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La Bastille

City CentreFrench
37 Reviews

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 today - Opens at 12:00 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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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.


Ribeye (c)

Our steaks are served with Dauphinoise potatoes, mushrooms and spice butter. Les sauces: Red Wine, Peppercorn and Brandy (c),garlic butter. £1.95

Bœuf Bourguignon .

served with a Rich garlic and red wine sauce, with mach potatoes.

pan fried cod (c)

servwd with braised leeks,lentils and red wine

pan fried sweet potatoes gnocchi

served with vegetables,carrots puree and parmesan


Prunes a l'Armagnac

Served with homemade shortbread and fromage blanc.

Bastille Frozen Snickers

Iced caramel parfait with toffee ganache, cinnamon biscuit, toasted peanuts and chocolate

Crème Brulée

served with pears and apple brunoise.
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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
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Maeve S.2 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.2 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.2 months ago · 1 review

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

Gerardine G.3 months ago · 1 review

Very warm welcome. Excellent food! Service impeccable. Haven’t been here for some time and what a lovely night we had. Could not recommend the food highly enough. Great chefs and all in all a most positive experience.

Dawn H.9 months ago · 1 review

We were celebrating our daughter's A Level results and decided to go to La Bastille on another daughter's recommendation. We were not disappointed!! There were 4 of us eating and 3 chose the Menu du Jour and were delighted with the choices we made. Mushroom Soup was so creamy and rich. Ham hock rillette had such amazing flavour and texture. The warm goat's cheese fritter was just fantastic with the accompaniments. For the mains we had Bavette Steak, Duck leg confit and one of our daughter's is a very plain eater and the waiters were so helpful and accommodated her requirements so well. The desserts of Crème Brulée and Bastille Frozen Snickers were amazing!!! The staff were so friendly and made us all feel welcome and at ease. Will DEFINITELY be back for more.

Jenny W.9 months ago · 1 review

Our first visit to La Bastille. We had been given a voucher as a present and decided to go for Sunday lunch. We were only people there on arrival and only 2 more people arrived while we were there. We had 3 courses and coffee and all 3 courses were excellent. In particular the "tarte de jour" apple and almond with ice cream was a good choice. Friendly service only the smell of cigarette smoke coming through aircon (?) was off putting. Will definitely return

Ian M.a year ago · 1 review

My wife and I ate from the a la carte menu. There was a good selection, all very reasonably priced. We were there on a Saturday night and the ambience was good with the restaurant full. Despite the numbers the attention from staff was good. The menu was not typically French and had been adapted considerably to British tastes except for one or two dishes. The quality was good for the price and the dishes were well presented. The desserts were the best part of the menu with an excellent crème brulee. The staff went the extra mile to alter a dessert to suit my wife's taste. All in all a good experience but not one that I came away from, thinking that I must at all costs get back, because the food was so delicious.

Niamh M.7 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food and lovely waiters. La Bastille is more expensive than most restaurants in the area but it was worth it. We will definitely be returning!

rosemary c.a year ago · 1 review

As I have stayed on Facebook review the good was truly delicious. It was very good value for money too. The portions were also very good. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. I will return without a car so I can enjoy some nice French wine as well.

Victoria H.9 months ago · 1 review

lovely atmosphere, waiter was French, would've liked to seen more French dishes on the Sunday menu, very reasonably priced, the lamb was very tasty and the roasties were delicious! The bourginon was slightly on the watery side but the mash with it was lovely. Overall very impressed, hope to be back

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