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Where to Find the Best French Cuisine this Bastille Day

Bastille Day (France’s national day) is just days away, and we can think of no better way to celebrate than with some fromage, vin rouge, escargot and charcuterie! To help you get your fill of all your faves this Bastille Day, we’ve scoured the country to find six of the best French restaurants around. Bon appetit!

Brisbane

A bowl of bouillabaisse, a plate of baguette and dip and a glass of wine on a table at The French Bistrot
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Make your way to the West End for an authentic taste of this food-famous nation at The French Bistrot, winner of a 2018 Readers Choice Australian Good Food and Wine Award. The menu boasts a whole host of home-style French dishes that are sure to have you dreaming of la Côte d’Azur, from roasted Camembert and prawn and scallop cassolette to veal escalope and bouillabaisse.

Keen to try out The French Bistrot for yourself? Visit Scoopon now to nab two courses with wine from $59 for two people. Delicieux!

Gold Coast

Seared scallops with asparagus and burnt tosazu butter on a black plate at Cocotte Dining French Restaurant
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Love French food but want something a little different? Look no further than Cocotte Dining in Robina. This French-Japanese fusion restaurant takes classic French flavours and pairs them with Japanese ingredients. Think seared scallops with burnt tosazu butter and charcoal grilled beef tenderloin steak with creamed potato, sautéed greens and wasabi crème fraiche. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!

Sydney

A wooden board full of sliced rare beef and a gravy boat filled with bearnaise sauce at Brasserie L'Entrecote
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Say what you will about the French, but they know how to grill a mean steak. And it’s that passion for beautifully-cooked, high-quality cuts of meat that inspired Brasserie L’Entrecote in Pymble. Oh, and they’re pretty damn good when it comes to seafood, too. They’ve also got all the classics, like French onion soup and confit duck, so even the traditionalists are looked after.

Sounds good? Scoop up a two-course French feast at Brasserie L’Entrecote from $59 for two!

Melbourne

Confit duck leg on a bed of vegetables with jus on a table with wine at Bistrot D'Orsay French restaurant
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Fancy gettin’ a little fancy? Hit up Bistrot D’Orsay for sophisticated, classic French cuisine in an ornately-decorated Collins St venue. This is traditional food at its gourmet best – we’re talking steak tartare, scallops, coq au vin, bouillabaisse and, of course, crème brûlée. Throw in a sommelier-curated wine list and you’re in for one fine feast.

Adelaide

Three slices of crispy pork belly on a bed of mixed leaves and herbs on a white plate, surrounded by jus
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Trust us when we say there’s nothing clichéd about the food at Cliché Exhibition on O’Connell St. Part gallery and part restaurant, a visit here is a true feast for the senses. Their modern, classy take on French favourites (like Coquilles St Jacques, chilli crab brioche, steak et frites and lemon curd souffle) will have you desperate for more. Oh, and don’t even think about leaving without trying one of their to-die-for cocktails!

Perth

A ramekin of creme brulee on a square black plate with an Eiffel Tower made of icing sugar
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A little slice of Paris in the heart of Perth, P’tite Ardoise Bistro serves up unpretentious French classics in a cosy, welcoming space. Expect to be wowed by dishes like escargot, duck liver pate, mushroom tart and chocolate fondant. The beauty of P’tite Ardoise is its ever-changing menu, so avoid the temptation to look it up online. Simply rock up and let your tastebuds do the choosing!

For more French restaurants near you for up to 70% off, visit Scoopon now and get those Bastille Day plans sorted!

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