It’s almost easy to miss East Twenty Six, which is set back slightly from Exchange Street – or it would be, if not for its striking architecture and huge windows that flood the bar and restaurant with light.
Although it’s the sister restaurant to The Iron House, the food is completely different, with an ever-changing menu of Mediterranean-influenced tapas dishes that doesn’t skimp on veggie options. They come in portion sizes that are slightly bigger than you might expect in tapas, which we learnt only after ordering an intimidating quantity of food. We valiantly battled through, though. All in the name of research, of course.
If that wasn’t enough, the restaurant also has a 2 for £12 offer at lunchtimes and cocktail happy hour after work.
To nab one of those light-filled tables looking out over Exchange Street and toward the castle, booking in advance is advised.
Style: Tapas/small plates, with influences from “Mediterranean, North Africa and further afield”
Serves: Lunch, dinner
Caters for: Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free
Location: Exchange Street, NR2 1AX
Tel: 01603 760761