Caprice at Crowne Plaza Reading East
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Starter and dessert was good. Steak was very poor quality meat, incredibly chewy and gristly. Menu also different standard to that shown on website.
Modern, atmospheric restaurant and good service. Although we were the only table.
The menu was not as listed on opentable and was a standard gastro-pub menu at upmarket central London prices (£18 for shepherd's pie). I would not consider eating here again.
The food available was nice and tasty, but for the prices the portion sizes for all courses were very small. The vegetarian & vegan options were limited, and the burger option listed on the menu, the restaurant had completely ran out of, which meant there was one vegan main option or a vegan salad! I understand things run out but we specifically booked because it was a recommended vegetarian/vegan options restaurant. We had also left a note on the booking we would need vegetarian and vegan options, this is why it was disappointing when you see there was a very limited choice.
The service was way too slow. You could tell there was not enough waiters. Wait time was about 40 minutes between courses which was very poor
Good presentation, good quality, food not as tasty as expected.
This was without doubt the worst lunch experience I have had for a long time. We were a party of 9 in an empty restaurant and yet the service was just terrible, the food so salty (and I like salt). I had to ask the 8 staff who were doing nothing several times to chase our food, bring menus etc. their knowledge of how to serve food was awful - passing drinks over a babies head, asking us to pass them our plates and generally just being useless. I now understand why they were the only place in a 20 miles radius with tables free on a Sunday. Save your money and don’t eat here
Table as requested, good choice of options on both set menu and a la carte menu. Food well presented and tasted as good as it looked. Attentive service, without being intrusive. Birthday meal acknowledged with Happy Birthday plate and cake from kitchen. Overall a good dining experience.
There was a conference / charity ball going on same night so we were asked to pre-order dinner. There were 9 of us in the end. So ,ok. Waited and waited, soup was cold and vingery ,the waiter as he had put name places out so they knew what everyone was having then proceed to talk to us on first name turns as friends which was overly friendly and inappropriate . Fortunately l chose from the Indian menu and enjoyed my meal but over half my guests had the soup.
Soup good. Beef tough. Setting international plastic, Area dismal. Staff very helpful
Slow service and felt very rushed when we did get their attention. I could understand because it was Mother's Day but half the tables were empty
The food was excellent and the set menu was very good value. The service was a little slow - we had to wait quite a while between courses, but overall a very pleasant evening with friends.
It really nice and quite place ,atmosphere there is just perfect for a special occasion.When I start writing about food ,easy can write a romantic book...not have time for it...
The food was delicious 😋
The food and service were very good and overall good value. It was not busy for our lunchtime meal, so the ambience was a little lacking, but it did mean that we could chat quite happily and hear one another!
(1) Excellence in the service received from the gentleman who dealt with our order. (2) Although 6 years old, the location felt very 'new'. (3) Scallops were superbly prepared. (4) A la Carte menu has some lovely choices and the presentation of my meal was extremely well done..very polished. We were the only people in the restaurant at the time of our booking [3pm Sunday afternoon] so it it difficult to say if the overall standard presented, is delivered consistently. There are three menu options to choose from so multi budgets catered for comfortably - it was a challenge choosing a meal selection based on the inviting options available within each. Meal for two of a starter and a main with juice and bottle of water [no alcohol] was £65.
Had lovely meal with great service. Nice you can choose from the bar menu if nothing takes your fancy! Can't wait to go back!
Fathers day lunch. Excellent staff, very attentive. We had not realised we could have had a different menu in the bar, which looked fabulous.
Veg were too aldente for my husbands personal taste. But beautiful cooked roast beef,pork and risotto.
Food generally good but had to complain about the Lamb. Too
rare and difficult to cut.
A excellent starter and Dessert
attentive service and quick
Have dined here before and had great food and excellent service.
Today was for Mothers Day lunch and food was only average and service slow, there was plenty of staff but they kept disappearing !
Shame because I chose this restaurant because of previous experiences.
We enjoyed our anniversary meal; it was the first time we had visited Caprice. We had the belly pork which was delicious! Next time we'd like to try the curry menu - people near us had it and it smelt wonderful. Our only problem with the menu was that several of the cheeses were not available, but only found out when we tried to order. Staff friendly and attentive. The restaurant is modern open and clean. If it had been completely full it may have been uncomfortable to have people sitting at next-door tables as they were placed so close. It wasn't packed fortunately (but busy enough for atmosphere).
The starter and main couse were excellent. My wife and I both had Eton Mess for Dessert and both found the cream very heavy and plentiful. We suffered a little that evening and the following morning
Staff were very polite however service was on the slow side. The couple next to us decided to leave after managing to eat their starters and drink most of a bottle of wine due to the slow service. The food was very good however when it came to the desserts we were told that one of the main desserts on the special menu for the day were not available! After pre-booking the evening a good month in advance that is not what I expected. Overall the food was good but service was slow.
Caprice is a business restaurant located at the Holiday Inn in Winnersh Triangle. That said is has an underground car park with lift access to reception and the restaurant. All of the courses that we ordered from the a la carte were delicious especially the mushroom ravioli and pork done 3 ways. Service was friendly and efficient. Will re-visit. The only criticism is that the prices are 20% higher than I would normally pay.
The staff service was efficient and attentive good food at a fair price would return
We have been before to The Caprice and have not been disappointed
Caprice Restaurant, Holiday inn Winnersh. The ambiance was helped by a rather good pianist in what is a standard hotel dining room. The wine selection is good and reasonably priced. The scallops were cooked perfectly but the starter was spoiled by the excessive use of chilies in the accompanying salad masking the subtle taste of the scallops. The steaks were very good, moist and flavourful (I asked for medium and as expected received medium rare which is what I wanted) as usual I would have liked more vegetables. The deserts were tasty and well presented and the meal was rounded off with good coffee and some petit fours. My only other comment would be that the maitre d' should have had a quiet word with four diners were excessively noisy.
Food wasn't excellent but service was very good. 50£ for Christmas dinner was a bit too much considering the quality. Dessert was literally disgusting :(
We had dinner here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Excellent quality delicious food, good value set menu and interesting A la Carte choices. Great to see good local cheeses featured, even in the set menu. Ambience very good, with live piano in the background filtering through from adjacent bar. Service good, but at times a little more rushed than we would have chosen for this occasion. Definitely recommended.
Caprice @ Holiday Inn Reading
Very disappointing. Food and service well below standard.
Excellent service - timely and efficient. The food is generally good (we have now been twice when we have stayed here) plus it is a really convenient venue for meeting with friends. It's location and accessibility are a real winner. Only complaint with the food was that the spinach (came with plaice) was somewhat stringy - they should use leaf beet instead; much more edible. Wine list is comprehensive and sensibly priced and the menus offer more than adequate choice. A useful addition to the local scene. We will go again and that's the real measure.
excellent food, well served and presented, in pleasant, comfortable surroundings
our first time at the caprice restaurant reading and will be returing service and food both ten out of ten
Caprice at Crowne Plaza Reading East offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 944 0444.
Caprice at Crowne Plaza Reading East is rated 3.5 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.