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A Cena

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418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
Richmond Station or St Margarets Station
+44 20 8288 0108
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A Cena restaurant is located just over the Richmond Bridge in East...
A Cena restaurant is located just over the Richmond Bridge in East Twickenham. A fantastic local italian restaurant set in a warm, friendly, elegant but relaxed atmosphere with a menu that constantly changes to suit the changing seasons and ensuring only the freshest and best ingredients go into our dishes. The wine list is superb ranging from small, modest Italian Vineyards to some of the great names and vintages. A Cena means "at dinner" and is pronounced "Ah Chenna"
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb again

Hadn't been for quite a while but knew that new management had taken over and was looking for somewhere local that a very well travelled European friend (I hadn't seen in three years) would be impressed by. I wasn't let down. A Cena has always blended elegance with informality and the place has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Adam P
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hadn't been for quite a while but knew that new management had taken over and was looking for somewhere local that a very well travelled European friend (I hadn't seen in three years) would be impressed by. I wasn't let down. A Cena has always blended elegance with informality and the place has retained that charming insouciance. The food was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I ate at A Cena with my husband last time I was in London. Pretty perfect for a hot date with the low lighting, dark wood vibe, gorgeous Italian food and amazing cocktails the bar serves up. It's out of central London but not far from Richmond where we were staying. Definitely going back next time we're there.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't normally review an establishment twice unless it's quality has dropped and the public must be informed. In the case of A'cena I will always make an exception. Every time I dine here, it gets better and better. This is the first time I have given 5 stars across the board, but then some correction has to made to... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Me and my family have been going to this restaurant for a while now and we cannot fault a thing. The food is consistently good and the quality of all ingreditients exceptional. The staff are always friendly welcoming and cannot do enough for you. Everything is homade and it really does show, clearly a very talented chef with great attention... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Rugby set menu. Food quality terrible. My children were unable to eat the steaks! The prawn and couscous dish could have, and tasted like it was prepared by a 5 year old. All for £50 per head ( adults and children). Disgusting effort to make maximal profit for terrible food. Not visiting there again.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have lost count of how often I have eaten here. I am not sure if it's a fact - but a couple of people have told me that there has been some sort of management buy-out here. If it is the case - I can report that quality has not suffered. Claudia's fried cauliflower starter was great - and... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I went to A Cena for dinner with my husband, to celebrate his birthday, this week. We have been to this restaurant a few times & always found it to be good. On this occasion it was outstanding! Not only was the food superb but the enthusiasm of the staff really added to the evening. Everything we ate was beautifully... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

For the first time in my life I happen to visit a Italian restaurant with my friends. And I am so pleased with the experience that I had to write this review not just to thank the restaurant staff but let people know about some with finest places in richmond town. We were delighted by the warm welcome given by... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Read many good reviews about this restaurant but I was very disappointed about the food on the night I went. The pasta boring with bits of turkey, my meat rather dry and so was the rest of the food my friends had. Nothing special. Nice service.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We recently went with our 5 year old for Sunday lunch for the first time despite having lived in the area for over 15 years. We were slightly nervous about how the restaurant would be with our daughter. We shouldn't have worried, as we walked in we were met with a big friendly smile and welcome from the new owner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
  • Public Transportation: Richmond Station or St Margarets Station
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Twickenham
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8288 0108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

Description

A Cena restaurant is located just over the Richmond Bridge in East Twickenham. A fantastic local italian restaurant set in a warm, friendly, elegant but relaxed atmosphere with a menu that constantly changes to suit the changing seasons and ensuring only the freshest and best ingredients go into our dishes. The wine list is superb ranging from small, modest Italian Vineyards to some of the great names and vintages. A Cena means "at dinner" and is pronounced "Ah Chenna"
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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