Inspired by the food, drinks, culture and rich history of New Orleans, Louisiana (or NOLA for short).
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Always serving quality interpretations of classic New Orleans food and libations; as well as working alongside actual New Orleans bartenders to help develop our signature cocktail menu. We strive to bring you an experience that is exciting and unique to London but feels right at home in the Big Easy. Know for our internationally-awarded cocktails we draw a crowd of creatives that are as interested in quality as they are at discovering new trends and traditions.
New to NOLA | Roman Road is our recently-launched test kitchen. Inspiration by way of the finest restaurants in New Orleans, our chefs have prepared a menu in the traditions of Cajun and Creole cuisine that pays homage to the city’s storied past while bringing their understanding and training in classical French cuisine to the forefront.
NOLA | Roman Road's interior takes its inspiration from the historic architecture the Crescent City is famous for. With a unique blend of exposed brickwork, original Georgian fireplaces, vintage paneled walls, Tiffany lamps, Blues and Jazz soundtrack, and comfortable down-home sophistication NOLA | Roman Road is able to transport it's guests away from the bustling Bourbon Street vibe of New Orleans, and into the grandeur hidden deep inside the Vieux Carré for a night you'll never forget.
NOLA | Roman Road is proudly established as the only bar or restaurant outside of North America that has been awarded the 'Seal of The Sazerac' by the founders of the week-long New Orleans festival, Tales Of The Cocktail.
"NOLA is my love letter to the most exciting and vibrant city on earth."
~ J Triffo, Founder
Born from aN Overdue Idea...
Folks say this had been a long time in the making, seeing as we've been involved in almost every capacity within the hospitality industry. Through this network we've been fortunate to recruit some of the industry's top talent to share our vision; bringing an authentic New Orleans inspired bar and restaurant to London... Truth of the matter is, we're just happy to serve some great food and drinks from a great bar for some great people and we hope ya'll join us.
the first Bar Anywhere Outside North America To be Awarded 'the Seal of the Sazerac' by the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS)
The Importance of the Sazerac Cocktail. Named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac that was its original prime ingredient; sometimes called the oldest cocktail in America with it's origins dating from pre-civil war.
New Orleans, LA. circa 1850: Sewell T. Taylor sold his bar, The Merchants Exchange Coffee House, and went into the imported liquor business. He began to import a brand of cognac named Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils. At the same time, Aaron Bird took over the Merchants Exchange and changed its name to the Sazerac House and began serving the "Sazerac Cocktail", made with Taylor's Sazerac cognac and, as legend has it, the bitters being made down the street by a local druggist, Antoine Amedie Peychaud. The Sazerac House changed hands several times and around 1870 Thomas Handy took over as proprietor. Around this time the primary ingredient changed from cognac to rye whiskey due to the phylloxera epidemic in Europe that devastated France's wine grape crops. At some point before his death in 1889, Handy recorded the recipe for the cocktail, and the drink made its first printed appearance in William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby's 1908, The World's Drinks and How to Mix Them though this recipe calls for Selner Bitters*, not Peychaud's.