L'Ortolan is set in a Grade II listed building within its own beautiful grounds. Close to the bustle of Reading yet firmly in the Berkshire countryside, L'Ortolan is a favourite destination for special occasions and business entertaining.
The dining room extends from the main building into a light and airy conservatory. For the more adventurous diners the chef's table is 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.
Alan Murchison has held a Michelin star at the restaurant since 2003. His imaginative cuisine, modern French but with influences from many different cuisines, extends throughout the A la Carte and Tasting Menus.
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Good Food Guide :
'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.'
AA Restaurant Guide
'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.'
Mr & Mrs Shotts
"Both the food itself and the service were exceptional. We particularly appreciated the mix of tastes and textures on every plate and everything looked beautiful too."
"We were welcomed for our lunch time treat and led to the pleasant conservatory to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, and make our menu choice from a delicious selection. We ordered wine, taking advice from a knowledgeable expert. Coffee and petits fours rounded off our fantastic birthday meal. Service was excellent throughout and made a lovely celebration. Can’t wait to return…"