Rathfinny Wine Estate - The Tasting Room

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom, BN265TU
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Wednesday- Sunday 12pm-5pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Rathfinny Wine Estate - The Tasting Room

Rathfinny Estate in Sussex was founded in 2010 to produce some of the world’s truly great sparkling wines. Located near Alfriston it has the perfect aspect, soil and climate profile to produce sparkling wine.Situated within our Sussex Heritage Award-winning Winery, with panoramic views of the Vineyard and the beautiful South Downs, the Tasting Room restaurant is led by chef Chris Bailey and offers dining from a menu of seasonal, modern British cuisine that changes on a regular basis.

We try to accommodate everyone as best as possible, if your ideal date and time is not showing up or for larger bookings of 6+, please contact our reservations team on 01323 870022 or [email protected]

Cuisine: British, Fine Dining, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Winery
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

This is our second time visiting Rathfinny for a meal and yet again it did not disappoint. Amazing choice of food on the menu and having our favourite Rathfinny sparkling rose wine just finished it off. Views to die for from our table and wait for our next visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

I would like to have some nice vegetables as a side order option. Everything about our meal was fabulous. Quite expensive for a lunchtime meal, but worth every penny and we will go back.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

So impressed returned to continue this delightful experience!! Food delicious and surroundings fabulous. Staff were superb and establishment was very COVID aware, attentive and courteous, making us feel safe in the strange COVID world currently. Beautiful vineyard, gorgeous food, brilliant staff, thoroughly recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Absolutely fabulous time, gorgeous innovative picnic concept. Beautiful surroundings, delicious food. Staff brilliant and accommodating when weather changed, informative too regarding COVID rules, and, the whole experience made us feel safe during the current COVID situation.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Best picnic we ever tasted! Fantastic view. Venue cold and unfeeling, very sterile with no atmosphere. Not just because of Coronavirus but in general. Service was great as you would expect, but again was cold and practical with little chit chat or friendliness. Value was average for the quality of food.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Attended for picnic outside but due to weather we were given a socially distanced table in the restaurant. Food was lovely and plenty of it. We had a walk around the vineyard afterwards. Had a lovely afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Lovely venue and friendly staff. We chose the vineyard picnic experience. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good on the day we visited, however we was placed inside with an amazing view. We will definately return when the weather is better.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Absolutely perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

A lovely afternoon spent having the picnic, bonus that we were given a table inside as it was a windy chilly day.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Excellent service and product in beautiful surroundings.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Had a lovely time, will definitely be returning

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

The two men on reception and serving us was absolutely brilliant. Very helpful, nice and answered all our questions about the vineyard! Not only that but the actual estate and food was all amazing, would definitely return!

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

It was nice but it would be great to be able to buy more drinks as the picnic went on. Felt a bit clinical without table service for more drinks.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Everything was perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Lovely view, food, wine and day out.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

We couldn't picnic outside due to the weather l, but the staff were great and the food was amazing. And what an utterly breathtaking location. We will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Stunning venue, great food and your wine was way beyond what I was expecting. Good friendly and professional service too. Will be back again for sure!

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Fantastic Experience. Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

We hope you will find a way to remain open through the coming months so we can return.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Despite the awful weather we enjoyed ourselves and also the meal. It is a very good idea and we hope you will do it again next summer. The trout was delicious and all the extras too.We want to come to your courtyard celebrations and will book if the weather improves. We will also use the restaurant when you open it. Many thanks for the experience and the very helpful staff. Good luck next week. carol Raphael

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

For a picnic, the food exceeded my expectations. Atmosphere was ok, but difficult when you are social distancing. Again, service was adequate, but what can you do when all you are doing is delivering a picnic hamper? Overall, thoroughly enjoyed the experience - will be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Disappointed that we couldn't have our picnic in the vineyard due to the weather but the staff did their very best to accommodate us indoors. The only negative comment I would make was that we were provided with plastic wine glasses and not glasses but this is a minor gripe otherwise the food and service were very good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Loved it, and will book again

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Everything was excellent. i cannot fault anything: food, service, setting and the view. Wow. Can't wait to come back. Oh and the champagne is incredible.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

This visit was a gift....what a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours sitting in the sunshine sharing an amazing view whilst picnicking on good food and a bottle of wine! Hope to follow it up and dine next in the restaurant.

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