Bonjour! Your favourite French-Melbourne establishments have gone all out to help you celebrate the most French day of the year. Special menus and events to satisfy every Francophile in town have been created, and for that we say ‘Merci!’. Browse our top picks for spending this Bastille Day in Melbourne.
St. Jerome's – The Hotel
St. Jerome's – The Hotel is treating Urban List readers to an exclusive offer of 30% off a night's stay on July 13th! Ring in Bastille Day in style with a French-inspired breakfast after a night of glamping. You’ll be treated to French champagne on arrival, too.
Price: $252 (Normally $360)
Bookings: Email St Jerome's - The Hotel and include “The Urban List” in the subject line to receive your 30% discount
L'Hotel Gitan will be offering savoury buckwheat, gluten-free crepes this Bastille Day in Melbourne. Choose from meat and vegetarian options—braised beef, celeriac and mustard vinaigrette, or butternut pumpkin, julienne carrot, beans and sauce béchamel. Bon appétit!
Time: From 12pm
Bookings: 03 9999 0990
St Kilda Burger Bar
The St Kilda Burger Bar will be serving up a very special burger for the French occasion, named the Angry Pierre. It will consist of a pan de mie bun, latherings of St David's butter, Dijon mustard, a hand chopped patty seasoned with cornichons and capers, Gruyere cheese, butter lettuce and sauce choron, with a side of French Fries (naturally!)
Time: From 3pm
Bookings: 03 9531 1542
The Botanical will be offering a four-course tasting menu designed to celebrate both Bastille Day and the Tour de France. The menu will feature flavours and dishes from various regions that The Tour visits. How very French!
Price: From $95pp
Bookings: 03 9820 7888
Bistro Vue will be dishing up a luxe Bastille Day celebration for the staunchest of Francophiles—a four-course menu with matching wines.
Time: From 7pm
Bookings: 03 9691 3838
1000 £ Bend
This Bastille Day in Melbourne, 1000 £ Bend is offering a "Bastille Box’, packed with French goodies including a Mimosa, your choice of baguette or croissant, spreads and macaroons. You can’t go too far wrong with so much deliciousness!
Slice Girls will be putting a French spin on pizza, whipping up "Pissaladière". Ingredients include caramelised onion, anchovies and black olives, with a bit of cheese melted on top. We’ll take five please.
Time: From 12pm
Milk the Cow
Begin your Bastille Day evening with a
Classic French Cocktail on arrival, followed by French onion soup and
a guided Parisian wine and cheese flight. End with a shared supper board— très magnifique! The same delicious affair is also available on Bastille Day eve (13th July) at Milk the Cow, Carlton.
Bookings: 03 9537 2225
The team at Luxembourg has created a French themed shared-style menu, based around what produce is at its best at the moment. The set menu will be served over a series of courses and carefully selected wine matches will be available for those inclined.
Bookings: 03 9525 4488
Mr Mason is putting on a feast this Bastille Day in Melbourne. A three-course dinner with the option of matched wines sounds like it’ll delight all our Francophile sensibilities. La Fête Nationale Française!
Price: From $65pp
Bookings: 03 9614 4500
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