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Wedding Fair at the Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10

Wedding Fair on Sunday 2nd October 2011 – 11:00am to 15:00pm

Special Offers:

We understand that every wedding should be individually tailored, and we can offer the best support and guidance to make your day that extra bit special.

1) If you book and sign your contract for one of our wedding packages as well as pay a £500.00 deposit on the day, you will then receive a 10% discount for the contracted event.

2) All Exhibitors and Wedding Fair attendees will receive a 10% discount on our Monty’s Bar & Caprice food menus on the Wedding Fair Sunday. Beverages excluded.

Wedding Packages from only £ 50.00 pp including:

  • Three Course Wedding Breakfast with Coffee & Chocolates
  • Jugs of refreshing iced water
  • Our DJ playing all your favourite songs until midnight
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Display menu, table menus, table plan, use of Cake Stand
  • Red Carpet
  • Changing room for the day
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite with a romantic breakfast in bed and a 30 minute treatment per person to relax before the big day
  • Special Accommodation rates, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception room hire

Here’s what the food critics say

When you think of fine dining venues you tend to think of trendy town centre eateries, village pubs and the like.

You don’t think of business parks just off the motorway between Winnersh and Reading.

But, it turns out, that’s a big mistake.

Caprice is the Restaurant at the new Holiday Inn in IQ Winnersh and it’s a real treat.

I arrived with a note of scepticism. An uninspiring drive down the A329(M) isn’t the sort of thing that usually works up an appetite.

But that scepticism was banished as soon as I stepped into the hotel’s lobby and went on to the restaurant.

The décor and ambience are spot on. Seated at a window table looking out at some of the clever modern architecture and landscaping at the new-look IQ Winnersh, aka Winnersh Triangle, with a clear view to a beautiful sunset,

I quickly forgot that I was in a hotel.

One thing that is worth pointing out quickly is that the Holiday Inn in Winnersh is a franchise. It means the owner has free rein to do what he likes as regards food and Caprice, one of several eateries in the hotel, is completely independent.

It’s not like restaurants in other chain hotels where you can get the same meals in Dundee as you can in Torquay.

Plenty of the meals on the a la carte menu feature local produce and there is even a table d’hôte menu put together daily by one of the chefs.

The menu overwhelmed me with pleasant dilemmas but I eventually managed to settle for baked goats cheese with pickled beetroot and a pepper dressing (£5.95) to start while my girlfriend, Alice, had a salad of scallops and crayfish with watercress and curry cream (£6.50).

The first thing to hit me about my dish when it arrived was how striking it looked. The chalky white cheese sat on a few green leaves and slices of purple beetroot with yellow dressing drizzled around the plate.

The cheese, Rosary Ash, is made by producer Chris Moody in Wiltshire, was light but tangy and went really well with the dill in the salad.

My girlfriend said the seafood salad tasted fresh and was appetising while the scallops were perfectly cooked.

My main was braised shoulder of lamb with pan-fried sweetbreads, fondant potatoes and stuffed courgettes (£17.25) while Alice had fillet of beef with Savoy cabbage, Parma ham and chateau potatoes (£22.95).

My lamb was flaked and rolled with what tasted like onion, rosemary and garlic and served with a rich jus. My only reservation was that some of the garlic was burnt, but it wasn’t altogether unpleasant.

The sweetbreads worked perfectly and the courgettes, stuffed with a tangy salsa, lifted the meal and refreshed the palate.

My girlfriend is on a diet and, as is occasionally the case, it worked in my favour as I was able to finish of the remains of her tender, moist steak and a tiny bit of the crispy, salty Parma ham.

Alice said the cabbage was perfectly cooked and the steak had come exactly how she had ordered it. It was also a good-sized piece of meat which is often not what you get when you order a fillet.

At the waiter’s well-judged recommendation, we both enjoyed a glass of Los Romeros Malbec from Chile (£15.95 per bottle) which was fruity and spicy and suited the red meats well.

Dessert for me was a crème brûlée with candied oranges (£5.50) and Alice had chocolate terrine with Kirsch cherries (£5.75).

My brûlée had a good, thick crunchy topping with a light creamy pudding beneath and came with a shortbread biscuit made by the hotel’s patisserie chef as well as two slices of candied orange which were sticky and decadent.

Alice’s pudding looked huge but was actually quite light and came with a stack of the booze-soaked cherries. The dish was good enough to push the diet to the back of her mind and I was left with just a tiny morsel to enjoy.

I can heartily recommend that you put your preconceptions about hotel restaurants to one side to pay a visit to Caprice. It couldn’t be easier – there are few other eateries which have their own train station.

Well, it’s actually Winnersh Triangle station but it is directly across the bridge that stands outside the hotel and  after 5pm no-one else is using it.

The journey to Winnersh costs less than £2 from Reading and could make the evening out feel like a little adventure. Recommended.

Reading diners can now enjoy live piano performances in the vibrant Caprice Restaurant & Terrace at the new Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10!

 It’s not only the fine dining and exquisite cuisine at the Caprice – you will be charmed by the European legend Razvigor Popov’s repertoire. Back by popular demand, he will entertain guests daily from 29th May till 14th June during lunch and dinner service. The Bulgarian pianist is famous not only for his brilliant performances, but he is an awarded composer and lyricist as well. Whether for a quick business lunch or a relaxing drink in the evening the visitors can enjoy the ambience and delightful music.

The Caprice Restaurant & Terrace, within Reading’s newest 4 star hotel, is ideally placed just off Jct 10 of the M4. It is conveniently located next to the Winnersh Triangle Train Station (only 6 minutes by train from Reading City center) and within close proximity to Bracknell and Wokingham.

 Head Chef, Stuart Weeks and his team, will surprise you with their delightful creations including Baked Goats Cheese with Pickled Beetroot and Pepper Dressing, or Confit of Salad of Scallops and Crayfish with Watercress and Curry Cream to start with, and Braised Shoulder of Lamb, Pan fried Sweetbreads, Fondant Potato and Stuffed Courgettes or Twice Baked Cashel Blue Soufflé with Green Beans, Walnut and Tomato Salad to name but a few.

 Most importantly you must leave space for the mouthwatering zero calorie deserts – choose from the Chocolate Terrine with Kirsch Cherries or the Iced Parfait with Honey and Walnut Praline or several other of the exceptional homemade creations.

The Caprice Table D’Hote Menu is available for £ 16.95 for a 2 course or  £ 20.95 for a 3 course meal

If you prefer something a bit more informal, the stunning Monty’s Lounge & Bar with its comfortable seating and floor to ceiling windows is ideal. You can chose from a selection of ‘ Light Bites’; a wide selection of quality meals including Greek or Caeser Salad; Battered Haddock and Chips, Rump Steak with Peppercorn Sauce or the very popular Indian Specialties of the Day.

If you are after a quick value for money Breakfast or Lunch, try the Express Lunch Menu  or the Daily Specials with prices from just £ 3.25 served in Monty’s Lounge Bar by an attentive team. The Afternoon High Tea is also highly recommended.

 Too much stress in your life – Esprit is the perfect Spa Escape!

Alarm clock, shower, breakfast (may be), car, traffic, tube, office, e-mails, phone, boss, colleagues, clients, figures, meetings, deadlines, car, traffic, home, sofa, dinner, bed – already exhausted reading this? Why not bring a change and hit the refresh button (F5 if you prefer)… Sport, exercise, refreshing crystal water, swimming, massages, detox, beautify,… or just relax – it is all here waiting for you at the Esprit Fitness & Spa!

All our hotel residents benefit from the complementary access to the Esprit facilities – a superb 19m crystal infinity indoor pool, Sauna & Steam Room with essence dosing and large gym with the latest “Life Fitness” equipment. In addition there is an extensive Spa menu with pampering treatments to relax and.

Even if you are not staying with us, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Esprit! Memberships are available – if you pre-pay your annual membership, you will receive 7.5% discount off your membership. Esprit members also receive 10% discount of all food & beverage enjoyed at the Caprice Restaurant and Monty’s Bar & Lounge and 10% discount off your first Spa treatment.

There are various membership options – off peak/peak, single or joint memberships – all to suit your needs. And if you are really into fitness and exercising – our dedicated personal trainers will be there to advise you!

Another tempting offer is our Spa Day offer. Just take your swimwear and leave the rest for us! Besides access to all the wonderful facilities in the Spa, you can enjoy a 30 minute treatment of your choice. After the rejuvenating and detox effect of the Sauna and Steam room, you will definitely enjoy a delicious lunch in the Caprice Fine Dining Restaurant, included in the package. Choosing this offer will guarantee you a real day off! And Why not invite a few of your friends for a different way to celebrate your birthday or hen party in style!

If a day is not enough, we can suggest a real Spa Break. Make your weekend a bit more special and treat yourself to a Spa Weekend in the Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10. An overnight stay in one of our spacious luxurious Executive rooms with bathrobe & slippers, king-size bed, branded toiletries and special pillow menu will guarantee you a good night’s sleep. A full English breakfast will be waiting for you in the morning in our Caprice Restaurant & Terrace and give you the best start for the day so you can fully enjoy the Esprit Fitness & Spa. The Pure Indulgence Package also includes a 3 course dinner in the Caprice Restaurant and last, but not least, a 30 min treatment per person of your choice from our extensive Spa menu.

Please click here to view a full description of your Spa Escape Destination.

Do you have plans for your summer weekends – we have plenty of options for you!

Whether exploring beautiful Berkshire, attending the fashionable Royal Ascot or spending a great fun day out at Legoland – here are just some ideas with Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10 providing the perfect base for your plans.

Conveniently located just 1 mile from the M4, you can be at gates to the adventurous world of Legoland within less than 15 minutes. Our Legoland package is the perfect choice for your family weekend -starting from just £156.00, it includes one night’s accommodation in one of our family rooms, with queen size bed & 3ft sofa bed, full English breakfast, use of the Esprit Health & Fitness Club with 19m indoor pool, and tickets to Legoland Windsor for 2 days for the entire family.

If you prefer to dedicate some quality time to your loved one, we highly recommend our Romantic Package. You will love the vibrant colours in our spacious Executive rooms and be welcomed by a bottle of chilled Champagne with chocolates. You can then enjoy a romantic 3 course dinner, also included in the package, in the tranquil surroundings of the Caprice Fine Dining Restaurant on offer. Or why not treat yourselves to one of the pampering treatments in the Esprit Fitness & Spa. The 19m indoor pool, sauna and steam room are just another option to relax and unwind with that special person in your life.

The picturesque Berkshire Countryside is full of many places to visit including Windsor Castle, Royal Ascot, Oracle Shopping Mall to name a few. Whether by train or car the Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10 is your gateway for exploring the historical sites or shopping in the modern retail centers. Our special weekend break rates start from just £47.00 and should not be missed! You can also benefit from complementary.  

The fancy Royal Ascot Racecourse and the famous Henley Royal Regatta are fast approaching. Whichever you are attending, there will be a lot of glamour, hospitality and adrenaline. If you want to rest well before these special events, you will love the striking new Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10. Conveniently located within less drive less than half an hour to both the locations, you still will be able to enjoy the tranquil location and vibrant surroundings of your modern room. After a day filled with excitement you can end your evening with a relaxing drink with your favourite cocktail in our Monty’s Bar and Lounge whilst enjoying music by the hotel’s resident pianist

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