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Ceno

119 Highfield Lane, Southampton SO17 1AQ, England
+44 23 8055 4400
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Ranked #68 of 626 Restaurants in Southampton
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: CENO is a stylish and contemporary restaurant where the food comes first. Our aim is simple - to create innovative and delicious dishes, that capture the imagination and tastebuds alike. To view our menus please visit our website.
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English first
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

he food was decent not great. did not like how long it took to be served food. The prices are high also for the mediocre menu

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to celebrate my son's 18th birthday on a Sunday so we could take advantage of the Sunday lunch menu as well. We were not disappointed. The service/food/and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc were all really good. My mother loved it is sooo much that she has booked it for her 90th next Saturday! It is good to find... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Four of us turned up and asked if we could have a meal, as they had a very large party of 50 people, we were told yes, but it would be at least half an hour wait. We sat and waited for a table and we were given nibbles to keep us going until a table became vacant. We were... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We sometimes eat here at lunch time and share the "nibbles" menu. Tonight we had dinner and I ordered the chicken burger thinking it would be a chicken breast. It turned out to be mini chicken fillets in breadcrumbs. I don't eat bread (or chips but I'd intended to leave the bun and let my other half pick at the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are few nice areas to eat outside in Portswood in Southampton. But Ceno's, as it is just off the main road, has a lovely decking area and is perfect for Summer afternoons. The food is lovely, although I think lacks direction. Not sure what theme they are aiming for, but it tasted good! One guest in our group had... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Pubgoer03 Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post your review, it was lovely to read your comments regarding the food, and with the weather hopefully staying pleasant for the next couple of weeks you may be able to enjoy our terrace for a short while longer! We were, however, slightly perplexed with your comments regarding... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was much better than I expected although a little overpriced I felt. Really good atmosphere on a warm Saturday evening. Will definitely return

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Helen 2502 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, it was great to learn how much you enjoyed your evening and I was delighted to read that our food exceeded your expectations. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the restaurant again soon! Warm regards Jamie Gahan More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

2 courses just over £15. I had a lovely duck starter followed by roast beef. I personally like it rarer but can't fault its tenderness. Lovely gravy. Loads of veg. My husband had the belly pork which looked fab and he said was lovely. Good service.

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Lorna B Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post your review, our team were grateful to you for your comments about the food and service. Next time you join us for Sunday lunch, please do not hesitate to let us know your preference regarding the Roast Beef when ordering, and we can ensure we serve... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was our first visit and after hearing so many good things we decided to visit for our wedding anniversary. Outside was heaving on a very warm evening,but the restaurant was not over busy . We were served quickly in a friendly and relaxed manner. Have to say the food was lovely and the nibbles to start are a great... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Wooser Thank you very much for such a lovely review…it was great to read how much you enjoyed your evening and a wonderful compliment to our team that you will be returning. We did happen to have a group of 60 or so guests celebrating a birthday on the evening that you joined us, which is why our terrace... More

Lancaster
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I dined at Cenos as part of a conference dinner. The restaurant did a great job of serving a well-balanced set menu to about 100 covers. Well done!

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Liz O Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, I must say that every guest who attended the function was an absolute pleasure to serve, and I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your evening. I'm sorry we weren't able to accommodate your request for a screen in order to watch the... More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Been meaning to go here for ages and finally made it last night. Hadn't booked a table but they squeezed us in after a short wait. My wife had the fish and chips and said it was one of the best she'd ever had. I had one of the specials, slow cooked pork with leek and potato hash, Spanish black... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Lodnol Thank you so much for such a great review, the team here were absolutely delighted with your comments and have all asked me to pass on their gratitude! The Slow Cooked Pork special was incredibly well received over the weekend, and our Fish & Chips has always been a customer favourite, so it was so gratifying to read... More

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