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Nola, York, York

Nola

4.6
4.6
612 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro

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Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01904 622333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Yorkshire

    Hot Spot

  • North Yorkshire

    Hot Spot

  • North Yorkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Yorkshire

    Most Booked

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  1. AK

    AngieK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a beautiful restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere. Attentive staff and lovely food. Would definitely recommend!!

  2. JH

    JohnH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relatively new restaurant in York with really interesting menu. Quality of food very good and friendly efficient service.

  3. k

    kathys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What can i say, just perfect, food was amazing we had 4 dishes each (being piggies). Every dish was delicious. We then had dessert omg i had the bourbon bread pudding that was amazing my husband had the key lime pie his fave and it was the best he had ever had. We are couple who love fine dinning & trying new places. This is in our top 5. The waiter was so nice, friendly and helpful. Cocktails were spot on. Price was very good too. We loved the decor & ambience and will be back.

  4. MD

    MandyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely staff and the plates were all empty at the end, so the food must have been perfect!

  5. G

    Gill

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    loved the menu, great to be able to have small plates and have varied food,

  6. MG

    MarkG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and wonderful service really enjoyed our meal

  7. T

    Tinksmum

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend.

  8. k

    kim30

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food with great choice and love the small plate sizes

  9. KB

    KarenB

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food amazing atmosphere Would definitely recommend a visit

  10. SW

    SarahW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely surprise to find we had booked to have dinner when there was a live band playing. The music, the food and the staff that looked after us were all great. We had a lovely evening.

  11. RT

    RogerT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant with great attention to detail. A great 1920s feel. ALL the staff work seamlessly as a team and nothing is too much trouble. Will definitely recommend and be returning soon!

  12. LA

    LoriA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I was stunned to find a New Orleans food-themed place in York, so I had to check it out for authenticity. First, the decor - Jazz Age speakeasy, looked fantastic. Second, the music - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox played the entire meal - fantastic blend of old and new. Then there were the drinks - from a New Orleans Sazerac to a Hurricane, Chocotini, and more - all were great! Slightly different from US cocktails, but definitely had the spirit/idea of them (the sazerac in a martini glass was pretty weird, but tasted nice). And the food was great, just more than we could eat (the menu and staff make it sound like cajun/creole tapas, but the plates were definitely bigger, almost full main size). We tried the jambalaya, gumbo, salmon, dirty rice, rocket, and bread. The bread was spectacular. Jambalaya and gumbo were great efforts - different from how I make them in the states (I lived in NOLA a good while), but everyone has a different recipe even there. My son said the salmon was fantastic, the dirty rice was okay. Rocket is always fantastic. I'll definitely go again next time I'm in town. Give it a try - you'll be in for a treat!

  13. LM

    LiamM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely delicious and the waiting staff couldn't have been nicer. Good vibes, great food, and the music was at the perfect level to feel like you couldn't be overheard but not having to yell to have a conversation.

  14. MH

    MicheleH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and great service in gorgeous Art Deco surroundings. What more could you want?!

  15. MS

    MarkS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    From walking through the door, we were greeted by very friendly, professional staff. This was continued throughout our time at Nola's. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and the superb dishes, especially the monk fish cheeks. Many thanks to all at Nola's..

  16. B

    Berrybug

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful find. Food served in small portions, perfect for tasting 2-3 dishes or sharing with companions. Service was excellent.

  17. JE

    JosieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked a reservation at Nola quite late, and was told that we would be seated upstairs (away from the jazz band). Luckily when we arrived we were actually able to sit downstairs and it was fantastic! The staff were brilliant and super friendly, the band not only played brilliantly but also seemed as if they were having fun - which just added to the great atmosphere. On top of that, the food was delicious and we were nicely surprised by the prices. I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you fancy getting dressed up and having a night with a twist. Although we were fortunate with our seating, I would recommend booking in advance to make sure you don't miss out.

  18. SS

    SazzleStew

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and cocktails, wonderful service. The background music could have been turned down a notch but would definitely recommend. This was our first trip to York and first trip to Nola. Will definitely be back.

  19. RO

    RebeccaO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FANTASTIC !! Where to start. The front is so simple but beautiful, got to reception and quickly shown to our table. The music was lovely, the décor was so pretty. The menu had lots to chose from and the drinks menu lovely too. The staff were amazing and couldnt do enough. Cant wait to come back !!

  20. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing, cant wait to go back on a jazz night!! A++++++++++

  21. JG

    JuliaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Joe the waiter was great and knowledgable offering suggestions- food was fabulous, especially the garlic prawns and the salmon- definitely will be back

  22. A

    Alicia

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a brilliant restaurant with excellent food! The service was great and we will definitely back.

  23. NS

    NotaScooby

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food very good, jambalya and pecan pie in partucular excellent. Service by Joe excellent, friendly, informative and efficient.

  24. GB

    GregBfc

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food Amazing service Best restaurant in York

  25. TD

    TrishD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nola is simply one of the best places to go if you visit York. We celebrated our daughter's graduation yesterday and ended with dinner at Nola, perfect. On arrival we were greeted and shown to the bar table for drinks. The ambience is lovely and decor stunning. The staff cannot do enough and are so friendly and helpful. We ate downstairs in the restaurant and the food was outstanding. Small plates but very substantial, only two needed per head with a side in my opinion, however we ordered a few more as I have eaten at Nola once before and wanted my family to try a few dishes. overall, excellent in every way.

  26. S

    Stanley21

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Booked for a family post graduation meal. The menu options where all lovely and I really struggled to narrow down to the 2 recommend dishes per person. Service was quick, staff delightful and food was delicious. It was a really good treat at the end of a lovely day. We will definitely be going back

  27. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food, whilst listening to great Jazz. Super night out. My wife and I had six small sharing plates which were all delicious; my advice is to order three and then order another two or three depending how you feel. Highly recommend the belly pork, tenderloin of beef and salmon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Venue is very pretty but that’s about all of the good, markets and presents itself as an upscale place with the small plates and high prices but fails to deliver on that. There was adequate staffing yet the staff seemed very rushed which really effected the atmosphere. The majority of the food was good but not great, it’s also a little concerning just how quickly it arrived after ordering, the speed and quality screams frozen. It’s a meal we were really looking forward to with many positive reviews. We, and the couple sat next to us. Will not be returning.

  29. DS

    DavidS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding evening, great setting for the jazz evening. Good choice of well cooked food delivers with excellent service. Recommend the Sunday night jazz evening.

  30. ST

    SimonT

    Memphis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Manager was excellent wanted here the music but was upstairs when we arrived the manager managed to seat us downstairs great service

  31. GW

    GemmaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food. Very friendly staff. Atmosphere was lovely

  32. B

    Becci

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food and attentive staff. Venue decor is great. We sat upstairs. Music was alot of "jazz" versions of other songs, some were quite strange but overall fine.

  33. RC

    RachelC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, amazing cocktails, brilliant service!

  34. M

    Melgws

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous time at NOLA. The food was lovely and the staff were brilliant. Helpful and personable, they really made our experience! Highly recommend the Louisiana hot chicken wings 👌🏻

  35. LE

    LauraE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything about this lovely place and it was perfect for our anniversary dinner. Gorgeous decor, nice ambience, friendly and attentive staff and delicious food. We will be back! Would just add that the menu recommends two mains and a side per person (as plates are slightly smaller) but we found this a bit much, so unless you're very hungry you might be better with one main and a couple of sides, depending on what you choose.

  36. S

    Sophieatko

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere is so comfortable, relaxed and cosy. It's a really romantic setting for couples. The service is extremely attentive and the staff members are so friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious, the portions are just quite small . However we thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

  37. AM

    AndrewM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, very good food. We had a great evening

  38. EC

    EthanClifford

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing, good food, amazing staff, great atmosphere

  39. RH

    RichardH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were all incredibly welcoming and attentive throughout. We were never without a drink, were able to order quickly, had the bill within minutes of asking. Couldn’t fault the work the put in. The venue it’s is amazing and have a great ambience. The food was eclectic but all very special. The cocktails as well were the best we had in the city. Faultless.

  40. A

    Anders

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food, ambience and service. Only slight problem we experienced was the timing of the food to table. We ordered 3 dishes each (myself and my partner) one dish arrived as our “starters” and then 2 more each after those were cleared. On a small table for 2 the space was at a premium and my partners second dish was quite cold when she finally got around to starting it. Still tasted great but had gone cool. Maybe we should have requested some food to be held back to keep heated until requested? Overall though a great night out. Will be visiting again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

FAQs

Nola is rated 4.6 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Nola

2A Lendal York, York YO1 8AA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Judges lodge

  • Area

    York

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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