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Total Dimmi Score

8.6
658 reviews
Recommended
(8.8)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.5)

dined on Thu, 16 Aug 2018

(9)
Good for a team work dinner. Only thing I didn’t like was the two hr seating.
Hi Megan, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Mon, 20 Aug 2018

dined on Wed, 15 Aug 2018

(7)
Service was outstanding and very helpful and warming
Hi Karen, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar! The team and I were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the warm and helpful service. Please do feel free to e-mail us at info@nolasydney.com with more details how the food/drinks score could be improved. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Lisa

dined on Sat, 11 Aug 2018

(10)
Great service. Amazing flavours. Awesome vibe. Highly recommended.
Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. We loved to read how much you enjoyed the food, vibe and service! We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Mon, 13 Aug 2018

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

(7)
Tomahawk amazing juicy beef! Delicious food but bad service.
Hi Karen, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar. The team and I were very disappointed to read that the level of service you experienced did not live up to our usual high standards. While we are not complacent to your feedback this is definitely an isolated incident which all of the great reviews we have received confirm. Please e-mail me directly on info@nolasydney.com in case you would like to discuss this experience in more detail. On a lighter note we were delighted to read how much you enjoyed the food, and the Tomahawk special in particular. We all hope that this has not dampened your decision to visit us again in the future as we'd love to showcase what the team are really capable of. Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Tue, 14 Aug 2018

dined on Tue, 7 Aug 2018

(9)
Great table service , and the food is great
Hi Yohan, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. We especially loved to read how much you enjoyed our service and food. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

dined on Sun, 29 Jul 2018

(7)
10% surcharge on Sundays for a competitive area like Barangaroo is definitely a negative aspect for future reference of booking for a larger group. Multicultural team was great while food was average.
Hi Soph, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent lunch experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar. Like most finer dining venues in Barangaroo and the rest of Sydney we do apply a 10% extra charge on the bill on Sundays. Whilst most other venues work with a surcharge the company keeps to cover higher pay-rates on Sundays, at NOLA we pay the higher rates plus pass on the 10% discretionary gratuity to the team as well as we believe in the great service our team deliver. As I can see in your comments you did enjoy the service our team delivered very much however please do e-mail me directly at info@nolasydney.com should you wish to discuss this further. The team and I were very disappointed to read that the taste of the food did not live up to your expectations. Whilst we are not complacent to your feedback and have of course forwarded this to the Head Chef, this seems to be an isolated incident which all of the great reviews we have received confirm. On a lighter note we were delighted to see the overall great scores you have awarded. We all hope you will give us and our food another chance soon. Kind regards, Rob
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Mon, 6 Aug 2018

dined on Thu, 12 Jul 2018

(8)
Interesting food, with friendly and efficient service plus great views
Hi Matthew, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. We loved to read how much you enjoyed the food, service and views. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Brent Rogers

dined on Sun, 8 Jul 2018

(8)
Delicious food, let down by the lack of Cajun selections on the menu The meals we had were lovely, but I didn’t feel there was enough Cajun/NOLA style food on the menu. The brisket and pulled pork were very good, but I don’t need to leave my neighbourhood to get that. The jambalaya and fried okra that we shared as entrees were very good as well, but why no ettoufee on the menu? How bout a shrimp (prawn) po’ boy?
Hi Brent, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. All our dishes are inspired by the New Orleans, Louisiana region as well as other Southern states in the US - with our very own, contemporary and Australian twist. Our menus in the venue change regularly and up until the last menu we did also have an Oyster Po'boy on our Bar Menu. Besides the Jambalaya, we also have contemporary versions of a gumbo, a fried grit cake, fried shrimp, and many more New Orleans dishes that are constantly rotating. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Mon, 9 Jul 2018

dined on Sun, 8 Jul 2018

(7)
Great food and drink. Fun atmosphere, views of the harbour and excellent service.
Hi Phil, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. We especially loved to read how much you enjoyed the food, drinks, service and views. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Tue, 10 Jul 2018

dined on Sat, 7 Jul 2018

(9)
We went to Nola Smokehouse and Bar for our date night and we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend the smoked meats platter and enjoying it with some delicious cocktails. We will definitely be back again!
Hi Kimberley, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar! The team and I were thrilled to see the great scores you have awarded. We loved to read how much you enjoyed NOLA for your date night and especially the smoked meats and cocktails. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards,
Robert Hemsing, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar responded on Wed, 8 Aug 2018
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Specials

NOLA's Plantation High Tea ($70pp)

*** TERMS & CONDITIONS BELOW *** SERVED IN NOLA SYDNEY'S FRENCH QUARTER. A SET SELECTION OF ROLLS, SCONES AND PASTRIES. YOUR CHOICE OF FREE-FLOWING SOUTHERN ICED TEA, FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMONADE, TEA, OR COFFEE. PLUS ONE PER PERSON, CHOICE OF A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER CUVÉE PRESTIGE, DECATUR ICED TEA COCKTAIL, NOLA LEMONADE COCKTAIL, OR BELLINI. Terms & Conditions: - We only allow patrons 18 or older into the French Quarter. - 48 hours cancellation policy. Any cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the reservation will result in a cancellation fee of $70pp. - A 10% gratuity for the staff will be added to the final bill for all reservations on Sundays. - Dietary requirements have to be passed on at least 3 working days prior. - Contact info@nolasydney.com or 02 9188 3039 for any questions. - Management reserve the right to refuse entry, remove or have removed any patron from the premises behaving in an irresponsible manner. - We take all care but assume no responsibility for the loss or damage to any property.
When
26 Aug 2018
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
When
30 Sep 2018
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
When
28 Oct 2018
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Melbourne Cup 2018 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Join us for Melbourne Cup and celebrate the biggest race day of the year at one of Sydney’s best waterfront bars. For $95pp you can expect an abundance of Southern hospitality charm as well as 3.5hrs of substantial canapés and a glass of Champagne Taittinger on arrival. Add multiple large screens, live music and sensational water views and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better location to watch the race that stops the nation than this cocktail style event. Tickets are $95pp and the event runs from 12 – 3.30pm. Stuck at your desk while the big race is on? Come down to NOLA after work to join in the post-race celebrations in our bar from 3.30pm. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The minimum age to enter NOLA Smokehouse and Bar for this event is 18. ID checks will be conducted. How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please feel free to contact us on info@nolasydney.com or call 02 9188 3039. What's the refund policy? This is a non-refundable booking - no refunds will be issued. Do I have to bring my printed confirmation to the event? You can either bring your printed confirmation or a digital version on your mobile phone or tablet. Can I update my registration information? Please e-mail info@nolasydney.com if you would like to change any registration information. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? While your ticket is non-refundable and only applicable for Melbourne Cup on 6th November 2018 please contact us at info@nolasydney.com if you would like to change the name. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Any name changes have to be communicated to info@nolasydney.com at least one (1) working day prior to the event. Management reserve the right to refuse entry, remove or have removed any patron from the premises behaving in an irresponsible manner. We take all care but assume no responsibility for the loss or damage to any property.
When
06 Nov 2018
Tue 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Book special
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$85pp Father's Day Family Sharing Menu

*** TERMS & CONDITIONS BELOW *** 3 Course Sharing Menu - Kids friendly. ENTREES: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN W/ RANCH, PICKLED CELERY SNAPPER CEVICHE (GF) W/ SWEET POTATO, JALAPEÑO, CRISPY ESCHALOTS; BURRATA (V) W/ BLACK TRUFFLE DRESSING, ROAST CHEDDAR, HAZELNUTS SALT & SMOKED PEPPER CALAMARI W/ REMOULADE. MAINS: RANGERS VALLEY BLACK ONYX BRISKET (GF) W/ HOUSE PICKLES, LEXINGTON STYLE BBQ; SLOW ROASTED JUNEE LAMB SHOULDER (GF) W/ CHIMICHURRI; BBQ PORK RIBS W/ SWEET CORN SALSA MAC ‘N’ CHEESE W/ PRETZELS FRIES (V) W/ CHILLI & ESCHALOT SALT SIMPLE SLAW (V) W/ SESAME DRESSING DESSERTS: S’MORES (V, *GF) W/ PASSIONFRUIT MARSHMALLOW, CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, CAMPFIRE ICE CREAM; PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME (V) W/ PEANUT BUTTER PARFAIT, STRAWBERRY JAM, PEANUT CRUNCH, BERRIES; PECAN & SOUTHERN COMFORT TART W/ SALTED CARAMEL, BUTTERMILK ICE CREAM - menu subject to seasonal changes - Terms & Conditions: - 48 hours cancellation policy. Any cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the reservation will result in a cancellation fee of $85pp. - A 10% gratuity for the staff will be added to the final bill for all reservations on Sundays. - Dietary requirements have to be passed on at least 3 working days prior. - Contact info@nolasydney.com or 02 9188 3039 for any questions. - Management reserve the right to refuse entry, remove or have removed any patron from the premises behaving in an irresponsible manner. - We take all care but assume no responsibility for the loss or damage to any property.
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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$120pp NOLA x Champagne Taittinger Long Lunch

*** TERMS & CONDITIONS BELOW *** A selection of Champagne Taittinger’s finest champagnes matched with succulent smoked meats. 5 courses plus welcome cocktail and four matched premium Champagne Taittinger Cuvées. Terms & Conditions: - Minimum age for this event is 18 years. - 48 hours cancellation policy. Any cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the reservation will result in a cancellation fee of $120pp. - Price includes a 10% gratuity for the team. - Contact info@nolasydney.com or 02 9188 3039 for any questions. - Management reserve the right to refuse entry, remove or have removed any patron from the premises behaving in an irresponsible manner. - We take all care but assume no responsibility for the loss or damage to any property.
When
15 Sep 2018
Sat 12:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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About NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Overlooking Pyrmont’s Jones Bay and in Barangaroo’s buzzing dining precinct, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar offers a New Orleans inspired menu just as enticing as the water views. Combining the warmth and hospitality for which the South is well known, the food menu at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar has its own contemporary twist on New Orleans’ rich culinary history. The dishes are made up of spices and flavours from cuisines including French, Spanish, Mexican, South American and North Africa to name a few. The bar at NOLA champions some of the best American whiskeys you can find with a 500+ collection, including limited edition and hard-to-find single bottles. NOLA Sydney is the perfect location for long lunches, sunset dinners and drinks overlooking the wharf.

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