The Tasting Rooms

4.8
113 reviews
£25 and under
Wine Bar
The Tasting Rooms offer a personalised wine and gin tasting experience situated in our stylish wine bar in the heart of East Grinstead.

In addition to our Sussex drinks we have put together charcuterie and cheese boards which will again be made up of Sussex produced products along with locally produced breads and chocolates.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JuliaB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit and we will certainly be going back. The food offering is essentially posh sandwiches or waffles, both tasty, well-presented and reasonably priced. There's a good selection of wines by the glass and more by the bottle. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, particularly the manager, who took the time to chat to us about the wines and about the various events run by The Tasting Rooms.

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IsabelleG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loud and lively but never mind. We missed going out so we loved it that night! Food excellent as always, staff really friendly and helpful and forthcoming! Superb evening to celebrate for us in a great atmosphere!

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mhbaileyuk
Surrey
35 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I'm really pleased to discover The Tasting Rooms. We had a delicious charcuterie and cheese board (all local), with a big, bold and delicious Italian red wine. The staff were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their produce and wines. A grown up place, but with kids and pets welcome. A great find!

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GailJ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A friend and I had a lovely lunch. The restaurant was very quiet when we first went in, and a bit chilly with the door open, although a necessity in the current climate, so wrap up warm just in case. It did fill up and the ambiance was quite pleasant. Our order was taken quite quickly and our drinks delivered in due course. We both had a toasted sourdough sandwich with goat’s cheese, walnuts and fig jam - delicious - but the smallest sandwich ever (I could have eaten two!) with a small side salad. I’m not a greedy guts, I was just hungry. Needless to say, we both ordered a chocolate brownie and a large coffee for dessert. The service was good so we did leave a fairly generous tip, although at a total £20 per head, quite pricey, and a decent sized sandwich would have been nice.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff who are knowledgeable about the produce and attentive without being a nuisance, relaxed atmosphere, (without that echoey noise in some places).

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PaulC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good wine bar. Great staff, friendly and efficient. Massive selection of quality wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you very much for the glass of fizz and brownie with candles for our trip to the Tasting Rooms for Matt’s birthday. Really appreciated it and I think my mother in law massively appreciated the very helpful gentleman, warm and welcoming who guided her through the wines and was thoroughly lovely the entire afternoon (as did I of course!)- charming gem of a find, whole team staff, and place I’d recommend, thanks everyone and hope to be back in the not so distant future! :)

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EmmaS
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite wine bar! Exceptional staff and wonderful wine - highly recommend

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AnnabelS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was mine and my friends first time visiting and we will definitely be back again very soon. The staff were great and I loved the atmosphere. Very impressed!!

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PaulA
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff, over 250 different wines to choose from + a great selection of local, Sussex gins. We had a mixed sharing platter which was superb and ample food for two people. We were looking at the baked camembert too, but made the right choice to not have it as it would have tipped us over the edge! We had it on a previous visit and it was delicious.

An intimate setting and a warm greeting awaits you as soon as you enter.

A great place for couples and small groups of friends catching up.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fab place and service

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LouiseH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and great value for money. Definitely return soon.

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Steph
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Staff who made my mums birthday extra special, thank you!

Also great wine!

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JuliaP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious; would definitely go again. Noisy at times but to be expected when sitting outside. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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helseypig
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening out with friends. The cocktails and wine were lovely and the local cheeseboard delicious. Service excellent, little bit pricey but worth it for a good night out.

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Private
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expert host was very friendly and welcoming and provided many wine recommendations to go along with a charcuterie board that was all locally sourced.

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Harr
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service and lovely atmosphere. Champagne on offer was fantastic

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AlexandraM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, lovely staff, delicious wines

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IanW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Knowledgeable, polite and delightful service. A lovely way to enjoy an hour or two with a welcoming atmosphere and a great choice of wine.

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KatieMc
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the cheese platters here and the selection of wines is brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place, everything was really good but drink prices where £2/3 more than you would expect. Good value was very good though

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SashaS
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had an early evening drink and platters on Saturday night. Everything was great! Delicious simple food nicely presented, very friendly efficient service, busy buzz and sensible prices - i will be back.

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IanP
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an excellent way to end the week. A lovely evening with family over a glass or few. Great fun exploring the dispensing machines.

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JayneB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hospitality was very good thank you for the experience. We will be back.

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IsabelleL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. We had an outside table table to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which was perfect for this current spell of hot weather.
The staff are great - attentive and very knowledgeable. It’s not at all stuffy and recommendations are made on your tastes.
A lovely way to spend a couple of hours during the day or evening. We look forward to taking part in one ‘Taste Of’ evenings.

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Onceinawhile
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot.
Simple menu, but it works - with some lovely wines and local meats and cheeses.
The staff are excellent and service good.
Would recommend and return.

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GillianC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a virtual wine tasting experience during lockdown and I was excited to visit the Tasting Rooms in person. It really didn't disappoint and we had a wonderful evening. The team are fantastic and so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable and the food, wine and cocktails are incredible. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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Fiona
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely, friendly wine bar. The wine is amazing and the staff really know their stuff.

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ValerieM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Sat outside on a nice day you get a two hour slot so plenty of time to have a bottle of wine and share a platter

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RachelG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice lunch, staff very knowledgeable on wine

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LisaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great simple food, staff couldn’t be more helpful and menus reflecting local produce

JB
JoanneB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

Small and intermediate.
Service ok but not amazing.

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Ella
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Came here for our main evening meal. For two people had the combination platter, burrata and Camembert - all the food was amazing so tasty great value for money, really good service knowledgable friendly waitress, would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food & Waitresses very knowledgeable on wines and food.
Service could have been a little more attentive as had to ask for more drinks and a sweet but apart from that quite impressed.

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LaurenJ
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Will definitely be returning!

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Cate
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Small portion for three sharing, had to ask for service all the time

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JamieH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional wine and gins, charcuterie boards, knowledge and service! 100% I will be returning!

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DerekR
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great service and excellent wines. Thank you.

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carol
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waffles, great wine, great service! Will definitely be back .

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FR44
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Lovely wine and gins and delicious cheese.

FAQs

The Tasting Rooms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01342 457099.

The Tasting Rooms is rated 4.8 stars by 113 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.