L'Ortolan, located not far from Junction 11 of the M4 is situated on the outskirts of Reading in the village of Shinfield, and is Reading's only Michelin starred restaurant.

The Head Chef is Tom Clarke, an experienced Michelin star chef who is passionate about his cooking. He and his team ensure that the highest quality of food is a central part of the L'Ortolan experience.

The L'Ortolan team 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. For smaller parties we have an exquisite champagne room.

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

We are open from Tuesdays through Saturdays inclusive and on Mondays throughout December. 

We aim to seat you at your table around 30 minutes after your arrival (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