Guide Comments

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WAITROSE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2015

'L'Ortolan belongs to Berkshire's gastronomic aristocracy. It's a prosperous, elegant and cultured destination with a comfortably appointed bar and dining rooms run by an army of professional staff.'

AA RESTAURANT GUIDE 2015

'This is very much a destination restaurant, a fine-dining set up with private dining rooms and multi-course tasting menus serving up culinary fireworks.'

HARDEN'S 2015

'Going out on a high, chef Alan Murchison, may be moving on, but has dished up many 'sublime' meals this year accompanied by 'superb' wines at this 'welcoming' but slightly 'hushed' former rectory where a new chef is set to take over' Note: New Chef Tom Clarke appointed in January 2015 was acting Head Chef in 2014.

GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2013

'Alan Murchison makes important culinary waves at all the restaurants he oversees, but its probably here that the focus is at its most intense. The menus are reliably enticing, from the simplest lunch deal to the multi-course wowsers, and dishes deliver plenty of impact.'

GOOD FOOD GUIDE - 150 TOP RESTAURANTS 2013

'Alan Murchison's cooking is a fantastically precise interpretation of all that is brightest and best about today's cutting edge approach.'

AA RESTAURANT GUIDE 2012

'Everything from the excellent breads to the petit fours shows the same exacting high standards, and the top-notch wine list highlights organic and biodynamic bins.'

AA RESTAURANT GUIDE 2011

"The classy cuisine is rooted in the French classics with no lack of contemporary ideas and creative touches, and top notch seasonal ingredients are treated with due diligence and a great degree of technical skill."