— About Capri Restaurant —
More than ten years down the line and Capri is able to boast a welcoming and upbeat atmosphere that caters for all. Any one choosing to dine there receives a warm and personable experience. This is brought to them by the familiar faces that make up a team of long-standing members of staff. It is not only the kitchen staff that work hard to create a quality service, a mixture of influences brought about by the dedicated waiters and waitresses help create a buzzing ambience. Customers old and new, enjoy being greeted by the friendly floor staff, who provide prompt and professional service. It is apparent to anyone who visits Capri that these are not only a hard working team of staff but also a close-knit circle of friends, of which customers are made to be a part of.
The History of Capri
They say that everything goes round in circles, and so it would seem to be with Capri. In the 1950’s what is now ‘Capri’ was the ‘Woodcock’s Café’; built, owned and run by the Woodcock family. On a weekday, the Woodcock’s catered for the truck drivers and the factory workers because in the 1950’s Horbury Bridge had several large factories. Woodcocks were renowned for serving good food at reasonable prices; a main course, sweet and cup of tea, all for two shillings and six pence which in new money would be a mere 35p! The weekends brought a different clientele to Woodcock. Mum’s brought their children to have Ice-cream floaters- a glass of orange pop with a scoop of Ice-cream on top, yes this was the pre coca-cola days! But Sunday afternoons was when the teenagers took over, Woodcocks had the first juke box in the area and the place would be packed full of teenagers drinking coffee and pop, listening to Elvis, Buddy Holly and Billy Haley, (not to mention the added attraction of Mr. And Mrs. Woodcocks daughters!)
Once a month Capri hosts a tribute night that takes on the theme of a famous performer, ranging from ‘Sinatra to Robbie Williams, Blues Brothers to Cher.’ These nights have proven to be a roaring success and to ensure your place you would need to have booked that reservation, quicker than you can say ‘buon appetito!’ As these nights unfold, customers and staff will be strutting their stuff, dancing away on the tables and chairs…not for the weak-hearted! Above all else, Capri has established a successful name for itself. Whether you are seeking a quiet sophisticated meal or something a little more lively- there is certainly a night for everyone. Paymen, Dominik, Natalie and all of the staff welcome you to sample some of the finest Italian cuisine and can guarantee you an enjoyable evening!