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“Modern Food, Reasonably Priced, Good Service”
Review of Twenty Six

Twenty Six
Ranked #385 of 3,737 Restaurants in Hamburg
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I decided to visit 26 off the back of the excellent TripAdvisor reviews. I wasn't disappointed!

I opted for the charity menu, which involves a €5 donation to a sponsored charity for each meal. The courses were:

Aperitif: A glass of mulled prosecco. A bit strange, but nice to try something new.

Starter: Warm goats cheese topped with pumpkin. A lovely start, which was just the perfect dainty size.

Soup: A carrot soup, with Thai flavours. Which was delicious, especially surprising as I can be slightly nonplussed by carrot soups.

Main: Veal on a bed of risotto. Perfectly cooked rose veal with an out standing gravy. The rice was delicious, but a bit too filling to finish.

Desert: Panna cotta. A bit of a let down. The menu had mentioned a chocolate desert (even I could translate that!). Nothing special.

The menu was entirely in German, but the host didn't mind translating for me. What really added a nice touch was the introduction to each course the host made, giving a little detail on what I was eating, and where it had been sources from.

Although the other reviews raved about the value for money, I'd argue it was decent value for money -- but not extraordinary. I had the 5-course charity menu with two glasses of wine for €40. That includes the €5 donation made by the restaurant to the charity.

Wine recommendation as spot on too. A bit unfortunate it wasn't a German bottle -- but the suggested Italian matched perfectly!

My only criticism of the service would be the welcome I received. Upon entering an almost entirely empty restaurant, I was asked if I had a reservation. Upon informing the host I had not made a booking, he seemed to treat it as a big deal. I took over an hour to dine, and when I was leaving there can't have been more than five other tables in use! Not quite sure why he made such a big fuss about it all!

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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

This restaurant offers really really great food at very competitive prices. The dessert was one of the best I ever had.

Thank jgeuter
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

this place hits the sweet spot by delivering great food on high levels while still being affordable and straightforward, a place in a posh neighboorhood where you still can show up in your everyday clothes...

great and friendly service as well!

Thank Jens K
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Follower of the ill-fated "Ben". Excellent international food with Italian flavor.
Very efficient and very nice waitstaff. Open also for midday lunches. To be recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
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