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
We really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Sadly we found the conservatory area cold and uninviting. The furnishing and decor are very dated and so different from the welcoming bar area. Such a shame as it let down the five star experience we had hoped for.
We had the 8 course tasting menu and each dish was gorgeous. I have various food intolerances and they were all catered for.
The staff were all friendly and courteous.
Was a lovely treat!
We’d read some negative reviews but we really enjoyed the taster menu courses. The prices are a bit high, so we didn’t go for the wine paring option (and I was driving, so only wanted one drink) but the food was really good and we were made to feel most welcome by pretty well all the staff. Alex and several of his colleagues were really great and easy to have a friendly, jokey chat with and that made the evening a lot of fun. I was not too keen on the snail or the mussels (shellfish are not my thing) but I did enjoy the scallops and will try them again. All in all, a nice, fun evening but, for us, too pricey to do too often.
i have eaten at many top class restaurants on many occasions but have never had vat
added on to the bill at the end. It should be stated the dishes are plus vat or should be included in the price so as you can make an informed decision, a nasty surprise considering the not insignificant prices
Amazing. Our seven course superb taster meal with wine matching by the sommelier was an unforgettable experience. Friendly, efficient and knowledgable staff together with a great atmosphere made it a very special and unforgettable experience.
We’ve had a number of chef’s tasting menus over the years and they are a great way of getting to “know” the restaurant and chef. However, we weren’t blown away by this one - sorry.
We also had an extremely noisy table just behind us which didn’t help.
We had a lovely day even though we had to travel for an hour. The food was excellent and amusing! The service was excellent, real professional. It was a really good experience.
Our visit to L’Ortolan was to celebrate my 70th birthday which had got
lost in lockdown in January. It was excellent. We had the tasting menu with classic wine flight. Every course brought something special to comment upon. The wines were interesting and unusual and there was a good buzz. We certainly hope to return.
Lovely setting and service. Sadly the dishes were not as great as hoped, despite the price, so a disappointing experience. A fixed menu but they were keen to ask for supplements for many dishes, so it felt rather less than special.
Sadly not a place to go again, there are too many choices elsewhere!
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
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 4.6 stars by 1908 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.