Bastille Day is July 14th, and it seems there’s plenty of ways to celebrate across Adelaide!
The Adelaide Central Market has is celebrating Bastille Day with an epic, three-day French celebration (2 of which you’ve missed) but there’s still time to check it out tomorrow when the market will play host to all things French (including raclette and escargot). More details on that can be found here.
The French Art Trail is also launching tomorrow, where you can get up close and personal with life-size reproductions of European master paintings from as early as the 15th century, from the collections of Thomas Henry Museum in Cherbourg, France. More about that here.
There’s also a stack of French-inspired food and drink experiences across the city and beyond, to help get you in the mood. Here’s where to head.
Le Carpe Diem is a French cafe which specialises in crepes, amongst other French delicacies.
230-232 Grenfell Street
Hey Jupiter is a fabulous option in Ebenezer Place, complete with French-cafe style seating outside. For Bastille Day they have limited tables left for a la carte dinner bookings otherwise feel free to join them throughout the day and night for French food and French Booze! Can Can dancers at 8.30pm.
11 Ebenezer Pl, Adelaide
While Lavande of Callington is an hour out of Adelaide, it ensures the South of France has never been so attainable (particularly during these covid-times). They’re known for their 5 course French Candlelight Dinner parties, cocktail parties, celebrations and the ‘Long Lunch’ (which seems to occur most Sundays) but unfortunately they’re closed during Winter so you’ll have to wait a little longer for their French goodness!
Old Police Station Circa 1867 Callington
O8 8538 5138
Located in Croydon, La Lorientaise Crêperie offers traditional sweet & savoury crêpes crafted by a qualified French crêpe chef with great coffee in a French art inspired cafe. Bookings available weekdays.
15A Elizabeth Street, Croydon
La Buvette Drinkery is a French Aperitif Bar that also specialises in French bites. Their menu features natural, local and French wines, craft beer, spirits and cocktails. For lunch this Bastille Day, they’re taking bookings and are offering an a la carte menu.
27 Gresham Street, Adelaide
(08) 8410 8170
Tomorrow is the National Day of France and the team at Les Deux Coq will celebrate it with music, French cocktails and special products at Stall 2 at the Adelaide Central Market, and in their Shop in Prospect 5/194 Prospect Road!
Over the decades Muratti Cakes & Gateaux have created a reputation for premium quality in specialty cakes, gateaux, pastries, savouries and of course, coffee. Everything they make is hand crafted by their team, fresh every day.
114b Prospect Road, Prospect
(08) 8344 9977
Sucre Patisserie is a French patisserie which sells amazing cakes, tarts and eclairs. They also offer made-to-order custom cakes for your special occasion. Due to the current global situation, they are open by appointment for pre-ordered items only. Please see the online store for the patisserie range, or send an email to enquire about a custom cake. For those of you wanting to add a little ooh la la to your cooking repertoire, they also offer a range of classes. Coming up there are French Macaron classes and a Croquembouche Class.
397 Magill Road, St Morris
Bonne Fête Nationale! Join the crew at Delicatessen for Bastille day for a local celebration of all things French (well the food anyway). They will be offering their $65 per person set menu on Tuesday the 14th for the purists as well as Saturday the 18th of July. You can book here: https://bit.ly/3hX66OM or give them a call on 82118871.
Maison Clement is a French Patisserie & Cafe in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. Located in the Adelaide Central Market Arcade, the
Shop 16, Central Market Arcade
Jamer’s Kitchen in Bowden are offering French toast & Croque Monsieur
on their breakfast menu at the moment, and Chateau Briand & Moules frites for lunch & dinner, so you can celebrate some iconic French dishes every day!
18 Park Terrace, Bowden
Madame Hanoi offers a delicious range of French / Vietnamese fusion dishes. The history behind the menu is worth noting. Ho Chi Minh City was conquered by France in 1859 and was the capital of the French colony and renamed Saigon. Today it remains the largest city in Vietnam and the indelible mark of the French influence remains on everything from elaborate architecture to street names and most notably, the cuisine. This European influence gave rise to an entirely new taste to traditional Vietnamese food, while also showcasing the way the Vietnamese have put their own stamp onto food introduced by the French.It is this unity that shines through the inspired menu at Madame Hanoi. A desire to feature dishes that are both uniquely Vietnamese and unmistakably French, sit in unity alongside dishes that harmoniously blend the two.
Adelaide Casino, North Terrace
This Bastille Day, Republic are celebrating with a special French-inspired 3 course menu. For $55 all-inclusive (OR available for individual purchase) you can enjoy a glass of G.H.MUMM Cordon Rouge, Champagne, and:
ENTREE / chicken pâté
MAIN / bouillabaisse
DESSERT / apple tarte tatin
Bookings essential on 8362 4657.
120 Magill Rd, Norwood
At the Paracombe Premium Perry Adelaide Hills ‘shed door’, treat yourself to “The French Touch”, a French inspired topping on their wood oven pizza menu. Its really different but incredible! While you’re there, enjoy spectacular orchard views, a drink list to suit almost anyone, more epic food from an authentic wood oven and their family wanting to help make your ultimate day. Bookings are advisable, phone or text 0402 082 532.
169 Murphy Road, Paracombe (5 minutes into the hills from Tea Tree Gully).
For Bastille Day at The Organik Store & Cafe, enjoy their French Toast Special (which, just quietly, looks AMAZING!). While you’re there, grab some fantastic locally-sourced groceries from their store.
37 Broadway, Glenelg
(08) 8295 7767
Did you hear about the woman from The Congo and the chef from Paris (who used to cook for Former French President Jacque Chirac) who together went online and bought a building on Gumtree in a small South Australian town and turned it into one of the state’s best cafes? Grace and Marvin established L’Anse Tumby Café in Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. They arrived sight unseen in South Australia looking to start a new chapter and breath new life into this stunning coastal town that has been welcoming visitors for decades. It’s now widely renown for its amazing food and brilliant customer service.
9 Lipson Road, Tumby Bay
(08) 7616 6026