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Oxford Restaurants > L'Ortolan


26.9 miles from Oxford


0118 988 8500




Fine Dining and French cuisine


Church Lane, Shinfeild, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9BY

The revamped L'Ortolan reopened in August 2001 after a major refurbishment, giving it an original, new, contemporary image.

At L'Ortolan you will experience superb food at affordable prices in fabulous surroundings. The food is predominantly classical French cuisine with a modern twist.

New chef, Daniel Galmiche launches the next exciting phase in L'ortolan's journey on 2nd August 2003. Prior to joining L'ortolan, Daniel had been executive chef at Harveys in Bristol since 1998.

Sample Menu
Pan roasted Scottish scallops with sautéed new potatoes, parmesan crisp and a langoustine
Organic smoked salmon paupiette with a peppery pastry leaf, caviar and marinated cucumber
Pan-fried Perigord duck foie gras with a fig and ginger chutney
Main Courses
Pan roasted Cornish sea bass with candied tomatoes, ravioli of spinach complemented with a balsamic vinegar dressing
Corn fed Anjou pigeon, sautéed new potatoes with sea salt, buttered spinach, and a light jus with herbs and sherry vinegar
Pan-roasted Scottish monkfish on the bone, with braised pork, sautéed salsify and caramelised Pancetta with spices
Roasted figs in honey and rosemary with a goat’s cheese ice cream
Deconstructed bitter chocolate tart and hazelnut ice cream
Tahitian vanilla roasted sweet pineapple, pink peppercorn meringue and grapefruit sorbet

Non-smoking Tables


Set Menu

Informal Meetings
Disabled Facilities

Private Dining Area
Licensed Bar

Function Room
Wedding Receptions
Price Guide
.Starter.£ - £.
.Main Course.£ - £.
.Dessert.£ - £.
.Wine (Bottle).£15.00 - £700.00.
.Beer.£ (Average).
.Soft Drink.£ (Average).
Additional Info

Child Friendly

Nappy Changing Facilities

No Children

High Chairs

Children Allowed

Children's Menu

Children's Packs, Toys or Crayons

Children's Play Area

Children's Parties

Children Welcome Until

Number of Vegetarian Meals:

Number of Healthy Eating Meals:

Vegan/Non-dairy Dishes Availble on Request