There’s nothing revolting about Bastille Day on 14 July — it’s a brilliant excuse to gather friends for a French meal and a terrific time. We have so many excellent offers, from chic to bohemian, that there’s no need to lose your head. Just book now and have a storming day.
You owe it to yourself to discover Seven Park Place by William Drabble, a hidden gem that also has a Michelin star and a constellation of AA rosettes. The French cuisine here is created using the finest seasonal British ingredients — now that’s entente cordiale! There are far too many special offers to list here, from a lazy lunch to a degustation menu, all of them fabulous.
Koffmann’s restaurant in Knightsbridge is the eponymous restaurant of the legendary Pierre Koffmann, a byword for sublime, provincial French cuisine with deep classical roots. If you fancy whiling away your Bastille Day afternoon in gastronomic delight, the lunchtime special offer is three courses for £28, while the dinner deal is two courses for £21.50. Both offer a meal that makes memories.
Classic French bistro dining is the specialty of Le Vacherin restaurant in Chiswick overlooking Acton Green Common. The ambience is smart and relaxed and you toptable diners recommend it for romance. The special offers include a two-course lunch for £18.50, or three courses and a glass of Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wine.
The Balcon restaurant in Piccadilly has all the flair of les grands brasseries of Paris of the Belle Epoque. With a soaring ceiling and the stunning balcony –hence the name — this restaurant has style and comfort and a great sense of occasion. As well as French classics and franglais creations, The Balcon is famous for its charcuterie menu and champagne bar. Deals start from two courses for £15 and become more intriguing from there.
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe restaurant in Marylebone outdoes the French at fine, seasonal bistro cooking. This was the first restaurant opened by the Galvin brothers and it made an indelible mark on the capital, having been voted Best French Restaurant two years running, as well as earning a host of other awards. Three courses and an aperitif maison are £19.50 at weekday and Sunday lunch and £21.50 at supper.
If you’re headed for the big Bastille Day events at Canary Wharf this weekend, you’d be a wise one to book the Plateau Bar & Grill restaurant in advance for lunch or supper and snatch their two courses for £15 deal right out of their hands.
And if only the finest French cuisine, most professional and elegant service, and loveliest surroundings will do, then Hibiscus restaurant in Mayfair is a choice that will make you very happy indeed. Chef Claude Bosi has earned a pairof Michelin stars as well ashis restaurant’s making the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants last year. So the special offers here — three courses and an aperitif for £34.95 and four courses and an aperitif for £49.50 — are ridiculously excellent value.
For these and many, many more offres spéciaux on French restaurants for Bastille Day, click here and have a super time.