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MICHELIN Guide 2020

L'Ortolan

  • Church Lane, Shinfield, RG2 9BY, United Kingdom
  • 42 - 105 GBP • Modern French
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

L'Ortolan

  • Church Lane, Shinfield, RG2 9BY, United Kingdom
  • 42 - 105 GBP • Modern French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Hidden under a creeper cloak and surrounded by beautiful grounds is L’Ortolan, a truly fine example of a Georgian rectory. It’s a comfortable place with stylish modern décor and plenty of space: dine in one of several private dining rooms, the contemporary main room or in the conservatory overlooking the garden. This was one of the first restaurants to have a chef’s table, so if you’re in a party of four, sitting here in the heart of the kitchen is always a good bet. Modern French dishes exhibit a pleasing array of colours, textures and flavours, and many have a certain surprise element to them too. Flavours are gutsy and pronounced and head chef Tom Clarke aims to bring together all of the tastes – bitter, sweet, salty, sour, umami – in complementary combinations. For the ultimate dining experience, book the ‘Discovery’ menu – a multi-course tasting menu written specifically for your group. Service is attentive and professional.

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  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ô Very comfortable
Specialty
  • Steak tartare with nasturtium and charcoal
  • Guinea fowl with peas and broad beans
  • Toffee apple and pecan

Facilities & Services

  • f Car park
  • É Garden or park
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • { Private dining rooms
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • V American Express credit card
  • M Diners Club credit card
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • X Visa credit card

Information

+44 118 988 8500
Opening hours
Closed: 24 December-3 January, Sunday, Monday

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