Nouvelle Orleans

Celebrate the rich culinary history of Louisiana. NOLA Cuisine in the French, Creole, Cajun, Spanish and Caribbean traditions. Experience the 'Soul food of the south at Nouvelle Orleans'. We specialise in dry aged local beef on the bone, prepared by our butcher on the premises, try our smoked meats, BBQ and small goods included in our menu.

Nouvelle Cousine in Main Road Ballarat is a welcome and creative new player in Ballarat’s restaurant scene.

The Finalists for the 2017 Golden Plate Awards in the SW Region including Ballarat will be announced in October, and the Winners for the State Awards and the SW Region will be announced in November.

First Judges Comments for 2017

This is a charming and enjoyable addition to dining experiences in Ballarat, providing great atmosphere and enthusiastic, ‘sexy’ and dedicated staff. The restaurant décor is reminiscent of the Deep South and the dishes offered on the imaginative menu provide us with a gastronomic experience that is a pleasure to explore. The management and staff are knowledgeable, dedicated and enthusiastic about everything they do and understand what is important to diners. The stylish cocktail bar adds an authentic edge to the start of an evening of delicious food, and fun and laughter. There was an excellent selection of oysters, and the Cajun Bloody Mary is smoked on the premises by the chef. The “Little Easy” share plate and “Hush Puppies’, “Brisket Burnt Ends” and “Jalapeño Poppers”, the “Creole Blackened Brick Chicken and the Steakhouse section (with organic Scotch fillet with Cajun butter dressing were standouts, and the “Toot Sweets”, were impressively authentic.  For such a new venue the dishes and service were impressive, the drinks offers a good selection of wines, beers and ciders with stronger local content and the dining experience was excellent, enjoyable and hence good value for money.

Special strengths

Enjoyable soul-food style and flavours, hearty servings, good drinks list, great atmosphere, excellent and entertaining customer service, a new restaurant destined to be a great Ballarat favourite.

Restaurant - Casual Dining Soul food of New Orleans and the South Gluten Free available Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 5.00 pm to late Sundays and Mondays Closed Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Dinners Club and Entertainment Street Parking and Public Parking nearby