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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 top­notch 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 needed 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 log on to our web­site, wok­ing­ham. to­day and com­plete the form, 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 17.

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 www.lor­

The team at L’Or­tolan are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing you to its Miche­lin star­ring din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

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