Brisbane’s Biggest French Festival

Forget the flight to France, to sample the best in French culture, eats and drinks, the Le Festival has you covered. Held every year in the heart of South Bank, it’s a sea of red, white and blue where French frivolities run wild. From cooking masterclasses with One Hat Chef Bruno Luobet, to divine wines to everything in between, Le Festival is sure to be an experience for every Francophile. We sent Laurel along for a “taster” and didn’t she get one – she basically ate her way around Brisbane!

Hidden away in the back streets of Newmarket is Crust and Co – an institution for the best baked goods in Brisbane. French Pastries, breads, baguettes, gourmet cakes – they’ve got the lot.

140 Edmondstone Street, Newmarket, Queensland

Holy cheesus!! There really is something about French cheese. Is it it’s creaminess? Is it the delectable taste that hits your tastebuds? Is it the variety and range? Who knows! But you want some of the tastiest cheese available in Brisbane, visit Stephanie at Le Fromage Yard. Le Fromage Yard does not have a fixed location, instead venturing to market locations and meeting customers half way. With over 40 lines of cheese, including goat, sheep and cow’s milk, we are sure there is something to please everyone.


The French Bistrot made the change from market stall to restaurant, open almost 2 years. They wanted to create an atmosphere that gave guests a real and authentic French feeling. They also wanted to ensure the food was reasonable and affordable for everyone. Julien takes immense pride in bringing guests delicious and hearty French food. Everything from entrees to desserts are homemade and most of the produce is sourced from France.


Famed French Chef Bruno Loubet heads up the French Festival as ambassador. he’s been the Head Chef of numerous high quality restaurants, and received countless awards for his restaurants and those he opened in partnership with others.

After travelling back and forth from country to country, he’s now back in Queensland. He’s recently purchased an acreage property in the Gold Coast hinterland with his wife Catherine, and has built a cooking school attached to an extensive vegetable garden.

He’s strongly passionate about sustainability, and so he plans to teach students about the impact our diet could have on our health and the planet while still eating nutritious, mouth-watering food.


For more information about Le Festival, visit their website.