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It just gets better and better at Coconut Bar and Kitchen

At Coconut’s Cocktail Bar and Kitchen, we are always creating new recipes, both in the bar and in the kitchen. Our marvellous mixologists have recently launched some new cocktails that are proving to be very popular with our discerning guests; not only do they taste amazing but they look fantastic with REAL EDIBLE FLOWERS and DRY ICE ‘SMOKE’ to give added drama to your night out!

Now it’s the turn of our creative kitchen team who are about to add Tempura Barramundi and Wok Fried Kale to our, already amazing, menu. We are so proud of our team upstairs who, every day, produce dish after dish of the Finest, Freshly cooked food that our lovely customers return again and again to enjoy.

Here’s a recent review from one of our fabulous guests:

 Great lunch.  Visited for the first time today with my wife for lunch and we were very impressed. The lunch menu has loads to choose from at very reasonable prices.
We had a Beef Bibimbap and a Prawn Katsu Curry and we both really enjoyed our choices. Served piping hot and well presented and we did not have to wait long. Very pleasant attentive staff and nice surroundings as well.
We will certainly be coming back and would highly recommend it if you are in Reading one lunchtime and want to try something a bit different without getting fleeced with an extortionate bill.

There’s really not much we can add to that! Thank you Brian for taking the time to mention us. We really do appreciate it and so glad you had such a great time with us.

And, on the subject of our brilliant kitchen staff, our EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH award for JUNE went to Rico Costa for all his hard work. Well done Rico, well deserved recognition. Keep up the great work!

Thank you for reading our blog. We hope that you come and see us very soon.

The Coconut Team

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Fast and Fabulous

By definition, fast food is food that can be prepared and served quickly. In most cases this is food that is sold with precooked or preheated ingredients. Burgers, pizzas and fried chicken are the foods most likely associated with fast food, usually purchased after queuing and often eaten from throw away containers and paper wrappers. 

Of course, the beauty of fast food is being able to grab a quick meal during a lunch hour, a shopping trip or before the theatre or cinema perhaps. 

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to combine the convenience of fast food with the quality of freshly cooked food.

In our cocktail bar and restaurant our dishes all contain an array of top quality fresh ingredients, prepared daily and cooked to order. Our style of cuisine means each dish is cooked quickly and served promptly, allowing you time to enjoy a great meal despite time restraints. 

Between 11am and 4:30pm you can choose from our lunchtime tapas and cocktail menu offering fabulous value and a great selection of dishes as well as cocktails and prosecco deals, or you may prefer our a la carte menu, available all day and evening, providing our guests with a vast choice to suit all palettes and appetites.

So, next time you want fast food don’t just make do, come to Coconut Bar and Kitchen for some fast and fabulous food.

Take a minute to have a look at our delicious lunch menu:
http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#tapas-menu

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon.

The Coconut Team.

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Gym? Oh, I thought you said gin.

And as it’s WORLD GIN DAY on Saturday 8th June that’s a very good reason to enjoy a glass or two. The gym can wait!

At our cocktail bar and kitchen we will certainly be acknowledging the occasion. With our range of fine gin brands, each served with their own specific garnish, you will be able to try a few and find your favourite combination. Maybe you prefer cocktails? We have a great selection featuring gin as the protagonist. Our Tokyo Tumbler stimulates the senses with a mixture of gin, plum wine and ginger beer amongst its ingredients whilst the ever popular gin based Sexyback tantalises the taste buds with flavours of peach, elderflower, apple and ginger ale. With so many cocktails to try it’s best to arrive early and don’t forget our HAPPY HOURS are 4:30pm – 7pm every Friday and Saturday and 4:30pm – 9pm Monday to Thursday when you can enjoy many of our cocktails at a reduced price. In addition to our happy hours and amazing cocktails, on a Friday and Saturday night our live DJ provides you with great music until the small hours. A ready-made party!

Visit Coconut Bar and Kitchen on a Tuesday and you can enjoy 2 glorious Gin and Tonics for just £10 or enjoy other offers throughout the week in our Weekly Deals.

Don’t forget that Sunday 16th June is Father’s Day. In honour of Dads everywhere we are offering 4 Coronas for £10, as a special treat, on our Sunday Brunch menu, just for Father’s Day.

Please don’t forget to book as soon as you can for Father’s Day, or any weekend evening if you wish to eat with us. We are very popular so do get very busy.

Thank you for reading and we hope to see you very soon!

The Coconut Team

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Worth staying up for!

Have you tried our Late Night Chow-Down menu yet?

It’s the perfect solution to the munchies without resorting to kebabs and burgers. We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out so, for one night only, on Wednesday 17th April 10 pm – 12am, we are giving every customer a FREE DISH from the Coconut late night food menu when they buy an alcoholic drink from us.

Coconut Late Night Food Launch

We want to show all our guests at our cocktail bar and restaurant that our late night food is fresh, full of exquisite Asian flavours and cooked to order, because that’s just how we do things here at Coconut Bar and Kitchen. We never make compromises.

Check out our event on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/2289623737961108/

Thank you for reading.

We hope to see you on 17th April!

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Mum's the Word….

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Indeed it is here at Coconut Bar and Kitchen.  A very special word and they deserve a very special day.  A day when they can be treated to a tasty meal and enjoy a few delicious cocktails or glasses of Prosecco. A day when they can relax and unwind. A day that is all about them.

Our Mother`s Day Sunday Brunch is the perfect way to show your Mum how much you care. With 2 hours of unlimited Prosecco or selected cocktails and 2 brunch dishes everyone can enjoy delicious food in a friendly and happy environment.

So, join us here for Mother`s Day on March 31st anytime between 11:30am and 6:30pm. We`d love to see you. Our cocktail bar and restaurant is always popular throughout the week so please book in early to avoid disappointment.

http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#reservations

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/622391224860590/

Thanks for reading!

The Coconut Team

 

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“When life hands you lemons, bust out the tequila and salt!”

It’s a funny thing, adding salt when drinking tequila, but, as with food, it actually enhances the flavour and helps to tamper the bitterness. Of course, the most famous drink associated with tequila is the Margarita. There are many interesting anecdotes about it origins but according to cocktail historian (now that sounds like a great job!) David Wondrich, it is a version of a popular Mexican and American brandy based drink called Daisy. During prohibition, people would hop over the border for alcohol, the native tipple being tequila which is made from the locally grown blue agave. So, with their newly discovered tequila and lack of brandy, the cocktail was soon modified to suit the situation and it was fittingly christened Margarita, Spanish for Daisy. There is an account from 1936 of newspaper editor James Graham finding this cocktail in the Mexican city, Tijuana, years before any other claims of this fine cocktail even existing.

Today is National Margarita Day and here at our cocktail bar and restaurant we serve a fabulous Margarita. During our Happy Hour, 4.30pm – 7pm on a Friday, you can enjoy that, and many other cocktails, for the amazing price of just £5.50. You may also be interested to know that every Wednesday is Perfect Wednesday at Coconut Bar and Kitchen, when you can get a Margarita made with the exquisite Patron Tequila for just £5.50! 

It’s not just us who thinks we serve great cocktails. This is what one of our lovely guests, Cat, said.

Brilliant bar staff and their cocktails  ...I had such a good time, the atmosphere was amazing and the cocktails were outstanding. I was served by these two beautiful people at the bar... it certainly feels like home here at coconut! Thank you for the great service. XOXO”

Thank you Cat, we really appreciate your feedback. See you again soon.

http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#weekly-offers

Thanks for reading our blog. Look forward to seeing you soon.

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“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates

Our Signature Korean Bibimbap Dish

Our Signature Korean Bibimbap Dish

Coconut Bar and Kitchen is a restaurant with a difference. Our style is pan-Asian, unique to Reading, and offers a variety of dishes from South East Asia, some of which you may not have seen before.

Take the stress out of worrying if you’ve had your 5 a day, a healthy portion of protein and a daily dose of carbs by tucking in to one of our signature Bibimbap dishes.  It really does have it all and comes with a tasty sauce. It’s delicious, healthy and filling. No wonder everyone is talking about it.

Coolest place in Reading.  Came in with friends had some lovely cocktails followed by some beautiful food. Bibimbap was sooo good . Paul came to talk us through the menu and delivered on the quality . Thank you coconut for making our night . Will return soon .x ‘

Thank you shifu123, so glad you had such a great time with us.

Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish. It’s not really known where it originates from, some believe people may have started mixing foods together to eat with the gods. These were outside rituals so lots of separate plates were not practical. Traditionally it was eaten on the eve of the lunar new year when, back then, people felt they should use up all their leftover side dishes. It was a perfect solution to put them all in one bowl and mix it up with some rice.

Take a look at our main menu http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#main-menu

There really is something for everyone. Whether you prefer spicy or mild, rice or noodles, beef or chicken, veggie or vegan, we have it all. If you’re feeling very brave you can even spice it up by adding Shanghai Hot chilli to your order. Include something from our cocktail bar in your visit and you’ll see why people love to visit our cocktail bar and restaurant, and why they return.

Many thanks for reading we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Whoop! Whoop! it’s Drink Wine Day…

If you need an excuse to start the week off with a glass or two then this is it! It would be a shame not to celebrate it when someone has gone to the trouble of declaring it, wouldn’t it.

Although a celebrated cocktail bar, our bar and restaurant also serves a fantastic selection of carefully chosen wines. What’s more, we can even recommend which wine suits the various dishes on our menu. If you’d prefer to wait until later in the week before celebrating Drink Wine Day, you may like to consider our Thursday deal, offering house wine for just £12.50.

http://www.coconutbarkitchen.co.uk/#wine-list

Did you know, in ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase “drinking to one’s health.” 

Thanks for reading, we hope to see you soon at Coconut Bar and KItchen.

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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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