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Nola

4.6
4.6
341 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro

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Booked 35 times today
  • 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

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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 341 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Yorkshire

    Hot Spot

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • North Yorkshire

    Hot Spot

  • North Yorkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • North Yorkshire

    Romance

  • North Yorkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Yorkshire

    Most Booked

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  1. LS

    LisaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Special unique place Food amazing Service excellent Music fabulous

  2. EB

    EricB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was good though expensive. A little disappointing l had to vacate the table at 20-30

  3. GL

    GraemeL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dining experience, very nice atmosphere, thank you.

  4. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely night for my partners birthday, food was excellent and we will definitely return in the future.

  5. F

    Fussy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    For the price the quality of the food is very poor

  6. LL

    LizL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was great .. venue great .. staff was great. Only thing was the food came very quick and it all came at the same time. We had the table for 2 hours so would have been nice to spread it out so the food stayed warm. Otherwise really nice place.

  7. SH

    SarahH

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The menu was a slightly eclectic, confused by what it is trying to be. The food was nice but not sure it was good value. The cocktail was great and the service was excellent. The ambience was noisy downstairs due to a large party. A mixed experience.

  8. CC

    ClaireC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great choice of food, all our food was delicious. The staff were really friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

  9. E

    Ellen

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Will definitely be going again.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Can’t fault the ambience, service or food however I would advise you order 2 dishes to start then order more as all dishes arrive at once and get cold ….would definitely return for what is a great dining experience…staff are fab!!!

  11. PC

    PeterC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in York in my opinion. Fahime and the team are nothing short of remarkable. Tapas is delicious, decor is amazing and the service is friendly and prompt! Keep it up guys. Highly recommend

  12. PC

    PolC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    In future I would ask for the dishes to be staggered in arriving, as 6 plates came at once. We had the choice then to either woof them down quickly whilst still hot, or to be more relaxed and accept the later dishes might be lukewarm. I would definitely return.

  13. SC

    SueC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nola was a surprise once inside with eclectic delicious food, nicely chatty service team and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend

  14. LB

    LesleyB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, efficient staff. The jazz was pleasant and not intrusive

  15. LC

    LynnC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food very good service, the music was amazing it’s not our first visit and it won’t be our last, we will definitely recommend to family and friends Really difficult to read the menus in very poor light, most people used the torch on their phones.

  16. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely evening at Nola. Amazing food and drinks. The service was first class. Daisy our server lovely and her recommendations on the food were perfect. The live music was top class. Will definitely be returning in the very near future. Thank you again to all at Nola. See you again soon. X

  17. KM

    KatM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Art Deco style restaurant with live jazz and food inspired by New Orleans

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service. Very charismatic staff where nothing was too much trouble thank you

  19. H

    Hannibo

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and amazing environment, cannot recommend enough

  20. CH

    ChrisH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Super food in a super setting Nice to find something a little different in York Will definitely go again

  21. PH

    PeterH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and jazz band were amazing and was perfect setting for both. What a brilliant little downstairs area as well plus the 2 girls who waited on us were amazing.

  22. DP

    DebbieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Went to celebrate new years. We were greated warmly by the host and taken to our table immediately. Little slow on offering drinks but it was a rather full room with lots of tables. The menu was explained to us in detail. The food was incredible, we ordered 4 plates to start with which were all incredible and moved on to 2 mains and sides. Had a lovely evening and would deffo return.

  23. b

    billycrane27

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service place was also lovely

  24. HD

    HeatherD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, small plates like tapas... Choose the scallops, they are amazing! Help choosing wines, choosing meals. Great place to eat!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and loads of menu choices for all types of eaters

  26. JR

    JaneR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food in a charming setting, and the service was both friendly and faultless. We went for lunch, but will definitely be back for one of the jazz evenings. Highly recommended.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing …. Food was fab and staff were great - would definitely recommend.

  28. WB

    WendyB

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting and food outstanding will definitely be going back!

  29. PP

    PatsyP

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just excellent and would make a special trip to York just to go again!

  30. L

    Louise

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening at Nola, friendly staff, entertaining waiter (Joe), great food and lovely vibe. Cheers guys!

  31. SB

    SueB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We have now been to Nola on 4 occasions and it never fails to impress. It is a lovely setting with just the right amount of covers so that there is a nice atmosphere but not too noisy. The service is very good, you don't have to wait ages for the food and the lovely staff are attentive without being pushy and they have a good sense of humour. All the food is great, we haven't had 1 dish that we wouldn't have again, but the calamari is my favourite. All dishes are very tasty, we find that 5 dishes and a side are about right for 2 of us but obviously that depends on your appetite. There is a good selection of meat, seafood, vegetarian and side dishes to choose from and the drinks menu is good too. They do nice cocktails too!

  32. MI

    MICHAELC

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a very nice meal and evening in general with the jazz band in residence creating a really pleasant ambience. We ordered 4 dishes between us which was enough for us, all of which were delicious though the sauce in my Mac and cheese could have been a little cheesier. All in all thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.

  33. VJ

    VickyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb from start to finish, only slight issue was the size of the table, you advice 2/3 mains but then with sides space is very limited, will definitely be back

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food is ok for the price, usual restaurant value per money where you are paying for the privilege of eating a small piece of fish and 12 olives in a nice place. I understand that. What I don't understand and maybe it's a cultural difference is that we are often forced to wait first for the bill and then for the privilege of paying for almost a half an hour doing really nothing. We prefer to talk in different places than a restaurant, we come to eat and we spent 15 minutes on waiting (absolutely fine), then 45 minutes on dinner, talking and well, dating, right? Again, great, food and drinks are absolutely fine, maybe a £3.50 for a bottle of water is a bit much but hey, who cares. But then the usual horror starts, first waiting for the bill, an then (why????????) another waiting so they can take my money. I can read £39, just bring the bill, the terminal, I touch it with a plastic Midas touch and it's sorted. Why waiting and pretending to what? That it doesn't exist? Can someone explain this British phenomenon, please???

  35. SS

    SuzanneS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was nice, service felt quite rushed and plates taken away before we had really finished plus we were two dishes short from what we had ordered (although they were not on the bill) so left hungry as we would have probably finished what there was had we been allowed to. Won’t rush back

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service both great.

  37. NB

    NatalieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    For once, both great food and service at the same time. Jazz bar was amazing, would recommend visiting when this is on. Great place if you like sea food but options for those who don't too. 100% recommended.

  38. EJ

    EmilyJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous night! The food was amazing, the staff were so helpful with menu choices and they were lovely. We went on a live music night which was a brilliant atmosphere, the band was great, we just loved the whole night! Will definitely be coming back and recommending this place!

  39. GC

    GeorgeChip

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant, would recommend for anyone :)

  40. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow! We visited Nola on Christmas Eve, on entering we were shown straight to our table and our coats taken. We were seated at street level which was all 2 seater tables and was fairly quiet. I don’t know how busy it was downstairs but there seemed to be a steady flow of people going up and down the stairs. Our waiter explained how the small plates menu worked and recommended how many to order. We ordered 4 mains and 1 side then shared a pudding which was enough for us but I would recommend more for those with a larger appetite. Service was swift we only had to wait between 10 and 15 minutes for our food to arrive. The food itself was amazing, we had the garlic and chilli prawns, carpaccio, jambalaya and venison steak followed by a fantastic key lime pie, everything cooked perfectly and excellent quality ingredients. The staff were wonderful, attentive, polite, friendly, knowledgeable and engaging without being overbearing as we have found in some other restaurants. Overall a fantastic experience, would definitely recommend 10/10. Thank you to all those involved and merry Christmas.

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Nola is rated 4.6 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Nola

2A Lendal York, York YO1 8AA

  • 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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