inspired menu

Matched French wines, and free-flowing Moët & Chandon

Live Moulin Rouge style entertainment




10-15 JULY 2018

What better way to celebrate this year’s Bastille Day than with delicious (or should we say délicieux?) food at the Paris End of Melbourne CBD.


Join us not for just a day, but a week-long culinary journey to France with our Seafood Buffet à la française at Little Collins Street Kitchen.



6:00pm – 10.30pm

Tuesday – Thursday – $89 per person

Friday & Saturday – $99 per person


Sunday Brunch

12:00pm  – 3:00pm – $89 per person


Speakeasy HQ – Spectacle vaudeville

Speakeasy HQ presents a tour every imaginings of an early French Vaudeville show, authentic to the 1920’s. Including a shown that includes up to 20 different performances with over 20 different artists, shows include the likes of stand up comedians, circus artists, cabaret performers, burlesque dancers and jazz singers, to name just a few.

To celebrate Bastille Day Speakeasy HQ will be presenting a special, French themed show, including Red White and Blue shooters, served by the Speakeasy HQ Candy Dolls, and a special guest presentation to conclude the show by Edith Piaf tribute performer, Jem ‘Apelle.

***COMPETITION: I have a double pass to giveaway to the Saturday night Bastille Day show. If you’re interested, please comment in the comments field below.***



The French Milk Bar Brunswick

The regular menu will be available on the day.


Bastille Day in Western Australia


Bastille Day in Margaret River


Bastille Day Lunch 


Bastille Day in Perth


Bloody French

As well as the usual à la carte menu being available, the following specials will be on offer on the night :

Coq au vin servi avec des pomme de terre sauter et des Champignon

Lapin a la Moutarde servi avec des haricots vert, carrot, puree de pomme de terre

Profiteroles servi avec de la glace vanilla fait maison et sauce au chocolat


Chez Pierre

Chez Pierre will have their 10th annual Bastille Dinner on Saturday night.

$120.00 per person.

Chez Pierre will have Can-Can dancing girls and music by DJ Novak Jol and Eddy the Accordionist.


Bistro Thierry

The normal à la carte menu will be available and the restaurant will be decked out in celebratory balloons.


FACCI Bastille Day celebrations


G & The French Knights


P’tite Ardoise Bistro

A three-course menu for $110 per person. See menu here.

Only the 6pm sitting has places still available.


How and where will you be celebrating Bastille Day?

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