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The Twenty Six

15a Church Road, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, TN4 0RX
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Opening Information

Wednesday to Saturday
Dinner: 6pm – 9pm

Saturday
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner : 6pm – 9pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Twenty Six

Twenty six chairs for twenty six people.

Take a seat. It’s our pleasure. Head chef Megs Buchanan offers an innovative and seasonal menu with ingredients respectfully prepared. Artisan, natural and biodynamic wines, plus cocktails and extract coffee served.

Cuisine: Fine Dining, British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A delightful evening with delicious and intriguing dishes. The maitre d' was very helpful directing some friends who had got lost on the way, and phoned in for help. I much appreciated the 'Happy Birthday' plate!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Our first visit and we were sadly disappointed as the food arrived barely warm to the table. The salmon starter was delicious though...

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Thank you, we look forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Generally very disappointing. Pork cheek starter was pre cooked and reheated, dry. Lamb main course was mostly pre cooked and reheated, dry/old tasting lamb roll, uninspiring other accompaniments ( good small pieces of freshly cooked rump however, but did not compensate), individual carrot cake desert was cooked earlier, dry not tasty. No good at all. Overall very poor for relatively high prices.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Absolutely great place. Great to find somewhere local to us that serves excellent food with great service without being pretentious. We'll return often!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The ambiance was lovely. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. I’m sure we will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

We really enjoyed our meal and like so much of what you do and how you do it but - as with a recent meal at The Beacon - I do feel your portion sizes for mains are slightly mean. We both chose lamb and had two small pieces of lamb each where I would have expected three to be a fairer and more normal portion.i hate huge portions and being over faced but you do seem to operate at the other end of the scale.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Nearly, but not quite. Wanted to love it, but service needs to be more knowledgable and enthusiastic. Opening courses were underwhelming and under seasoned. Trout beautifully cooked, but not up to main course. Wine choices great, but I asked why called ‘wine flight’ and told ‘because we wanted to stand out’....really? I SO want to find our local great food experience to bring our friends every week ... it’s so close, but not enough

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Booked for Saturday lunch with some old girl friends. Had the 5 course menu and it was absolutely delicious :D Will definitely be coming again. Thank you, thoroughly enjoyable!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Excellent food, nice concept

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Exceptional food, great service. Pleasantly informal for the quality of food; superb pairing wines with each course. I was really impressed with everything; we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

We have eaten at The 26 once before and were delighted with the food. However, on this occasion, portions were rhidiculously small. My main course was a one inch cube of lamb and very little else. The food was very good but, unless you like a tasting menu, I’d go elsewhere.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Lovely evening!! Very well looked after and given a prime table for our special occasion. Food was impeccably presented and very tasty. See you again. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Booked this for my husbands birthday after seeing the chef on Great British Menu the other week. Perfect atmosphere and loved the concept and good value for money. The food was very very good but didn’t quite have that ‘wow’ factor with the flavours. I had hoped my husbands birthday might have been acknowledged as I mentioned it on booking, but it wasn’t. It would also be worth Scott coming out and speaking to his guests given the small number of covers. Given the intimacy of the experience it would be the icing on the cake if he could spend just a few minutes speaking with each table.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

I sent my parents to the 26 as a 40th wedding anniversary treat. They absolutely loved their time there and the food was spectacular. However once I had booked the table online I gave the restaurant a call to speak with them about drinks and payment the gentleman was very helpful and said I could pay over the phone once he knew how much their bill was. We agreed that my parents would be offered the option of having the flight of wines or a bottle of their choice, unfortunately this didn't happen. They were only offered a bottle of wine, given the opportunity they would have chosen the flight of wines as they so enjoyed the varied dishes that they ate and feel that the differing wines that accompanied each dish would have completed the experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Just gets better and better! Great atmosphere, amazing food created by the very talented Scott Goss. Can’t wait until next time!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

Cosy intimate restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere for dinner. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu. Food was good, however for the money we felt there is room for improvement. Elements of each dish were delicious and food was well cooked, would just love to have been wowed a little more.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Extremely delicious food, and very attentive service, a wonderful experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening made perfect by attentive, warm and knowledgeable staff, superb food and cosy decor that made us feel cocooned. Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Our food was incredible and the whole experience was a treat. We were just a little disappointed at the flavour and quality of the lamb, hAving bred our own Pedigree Southdown Lamb in the past and knowing that there are local producers close by it is something we are quite passionate about. Thank you for a fantastic evening and we will definitely be coming again.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

It was a little quiet when we dined, however, the food and service was very good. Such a great experience and looking forward to trying some new dishes. The beetroot dish could have been a little more exciting. Was good to meet the chef before we left.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Wonderful place, full of character and delicious food :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

We had a lovely evening. Fabulous food and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Really great midweek meal, love the wine at cost price on a Weds night - we'll be back for that! Shame it wasn't a bit busier, deserves to be. Only piece of feedback would relate to lack of carbs on main course, as part of a tasting menu this works but if having test plates only may leave some hungry. Perhaps a couple of side dish options would be good?

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Truly wonderful evening. Scott's food is sublime. The whole concept works so well and front of house are friendly, fun and informative. Passion abounds here our restaurant of choice always.

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