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And the award goes to….

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…. KLEDIS!

It’s award season after all and a very fitting time to recognise the hard work, consistency and conscientiousness that our fabulous barman Kledis brings to Coconut Bar and Kitchen.

Our cocktail bar would not be the same without him, as many of our customers, particularly the ladies, would agree.  He is a great team member and friend to the rest of the staff here and thoroughly deserves this accolade.

Come along to our bar and restaurant and maybe get Kledis to show his mixology skills by making you a cocktail. For this week only, to celebrate Chinese New Year, our special lunchtime Fortune Teller cocktail is also available in the evenings. This is what our lovely guest anitapreuch said about us. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write the review.

Very good place for dinner or cocktails!   Coconut is my favourite bar/restaurant in Reading.
It has the best cocktails and we had the opportunity to taste its food (I highly recommend the "Beef Gyudon", one of the best things I've ever tried!!) and it was amazing! We've been served for Anna and Youraj and they always looked after us in our requirements: thank you, guys! 
It's always a comfortable place to have fun and enjoy the night with friends or your date.
We will come back for sure to continue discovering more about the Coconut experience ;)”

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O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Here! At Coconut Bar and Kitchen! We also have Juliet if you are looking for her too. They are the names of the 2 special cocktails created for Valentine’s Day. One is vodka and Modori based, the other is made with pink gin and prosecco, both delicious and both only available on February 14th.

Apparently being in love does not only have an emotional effect on people. Research has found that couples who are in love synchronize their heart rates after gazing into each other’s eyes for three minutes. Also, couples at the very beginning of a romantic relationship will be very different a year later. Romantic love, which is linked with euphoria, dependence, sweaty palms, butterflies etc, only lasts about a year. After that first year begins the so-called “committed love” stage. The transition is linked with elevated neurotrophin protein levels in newly formed couples. And, next time you’re feeling stressed or in pain, it has been proven that long-term couples with deep, strong connections can successfully soothe each other simply by holding hands. It’s certainly worth a try.

Show how much you care this Valentine’s Day by booking a table in our bar and restaurant http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#reservations

Thank you for reading, hope to see you soon!

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Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon..

Coconut Sunday Brunch

“A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content”. Proverb

So true! What better way to recover from the stresses of the previous week and prepare for the next one than spending Sunday relaxing with friends and enjoying good food and drink, even better if someone else is doing the cooking and preparing the drinks, and absolutely perfect if the food and drink is fantastic value.

Coconut Bar and Kitchen is one of Reading’s favourite places for eating and drinking. Our bar and restaurant, just a stone’s throw from the Oracle, provides one of the most popular venues in town. On a Sunday you can enjoy all day happy hour, maybe we should rename it happy day?, as well as a fabulous Sunday Brunch menu that comes with 2 hours of unlimited Prosecco or selected cocktails. A great way to chill out with family and friends, to celebrate a birthday or to end a shopping spree. Surely even the most retail loathing people could see the benefits of that outing?

Check out our brunch menu here: http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#brunch-menu

Book your table here: http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#reservations

Thanks for reading our blog.
See you soon!

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Chinese New Year, Year of PIG

We’re now planning our next celebration; Chinese New Year. Year of the Pig. This is celebrated not only in China and by Chinese communities throughout the world but also in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. As our pan-Asian restaurant serves at least one dish from each of those countries, we feel well qualified to celebrate too. The pig is the last of the zodiac animals and according to custom, overslept and arrived late to the great meeting that all the creatures were summoned to by the Jade Emperor. Traditionally it is associated with wealth, emotion and intuition. In true Coconut style, we’ll certainly mark the occasion with the celebration it deserves.


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Staff Xmas Party

 

Following that fabulous night, a week later it was our turn to party. As we were a bit too busy over the Christmas period to celebrate together, our Christmas staff party took place in the new year. We were spoilt rotten by our very generous MD and had a wonderful evening in Malmaison. Obviously we couldn’t have it here in our restaurant. With everyone invited to the party, who would have cooked?

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New Year’s Eve in COCONUT

New Year’s Eve at Coconut. You dressed, you impressed and we were very happy to do the rest.

Oh what a night! The confetti from those party canons is still falling from places we didn’t know Coconut Bar and Kitchen had places. The food, wine, beer and cocktails were all flowing and at midnight we offered you all a glass of bubbly to welcome in the New Year. The party was a thank you to everyone who visited our cocktail bar and restaurant over the past year. We truly are grateful to you all.

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A Crazy Christmas at Coconut.

It certainly was! You turned up in your droves with friends and family over the Christmas period. We loved seeing you having such a great time and proud that you chose Coconut as a place to celebrate. We love a party.

Paul, our fabulous Kitchen Manager came up with the special set menu. It was a big hit, and without a trace of turkey, sprouts or Christmas pud in sight, everyone enjoyed the delicious Pan-Asian Christmas alternative and the glass of bubbles that came with it. 

It’s so lovely to receive reviews like this. ‘Excellent cocktails (best in Reading according to my wife). Excellent food and very friendly service. Will definitely visit again.’  

Thank you Nicce we look forward to seeing you again soon, there are plenty more cocktails for your wife to try. 

Employee of the month is Dinesh Thapa, King of Tempura. Well deserved too, both the King Prawn and Vegetable Tempura are sensational and never fail to please our guests. Also, in the kitchen, special congratulations to Hipolito who was promoted to Team Leader. 

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