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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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Deserves a Michelin Star

What an amazing restaurant. The food is simply outstanding; what a great chef they have, and the service makes for a perfect ambience every time. Absolutely perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What an amazing restaurant. The food is simply outstanding; what a great chef they have, and the service makes for a perfect ambience every time. Absolutely perfect.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Booked this restaurant on a recommendation for a good meal before the England v France rugby match. Booked for 6.30pm and was emailed back with an acceptance and a suggestion that if I was going to the match 5.30pm might be better - thoughtful and accepted! Arrived at venue which was full, buzzy, nicely decorated and obviously with its selection... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a great meal before my brother & Mother flew out to Japan. Good menu selection and the food was very tasty and creatively presented. Service was prompt and friendly. All in all, a great evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Walked past the restaurant a number of times and always liked the look of the menu,I was not disappointed. I had roast lamb on a bed of cannelini beans and my girlfriend had pot roast guinea fowl with home made tagliatelle. The lamb was cooked to perfection, seared on the outside and pink in the middle. Tastily complemented with a... More 

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surrey uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Another brilliant meal here for a Sunday lunch- a £25 three course menu With at least 5 choices for each course, and all four of us saying we were stuck for choice, wanting at least 4 of them !. The mackerel and broad bean starter, and the lamb main ,were particular highlights, but all our choices were great- great cooking... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Meal with friends, a very cosy snug restuarant but non the less, customer service fantastic, food wonderful and drinks flowed nicely.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When your favourite local restaurant changes ownership, it can be a worrying time. I had eaten at A Cena a few times again in the early days of the new regime but thought I would wait until the new owners had properly bedded-in before re-reviewing. So how was it? the short answer, is thankfully not too different, although is it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Me and my girlfriend we went there for a casual dinner, and I have to say the food was absolutely delicious, everything well cook with love and very tasteful, wine amazing and they put it in a decanter so it can open and bread to get the best taste, the place is full conditioned so is pleasant to be in... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A really lovely restaurant, only a 1 minute walk away from Richmond Bridge. The restaurant is nicely decorated inside and surprisingly quite big. Fantastic 2012 Da Vinci Chianti wine - would highly recommend. Lovely complimentary bread with dipping oil and the service was very friendly. The prawn starter was enjoyable but the real star was the main course - Hake... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This Italian restaurant offers beautiful food, friendly service and a relaxing vibe. Hadn't eaten here in years, but our return visit was a reminder of just how lovely it is. It's a step above your average and well worth checking out.

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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: Romantic

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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?