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A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Circle Bar
Circle Bar is a dive bar on Lee Circle in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, offering cheap drinks and great local music with little or no cover charge.
Gambino’s Bakery
A NOLA institution, Gambino’s Bakery is known and loved for its delicious King Cakes, Doberge Cakes and a whole host of other sweet treats.
Pêche Seafood Grill
A seafood restaurant from acclaimed chef Donald Link, Pêche Seafood Grill serves up wood-fired dishes from its rustic space in the Warehouse District.
Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge
A dive bar and a New Orleans institution, Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge is the place for cheap beer and good times...
Cochon Butcher
Cochon Butcher is an artisanal butcher, sandwich shop and wine bar that cures its own meats and serves superlative meats alongside a curated drinks list.
Willa Jean
At once a bakery, cafe and fully-fledged restaurant, Willa Jean is whatever you need it to be, offering meals throughout the day in the CBD.
Drink Lab NOLA
From the minds behind the New Orleans craft cocktail bar, Victory, Drink Lab NOLA offers masterclasses in cocktail making in the CBD.
Lüke
The restaurant Lüke, from restaurateur and chef John Besh, is a brasserie with Franco-German style and Louisiana soul found in the New Orleans CBD.
Satsuma Cafe
A cafe committed to serving nourishing, local, and organic food in the boho area of Bywater in New Orleans, Satsuma Cafe is a neighbourhood favourite.
Merchant
A cafe in the Central Business District in New Orleans, Merchant offers rich espresso, buttery crepes, and hearty sandwiches.
Haydel’s Bakery
Known for its King Cakes and the maddeningly tasty Cajun Kringle, Haydel’s Bakery is one of the much-loved bakeries in New Orleans.
SoBou
SoBou is a much-loved New Orleans restaurant and bar with a flurry of awards and accolades to its name, serving small plates of Louisiana street food.
Restaurant R’evolution
Found in the French Quarter, Cajun and Creole cuisine is the order of the day at Restaurant R'evolution, one of New Orleans’ finest restaurants.
Bar UnCommon
Classic cocktails and high design.
Wolfe’s in the Warehouse
Classic New Orleans style hotel restaurant.
Johnny’s Po-Boys
A great place to sample New Orleans classics.
Cafe Adelaide
Creole cuisine in an amiable atmosphere.
Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe
Creole soul food served by a wonderful host.
La Petite Grocery
Food store turned bistro, this is a real local favourite with a constantly changing menu.
Twelve Mile Limit
A dive bar with a real barbeque.
Luke
Brasserie-style fun food.
Audubon Insectarium
Get up close and personal to as many insects as you choose.
Vaughan’s Lounge
Music, barbeque and cheap beer.
Stein’s Deli
A mix of local and north-eastern deli food.
Barcelona Tapas Cafe
Service with a (Spanish) smile.
Rib Room
For the carnivore in us all.
Root
With a menu of Southern-inspired fusion cuisine split into sections like Socials" and "Middles"
Original Cocktail Tour
A bar crawl through the French Quarter, chased with a history lesson.
One
Trendy hang-out with creatively made food.
Ralph’s on the Park
By locals for locals' - but you might aswell try it anway.
La Nuit
Comedy club for local comedians to try out their wit.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Elizabeth’s
Real Food, Done Real Good - the tagline says it all...
McKenna Museum
A must-see for those interested in African-American culture.
Mulate’s
Authentic music with some much encouraged dancing - oh, and some food on the side.
Domilise’s
Traditional po' boys - a local and family favourite.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
Parkway Bakery
A mini-museum bakery for families and small groups.
Coquette
Marigny Brasserie
A chic restaurant with an interesting crowd.

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