Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Ace Hotel New Orleans
A sleek hotel that marries great style and local influences to great effect, Ace Hotel New Orleans offers guests everything from a rooftop pool to original art, high-end amenities, and more.
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 restaurant Lüke, from restaurateur and chef John Besh, is a brasserie with Franco-German style and Louisiana soul found in the New Orleans CBD.
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.
Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe
Creole soul food served by a wonderful host.
Wolfe’s in the Warehouse
Classic New Orleans style hotel restaurant.
Twelve Mile Limit
A dive bar with a real barbeque.
Cafe Adelaide
Creole cuisine in an amiable atmosphere.
Audubon Insectarium
Get up close and personal to as many insects as you choose.
La Petite Grocery
Food store turned bistro, this is a real local favourite with a constantly changing menu.
Johnny’s Po-Boys
A great place to sample New Orleans classics.
Barcelona Tapas Cafe
Service with a (Spanish) smile.
Stein’s Deli
A mix of local and north-eastern deli food.
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.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Authentic music with some much encouraged dancing - oh, and some food on the side.
Parkway Bakery
A mini-museum bakery for families and small groups.
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.
Trendy hang-out with creatively made food.
Hi-Ho Lounge
Edgy music venue, with a classy touch.
Bridge Lounge
Unpretentious and fun, with a brilliant mojito.
Napoleon House
Good drinks, great atmosphere and a near-perfect Pimms.
Chic French wine bar.
Dragon’s Den
Oddball enterntainment in a quirky location.
Old-fashioned food in a fashionable environment.
Marigny Brasserie
A chic restaurant with an interesting crowd.
La Divina Gelateria
Organic ice cream with old-world charm.
Joey K’s
Funky neighbourhood restaurant for lawyers and locals alike.
13 Monaghan’s
Good late-night food, suitable for veggies too.
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
R Bar
Arty bar with a punk edge.
Surrey’s Juice Bar
Good for veggies - a rare find in New Orleans.
Acme Oyster House
Well-loved oyster house with a DIY touch.

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