Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Sylvain
Sylvain is a Southern gastropub, found steps from Jackson Square, with historical roots and a prodigiously tempting menu of food and cocktails.
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.
Shaya
A modern Israeli restaurant from chefs Alon Shaya and John Best, Shaya is one of New Orleans’ leading culinary spots and the best new restaurant in America.
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.
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.
Johnny Sánchez New Orleans
A Mexican taqueria from John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, Johnny Sánchez New Orleans is a riot of colour and flavour in the city's Central Business District.
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.
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.
The Saint Hotel
The Saint Hotel is a boutique hotel with a hefty style quotient, featuring sinfully luxurious accommodation and live burlesque performances in the bar.
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.
Yvonne LaFleur
Tailor-made gowns in feminine designs.
Twelve Mile Limit
A dive bar with a real barbeque.
La Petite Grocery
Food store turned bistro, this is a real local favourite with a constantly changing menu.
Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
Wolfe’s in the Warehouse
Classic New Orleans style hotel restaurant.
Audubon Insectarium
Get up close and personal to as many insects as you choose.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Cafe Adelaide
Creole cuisine in an amiable atmosphere.
Johnny’s Po-Boys
A great place to sample New Orleans classics.
La Boulangerie
Mouth-watering French pastries and breads.
Charlie’s
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Three Muses
Jazz bar serving tasty global snacks.
Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe
Creole soul food served by a wonderful host.
American Sector
A culinary trip down memory lane, with real taste.
Original Cocktail Tour
A bar crawl through the French Quarter, chased with a history lesson.
Gumbo Shop
All year round Lentern treats.
Bistro at Maison de Ville
Delicious French cuisine in an intimate setting.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Barcelona Tapas Cafe
Service with a (Spanish) smile.
Stein’s Deli
A mix of local and north-eastern deli food.
Root
With a menu of Southern-inspired fusion cuisine split into sections like Socials" and "Middles"
Swizzle Stick Bar
West Indies-themed bar attached to Cafe Adelaide.
RHINO
Unique pieces of art made and sold by locals.
McKenna Museum
A must-see for those interested in African-American culture.
One
Trendy hang-out with creatively made food.

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