Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

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.
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, from James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier, is grounded in the rich past of Louisiana, offering refined Southern cuisine in the CBD.
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.
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.
Three Muses
Jazz bar serving tasty global snacks.
Yvonne LaFleur
Tailor-made gowns in feminine designs.
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
La Petite Grocery
Food store turned bistro, this is a real local favourite with a constantly changing menu.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Unique pieces of art made and sold by locals.
American Sector
A culinary trip down memory lane, with real taste.
Gumbo Shop
All year round Lentern treats.
Ralph’s on the Park
By locals for locals' - but you might aswell try it anway.
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.
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
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.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Popular art museum based on Roger Ogden's collection of Southern art.
Acme Oyster House
Well-loved oyster house with a DIY touch.
Green Goddess
A tiny restaurant with a menu as big as this world.
The Presbytere
Centuries old building with museum on Mardi Gras.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Mississippi River Levee Path
Run, jog or stroll and take in the oft-missed views.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Crescent City Farmers Market
Vendors of fresh produce, as well as sweeter treats.

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