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“My new favourite Dartmouth restaurant”

twentysix Cafe and Bistro Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $36
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Where French provincial meets New England...come in for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Simple bistro fare, homemade cakes and tarts, cream tea, French toasted sandwiches of croques and tartines, salads, soups and sharing platters. Perfect place for a barista coffee and high quality loose leaf teas. Mangez bien!
Inkberrow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“My new favourite Dartmouth restaurant”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was our second visit. The first time we went (a year ago) we were the only diners and although the food was good there was no ambience. This time, there seemed to have been more effort put into improving the ambience - candles, pictures on the wall - and the food was delicious. It's not an extensive menu (I wouldn't expect it in such a small restaurant) but it is well thought out and very appealing. Service was friendly and efficient. I haven't eaten there during the day but would definitely recommend it for dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Having been to Dartmouth for many years, we were very sad to see some of our favourite restaurants disappearing - however this little gem has just restored our confidence!
Small and compact, but with bags of atmosphere.
A limited menu but could have eaten any of it and by the sound if it the menu changes regularly.
Lovely staff who were very efficient but not pushy at all.
We all had different food and there was not a scrap left on any of our plates.
Will certainly be going back again

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank LLoo1
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Gluten free scones”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We found this bistro through Internet recommendations for gluten free eating out in Dartmouth. We were so glad we did! The staff were very helpful and moved tables for us to be able to sit together as it was very busy. We ordered gluten free cream tea and a normal Devonshire cream tea and it was fantastic. The tea was served in individual pots and the cream and jam were plentiful. Lovely to have a tasty fresh gluten free scone at last. We will definitely return if we go to Dartmouth again.

Visited July 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and service”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We booked this bistro for a family reunion after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed -the food was beautifully prepared, very imaginative and delicious. There was also a good wine list. Service was efficient and unobtrusive and the ambience was contemporary and upmarket. A real gem.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank vintagefiona
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Stoke on Trent
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355 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Compact & Bijou - Tres Francais”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

After walking through Dartmouth, looking for somewhere to eat, and discounting place after place for being too busy, not very exciting or just plain not what we were after, we ended up outside twentysix. The menu is concise - a selection of toasted sandwiches - 'croques' - soup of the day, open sandwiches and cakes, including the obligatory cream tea. It is very continental in flavour, however don't let that put you off!

Inside is very clean and crisp - white walls and plain wooden tables, with real flowers in small vases and cushioned chairs and banquettes. The waitress who dealt with us - in fact the only one we saw - was pleasant and helpful. Whilst our eldest was happy to chose something off the menu, our youngest is less easy to please, and without prompting, the waitress offered to do us a cheese sandwich, which was a nice touch.

Between us we ordered the Brunch, a Croque Monsieur (toasted cheese & ham sandwich with mustard), Croque Madame (a Croque Monsieur with a poached egg on top) and a cheese sandwich. All the sandwiches came with a small leafy side salad and a small pile of crisps, all much appreciated by the kids! We also had a milk, a pot of tea for one, a latte and a hot chocolate (both served in big cups...). The waitress, realising the Croque Monsieur was for our son, suggested not putting the mustard on - however, this obviously didn't get relayed to the chef as it came with mustard, however the cheese sandwich was more than ample for our littlest and ended up being shared, as did the crisps!

As it is at the Bayard's Cove end of Dartmouth, this cafe/bistro is perhaps a little off the normal drag, however is well worth a look. Having children, we naturally had to use the toilet, which is nicely decorated with obvious personal touches, such as the paper towels in a basket and attractive glass sink. They also offer meals in the evening on a bistro menu and apparently get quite busy, not really surprising!

Visited August 2013
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Thank ADsMum
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