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L'Ortolan

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Church Lane | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BY, England
+44 118 988 8500
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not fault the food & service was outstanding. Attention detail was excellent well worth travelling 2 hours for lunch. Only thing I would say is well felt we did not get all the wine we paid for which is not cheap.

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Thank billtrathen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful evening. Food sublime and staff knowledgeable and highly professional with a good sense of humour. Fabulous way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thanks!

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Thank Gillian K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here to celebrate my birthday with my partner . The quality of food and service is the best in Reading. Each dish was cooked to perfection and the staff were very friendly. I will definitely be coming back here again .

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Thank Nezzisz
Frimley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The venue is good ,service is excellent food amazing and interesting ,everyone's plates in the restaurant were empty ,that says it all , every dish was explained which is always good

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Thank Sue M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the Chef's table experience and it was fantastic! The table was in the kitchen and we were treated like royalty. The chefs individually brought us the courses they had prepared and the food was on another level. The sommelier and the wine choices were also fantastic. I would definitely recommend, the meal was slightly pricey but so worth... More 

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Thank Alex R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for the 'Chef's Table' here and what an experience. Table was not in dining room but in the kitchen just four feet from 'The Pass'. Tom Clarke started by explaining the layout of the kitchen and who was doing what. We then spent evening watching real professional work. We had tasting menu and each course was served with... More 

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Thank JT410
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to Lortolan at least once a year Food is great Service is great What more is there to say Love it.....

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Thank Richard e
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second time here and the welcome was just as before, very professional friendly staff. The food was as you would expect top notch, this place is not cheap but well worth the money, you pay for what you get. My guests really enjoyed it!

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Thank Nashua7150
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service for lunch and dinner and L'ortolan also caters for private parties and wedding receptions.

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Thank Wendyanne_16
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From flavours..to the presentation to the eloquence of the ambience this place is very dreamy and elegant. Perfect for a dining experience to share with a special someone..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $130
Cuisine
French, European, British, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BY, England
  • Public Transportation: Train: Reading Station then taxi. Bus: Lines 9 & 144 stop within a few minutes walk of the restaurant.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 988 8500
Description
A unique culinary experience in the pleasant village of Shinfield, just outside Reading, Michelin starred L'Ortolan is wonderfully appointed, a complement to the impressive historic house which it calls home. Surrounded by beautiful grounds and serving food of the very highest quality,creative and sophisticated, is prepared by Head Chef Tom Clarke and his team using the best possible ingredients. A range of unique dining options are available including private dining and a Chef's Table, making L'Ortolan perfect for any occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?