The Tasting Rooms

4.7
43 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. Your charismatic and knowledgeable hosts Rob, Sam and Steve will lead the way.

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 & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 43 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Thomas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, food was great! The selection of cheeses and meats created a lovely tasting experience.

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PeterK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon lunch for Birthday treat. Very knowledgable and supportive staff and very comfortable surroundings

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NandD
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First day back after lockdown - had a lovely brunch out on the new dining platform. Service was outstanding - very friendly and attentive; some of the best coffee I have ever tasted and lots of lovely Vegan options. Would have loved if there could have been heaters as it had been snowing but I understand blankets are arriving and hopefully summer soon!

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IsabelleG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant wine, cocktails and food. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and toilets and restaurant clean. We had a very enjoyable and lovely evening, will go there again sometime.

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MollyR
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening! Great food and lovely wine

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Pixie
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, drink and staff all amazing! 10/10

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AndyP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you like wine, you’ll love it here. If you want to learn about wine, you’ll also love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service
Amazing wine

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MarcusC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing choice of wines, delivered by knowledgable staff.
Lovely selection of meats and cheese to compliment the lovely wines.
Perfect for a quiet civilised meal .

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WayneP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very knowledgable and friendly staff. Decent selection of wines with some interesting varieties.

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PaulC
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately I did not dine at Tasting Rooms and could not move on with the review without completing the question about the food. However based on the comments from friends who have eaten there I have given 4 stars.

A great place to meet and talk with friends in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. A wide selection of wines from all around the world.

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Susan
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable night out. All the staff are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I recommend The Tasting Rooms as it is a friendly, comfortable place to eat and drink and nearly all the food is sourced locally.

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GavinO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Staff attentive but not too much. All the food and drink was spot on. Been several times. Always spot on. Well done all.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice little catch up over a couple of glasses of wine and nibbles!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only had a couple of cheese boards between us, but they were delicious and came with lots of bread and a selection of crackers. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed their recommendations of a local sparkling wine and their ‘number 14’ cocktail. We will certainly be going back for more.

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StewartH
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam the waitor was absolutely fantastic. Gave great insight to the wines and was very accommodating on allowing samples before purchase so to ensure we really enjoyed a quality wine.

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice change from the usual meal out. Enjoyed tasting a variety of wines (buying a flight gives you 3 x 75ml for £15 - bought a few to share with partner). Cheese and meat boards excellent quality.

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Kerryjane
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always nice Unusual spirits & wines to try

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DeniseK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on Friday with great wine selection, good food and happy cheerful staff even when they were really busy. Thank you

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Steph
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chocolate Truffles and Red Wine are to die for. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly will certainly be returning very soon.

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Anon
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun Evening, let down by slow service due to apparent understaffing and probably busy due to Eat Out to Help Out.

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Peanut
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I have been a couple of times with a friend and really enjoyed the food, wine and service. The staff were very polite and knowledgeable of the wines. I took my husband this week and he really enjoyed the experience. We will definitely go back.

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None
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Mixed cheese & charcuterie board very poor. Tuff meat & very little taste to cheese in tiny pieces. Our second time experiencing this but thought we would give them another try during Eat out to help Out.
Once we were given our order no one came back to our table all night. We wanted more wine & bread but we were never again approached. Trying to get someone's attention was near impossible. When I did say an excuse me to the person who first served us, he said in a minute and walked off and never came back. So we had to finish our board without wine and bread. Terrible service. Our third and very last time going there, things haven't changed unfortunately. It would have such a lot going for it, if only they paid attention to there customers. It's just what the town needs and we were so excited when it opened but been constantly disappointed. We went to the restaurant next door to finish our evening and the service was excellent.
I wish them luck, we don't want another place to close down, but won't be going back or recommending it unfortunately.

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JoLo
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing personal service. Food was delicious, the wine selection unusual and not run of the mill. Homemade Limoncello the best way to end a meal.

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Night at the Tasting Rooms was great. Good selection of tapas style dishes. Lovely staff and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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JoJoFord
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Never been before, so thought we would try it out. Book online for a 7pm table, got seated and given the menu, waiting at least 10 minutes for our drinks order to be taken, then ordered our food only to be told that the main course would not be ready until 8.30pm, so we just ordered a few starter antipasti dishes, which was lovely, but spoilt the evening, as we were not made aware that booking a table for 7pm would have an 1.5hour wait for main food. We eat our tapas, then waited for a while to pay the bill, I decided to go inside and ask for the bill, which was brought out to me on,y to be told I had to go back inside to pay as the machine would not work outside.

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SophieC
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great summer evening out. Loved it. Can’t wait to go again!

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vipSaraB
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for drinks on Friday evening and sat out on the terrace. Amazing knowledge of all the gins from the waiter. Such a great addition to the town

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Kiri
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. The only thing that spoiled it slightly was that the restaurant next door had live music that wasn’t to our taste

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cyberfloat
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Go there if you want decent wine. Don't go there if you're hungry. The paella portion was tiny and not very flavoursome. A shame really as the staff were great and the place itself very nicely decorated.

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HanO
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and the waiter was friendly. I had a Crushed Mojito cocktail which was delicious and I have made plans to return again in the near future.

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Lizzie
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable staff and some great wines. You can stick with the well chosen house wines, or go for something a little special. Plenty of assistance there if required, but you won’t be pestered.

The sharing platters are delicious too, with local Sussex produce.

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Smile2fast4u
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night at The Tasting Rooms on last Saturday evening. Great to see it busy but not too busy with appropriate social distancing in these current times! They have an excellent selection on the cheese board - highly recommend.
Super attentive service, with knowledgeable options on wine to suit overdoes budget and taste.
Love it!

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vipAlessandraF
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful finding, which we decided to try after having read good reviews.
The staff is really helpful and has a wine tasting offer which makes you try lots of different wines before opting for your favourite one

Good atmosphere and the charcuterie plates also well paired with the wines.

Highly recommended!

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Maria
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely new venue in Grinny, great wines and ambience and friendly staff 👍

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ShaunM
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic addition to our town. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great ambiance.

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Nick
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First visit. Great welcome and explanation of how it works. Good choice of wine. Had the cheese platter which was delicious but took a long time to arrive; they did explain the kitchen was busy. Worth booking ahead.

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AnnieO
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great venue for a night out-makes it more of an event as you get to hear about the wines and try before buying a bottle -staff excellent and very knowledgable. Nibbles way too expensive and not that good which is a shame-only downside!

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Suzie
West Sussex
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice welcome and great service. Always on hand to give information about what’s on offer.

FAQs

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

The Tasting Rooms is rated 4.7 stars by 43 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.