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£89 -- Michelin-Starred 6-Course Dinner for 2, Reg £138

Sold out - This deal was published 08 Feb, 2013 and sold out 18 Feb, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
Housed in a beautiful former vicarage in Shinfield, L'ortolan is Reading's only Michelin-starred restaurant. It was voted one of the top 50 restaurants in Britain in The Sunday Times Food List 2012.

Why we love it

  • A 6-course tasting menu for two people for £44.50 each -- you save £49
  • L'ortolan has held a Michelin star for over a decade
  • Voted one of the top 50 restaurants in Britain by The Sunday Times
  • Housed in a former vicarage in the village of Shinfield, near Reading
  • "Dishes deliver plenty of impact" (The Good Food Guide 2013), and the "cooking is confident and passionate" (Michelin Guide 2013)
  • Awarded three AA Rosettes for outstanding culinary excellence


Feb. 8, 2013 - April 30, 2013


Church Lane
Reading, RG2 9BY
(See Map)
Tel: 01189 888 500

What's included

  • Two people can now sample cooking described as "breathlessly contemporary in its styling" by The AA Restaurant Guide 2013, and "reliably enticing" in The Good Food Guide 2013. This gourmet treat at the 3-AA-Rosette restaurant is now £89 instead of £138.
  • The tasting menu (usually £69 per head) changes seasonally, but currently includes:
  • - Mushroom tea, tapioca crisps
  • - Baked Barkham blue cheesecake and butternut squash velouté with smoked duck
  • - Pavé of salmon, smoked salmon mousse, blood orange and fennel
  • - Haunch of venison and charred cauliflower with port and chocolate sauce
  • - Mango and coconut egg with coriander
  • - Textures of Yorkshire rhubarb, ginger parkin and yoghurt sorbet
  • Executive chef Alan Murchison, who trained with culinary genius Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, makes "important culinary waves at all restaurants he oversees" (The Good Food Guide 2013), and has held a Michelin star at L'ortolan for over decade. His head chef Nick Chappell's former postings include almost 10 years at the award-winning Mallory Court.
  • Winning praise for in the Michelin Guide for its "originality" and "playful, artistic touches", L'ortolan also boasts three AA Rosettes and is a AA Notable Wine List winner.
  • This offer is valid for lunch Tuesday-Friday and dinner Tuesday-Thursday, until 30 April. Lunch is served from 12pm-2pm and dinner from 7pm-9pm.

The small print

Valid lunch Tuesday-Friday or dinner Tuesday-Thursday, until 30 April. Excludes 14-15 February. Subject to availability. Reservations are required. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Additional vouchers may be purchased as gifts. A limit of three vouchers may be used per table. Menu items are subject to change. A 48-hour cancellation policy applies. No cash value or cash back. A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your final bill. Note: This is a limited offer and may expire before the stated expiry date See below for full terms and conditions.

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£89   £138
36% off | 386 bought
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94% Enjoyed L’ortolan
94% (102 ratings)
Sold out at
20:00 GMT on Feb. 18

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94% Enjoyed L’ortolan
(102 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Food was excellent..service fab

07 May 2013 Lisa United Kingdom

Excellent food & service will revisit at a later date.

Visitors on a deal appeared to all be in the conservatory maybe it would have added to the experience to have been in the main dining room. Also with three weeks to go I was unable to get a booking for dinner which was disappointing.

07 May 2013 Keith United Kingdom

The barkham blue cheese cake with smoked duck and rubbarb desert were both delicious but as above not to the standard I was expecting from a michelin star.

the tables were crammed in very closley and the vension did not taste of much. The mushroom tea tasted like risotto stock was a gimick in my opinion. The food was not even close to the standard of the Maze which is the last michelin star restuart I visited prior to the L'Ortolan.

07 May 2013 Clare United Kingdom

Lovely food, beautifully presented. Good service, pleasant staff

We had to ask for the music volume to be turned down as we were sat right next to the speaker. A list of the cocktails on offer would be a good idea, rather than just being asked what one would like

03 May 2013 Margaret United Kingdom

Staff friendliness, food great as usual.

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Church Lane, Shinfield
Reading, RG2 9BY
Tel: 01189 888 500

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