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New Orleans

Salon Restaurant by Sucré
An elegant mid-century space with modern sensibilities, the Salon Restaurant by Sucré offers brunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the French Quarter.
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.
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.
The Club Ms Mae’s
A New Orleans dive bar with a storied past, The Club Ms Mae’s serves cheap drinks 24/7. It's a top stop on any NOLA bucket list.
Toups’ Meatery
A contemporary Cajun restaurant aimed at carnivores of all stripes, Toups’ Meatery bring your dreams of Southern cuisine to life in its chic Mid-City space.
Balise
Balise, from James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier, is grounded in the rich past of Louisiana, offering refined Southern cuisine in the 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.
Borgne
Louisiana seafood restaurant, Borgne, from Chefs Brian Landry and John Besh is a love song to the state’s coastal region, with a menu of local classics.
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.
Dr. Bob’s Art
Famous for his humourous signs, Dr. Bob's other art work is displayed here - giant alligator's and all.
Charlie’s
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Three Muses
Jazz bar serving tasty global snacks.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
La Petite Grocery
Food store turned bistro, this is a real local favourite with a constantly changing menu.
Yvonne LaFleur
Tailor-made gowns in feminine designs.
Brennan’s
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.
RHINO
Unique pieces of art made and sold by locals.
Gumbo Shop
All year round Lentern treats.
American Sector
A culinary trip down memory lane, with real taste.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
McKenna Museum
A must-see for those interested in African-American culture.
Ralph’s on the Park
By locals for locals' - but you might aswell try it anway.
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Cafe Reconcile
Charitable restaurant serving home comforts.
Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Popular art museum based on Roger Ogden's collection of Southern art.
Green Goddess
A tiny restaurant with a menu as big as this world.

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