Harden's survey result
Lush local wines are not the only attraction at this vineyard restaurant (also with accommodation), which enjoys gorgeous views of the vines and South Downs. There are weekly changing seasonal tasting menus, or “take the incredible picnic amongst the vineyards on a summer's afternoon… bliss!”
Gorgeous views of the English countryside accompany a visit to this vineyard restaurant (which also provides accommodation). Only limited feedback, but all positive regarding Chris Bailey’s cuisine and the contemporary dining room… plus of course lashings of wines from the surrounding fields.
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Have you eaten at The Tasting Room, Rathfinny Wine Estate?
The Tasting Room restaurant is Situated on the Rathfinny Wine Estate within the Sussex Heritage Award-winning Winery. The restaurant has panoramic views of the Vineyard and the beautiful South Downs, guests can drop in to taste and purchase our Sussex Sparkling, Sussex still wines and Seven Sisters spirits or dine in the restaurant.
Led by chef Chris Bailey, the Tasting Room restaurant offers dining from a menu of seasonal, modern British cuisine that changes on a regular basis. We do recommend booking (lunch and dinner only). We also have a carefully selected range of gifts and wine related products from our Cellar Door.
Children are welcome at the Tasting Room during the day. As we are a working Vineyard they must be supervised at all times, we want to keep everyone safe. We don’t have a specific menu for children but they are welcome to eat from the light bites menu at lunch time if the full menu is not suitable. We would generally recommend that dinner reservations are suitable for children over the age of 12, but please do call us if you would like to discuss in more detail.
Chris, trained at Westminster College, has worked in some of the top restaurants in London and Spain which culminated in being awarded a Michelin Star at The Black Rat in Winchester. Inspired by all things seasonal and local to Sussex, Chef Chris Bailey joined the Rathfinny team in April as head chef in the Tasting Room.
The Tasting Room, Rathfinny Wine Estate Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Sunday Tasting menu was excllent and reasonable value"
Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, BN26 5TU
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm|