what to buy your dining buddy, mother-in-law, and anyone else who's got
We all have that one person that we find challenging to buy for at Christmas, or one that you must impress, so we hope our gift guide will make it that little bit easier, if you are still struggling!
unique and exciting gifts get harder and harder each year, so we h...
L'Ortolan has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity; Tesla Destination Charging which replicates the convenience Tesla owners are accustomed to at home. L'Ortolan is the first Michelin star restaurant in the South East of England to offer this service. Tesla Destination Charging locations are hosted on Tesla's interactive webpage and are GPS located on the vehic...
Private dining offers an exclusive space and personal service making it an excellent choice for a special occasion. The occasion could be a personal celebration or anniversary, or perhaps recognition of an achievement or a business milestone. Whatever you are celebrating you will want your guests to enjoy the event and remember it for years to come. We've put together some tips to help you create ...
Fantastic news for the team today as L'Ortolan was named a winner of the toptable Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 50 Restaurants for Service in the UK. The list of winners was derived from more than 350,000 reviews submitted by toptable diners for more than 4,000 restaurants in the UK.
We would liked to say thank you to the toptable diners who took the time to write a review. We are delighted...
For some guests fine-dining and Michelin-starred restaurants are a regular part of life or even a hobby, but for others some uncertainty still remains about quite what to expect when you visit a restaurant such as L'Ortolan. We invited guest blogger Simon Carter, Editor of the Fine Dining Guide, to give us his take on modern fine-dining and a guest's view on L'Ortolan..
"Come unto me, all ye th...
It's officially the 1st of December - the first doors on advent calendars are being opened, which means we're finally okay to talk about Christmas.
Our Festive Lunch is proving so popular that L'ortolan is now open Monday - Saturday until 24th December, and to make the run up to Christmas even more exciting, we are offering our guests the chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Claire Dunford in our marketing department has a few thoughts on how pronunciation affects restaurant marketing.
BBC Breakfast noted this morning just how passionate people are about the "correct" way of speaking.
The British Library are conducting an investigation into how
pronunciation is changing by asking volunteers to record a chapter from a
Mr Man book.
Whilst my husband could only ...
The office staff have been having a bit of a spring-clean of the L'Ortolan offices, and have dug out some fantastic snapshots of the building's history.
The building used to have three floors, but it is thought that it suffered fire damage during World War Two which resorted in the top floor being destroyed.
The building was first opened as a restaurant by chef Richard Sandford, and was named ...
Every week around Berkshire people read or listen to their work. They help form public opinion, they inform, advise and entertain. but can they cook?
L'Ortolan set the local press a challenge, inviting them to show off their culinary flair in the Demonstration Studio and offering £1000 for charity for the winning team.
Six local reporters accepted the challenge and, on the 9th June, donn...
On the 18th May chefs Michel and Alain Roux celebrated a quarter of a
century of three-star Michelin success at the Waterside Inn.
Out of the 140 Michelin starred restaurants in the UK 116 restaurants
attended including L'Ortolan - represented by Executive Chef Alan
Murchison and Proprietor Peter Newman.
"It was a wonderful night,"
explains Peter Newman, "We were treated to 25 delect...
Any blogger knows that maintaining a blog can be a difficult task. No matter how organised or creative you are, sometimes other things can just get in the way.
But at L'Ortolan we like to make sure all of our guests have the chance to see a bit more about the restaurant and can prolong the L'Ortolan experience.
So we're really pleased that Guardian blogger Tony Naylor has recognised our blog...
The L'Ortolan experience extends beyond the food served in the restaurant. Passion is at the centre of everything here, and the team are more than happy to share their years of skills and experience.
To find out more about how the restaurant works, L'Ortolan Marketing Manager Sally Albin donned her apron and took the plunge in the Chef's Experience.
Sally's Chef's Experience:
"I'm no str...
All of the people who work on the L'Ortolan blog were really chuffed to hear that fellow thinks that we're doing a great job and nominated us for a Sunshine Award!
We love to hear that people like what we're doing! Thank you very much!
The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. That's quite an honour.
Our nominations f...
After scraping the snow from our windshields, and digging out our wellies we arrived at the restaurant this morning to find a crisp blanket carpeting the car park, and clumps of puffy snow trailing festively from the tree branches!
A few hours later and the kitchen are prepping for lunch, and Front of House are organising the final bits for tonight's Gala Dinner. The smell of warming Festive Lu...
We're feeling festive at L'Ortolan these days. The Christmas decorations are up, the Festive Lunch is really popular and we're getting ready for our amazing Gala Dinner nights. Even our little bird has been caught up in the festivities:
There are still places a few available on 18th December for one of our Gala Dinnerevenings, so why not really get into the Christmas swing and join everyone at ...
L'Ortolan Restaurant challenge our talented guests to create a new look for our little feathered friend.
We were looking for distinctive concepts that utilises the existing L'Ortolan logo, and fits in with the L'Ortolan brand.
The winning design will be used by L'Ortolan in relevant marketing and the winning designer will get a three-course meal for two at Michelin starred L'Ortolan.
As Reading's only Michelin starred restaurant we are always looking
for new ways to push the boundaries, whether in our kitchen, or through
the top quality service we give our customers.
The aim of our blog is to offer our customers a bit more to the
L'Ortolan experience, sharing our knowledge on food and wine, and
opening the door wider for our guests to know more about the people who ...