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A Cena

418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
+44 20 8288 0108
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This quiet restaurant near centre of Richmond was a brilliant venue for our intimate Golden Wedding celebration. We planned to entertain 35+ family and friends for a mid week dinner. The Staff were friendly and so in tune with our requests offering a welcome drink...More

Thank old-grey-fox
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to A Cena for a private dinner party, the staff were non intrusive and attentive i.e. topping up wine glasses without being asked. We had delicious starters including mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes, ham and grilled courgette. This was followed by sea bass with a...More

Thank EmmaBowler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our favourite restaurants. We went on a Saturday night recently and has probably changed hands. I would now describe this as a european restaurant rather than an Italian one. There were a couple of primi pasta but they had run out...More

Thank rw1111111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here tonight. Good minimalist decor, ambience, attentive but discreet service, very fresh ciabatta, excellent prawn starter and beef and sea bass mains. We also really liked the Sauvignon blanc and the cheese platter - although the latter might be even better...More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Sunday lunch made really special by great welcome and great care with a delicious meal catering inventively for dietary needs. An imminent return plan says it all!

Thank Frank1927
Reviewed 26 May 2017

4 lovely course, each was lovely, quality ingredients with excellent presentation, a little pricey but well worth it, the service was tentative and unobtrusive. The setting was beautiful, and the evening went well.

Thank Kristian H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This used to be a favourite of ours, but very hit and miss these days. Shoehorned into a table for two, squeezed next to a table of six whilst 90% of restaurant remained empty. In fairness it did fill up in time,I don't know why...More

Thank mdp1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I ate here 4 times in March and April so clearly enjoy it! I'm going again next week as there are always new dishes to look forward to. My partner recently had sardines as a starter and proclaimed them to be best best starter he's...More

Thank Oystersandchampagne
Reviewed 26 April 2017

limited menu, no Pizza or Carbonara, The Bruschetta was served burnt beneath a mask of crumbly cheese and a not so Italian grape garnish, Also not so Italian was the chicken and peas for a starter. Spaghetti was greasy and salty served, over powered by...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Met friends for dinner on Saturday evening. Restaurant was full and a nice ambience, a little low background music would have been nice. Service good, discreet but attentive. Food was very good but portions probably smaller than we would have liked. I had the liver...More

Thank isotilly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
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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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