WIN! A meal for two at L’Ortolan

Fabulous fine dining prize at Michelin starred restaurant in Shinfield

AS IT approaches its 40th anniversary, we have teamed up with L’Ortolan in Shinfield to offer one lucky reader a fantastic meal for two.

If you need to banish the winter blues, a visit to the Michelin-starred restaurant down a quiet country lane is a must.

Not only is the food sublime but the surroundings are too. With top-notch service and an impressive wine cellar, dining out at L’Ortolan is a magnificent feast for the senses.

Head chef Tom Clarke aims to produce a mouthful of complementary flavours on every plate that comes out of his kitchen.

He has been passionate about cooking for as long as he can remember and has a creative flair that sees him serve the highest quality food, exquisitely prepared for customers. This, he says, defines the L’Ortolan experience.

Guests will be dazzled with style and luxury from the moment they walk through the door, be it lunchtimes or evening dining.

All dietary needs are catered for, and vegetarians are promised that seasonal vegetables are used to create a host of different flavours.

This truly is a fantastic prize: not only is L’Ortolan a culinary treat, it is an historic part of Shinfield. The Grade II-listed building is formerly a vicarage, built around 1840, and was sympathetically and beautiful restored and enhanced in 2001, creating four main areas: a bar, a main dining room and two stunning conservatories.

It also has two stunning private dining rooms.

From the welcome to the details, everything matters to L’Ortolan’s team, ensuring that every visitor has a stunning experience from a world-class team.

And it’s all on our doorstep.

L’Ortolan is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, from noon for lunch and from 7pm for dinner.

To be in with a chance of winning a meal for two, simply fill in the form below, answering the following question:

The original L’ortolan building was built as a vicarage – what year was it built?

Our tip? The answer lies near the front door.

Alternatively, send your answer, along with your name, address, daytime telephone number and your email to L’Ortolan contest, The Wokingham Paper, Crown House, 231 Kings Road, Reading RG1 4LS.

The closing date for entries is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Usual rules apply: the editor’s decision is final, multiple entries will be rejected. Only one entry per household. The Wokingham Paper ltd and L’Ortolan are data controllers for this contest.

For more details, or to make a reservation, call 0118 988 8500 or log on to


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