About La Bastille

Step inside this little bistro on Lisburn Road and feel like you’ve been swept away to Paris. With its classic decor complete with traditional brasserie-style furnishings and red banquettes, La Bastille provides a romantic and intimate getaway, just a short walk from Adelaide train station. Begin your meal with some rope grown mussels in a creamy white wine sauce – or the frog leg bon bon if you’re feeling adventurous – before moving on to some more Gallic classics like the bœuf bourguignon or a juicy steak. Leave room for dessert though, because the creme brulee is a must! For a French dining experience in Balmoral, book a table at La Bastille now.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm


La Bastille
182a Lisburn Rd, City Centre
Belfast BT9 6AL

Menu Highlights



Rope Grown Mussels (c)

Cooked in a white wine sauce with cream, shallots, garlic & parsley

Braised and crisped Lamb Belly

served with an black olive tapenade and parmesan salad

frog leg bonbon

served with,salad and garlic mayo.

More about La Bastille, Belfast

La Bastille, tucked away in Balmoral in Belfast is a French restaurant simply oozing with style, class and that quintessential Parisienne brasserie feeling. This cosy and romantic space is the kind of place you go to really treat yourself, or your significant other, to their truly world-class wine and food list. La Bastille’s attention to detail is second to none, with the team going to great lengths to source the finest local produce and ingredients to create seasonal yet traditional dishes packed with flavour.

Speaking of the dishes, with an impressive selection on offer, it could be hard to decide which ones to choose. We love going for the braised and crisped lamb belly with black olive tapenade and parmesan salad, and seared scallops to begin, before either roast chicken breast with pearl barley, butternut squash and port jus, duo of duck with all the trimmings or the fish of the day. The menu du jour is a winner as well, but one thing is for sure: La Bastille are French connoisseurs so you’ll always be in for a treat. This Balmoral restaurant is located on Lisburn Road, not too far from Belfast city centre. Booking ahead is recommended.

37 La Bastille Reviews

37 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Maeve S.3 months ago · 1 review

Absolutely outstanding. The food was amazing and the waiting staff were so attentive. I highly recommend visiting here. A true gem in belfast's eating scene.

Valentinas J.3 months ago · 1 review

Amazing place. By my opinion this is the best French restaurant in Belfast. The food is really really good. The service good. I am coming back on next occasion.

Nichola C.4 months ago · 1 review

Food was great, service on point. Will be back :)