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Ceno

Highfield Lane, Southampton so17, England
+44 23 8055 4400
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Ranked #72 of 608 restaurants in Southampton
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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
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Lancaster
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Southampton
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had a lovely meal at Ceno last night. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely attentive and hard working. Nice outside seating area to view the world with a drink when the weather is good, inside is relaxed and chic.

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Rooby09 Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, your comments regarding our food and service were very much appreciated, and the weather is supposed to be staying like this for a while so you can hopefully enjoy our terrace area for a bit longer! Thanks again, and I hope to be able to welcome... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Try the sticky lamb, either as a main or as we often do as one of the 'nibbles' you can order (we often have a selection of these instead of a starter). Good outside seating in summer. Bar staff could be friendlier but may have been busy. Gent who served us was great. If want somewhere in Portswood or Southampton... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear P_Maximus Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review! The Shredded Lamb Salad has been a favourite of ours for a long time, and with the weather hopefully staying like this for a while our outside terrace should be available to enjoy for some time! Whilst it was lovely to see that the team member... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've normally only visited Ceno to meet friends for a coffee either outside in the sunshine or in their bar area. But a friend took me for lunch where I enjoyed the crispy lamb salad which was very good, that I decided for our next girls dine out evening we should try Ceno for dinner! I was not disappointed. It... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Charli_32 Thank you so much for such a lovely review…it was fantastic to see how much you enjoyed your evening with us and the team here are all incredibly grateful for your kind words! Your review is a perfect reflection of how we feel every dining experience should be; locally sourced, well executed food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Ensuring... More

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've recently moved to area and were recommended Ceno's for dinner and/or lunch. I can say we had a lovely lunch there today. Service was welcoming and friendly and we opted to sit in the bar area. I went for the little taster options. The tempura prawns (yummy) pate & toast (yummy) arancini balls (yummy) and the Cajun chicken (yummy)... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Af11AUD Thank you so much for such a lovely review, it's always a great compliment to our team when a guest mentions that they visited us based on a recommendation, and I was so pleased to read that you both enjoyed your lunch! We are incredibly lucky to have a warm and welcoming front of house team who are... More

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a lovely pre-theatre meal here. The food was absolutely excellent would definately recommend. It was nice to get a discount on the meal as we were staying at the Highfield Hotel next door.

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Barbara M Thank you very much indeed for such a lovely review, it was great to read how much you enjoyed your meal and I hope to be able to welcome you back to the restaurant next time your staying in the area. Hope you enjoyed the theatre! Warm regards Jamie Gahan More

Southampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Consistently very good food, lunch or Sunday roast always exceptional quality, great service, it's not the cheapest food in Southampton but you don't mind paying for a Sunday roast that is probably the best I've eaten out.

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear SouthamptonAlex Thank you very much indeed for such a lovely review! I've mentioned in previous responses how important consistency is to us, so your comments regarding the food and service were very much appreciated! I hope to be able to welcome you back to the restaurant again soon. Thanks again! Warm regards Jamie Gahan More

England
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have visited several times and every time the food is wonderful. Try the Mongolian lamb. The steak I have had a few times and it was not great. The dessert sampler is a must. 6 small samples of the desserts on offer! I would go just for this! Sometimes the service is not the best but not always!

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Becky A Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post your review, it was great to read that you've always enjoyed the food when dining with us! I was, however, sorry to read that our Rib Eye Steak seemed to be inconsistent. Our Head Chef does invest a great deal of time in the sourcing of... More

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