L’Ortolan, located in the beautiful village of Shinfield, is Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant.

Head Chef Tom Clarke is passionate about his cooking, and ensures that the same quality of interpretation extends right through the whole of the L'Ortolan experience. The L'Ortolan team work hard to ensure that passion is as integral to the wine selection, the service and the style of the environment as it is to Tom's food.

In addition to the main restaurant, L’Ortolan has three private dining rooms for you to choose from, each with their own unique style. For larger parties the Main Restaurant and Glass Room are available together for exclusive use – and all with no room hire charge.

With its magical atmosphere and beautiful location L’Ortolan is the perfect choice for every dining experience from a relaxed lunch to celebrating a special occasion.

We are open on Mondays throughout December only.

We aim to seat you at your table around 30 minutes after your reservation time to give you time to enjoy a drink in the bar and select from the menu.

Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 noon - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please note that we are closed on Sunday and Monday but can open on these days by prior arrangement


L’Ortolan Restaurant is owned and operated by Newfee Ltd.

Newfee Ltd is a company owned by Peter Newman and registered in England and Wales with company number 4120043 Registered office address: Chazey Mooring, The Warren, Reading, RG4 7TQ

Registered VAT number: 775 3999 60

Reading, Berkshire