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Promotions

Champagne lunch: 3 courses £45
Taste of L’Ortolan Dinner for two: £99
Taste of L’Ortlan lunch for two £89
1,000-Point Tables

Promotions

Champagne lunch: 3 courses £45
Details

£45pp 3 courses and a glass of champagne for lunch.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 30 October 2017

Ends: 30 November 2017

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:00

Taste of L’Ortolan Dinner for two: £99
Details

A sumptuous six course tasting dinner featuring new season dishes by Head Chef Tom Clarke. Also available with a matching wine flight. With a matching wine flight of four paired wines £55pp supplement.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 30 October 2017

Ends: 30 November 2017

Availability: Tue-Thu 19:00-20:30

Taste of L’Ortlan lunch for two £89
Details

A sumptuous six course tasting lunch featuring new season dishes by Head Chef Tom Clarke. Also available with a matching wine flight. With a matching wine flight of four paired wines £55pp supplement.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 30 October 2017

Ends: 30 November 2017

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Details
Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 1:30PM 7:00PM - 9:00PM

About L'Ortolan

L'Ortolan is a Michelin Starred fine dining restaurant with private dining rooms located in the picturesque village of Shinfield, Berkshire. Housed within a beautiful Grade Two listed vicarage L'Ortolan offers a relaxed & informal fine dining experience. L'Ortolan has won numerous awards including a Michelin Star for the fifteenth consecutive year, 3 AA rosettes & a place in the Sunday Times Top 20 restaurants in the UK in 2016. Head Chef Tom Clarke's inspired menus include Menu du Jour (£30 - £35 lunch only), A la Carte (£58 - £65), 7 Course Gourmand Tasting Menu (£75) and the 10 course Surprise Menu (£105) as well as seasonal offers and wine tasting dinners. Our Sommeliers are on hand to suggest the perfect wine or flight of wines to accompany your meal. L'Ortolan also has a Chef's Table & three private dining rooms. For an alternative L'Ortolan experience guests are able to join the kitchen team and be a chef for a day with a "Chef's Experience".

Church Lane
Shinfield, Berkshire RG2 9BY
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:

LUNCH:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 02:00PM

DINNER:
Tuesday - Thursday: 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Friday - Saturday: 07:00PM - 09:00PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0118 988 8500

Website:
http://www.lortolan.com/

Catering:
"Michelin at Home" experience available on request.

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 Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
Tom Clarke

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Chef Masterclasses and Wine Dinners take place regularly. We also have three private dining rooms available with no additional room hire charge for corporate meetings or private functions. Please call 0118 988 8500 or see www.lortolan.com for more information.

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Private Dining

For those extra special occasions, you can enjoy Tom Clarke's innovative Michelin starred cuisine in the exclusivity of your own private dining room – all with no room hire charge. Entertain and impress prospective clients or catch up with colleagues, friends or family in a private setting.

L'Ortolan Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (116)
Creative Cuisine (77)
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Notable Wine List (61)
Romance (58)
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Worth the Drive (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for a Date (43)
Business Meals (32)
Seasonal (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Authentic (21)
Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Cosy (11)
Group Bookings (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
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Scenic View (5)
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious, great presentation and staff very attentive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

By far the best restaurant we have been to recently, we had the gourmand menu and the food was amazing. Two of our party had the vegetarian menu and the restaurant were also flexible in changing some courses. None of us could fault anything and we will hopefully return...........

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

This was a wonderful meal out. The service was fantastic, and the food was exceptional and the wine list was extensive.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Fabulous, delicious food, best I’ve had in a long time. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

This was an outstanding meal! The food was interesting, beautiful and delicious. Without exception. We had the tasting menu which was very reasonable too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

A lovely fine dining experience and nice opportunity to try new foods. I had a beautiful hen egg and spinach ravioli with black truffles and other accompaniments, followed by a lovely gnocchi dish with tempura cauliflower. My husband had grouse for his main. They resourced a vegetarian equivalent to parmesan for me. And acknowledged their wine list is a working progress with more clarity for vegetarian and vegan wines. At the start of each course was a full description of everything contained within the dish so we weren't left baffled what we were trying. A very good price for lunch. A lovely light conservatory lounge area prior to being seated for our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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ambience4
service5
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

extraordinary place for gourmets in an unexpected little village accessible from M4. definitely worth the drive. next time I will book a very private kitchen tasting with the sous chef, if possible.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Fantastic quality food at a reasonable price in my opinion. We went for the 10 course surprise menu which was excellent and made to perfection. I would definitely recommend this as somewhere to eat for a special occasion or for some proper fine dining.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 21 October 2017

L’Ortalan is always excellent and never disappoints. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. First class.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Lovely location. Very attentive knowledgable staff. Sommelier was thoughtful. Amazing tasting dishes. If it wasn't for the wine being so expensive it would be great value.
However the ambience was not right. Too bright. The gentleman next to me unfortunately had the bright spot light bouncing off his head. It must have been off putting for his companion. The bar has a cosy feeling. You could sit there for hours. The conservatory area could do with a revamp.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 17 October 2017

We had previously only been here for evening bookings so was not sure what to expect with their lunch menus. We were pleasantly surprised that there was a 6 course taster menu which was reasonably priced. Food was delicious and service friendly and helpful. Where you need to be careful is with the "optional extras".....a single glass of wine each, coffees to finish and an aperitif and we pretty much doubled the bill. For us it was a special occasion and an afternoon of being spoiled, and worth it, just highlighting so not caught out ;-)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Berkshire)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Brilliant service and food! We really enjoyed the chef's surprise 10 course meal which was fantastically complimented by the wine for every course. The evening was memorable and the service impeccable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

I am always amazed at the taste combinations they come up with, beautifully presented as you would expect of a fine dining restaurant experience. Staff were wonderfully polite and attentive. We will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

We went to l'Ortolan to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint! This was our first visit but the restaurant is famous in the area so it was an easy choice. The food was exquisite - we often dine out but l'Ortolan is definitely at the top of the list for us now. Service was faultless and the atmosphere-very classy. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

My sister and decided to go to l'Ortolan for lunch especially as we have heard so many good things about it. We were not dissapointed. We went for the menu du jour and the food was exquisite and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back again to try the tasting menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

Eating at L'Ortolan is a real experience. Each dish is a work of art, and the table service is excellent. The food is complex and delicious, worthy of the Michelin star. I went for the flight of wines with the food, which was an intense experience. In retrospect, I should have chosen one good glass of wine to accompany my meal, because this would have enabled me to focus on the food more - but this is just because I am not very good with alcohol!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 6 September 2017

Really great staff, lovely food and brilliant setting

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 2 September 2017

From start to finish, an outstanding experience. Each plate (of which there were 10, from canapés to cheese) plus the sommelier matched wines were well presented, cooked perfectly and explained clearly. Thank you

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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Simply perfect from start to finish. I can honestly say, I could not have imagined better. The attention to detail and the wonderful service, were the icing on the cake to what was a stunning meal. We had a birthday lunch here and a very good value £42 for 3 courses and a glass of champagne. I will certainly be coming back to try the tasting menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2017

Another excellent meal and a perfect balance of attention and privacy by the waiters. Recommend the cheese course very well appointed and excellent knowledge by the server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 29 August 2017

Very tasty! All the courses were excellent and the amuse bouche were a nice addition. Staff were very friendly and knowledgable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 24 August 2017

Always a great experience here. Very posh venue but without the stuffiness

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·Dined on 16 August 2017

What an amazing place tucked away down country lanes but very sophisticated. Great feel to the place, excellent wine list and menu options. Catered for my food allergies at very short notice. The food was very well presented and tasty. The local pale ale was excellent as well - I'm particularly keen on supporting local businesses and this was a great choice.
Service was friendly, knowledgable and at a relaxed pace.
All the way through our visit we felt well-attended to without being harassed. Listened to without being patronised.

A very enjoyable evening and experience and have already started recommending to everyone I meet.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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ambience4
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·Dined on 8 August 2017

We wanted a special occasion to celebrate a wedding anniversary, it ticked all the boxes

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 8 August 2017

My wife and I had a lovely lunch here as a treat after we returned from our summer holiday. The food is always excellent here and we weren't disappointed. We had a nice corner table in the conservatory next to the garden, which made the whole experience a delight.

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Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Whenever we have a special event, we choose L'Ortolan whenever possible, in this case our wedding anniversary. As always the food was of a very high standard but probably the most outstanding feature is the high standard of service and the sense we are honoured guests. We are fortunate to have L'Otyolan so close at hand

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 4 August 2017

L'Ortolan is set in a beautiful red brick house in pretty gardens. We were warmly greeted by the doorman, reception and the waiting staff. We had opted for the champagne lunch and the champagne was delicious, as was the French white wine which we chose to complement our fish-oriented lunch. The set menu offered a good choice of three courses and every dish was beautifully presented and delicious with subtle, well-chosen flavours. The sea bream was truly the best dish I have ever tasted and I would say the same about the peanut parfait which was served with black cherries, white chocolate and other delicious accompaniments. All in all, our lunch at L'Ortolan was a huge success and I hope to go back again soon. Our compliments to the chef:)

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 2 August 2017

Honestly some of the best food I've ever had. We very much enjoyed every dish and the knowledge of the staff was impeccable. Would recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 August 2017

We took our daughter for lunch to celebrate her finishing her exams - excellent food and service with friendly knowledgeable staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

This is an exquisite restaurant; perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations or other special occasions. It's Michelin Star status is reflected in the price, however is justified. The food was carefully planned and mixed a range of unusual flavours which worked perfectly! We chose to have the Sommelier's wine choices alongside each course and this was the icing on the cake and finished off a gorgeous meal.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 25 July 2017

fantastic as always. I don't need to write 50 characters three word say it all

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2017

Great food, great service, great wine. Thanks!

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·Dined on 20 July 2017

Brilliant evening with wonderful food and every staff member was attentive but fun. Great food without the pretentiousness! Definitely recommended for special occasions - the tasting menu was delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 19 July 2017

Top Michelin starred restaurant. Fantastic food. Some offers give good value for money. A beautiful place for the celebration of a special occasion. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 19 July 2017

An excellent meal. The chef has a gift for combining different flavours and textures to create really interesting and tasty dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 15 July 2017

My wife and I had a lovely meal at L'Ortolan. We went for the chef's surprise menu which was fabulous. Very pricey but worth is a one-off. We ate some things we hadn't tried before and all was delicious. The wine was also top-notch. The team looked after us really well. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion. Favourite dish was probably the salmon confit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 15 July 2017

As always this place doesn't let down. We tend to save for special occasions to here (birthdays in particular). Having always had dinner here I treated a friend to lunch for her birthday. Food was lovely as always and wine incredible. (We tried orange wine for the first time ever - since getting back we have been furiously Googling where we can buy it). Always wonderful here.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Less extensive menu than last time but very good and good provision for vegetarian.

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 13 July 2017

A stunning meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. Excellent service, made to feel welcome, and acknowledged that we'd visited before. The chauffeur service is also excellent, and bookends a perfect evening with travel in style.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Fantastic food and well worth the Michelin star they have. A super meal, beautifully presented!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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