Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Cooking Experience
Cook Creole for yourself.
Pelican Club
Perenially popular spot with particularly good appetizers.
Maison Dupuy
A plush hotel in the heart of the French quarter.
Palace Cafe
Musical and original, with one scrumptious savoury cheesecake.
Commander’s Palace
One of the most famous restaurants in America - a lighter approach to Creole cuisine.
Martinique Bistro
Some of the best food in New Orleans, but little discovered.
Honey Island Swamp Tours
Travel through the Louisiana swamp, saying hello to alligators and bald eagles.
Mat & Naddie’s
Delightful hideaway serving contemporary Louisiana cooking.
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
Bold Southern flavours in a modern restaurant.
Degas House
Hearty Italian fare.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
Oldest continuosly operating gay bar in America.
Mahoney’s Po-Boy Shop
Fresh, local ingredients as loved by the locals.
Blue Nile
Live music and lively dancing.
British gastropub with a twist.
Columns Hotel Bar
Cosy bar, perfect for beer or brunch.
Live music bar transplanted from New York.
Exclusive, high-end food.
Contemporary Arts Center
Cutting-edge art, close to French Quarter restaurants.
Friends of the Cabildo
Tours run by well-trained volunteers.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
Whiskey Blue
Fashionable late-night club.
Jack Dempsey’s
Big portions for big appetites.
Bon Ton Cafe
Good place for a lawyer's lunch - or anyone who fancies some Cajun fare.
Delicious french bakery and lunch treats - tres delicieux!
Bistro Daisy
French meals to remember.
La Cote Brasserie
Artfully elegant restaurant inside the Renaissance Arts Hotel.
Audubon Park
Public park with jog and bike tracks.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
What started out as a roving Purple Truck serving Southern food turned into one of the hippest new restaurants in New Orleans.
Cafe du Monde
A quirky choice for those with a sweet tooth.
Tommy’s Cuisine
Perfect for a good time and an excellent Creole-Italian meal.
La Provence
Home-grown French grub in a far out location.
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.
Creole and Cajun cuisine, served in a cosy Victorian cottage.
Themed meals in a cottage-style restaurant.
Chic french bistro serving unpretentious cuisine.
Ye Olde College Inn
A new take on an old favourite.

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