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Orton's Brasserie

4.6
4.6
179 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 5 times today
  • 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

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What 179 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. EW

    ElaineW

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. B

    Belle

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  3. JH

    JoyceH

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  4. VR

    VanceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  5. NA

    NickiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. WF

    WendyF

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. LS

    LucyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday brunch and atmosphere. Great service.

  15. LL

    LeonaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  17. M

    Meal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    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

  18. CD

    CornwallDisapointed

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. MM

    MikalaM

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  20. K

    Keef

    Leicestershire

    16 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  21. DN

    DianeN

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  22. k

    kerryb

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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

  23. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  24. SG

    SophieG

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  25. N

    Noodle

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  26. ES

    ElizabethS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  27. PG

    PhilipG

    1 review

    1.0

    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 .

  28. KL

    KarenL

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  29. VT

    VictoriaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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!

  31. JB

    JoaoB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food and great service! Thoroughly enjoyed visiting!

  32. CR

    ClaireR

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  33. C

    Catherinew

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was beautiful and delicious. Great service

  34. GP

    GlenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. FC

    FabioC

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  36. SM

    SylvM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  37. SC

    SallyC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    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 .

  38. EF

    EdwardF

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  39. AR

    AdrienneR

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  40. JA

    JustinA

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    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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Orton's Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 179 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 5 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 11:00–16:00
    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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