Orton's Brasserie

4.6
166 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 166 People Are Saying
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LucyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch and atmosphere. Great service.

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LeonaL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch before theatre and really speedy as we only had an hour. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Very convenient for the theatre too!

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Meal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It’s very tricky for hospitality at the moment - however red wine served ice cold, limited menu & overcharged - has potential but need to get basics right

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CornwallDisapointed
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great meal , nice selection and goid beverage and wine selection .
Front of house was ecxellent and also service

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MikalaM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening celebrating - made very special by the staff at Orton's. Everything was lovely and we hope to be back very soon. x

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Keef
Leicestershire
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great imaginative menu, loved the eg and bacon starter! And bonus of 15% off for curve membership!

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DianeN
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff. Beautifully presented, delicious food. Particularly liked my beef bao buns. Ran out of time for dessert, but they looked very special.

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kerryb
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great although ran out of a few options from the menu which was disappointing

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely restaurant and bar, relaxed atmosphere and excellent food - not a huge menu but all freshly cooked and great quality. Staff were very helpful and friendly bringing a complementary glass of very tasty fizz for my birthday, which was a lovely touch. Drinks very reasonable priced especially beers on tap - better than most pub prices. Highly recommend for some excellent lites bites and drink or a special meal. Orton's deserves to be successful in a crowded market.

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SophieG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When walking in the atmosphere and host were lovely, it's beautifully decorated as well. We ordered three courses and all were sublime. The waitress was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!

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Noodle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went on a Wednesday evening and there were only a few other diners so a bit quiet but was with friends and didn't matter. Friendly service and tasty food with lovely presentation. I would go back and recommend to others

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely however they need more staff on as it took 40mins to get two bottles of coke from ordering and the food was about 45 mins. My friend found a hair in her food, however they were very apologetic and replaced it immediately. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty

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PhilipG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Made to feel so unwelcome.
On arrival waited to be shown to our pre booked table,to be welcomed with 'only just seen your booking,you cannot eat,as we have a big wedding party from 2pm' how rude....!!!!
We had 1 drink,i had a lovely pint,my wife what was supposed to be a cocktail (glass of crushed ice).
£13 for a pint and ice .

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KarenL
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous pre theatre meal, great service, amazing food and good atmosphere, directly opposite the theatre!

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VictoriaT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food before the theatre in a lovely setting. Staff really friendly. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theatre lunch with friends, all had a great meal with excellent presentation and service, looking forward to visiting again!

JB
JoaoB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service! Thoroughly enjoyed visiting!

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ClaireR
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orton’s is an excellent restaurant for a large group on a special occasion. They were so helpful and accommodating- nothing was too much trouble. Excellent food and service. Great location.

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Catherinew
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was beautiful and delicious. Great service

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GlenP
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great from start to finish. Very diverse team and excellent food

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FabioC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very nice cocktail and a very good service. Always a fantastic time when I go to Orton's, highly recommend

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SylvM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch with live music. The service was spot on. The food was delicious and the music was great. Will be coming back soon.

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SallyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we were impressed . Great service , ambience and food was delicious . Would return and recommend to others .

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EdwardF
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem in Leicester. The food is phenomenal and the service is the best I have seen in a long time. Drinks are also great which gives the night a lot of flexibility depending on what you fancy.

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AdrienneR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, beautiful and interesting surroundings, great staff and service

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JustinA
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped in for some pre theatre snacks.. beautiful venue, brilliant staff and awesome food! Tried some dishes from the light bites section of the menu, service was prompt and execution was perfect! Compliments to the kitchen team.. can’t wait to go back and try some of the mains and desserts when I have more time. Highly recommend. Definitely one of Leicesters gems!

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GinaH
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited orton brasserie for my best friend's stag do with a mixed group.
The waitress was amazing, food fantastic and cocktails tasty!

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DhruvS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Staff we’re very attentive.
Highly recommend.

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MichelleL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue, fantastic hosts

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Dante
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey, but worth it. Its recommended to try BFG.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a great time last night, it was just a shame that the restaurant did not have any sparkling bottles of wine and the rose which we ordered had also run out! We were celebrating a friends 50th and wanted to toast the special occasion. The food was good and we would recommend and go again.

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WendyF
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff, excellent quality of food and presentation, great restaurant, loved it!

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PriteshP
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want fresh delicious food to eat this place is a must.Great fushions of flavours with superb quality and taste.And always have a dessert as they are all very fab.

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BEES
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was incredible, but found the service wasn't great. Staff were very pleasant but lacked attention to detail and organisation.

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KyuSun
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good overall. I would recommend it to my friends.

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were awesome, attentive, helpful, brilliant!Great food & wine, will be back!

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LizD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very friendly service. The food was plated so beautifully too. Leave room for the delicious desserts!

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Philip
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat, food was exceptional would recommend

JD
JamesD
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the meal from start to finish was fantastic. Attentive service that wasn’t intrusive, great food and even better cocktails. Would highly recommend for Food or just Drinks. I am already planning my next visit back.

FAQs

Orton's Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 166 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.