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L’Ortolan, Reading

Reading's only Michelin starred restaurant, this French-inspired eaterie offers menus ranging from a la carte to the chef's 10 course surprise (tip: wear elasticated trousers).

This modern French eatery is Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant. With menus ranging from A La Carte, to the chefs 10 course surprise – its well suited for those formal, special occasion meals.

The buildings’ rich history dates back to the 19th century and is reflected in its grand red brickwork, Gothic revival outline, and high ceilings of elegant proportions.

The restaurant itself offers; two eating areas which serves an intimate 58 covers, three private dinning rooms accommodating between 8 and 22 guests, a ‘chef’s table’ in the kitchen where can soak up the atmosphere and upstairs lies a small culinary school where you can enhance your cookery skills.

L'Ortolan, Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9BY

01189 888 500

Opening hoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday: Lunch 12pm 2pm / Dinner 7pm - 9pm
Wednesday: Lunch 12pm 2pm / Dinner 7pm - 9pm
Thursday: Lunch 12pm 2pm / Dinner 7pm - 9pm
Friday: Lunch 12pm 2pm / Dinner 7pm - 9pm
Saturday: Lunch 12pm 2pm / Dinner 7pm - 9pm
Sunday: Closed

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