Fine Dining at L'Ortolan
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Diner temperature check required
A selection of British & French cheeses, homemade raisin bread & biscuits (as an additional course £14.50 supplement)
Lobster Bisque, Melon, claw
Dark Chocolate, praline, hazelnut
Our first visit to L'Ortolan to celebrate our wedding anniversary was an outstanding success. From the initial welcome through the exceptional tasting menu and on to coffee and sweets made for a wonderful experience. Thanks especially to the staff who were so pleasant and enthusiastic
It's exceptional. It needs very little more said.
So glad to be back after a long time. The food was superb, we has the tasting menu with the wine flight. The whole experience was exceptional.
I had the 8 course meal which was good value for money. The food was amazing and service was great.
Stunning place & incredible food! The service was fantastic & we truly enjoyed every minute of it! We shall return!
We did the Chef’s table experience, from start to finish amazing! The head chef and his team make u feel welcome and answer any questions you might have, quality of food was outstanding.. will definitely do this again!!
Always excellent - food and service
Contemporary French cuisine with flecks of Blumenthal inspiration. Excellent paired wines and great ambience. Thanks to all staff
Staff handled poor,cold weather with cheerful service.
Food excellent, especially the last minute veggie option required when the only one on the menu was unavailable - the replacement was so good I would willing have had it as a main instead of starter.
Sommelier was very helpful with advice.
A fabulous meal to end 18 months of cooking at home ,enjoying the event with family in a safe environment.
We can’t wait for indoor dining to return- we will be there!
Service was fantastic and the menu was great.
Usual wonderful food experience, heaters and rugs were a nice touch. Service was great - can't wait for the restaurant to open up again so we can dine inside.
Excellent experience yet again, menu choices and food superb, attention from staff just right and even blankets to keep warm. Coming again.
Good food from a restricted menu and great service.
First time we have eaten out in over a year, and the food was outstanding! Could not fault anything! From the service to feeling spaced out with the restrictions!
Definitely go there again
Another fantastic visit to L'Ortolan where we dined in the new al fresco environment. Top food as usual
Just a truly fantastic experience. The Terrace is a beautiful location to sit outside and have superb food. We had the small plates option and the quality and variety was top class. Starting with oysters which were delicious, followed by the antipasti platter which was a treat. Followed this up with the escargot which were tender and melt in the mouth, a great baked Camembert with truffle, arancini and a glorious steak tartare. Washed down with orange wine and cocktails. As an experience the total of £120 was tremendous value. The staff were helpful, polite and very personable. Cannot recommend highly enough and we will be back.
Great meal in a lovely setting. Couldn’t imagine a better first outing.
Lovely meal on the outdoor terrace - service very attentive and food delicious. Tempura vegetables were especially interesting and delicious. Great place for a treat.
We had Sunday lunch in the new outdoor patio area and it was lovely. Very relaxing ambiance and great food.
Even in the middle of the pandemic, L'Ortolan managed to deliver a great birthday-lunch last week with very good food and brilliant service.
Relaxed atmosphere, lovely surroundings on their new terrace. Heaters in the awning and a couple of stand alone heaters, plus blankets. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. Food was superb as usual - different to their normal menu, but very suited to the alfresco dining. Great local beer selection. Overall a lovely, relaxed lunch.
As a first outing post lockdown it is hard to be critical. However the service was slow, very slow. The food whilst nice was not close to Michelin star level and the only potatoes on offer were two varieties of French fries.
Amazing quality of food and service especially given the circumstances of about to move to Tier 3. Can’t thank the staff enough
We've been a few times over the years and it has been a little hit and miss, but we really enjoyed our meal on 18/12/20. The restaurant was Covid-secure, staff were on fine form, and the cooking was the best we have had at L'Ortolan. The potato, fish and pudding (pear-based) courses really stood out, and we enjoyed some excellent wine (a Hungarian white, recommended by the sommelier, was extremely good). The venison course was a little disappointing but otherwise a really good evening. Thanks
We were greeted on our return to L'Ortolan by the wonderful staff who remembered us and made us feel very special. The service was faultless, friendly, informative and we couldn't want for anything. The food as before was exceptional, The Gourmand menu paired with mocktails for me as a non drinker it was a sublime. I was made to feel as special as the drinkers who get to learn all about their beverages from the sommeliers choice...I had a selection of wonderful blends of teas, fruits, cream, non alcoholic herbals all put together by the award winning cocktail creator there. Much better than the usual tall inelegant glass with soda and lime that I usually receive in restaurants.
We were thoroughly spoiled....hours of exquisite food, great service...highly recommended.
The most amazing lunch. Thank you to All the team
We were sorry to see Chef Tom Clarke leave earlier this year as we had many wonderful meals at l'Ortolan. However, Chef James Greatorex is bringing a unique and very different flair to the food. Arctic Char, caviar and white chocolate? Absolutely delicious and this is just the start of a superb culinary journey through the new menus. The mushroom ravioli is to die for and we were sorry that it wasn't on the menu this week; please reinstate it. This restaurant is definitely heading for at least a 2 star status.
One of the best meals I have had a L’Ortolan, and I have been going for 34 years through all the different chefs. I am a pescatarian and every course was excellent.
A real Saturday lunchtime treat - would normally have booked for the evening, but limited availability meant we could only get lunchtime. But actually enjoyed it more
Perfect place, great food and wine. Wine pairing is outstanding
This was our annual Christmas trip to L'Ortolan. As usual we weren't disappointed. Great food, wine & service. We opted for the Menu Gormand with accompanying wines. Not cheap but very enjoyable. Overall great experience!
It's a great experience to dine in a fine dining establishment, and the service was friendly and informal. We sampled the vegetarian and vegan menus, with a sommelier who introduced us to a range of wines and made some excellent pairings. The vegetaran and vegan menus were delicious and presented with care. However they lacked nutritional value ( most important in vegan and vegetarian cooking) and imagination . There was no use of nuts or seeds, no special oils used for dressing, and no beans or pulses. There was little imagination with the vegetable used, three of my courses involved celeriac, there are many more vegetables that would make the experience more interesting. It would have been a good opportunity to introduce homemade vegan cheese, but no such luck.
An excellent meal pre lockdown. We have booked another table here for when things re-open
Generally speaking a lovely meal. Decided to pay extra for fresh truffle on a dish which was as flavoursome as grated cardboard which was a shame. Very expensive so, although lovely, perhaps not value for money when taken as a whole experience.
Wonderful service , fabulous food . It’s a real treat to dine there . The staff are so welcoming , they make it a special night .
They were aware it was our wedding anniversary and delivered a beautiful suprise with our dessert course.
Nothing was too much trouble
. I’m looking forward to our next visit .
Had the 7 course tasting menu, with accompanying wines. The food was excellent, the wines were good and the sommelier had great knowledge.
Compliant with COVID regulations that didn’t ruin ambience. Service excellent. Tasting menu delicious would recommend and will be back again.
Very enjoyable evening with friends. Went for the 7 course tasting menu and accompanying wine. Delicious!
Celebrating family 30th Birthdays. We all had the Menu Prestige which was amazing and the chef accommodated a food allergy with excellent alternatives. Fantastic way to try dishes you ordinarily might not have chosen and every course was well explained. My Daughter and I had the wine flight to accompany the menu and Marco, the Sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Again we tried some wines we would otherwise never have considered. All in all a great evening, the staff were very attentive and coped brilliantly with all the Covid restrictions.
I wanted to experience a Michelin stared restaurant so treated myself to lunch at L'Ortolan. From the moment I arrived the team were attentive and made everything feel special.
The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was amazing. Each course was explained in detail by the waiter and built the anticipation for the first bite.
Every course was perfect and a true delight to eat.
I'd recommend L'Ortolan to anyone wanting to treat themselves or someone special
Fine Dining at L'Ortolan offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 988 8500.
Fine Dining at L'Ortolan is rated 4.7 stars by 1915 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.