Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

La Boulangerie
Mouth-watering French pastries and breads.
Bombay Club
Make mine a martini.
One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, ideal for imaginative Creole cuisine or sumptuous brunches.
Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Rib Room
For the carnivore in us all.
Polo Lounge
A den of luxury for the rich and famous.
Supposedly, the best restaurant in America.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Traditional po' boys - a local and family favourite.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
The Blue Room
A Sunday morning musical treat.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Sazerac Bar
Dapper bar for those with manners and a smart style.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Eleven 79
Classic Italian-American.
Carousel Bar
Inside Hotel Monteleone, this bar was voted best in the city.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Oyster restaurant which doesn't do summer.
Celebration Distillation
Witness the rum distilling process - then have a taste or two.
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
Nice ices on a summer's day.
Maison Dupuy
A plush hotel in the heart of the French quarter.
Palace Cafe
Musical and original, with one scrumptious savoury cheesecake.
Pere Marquette
Jazz, style and the best cocktails in town.
M.S. Rau Antiques
A nearly century-old antique emporium.
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
Degas House
Exclusive, high-end food.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
Ye Olde College Inn
A new take on an old favourite.
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.

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