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Ceno

Highfield Lane, Southampton so17, England
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Ranked #87 of 587 restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have been many times, never had a bad meal. The restaurant has good atmosphere, staff always helpful. Most importantly the food is always good, nice size portions and not expensive, last trip was Mother's Day and just a simple roast was done very well indeed. It's as good (if not better) than anywhere locally, More trips in the future... More

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Crystal Palace,London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Interesting variety of dishes most of which were tasty. 10% discount as we were staying at Highfield House next door. Staff attentive with recommendations and reasonably swift service even though very busy. Polite and professional and dealt with slight problem immediately, courteously & satisfactorily. Food fairly pricey but they try for nice quality and variety. Some dishes better [lamb salad,... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Lamb44 Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post your review…it was great to learn you enjoyed the food and I'm so pleased that the small problem you encountered was dealt with quickly and courteously by our team. The Head Chef does invest a huge amount of time and passion into developing the menu, so it... More

Southampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My daughters took me and my wife to Cenos for Mothering Sunday. From arriving we were treated very well and politely by all staff. We were seated on time and again all staff were attentive and polite. It was a set menu for 3 courses which had a good varied choice. All of us enjoyed our starters. The main courses... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear SouthamptonAidan Thank you very much indeed for your fantastic review! Mother's Day was actually the busiest day we have had this year so far, and so our Head Chef and kitchen team were incredibly grateful to you for your comments regarding the food. They were obviously somewhat under pressure throughout the day, so it was lovely to see that... More

Cheshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I have never before eaten in a restaurant on my own so this is a first. I had a table in the corner looking out to the bar area. The duck confit fell of the bone and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The mocha desert finished the meal with mega calories but I knew that before ordering. The restaurant was very... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Wimslow-traveller Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review…it was great to read that you enjoyed your meal and the whole team are very grateful for your kind words! We have always strived to offer our guests the highest standard of hospitality that we can so it was fantastic to see that this is something... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is our local restaurant of choice. Service is good, food is delicious for the price (try eating the same in London). You can choose from bar snacks - excellent value to restaurant food. I am very pleased to have such a restaurant in this area. I have taken groups of friends here and they have been impressed. A word... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Clickawick Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post a review…both the front of house and kitchen team were delighted to read your comments regarding the service and food, and it was great to learn that your friends have also enjoyed their experience here! I can completely empathise with your comments regarding the noise levels during... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

First time visit for us on the recommendation of friends. Found staff to be attentive, a great atmosphere for a Saturday night and we all enjoyed our meals. If I was going to be fussy, I would point out that I had the soy salmon with Thai noodle salad, fish is always a lighter choice I guess but whereas my... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Leah G Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post your review, I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your evening with us, and great to hear that it was due to a recommendation! I was, however, sorry to read that you left feeling hungry…this is obviously not what we strive to achieve! You... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Have had drinks at this place lots of times but had never eaten here until this January. Service was great, although there was one cock up with our order but this was put right straight away. I feel it was a bit over priced for what we got.

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Gazaelli Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post a review, I was so pleased to read that you thought the service was great, and relieved to see that our mistake was rectified quickly for you. I sincerely hope it did not impede your enjoyment of the evening! It was, however, disappointing to learn that you... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Finally made it to cenos bar after being harassed by colleagues to try. As we work at the university it is on our door step. However sadly that is the only advantage of this place. The food was below average for the price. Needs a lick of paint throughout, tatty furnishings. But the worse thing was the smell coming from... More

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JamieGahan, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear Amish H Thank you for taking the time to post a review, although the team and I are obviously disappointed to hear that we failed to meet your expectations, especially after your visit was due to a recommendation from colleagues. The Head Chef and owner work hard on our seasonal menus in order to offer our guests the best... More

Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is a nice restaurant and the staff are pleasant. We went for a work dinner and had a standard preset menu for the group. The food was and the wine was reasonable. Only a small anecdote that was annoying. I asked the waiter for a piece of bread (not a loaf) and was told that I will be charged... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear PKujal Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post a review, I was so glad to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We have worked hard to build a professional, friendly team and it was great to see that this obviously showed whilst you were dining at Ceno. I was, however, upset to read... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Was recommended this by friends. Booked a table for 6 for an evening in December. We were early evening, so the service was very good and attentive. Food was good, all the starters were well recieved, mains were varied and all good quality tasty food. We thought the waiting staff were all efficient, bearing in mind there was a little... More

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Jamie G, Manager at Ceno, responded to this review

Dear MummaFish48 Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review, it was fantastic to read that your visit was due to a recommendation! I'm so glad that you felt the service was good and attentive…December was obviously a very busy time for us so it's incredibly gratifying to see that we were still able to maintain... More

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