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Orton's Brasserie

4.6
4.6
160 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 13 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. K

    Keef

    Leicestershire

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

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

  2. DN

    DianeN

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 .

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  12. JB

    JoaoB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food and great service! Thoroughly enjoyed visiting!

  13. 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.

  14. C

    Catherinew

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was beautiful and delicious. Great service

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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 .

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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!

  22. GH

    GinaH

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  23. DS

    DhruvS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. ML

    MichelleL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect venue, fantastic hosts

  25. D

    Dante

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.

  27. WF

    WendyF

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. PP

    PriteshP

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  29. BE

    BEES

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  30. KS

    KyuSun

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. CB

    CarolynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  32. LD

    LizD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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!

  33. P

    Philip

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place to eat, food was exceptional would recommend

  34. JD

    JamesD

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  35. AB

    AnnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect post theatre venue, the service and the food were both spot on. Cannot wait to visit again.

  36. AK

    AmyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely decor. Covid safe. Relaxed atmosphere. Lovely lunch before matinée at the curve

  37. f

    forsters

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were totally gobsmacked! The food was delicious and presented like pieces of art. The service was excellent without being fussy and the waiters/waitresses were very informative. The food was "Michelin stars"quality and the price was VERY moderate. I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough. We do not live in Leicester but we are already planning our next visit to eat there again

  38. PL

    PeterL

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gave it 5* because it was well deserved. Excellent in every way. Great food. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

  39. W

    Whitey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit but will return - everyone and everything very nice indeed.

  40. ZS

    ZoeS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend

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Orton's Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 160 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 13 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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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