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Conservatory - Fine Dining at L'Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire

Fine Dining at L'Ortolan

4.5
4.5
1998 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary French
L'Ortolan is a fine dining restaurant with private dining rooms located in the picturesque village of Shinfield, Berkshire. L'Ortolan offers a relaxed and informal fine dining experience. L'Ortolan has won numerous awards including a Michelin Star, 3 AA rosettes & a place in the Sunday Times Top 20 restaurants in the UK in 2016. Head Chef James Greatorex's inspired menus include 8 Course Tasting Menu (£105). 6 Course Tasting Menu (£85), Midweek 5 Course Tasting Menu (£55) (Our Sommeliers are on hand to suggest the perfect wine or flight of wines to accompany your meal. L'Ortolan also has three private dining rooms.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:00 Dinner Tue–Fri 18:30–20:00 Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    0118 988 8500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    James Greatorex
  • Catering
  • Private party facilities
    For those extra special occasions, you can enjoy James Greatorex's innovative cuisine in the exclusivity of your own private dining room – all with no room hire charge.
  • Private party contact
    Daisy Screen: 0118 976 8802
  • Area
    Shinfield
  • Parking Details
    We have a private car park located within the restaurant grounds We also offer disabled parking immediately in front of the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    TRAIN :Reading is easily accessible from London, just half an hour by train. L'Ortolan is a 10 minute taxi ride from Reading station.BUS:Routes 9 & 144 stop within a few minutes walk of the restaurant.HELICOPTER Nearest Helipad is Blackbush Airport 9.7 miles away.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,998 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Berkshire

    Best Food

  • Berkshire

    Best Service

  • Berkshire

    Innovative

  • Berkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Berkshire

    Romantic

  • Berkshire

    Good for special occasions

2,014 Reviews
  1. StewartR

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite fine dining experience. Taster menus are always a delight. Every course is beautifully presented and tastes amazing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our time at L'Ortolan was wonderful; the food was exquisite and we were looked after impeccably.

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  3. HenriettaS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and absolutely every member of staff was lovely. We had a brilliant meal. The only thing that lets the place down is that it could do with a lick of paint.

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  4. SteveH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The majority of the staff were excellent, the head waitress and waiting staff were superb. However, the Sommelier was rude. As someone who doesn't drink alcohol I was only offered a non alcoholic beer or gin. I asked if he could make me a non-alcoholic cocktail and he said no, made a large sighing noise and promptly walked away. For the rest of the meal he addressed my wife (who was drinking wine) and ignored me. For a previously Michelin starred restaurant you need to cater for people who don't drink with more options and a better attitude. The food was very nice and what you would expect from a restaurant of this quality. That said, I think the whole 6/8 course tasting menu is a very dated approach and would have preferred an A La Carte option. Overall a very nice evening despite the rude Sommelier, but maybe L'Ortolan needs to re-think what it does and find innovation again.

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  5. JonT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many thanks to L'Ortolan for a truly wonderful meal - and special thanks to Mia to organising the new date for our anniversary celebration. K rgds, Jon

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  6. NeilT

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food with great service. Had the 8 course tasting menu with the wine flight. Amazing

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  7. BenK

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent. But the interior is really tired and outdated and in need of a renovation.

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  8. marilyn1

    Hampshire

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delightful evening. Food very good although having to add £5 on for each of us as we wanted to swap the guinea fowl ( don’t eat meat) from roasted squash we were offered as an alternative to the monkfish was petty and rather weird.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious set Easter menu, very impressed, staff were a joy….will be back

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  10. SamSel

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was incredible. Cocktails were lovely but overpriced.

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Fine Dining at L'Ortolan is rated 4.5 stars by 1998 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Fine Dining at L'Ortolan

Church Lane, Shinfield, Berkshire RG2 9BY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Shinfield
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:00 Dinner Tue–Fri 18:30–20:00 Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have a private car park located within the restaurant grounds We also offer disabled parking immediately in front of the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    TRAIN :Reading is easily accessible from London, just half an hour by train. L'Ortolan is a 10 minute taxi ride from Reading station.BUS:Routes 9 & 144 stop within a few minutes walk of the restaurant.HELICOPTER Nearest Helipad is Blackbush Airport 9.7 miles away.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Greatorex
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0118 988 8500
  • Catering
  • Private party facilities
    For those extra special occasions, you can enjoy James Greatorex's innovative cuisine in the exclusivity of your own private dining room – all with no room hire charge.
  • Private party contact
    Daisy Screen: 0118 976 8802
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