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Welcome to L'Ortolan

Welcome to L'Ortolan Restaurant Shinfield Reading Berkshire Relax in stylish and comfortable surroundings and enjoy Tom Clarke's exquisite, contemporary cuisine, exceptional service and a warm welcome.

The L'Ortolan restaurant has been housed in an elegant grade 2 listed building. It has been operated by numerous world class Michelin starred chefs since it was opened as a restaurant in 1984. The L'Ortolan experience has a long culinary history. Traditional flavour combinations mix with contemporary recipes and can all be enjoyed in classic relaxing surroundings.

Behind the gothic front door you will be greeted with a  warm welcome and your taste buds will be taken on a journey that you will long remember


L'Ortolan's Michelin starred cuisine may also be enjoyed in the intimacy of your own private room at no additional charge. You can opt to dine in one of our three stunning private dining rooms. They are individually styled and seat between 8 to 22 guests. Else you could  hire the whole restaurant for your exclusive use. We'll work with you to create a menu to suit your party and ensure that all details for your event are taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the day.


Our one Michelin starred, 3 AA rosette, restaurant seats up to 50 guests and we offer a selection of menus from the lunchtime menu du jour to the more elaborate tasting menus with up to 10 courses. The popular midweek menus and lunchtime offers are great value for an anytime treat. Our sommeliers are on hand to recommend exquisite wine pairings to heighten the enjoyment of your dining experience with us.

Interactive Dining

Sharing the taste and passion for food is very much a part of the L'Ortolan way. The Chef's Table is just 4 feet from the main pass in the kitchen and will sit up to 4 diners. They will enjoy the theatre and excitement of our busy kitchen in full service. More than that we offer a 'Chef's Experience' where you can spend a day in the kitchen working with our talented chefs preparing top class dishes.

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