Hidden Gem - L'Ortolan, Shinfield

Located in the village of Shinfield, near Junction 11 of the M4, L’Ortolan is Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant.

The restaurant is popular with locals and visitors alike and offers a wide range of dishes created by head chef James Greatorex. James has always had a strong connection with cooking and food, stemming from his childhood. At L’Ortolan James embarked on his first senior role and has become Head Chef, striving to offer the best produce and tastiest ingredients available.

Whether it is the remarkable Scottish langoustine or freshly picked garden herbs, James aims to produce a mouthful of complementary flavours with every dish he cooks.

Situated in a grade II listed building that is surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens, in addition to the award-winning food the restaurant offers three uniquely styled function rooms for corporate andprivateevents. Located just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M4 motorway, in the village of Shinfield, whether you’re looking for a romantically luxurious dining experience to enjoy with your partner, or want to make the most of your trip to the area, you won’t be disappointed by the delights offered at L’Ortolan.