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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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chilled atmosphere and delicious food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
RossCranham
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
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 62 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Delightful neighborhood Italian delivering wonderful quality food, drink and service. The menu was great and the ambience was welcoming and friendly. I will certainly be back.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food is just superb and excellent service, I have never been disappointed. It doesn't look all that fantastic from the outside but it is well worth entering.

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

I was recommended this restaurant as one to try and as I was down to watch the rugby, I thought a pre-game lunchtime visit would be a good opportunity to see what this Italian has to offer - the overriding impression I got was this restaurant would be great for so namy occasions going from a quiet lunch for couples... More 

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Additional Information about A Cena

Address: 418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8288 0108
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Twickenham
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 78
Cuisine: Italian

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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 16 - 78
  • 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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