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

Fine Dining at L'Ortolan

4.6
4.6
2015 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary French
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for fine wines
  • Charming
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


Booked 23 times today
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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 2,015 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Berkshire

    Best Overall

  • Berkshire

    Best Food

  • Berkshire

    Best Service

  • Berkshire

    Innovative

  • Berkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Berkshire

    Romantic

  • Berkshire

    Good for special occasions

2,031 Reviews
  1. Unknown

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was pretentious and not overly exciting. The service was intrusive with lengthy dish descriptions which really did not add anything to the experience. This used to be a very good restaurant, years ago; it then went down and was really awful for a while so we stopped going. We were told that it was much better now. It was indeed better but still not good enough, sorry.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and has been a family favourite for over 30 years.

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  3. larry

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was exceptionally good and did not disappoint. Hurry, go to the restaurant before its august closure as it is cheap compared to its London comparatives.

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  4. DennyW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine Dining is rarely a relaxing experience but this restaurant has managed to achieve the best of both worlds - modern casual dining with a fine-dining setup. There is no reason why this restaurant isn't one of the most popular in these parts.

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  5. JackieM

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a lovely meal , the highlight for my husband was the beef , he said it was amazing . I loved the tomato starter , who knew tomatoes could taste so good. Really sad te restaurant is closing, we are booked in for a last meal in August.

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  6. MalaS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was lovely and the food was great - really inventive, puddings spectacular. Such a shame they are closing in August.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our time at L’Ortolan. The food and service were great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food it took 45 minutes for our first course to arrive which was a little too slow but then service was impeccable.

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  9. NickyG

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly the evening didn’t start that well as the table we sat at for drinks wasn’t clean and there were flies buzzing round. One kept going into our drinks. The food was mediocre. One of the courses we had was “snacks”. This were 3 tiny little cones of nuts between 2 people. One of the cones had 3 nuts in so you couldn’t even share equally. Our starter was really not good. The main was better but the fish was accompanied by one very crispy chip that sprung off everywhere when you tried to cut it. The pre dessert was delicious but the peach dessert was quite bland. Petit fours were excellent. The other really irritating thing about the menu is that of the two starter choices one was a supplement and the same for the two dessert choices. Why do that? It meant that our two guests had to check if we minded them choosing the supplement options which just doesn’t create a relaxing environment. The wine pairings were really good and the sommelier was very interesting. We know that L’ortolan has lost its Michelin star and we were hopeful about the food but we were left disappointed. We won’t be returning and our guests feel the same.

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  10. SIMONR

    Dorset

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been to the l’ortolan for a couple of years - booked at the last minute to give it another try after a previous disappointing visit. Pleased to find the food and service much improved and as a result have already booked another visit later this month

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Fine Dining at L'Ortolan is rated 4.6 stars by 2015 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 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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