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Orton's Brasserie

4.6
4.6
236 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British


A modern British brasserie in the heart of Leicesters Cultural Quarter. Ortons brasserie offers fresh, local, contemporary British cuisine; lovingly prepared and expertly served.


Orton’s Brasserie is an ode to Joe Orton, a famous Leicester born playwright best known for his scandalous plays such as ‘Entertaining Mr Sloan’ and ‘Loot’. In Orton’s later life, he received notoriety during the infamous trial dubbed ‘The Gorilla and the Rose’, for his work in defacing book covers. ‘The Gorilla and the Rose’ trials are the origins for Orton’s Brasserie branding.

Leicester is a unique city as it possesses tremendous cultural diversity unlike anywhere in the East Midlands region. Plus it’s the home town for all the core team. The cultural quarter is an up and coming area steeped in the history of the British performing arts. The building is located in Orton’s Square and will be directly behind the statue of Joe Orton being erected later this yea

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sun 11:00–15:00
    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0116 248 9100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Greasley

  • Private party facilities

    We have a number of private dining spaces for groups of 8-10, 10-20, 20-50

  • Area

    Leicester

  • Cross Street

    Orton Square

  • Parking Details

    NCP on Rutland Street or Queen Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

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What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Leicestershire

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  1. MR

    MaxR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very convenient location opposite The Curve theatre. Great place to visit for a drink and light meal.

  2. G

    Greatesteriesinleicester

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vibrant atmosphere, tasty food and well presented. Excellent service and super friendly. Love the decor and homage to Joe Orton

  3. N

    Nigels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I visited this venue for the first time ever and I loved the ambience and warm atmosphere which greeted us on our arrival which was prior to our theatre visit opposite The very first impressions of good customer service were excellent the waiter took our order and supplied us with aperitifs The afternoon menu was of good choice and we settled for the chicken caesar salad which came with lashings of crisp cool salad in a delicious dressing with loads of melt in the mouth chunks of chicken The dessert lists were to die for but we were conscious of the calories and reluctantly just had liqueur coffee with our Pink Gin and strawberry infused tonics Great Value in good company and excellent food and service I would recommend booking a table reservation in future to guarantee a good time

  4. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    This was our first visit, excellent food and presentation. Surprised it was quiet on a Friday evening.

  5. K

    Keef

    Leicestershire

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A great pre theatre meal and a discount for theatre goers

  6. TS

    TessaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My friend and I opted for the pre-theatre menu (two courses for £20) and the food was imaginative, tasty and beautifully presented. We both chose the turkey saltimbocca and whilst I’m not normally a big fan of turkey, this was excellent and the portions just the right size. The desserts were also delicious and my friend’s chocolate and raspberry delice in particular looked like something you’d see on ‘Masterchef’! A slight mix-up over the drinks was quickly rectified and the staff were friendly and polite. Will definitely be going back, with or without the theatre.

  7. HW

    HazelW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time eating at Orton’s Brasserie and we will certainly repeat it. We were made very welcome from the point of waiting to be seated. All staff we were in contact with were very efficient and their interpersonal skills with us were very good indeed.

  8. NJ

    NeilJ

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always amazing food, brilliant service and a wonderful evening had by us! Looking forward to booking again soon

  9. B

    Bhav

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic service and Food was delicious! Would revisit soon

  10. SM

    SylvM

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb brunch venue. Deliciousness on a plate for reasonable prices. Fabulous service, great coffee. Highly recommended.

  11. PT

    PaulT

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant, good choice of wholesome food at reasonable prices. Ideally located for the Curve theatre. The service was fantastic, a nice touch to immediately bring glasses of water to our table when we arrived. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

  12. AB

    AlexandraB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic service and excellent location. Superb cocktails too.

  13. AO

    AlkeshO

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice venue. Glad we were able to watch the show underneath the venue for free

  14. EW

    EmmaW

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went here on a recommendation from our manager at work and it did not disappoint. Staff were so friendly and welcoming, attentive and polite. The owner is lovely, made us laugh and nothing was too much trouble. Food was great, we ordered all the light bites to share and everything was so tasty, presented well and worth the money. Will definitely go back. We went to the show downstairs and had a fabulous time. My only critique would be was a bit to bright for my personal taste. But that’s all I can say that wasn’t outstanding. Great venue great food great staff great owner highly recommend it.

  15. B

    Billy

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our 2nd visit in 2 weeks. Never disappoints. A fabulous dining experience!

  16. T

    Teamac

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A pre theatre visit. The food arrived quickly and was excellent, especially the starters and pudding. The wine was good quality and the service attentive and cheerful. Will definitely go again.

  17. TW

    TimW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was a fabulous surprise and the cocktail menu is sublime! Definitely be back to savour more. All of the staff are lovely, friendly and welcoming.

  18. OT

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    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable and delicious pre-show meal. Exciting menu choices, beautifully presented. Excellent staff too!

  19. SW

    SarahW

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was lovely and full of different flavours and textures. Just a shame we couldn't fit in a dessert but we were too full. Just one slight quibble, the batter on the fish could have been a little crispier, but otherwise a great meal. The staff were pleasant and helpful too. Will definitely be going back.

  20. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely service by Kev. Main was a triumph! We had the chicken .

  21. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal - great food and service. Very nice surroundings too.

  22. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very warm welcome and great service. Small menu but great food. Handy for the Curve.

  23. SW

    SarahW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service, friendly atmosphere.

  24. EB

    ElleB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good service and lovely food. Quite a lot was not available from the standard menu but that is to be expected at Christmas time when you have a Christmas menu on too. Burger was fab and great cocktails!

  25. PH

    PennyH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place with a small and very interesting menu. We loved the bustle and atmosphere. Will definitely go again

  26. AB

    AnitaB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    friendly, helpful and welcoming staff, gorgeous food and lovely wine...what's not to like?. A perfect start to a theatre trip - with a discount if you show your Curve tickets. WINNING!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre-theatre dinner and it was such a lovely experience. High quality food, decent wine and cocktail list but it was the service that made this an exceptional experience.

  28. S

    Samii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the most amazing food we've ever had, coupled with unbelievable services and fair pricing. The restaurant is so inclusive and all of the staff clearly love what they do and it shines through in their service to you 😊

  29. EM

    EmmaM

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Pre theatre meal, we were running slightly late but they got the two courses out to us in good time to get to the show over the road. Amazing dessert!

  30. JC

    JoC100

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first time at Orton’s and we went for a pre theatre dinner. We used the theatre menu which was good value. On the main menu the main courses were a bit pricey.

  31. LR

    LolaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and drinks were absolutely exceptional. Such good value for money and lovely presentation. Will definitely be returning soon!

  32. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ortons is always fantastic. Attentive, professional and friendly service, amazing quality of food. By far the best eatery in Leicester City centre.

  33. HB

    HollyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, amazing service, beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended

  34. PD

    PopperD

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW, I’m lost for words, why have a never visited this gem of a restaurant before? I can only describe the experience as perfect, from the moment the Maitre D ( looking like he’d just stepped out of a Dickens novel) bounded to and opened the door, greeting us with a cheery hello, checked our booking, guided us to our table, informed us of the waitress who would be taken care of us to paying the bill, everything was perfect, they struck the right balance between courses, weren’t intrusive and it was just a joy The food was sublime and so well presented, the price was unbelievable value for money I really can’t praise this restaurant enough and it’s one I’ll certainly be visiting again soon If I had one complaint, it’s that the menu isn’t extensive and you won’t find a steak ( not that I wanted one) After recent experiences where it was clear the staff were inexperienced, it was a joy to visit here It’s a must go to place and ideally located if you’re off to the curve or Athena Take a visit, relax and enjoy the experience I’ve paid a lot more for a lot less As I said perfect night, a thought echoed by the wife

  35. S

    Sudipg

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Food was good But expensive for what was served Service was exemplary though

  36. LS

    LouiseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been longing to book a table here for quite sometime. I booked to go with my partner and 2 friends for my birthday and I wasn’t disappointed. With myself being vegan, it is always difficult to find fine Vegan dining. Was absolutely amazing, food fantastic, service friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was excellent. Thank you everyone who looked after us. Was truly beautiful food and fantastic evening. I cannot wait to book again..

  37. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fab service and food, will definitely go back.

  38. AB

    AnitaB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a pre theatre dinner. Lovely food with a modern twist. Friendly staff. Overall, Really lovely. Will be back.

  39. NB

    NicholasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As described by all the 5 stars, we had a fabulous meal with great service, Amy our server was very pleasant, will definitely be using this restaurant again before the theatre and even without, thank you for good food in a classy establishment ☺️

  40. R

    Richard

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A restaurant full of curiosity and fine food, attractive to all tastes, celebrating a genius, and a delightfully naughty native of Leicester, Mr. Joe Orton.

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Orton's Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 236 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.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Orton's Brasserie

1 Orton Square Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 1RE

  • Cross Street

    Orton Square

  • Area

    Leicester

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sun 11:00–15:00
    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    NCP on Rutland Street or Queen Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Greasley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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