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L'Ortolan old

AddressChurch Lane,
Web Addresswww.lortolan.com
Telephone0118 988 8500
French, Modern European, Vegetarian Recommended
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1 Michelin Star
3 AA Rosettes
Electric ChargingElectric Charging:
Member benefits do not apply here. Similar restaurants nearby with a Club Offer are listed below.

M Victoria RAW£17
M Victoria Grill£17
GBR at Dukes£34
(Based on two people enjoying 3 courses)

Lunch; Tuesday to Saturday - 12noon - 2pm; Dinner Tuesday to Thursday - 7pm - 9pm
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Head Chef - Tom Clarke

Tom Clarke took over the helm in the Michelin starred kitchen at L'Ortolan in January 2015. Up until then he had been Acting Head Chef for over a year working closely with Alan Murchison.

Tom's passion for cooking began in his early years while he was growing up in Essex. He cooked at home for the family and went on to study catering at Colechester Institute. During his time there he had the opportunity to work in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. 

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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. 

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. 

One Michelin starred since 2003, L'Ortolan had a change of Head Chef in 2015. Tom Clarke, previously acting Head Chef took over the kitchen in January 2015 and introduced his own style to the menus. His imaginative cuisine, modern French with influences from further afield, extends throughout the whole L'Ortolan experience.


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