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Orton's Brasserie

4.6
4.6
205 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sun 11:00–16:00
    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

  • 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

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. HB

    HollyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, amazing service, beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended

  3. S

    Sudipg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

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

  4. PD

    PopperD

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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

  5. 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..

  6. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fab service and food, will definitely go back.

  7. AB

    AnitaB

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

  8. 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 ☺️

  9. 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.

  10. MJ

    MJohn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding venue. Lovely food and amazing drinks. The ‘gingasm’ drink being outstanding. the service is top level, very attentive, lots of care and attention gone in to everything. Can’t fault this place at all. Perfection.

  11. RT

    RhiT

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal, couldn’t fault anything! Lovely evening Thank you

  12. S

    Sarah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very good! I would come here again for dinner and another breakfast!

  13. ZB

    ZBC123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great place, beautiful decor and friendly staff. Unfortunately, couldn’t order what we wanted from the menu as it had sold out quite early on for brunch sitting, but what we did have in the end was very nice. Would go again

  14. C

    Caro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small menu but so varied and different. From being greeted at the door and presented with celebratory bubbles for our anniversary from Head Waiter Kylie, to the excellent service provided at table by Kieran, we had a wonderful meal in great surroundings. Can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough and love that they also provide vegan options which are imaginative and delicious.

  15. m

    martin

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Discovered Ortons by chance but will definitely return. The food and its presentation were top draw and supplemented by great service.

  16. DD

    DianeD

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience1

    Food was great, unfortunately a very loud table moved in behind us and after that we couldn't hear ourselves speak, not really the vibe we were hoping for. It was very bright and I would not choose this for a romantic meal.

  17. AB

    AlexandraB

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great value three course meal. Food was superb and the staff were courteous and friendly.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely pre theatre meal. Attentive service

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from start to finish, food was excellent

  20. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and brilliant service. We had a vegan in our party and they went over and above to not only accommodate but to even make a choice of options available. We had the pre theatre menu and the food and delicious and we had plenty of time with a 5.30 booking. The restaurant wasn't overly busy and the tables were spaced well apart so you didn't feel too close to others. I'd highly recommend.

  21. WF

    WendyF

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little restaurant, good food and service, very enjoyable place to eat.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the pre theatre menu! All dishes were very tasty and well presented! Very pleased! Thank you

  23. s

    singingdeb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined at Orton’s for a pre theatre lunch. The lunch time menu was the right amount of limited with an option for a 2 or 3 course set menu. I seriously struggled to decide, it all sounded amazing. In the end my Mum & I opted for the ploughman’s lunch. It was sensational. The best I’ve had, ever. Pork pie, sausage role, cheddar, ham & a variety of pickles with sourdough bread. Everything was fresh, homemade and plentiful - including home made piccalilli. Please chef 🙏🏻 I would love to that recipe.

  24. CP

    CaroleP

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, lovely staff very accommodating. Will definitely return.

  25. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Although the waiting staff made every effort to cover our needs, there wasn't a gluten free menu and it was difficult to make an enjoyable meal even when the waitress explained which dishes were gluten-free.

  26. EW

    ElaineW

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch at this beautiful bistro. Service was excellent and very reasonably priced.

  27. B

    Belle

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ideal for pre-theatre lunch - great food and service. One of our party had some drink split on them by a waiter but the manager dealt with it in a fabulous way and did everything he could to appease my companion. Would definitely go there again. Fab.

  28. JH

    JoyceH

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant, felt very welcome and the service and food were amazing. All this and close proximity to the Curve, brilliant, can’t wait to return.

  29. VR

    VanceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great pre-theatre menu when going to a show at the Curve.

  30. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Restaurant was very pleasant, staff attentive on arrival and the food was good

  31. NA

    NickiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time dining here, the experience was fantastic from start to finish. The staff were really friendly, nothing was too much trouble, food was excellent. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you!

  32. DA

    DAWNC

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good service, good to have well humoured interaction with staff. Comfortable seating. Delicious white Rioja. Both my guest and I really enjoyed our food, it was presented very well, tasted delicious but portion sizes were too small meaning it was not the best value for money.

  33. a

    anitas

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A really interesting menu and the staff bent over backwards to help us when we were delayed. We loved the food. Battered fish was the best ever tasted

  34. ME

    MandyE

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious very well priced and staff service was excellent

  35. WF

    WendyF

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, service excellent, great place to eat.

  36. PK

    PauliinaK

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The food was well prepared and very good value considering the quality. The gluten-free options were very nice albeit not marked on the menu. A beautiful venue in a buzzy part of town.

  37. BT

    BeeTee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    In most restaurants when you are offered sauces such as ketchup and mayonnaise you are not expected to pay 50p for them. The Beetroot ketchup is no substitute for tomato ketchup.

  38. AL

    AnnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit for pre-theatre dinner. Impressed by intimate, modern ambience. Food delicious. Staff friendly. Loved it and definitely our restaurant of choice before going to the Curve. We live too far away to pop in for lunch mores the pity so will be our special treat on theatre visits.

  39. DA

    DAWNC

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Booked online for 3pm brunch, the website said it was served until 4pm. Got a call asking if we could arrive earlier as the kitchen closed at 3pm! No apology or explanation proffered. As it was we arrived at 3pm anyway. We sat outside in the sun, food was great, we ordered the grilled halloumi and the fish finger sandwich but I was disappointed they did not have the kedgeree. We were not offered any condiments. The white rioja was delicious. We have booked to return for a Friday night, I am looking forward to sitting inside for a different experience.

  40. LS

    LucyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday brunch and atmosphere. Great service.

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Orton's Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 205 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Orton's Brasserie

1 Orton Square Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 1RE

  • Cross Street

    Orton Square

  • Area

    Leicester

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sun 11:00–16:00
    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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