Enjoy exceptional modern French cuisine, exquisite wines and a very warm welcome in the elegant and relaxed surroundings at L'Ortolan restaurant Reading.

Head Chef Tom Clarke injects his own creative style into the food focussing on full flavours and modern techniques. In his words "I like to hit all the notes on sweet and sour, savoury and salt to produce a mouthful of complementary flavours."

exceptional modern French fine dining

"Tom's cooking is impressive, showing technical adventure and accomplishment" Simon Carter, editor of The Fine Dining Guide

Clarke has brought some welcome freshness, invention and "focussed flavours" to proceedings' Good Food Guide 2016

Our lunchtime menus start at £30 for the 2 course Menu du Jour or you can choose from the A la Carte or one of our spectacular Tasting Menus (vegetarian versions available), all of which may be accompanied by a flight of wines selected by our sommelier team. (From 1st May 2018, the A La Carte menu is not available on a Friday or Saturday)

Please note that on Tuesday lunchtimes the only menu available is the Menu Du Jour. Throughout December the Menu Du Jour is not available.

For more adventurous diners our Chef's Table seats up to 4 people in the heart of the kitchen where you can soak up the atmosphere during a busy service and enjoy a succession of exquisite food and wine pairings.