Bastille Day (14 July) is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy some French feasts and treats at these Sydney venues. Whether you’re dining out or bringing the celebration home, here are some recommendations on how to celebrate Bastille Day in Sydney.

Amorica, Surry Hills

Guests can celebrate Bastille Day at Amorica with a lively jazz performance from 1:00 to 3:00pm while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal featuring French classics such as Bouillabaisse and Beef Filet in sauce perigueux with French fries. The restaurant’s carefully curated interiors evoke the charm of France, creating a vibrant dining experience in the heart of Surry Hills. Additional specials on the menu include Seared Foie Gras, Croque-Monsieur and Australian Winter Truffle.

  • Where: Amorica, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • When: Open from 12pm to 7pm on Sunday, 14 July
  • How much: 3-course dining experience for $105 per person
  • Book your table here 

Chez Blue, Rozelle
Kick off your Bastille Day celebrations in style at Rozelle’s cosy French bistro, Chez Blue. For an entire weekend, from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, indulge in a four-course set menu crafted by head chef Mark Williamson. Start your culinary journey with a Comté gougère enhanced with black truffle, followed by the classic comfort of French onion soup gratin. Enjoy a delicate roast scallop served with cauliflower and vadouvan butter, then savour the rich flavours of beef bourguignon. End your feast with the iconic apple tarte tatin. You can also choose to pair your meal with French wines or order your favourites by the glass or bottle.

  • Where: Chez Blue, 599 Darling Street, Rozelle
  • When: Lunch and dinner, Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July
  • How much: Four-course menu is $120 per person
  • Book your table here 
Chez Blue Bastille Day in Sydney

Loulou Bistro, Milson’s Point
Experience the essence of Bastille Day at Loulou Bistro on Sunday, July 14. Head chef Ned Parker has designed a three-course shared menu that begins with a refreshing salade of bay lobster, grapefruit, and endive, followed by the timeless steak tartare classique, and a fromage de tête terrine accompanied by fresh bread from the neighbouring boulangerie. For the main course, enjoy a perfectly grilled Murray cod with vadouvan and brassicas, alongside a mouthwatering beef short rib bourguignon served with Kipfler potatoes, barigoule de legumes, and salade. Wrap up your meal with warm, freshly baked madeleines, a luscious mousse au chocolat, and the flamboyant crêpes suzette with orange sauce and vanilla ice cream.

  • Where: Loulou Bistro, 61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point
  • When: Lunch and dinner, Sunday 14 July
  • How much: Three-course shared menu is $130 per person
  • Book your table here
Lou Lou Bistro Bastille Day in Sydney

Loulou Boulangerie & Traiteur, Milson’s Point
For those who prefer to bring a taste of France home, Loulou Boulangerie & Traiteur offers a range of French goodies exclusively for the Bastille weekend. Treat yourself to gooey baked French brie encased in a crusty herbed baguette with a touch of honey, and don’t miss the traditional apple tarte tatin with spiced caramelised apples in puff pastry. From the traiteur, indulge in the exquisite pate en croute known as Oreiller de la Belle Aurore, a masterpiece of charcuterie that combines chicken, duck, pork, foie gras, guinea fowl, and pistachio in perfect harmony. Plus, there’s a tempting selection of French croissants, pastries, baguettes, and breads to satisfy every craving.

  • Where: Loulou Boulangerie & Traiteur, 61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point
  • When: open 7am – 4pm every day. The Bastille Day specials: baked brie available 13 July only; apple tart tatin available to pre-order and pick up 13 and 14 July; Oreiller de la Belle Aurore available 13 and 14 July only.
  • Pre-order your Bastille Day goodies here

Bon appétit!

Lou Lou Bastille Day Apple Tart