For a slice of Bastille Day festivities, check out one of these three restaurants this Friday…

It’s the home of the Eiffel Tower, Breton stripes and Raclette cheese, and that’s reason enough for us to celebrate France’s National Day.

In fact, we like their architecture so much, we’re building our own French Riviera inspired neighbourhood right here in Dubai.

If you’re not able to make it to Paris for Bastille Day celebrations, you can check out one of these three for a little French fevor (that’s party in French by the way) in Dubai.

1. Bistrot Bagatelle

Best for: A showy, party vibe

Bagatelle’s week-long Bastille Day celebrations will cumulate on Friday July 14. This upscale French restaurant is bringing its typical pairing of opulent food and loud music for an all-night party. Bagatelle’s most popular entertainers will be on hand to provide a lively programme of typical Parisienne celebration.

The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm-11pm. Tel: (04) 354 5035. More info on website

2. The Ultimate Family Brunch at Flow Kitchen

Best for: A family-friendly French celebration

Get your beret ready, Flow Kitchen is going all out for Bastille Day. There’s a one-off brunch menu of French-inspired gourmet foods like French Onion soup, premium cheeses specially imported from France as well as oyster and crepe cooking stations. There will be French music and entertainment for the kids, including face painting, a balloon artist and even a French mime.

Fairmont, The Palm, 12:30pm-4pm, from Dhs295. Tel: (04) 457 3457. More info on website

3. Bistro Des Arts

Best for: A casual celebration

If you’ve been in Dubai anything longer than a month, you will have forgotten that brunch is actually a tame combination of breakfast and lunch eaten with coffee at about 11am. But that’s exactly what you can have at Bistro Des Arts. Help yourself from the social table to start, where there’s a selection of fresh juices, pastries, cheese and cold cuts. Then, pick your main from a collection of hearty breakfasts, a made-to-order crepe and a hot beverage all for Dhs99.

The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, 10am-2pm, from Dhs99. Tel: (04) 55 11 576. More info on website

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