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The Great British Midweek Menu

Our Executive Chef Alan Murchison is back in the restaurant kitchens after entertaining viewers of the BBC2 programme The Great British Menu.

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Alan, although failing to make it through to the final banquet and cook for HRH Prince Charles, was delighted to get through to the final respresenting his home country of Scotland, and is now really pleased to offer L’Ortolan guests the chance to taste the dishes he cooked on the television programme for themselves.

Restaurant Reading Midweek Lunch Menu

Everyone at L’Ortolan is really excited to be able to offer the Great British Midweek Menu to our guests – and we can’t wait to hear about what you think of Alan’s special dishes.

The Great British Midweek Menu is available at L’Ortolan Tuesday – Thursday evenings at a cost of £49 per head, until 1st July – must be booked in advance.

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We look forward to hearing your comments on the TV programme and Alan’s dishes.


Not only are we able to offer guests a chance to try Alan’s Great British Menu dishes, but he has also taken some time out of his busy schedule to host some demonstration events. If you’d like to learn tricks of the trade from a starred chef, why not book a visit to the L’Ortolan demonstration studio.

This is Alan’s second time on the Great British Menu.


Wednesday to Saturday
First arrival 12 midday to last sitting 1pm

Tuesday to Saturday
First arrival 6.30pm to last sitting 8pm

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