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Tasting House

££ - £££
30A Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX, England
+44 118 957 1531
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (5 reviews)
“halloumi” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
Wine Bar
££ - £££
30A Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to buy a non refundable ‘card’ in order to get drinks. Wasn’t notified that it wasn’t refundable so ended up spending money I won’t be using. Cheap wines that aren’t anything special. Only reason this is one star is because I can’t do 0...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SNoww D
Ciaran M, Owner at Tasting House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

As the owner of Tasting House I feel its important to address some of the issues in your review. First of all, we always explain up front the way we operate our business in respect to serving wine and how the card system works. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very interesting. Twinned with the also excellent Anonymous Cafe you can mix their wares. We had teas and cakes from Anonymous and some great halloumi sandwiches from Tasting House. A wide range of wines are available for course and they do also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bturner50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine that you want to have excellent food, the best coffee in town and amazing wine. You will think going to London. Not anymore. You have a place in Reading: Tasting House. The selection of wines is fantastic. Every week you can discover something new....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank adamwestatreading
Reviewed 2 December 2018

My wife and I just discovered tasting house when looking for a cafe to get some work done on a Sunday. This place had everything we were looking for and so much more! We did a 1/2 portion of the board, the chorizo and eggs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joesbeenhere
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We happened upon this place by chance when looking for a great place for coffee which we found at Anonymous Coffee which is located here. What we also found was a great little weekend cafe sharing the premises called 'Bench Rest' - we both chose...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Love this place, it’s tucked away and not easy to find when you don’t know the area but so amazing so worth the effort. I love the control of trying different wines and you can change the sizes as you want. The wine was delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Turquoisehaze
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

I had no idea that Reading had a wine bar this fun, it’s a very well kept secret. From the outside it looks like a shop, but inside it’s all cosy tables surrounded by walls of wine. We chose to sit upstairs, which is quieter,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Malibu_Jenny
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We have walked past this place many times and thought it looked intriguing so ventured in yesterday evening. The request for money up front felt rather impersonal but I understand why this was needed due to the card driving the tasting. The wine advisor was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gurty76
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I've been coming here since it first opened and I've received nothing but a quality service. The staff have always been on hand to offer advice and education about any bottle you may be interested in and in particular to help you identify tasting notes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 786joen
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We found this small coffee and wine shop down a small narrow passageway while we were exploring Reading last week. It looks and feels like an independent cafe and they certainly served up some delicious coffee and locally made cakes. The guy who looked like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank YantoReddish2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30A Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 1531
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