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Auckland Eats for Bastille Day


Tuesday 14 July is Bastille Day.

In France, it is called La Fête Nationale or Le quatorze juillet (fourteenth of July). This marks the start of the French Reveloution in 1789 and the first anniversary in 1790 a year later. In France there will be fireworks and parades.

Here is a list of Auckland restaurants and their Bastille Day celebrations.

>> Click on the restaurant names to visit their websites.

La Cigalela_cigale_logo

69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Bastille Day celebration
$75pp for 3 courses. Expect dishes such as beef Tartare, snails, duck a l’orange.
Prize for most French looking table


23 O’Connelll Street, CBD.

Tourquet have a 3 course set menu for Bastille Day: A flute of French sparkling wine, pork and venison terrine, blanquette de veu (veal casserole), creme brulee and madeleine. $58pp. Cheese course for an extra $25. Their regular menu will also be available.

lafourchetteLa Fourchette

8C Turua Street, St Heliers

3 course set menu with Veuve Clicquot champagne. $70pp. Salmon Tartare or Greek Artichokes or Escargots s/ in Garlic and Tomato Ragout. Pavé de Boeuf, château potatoes, spinach roulade, truffle jus and Cep foam or Pork and chicken Pot-au-Feu (Stew), celery hearts, carrots and onions or Groper steak, beurre de Montpellier, leek terrine. Gateau Brillat-Savarin (Cheese cake s/w berry compote) or Rum flavoured sponge cake filled with berry fruits and Chantilly or Chocolate tart.

lechefLe Chef

137 Victoria Street West, CBD

Note: Belated Bastille Day celebration Friday 17 July. Tour De France theme. Prizes for best costumes. Cocktail specials, $5 drink specials.


9 Britomart Place, Britomart

Bastille Day set menu Terrine de campagne s/w a fig chutney or Leek fondue tart s/w a wild mushroom and cauliflower purée. Bavette à l’échalote s/w gratin dauphinois or Seafood bisque. Brie de Meaux s/w quince jelly and dried fruits or Mousse au chocolat blanc.


Not sure at this stage if I’ll be going out but at the very least, I’ll start my day with a croissant. Bon appetit!

Maybe a French fry would suffice?


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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com


  1. All of these sound so delicious! Unfortunately I am in hardcore savings mode so won’t be able to treat myself. I may have some sneaky french fries though, too 😉

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