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A Cena

418 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2EB, England
+44 20 8288 0108
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. My favourite local restaurant
" I don't have a favourite dish, they are all good."
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2. Heavenly Hake
"And the hake for my main ... heavenly!"
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3. Cocktails at the Bar
" The food is fabulous and the cocktails are a real crowd pleaser."
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We've never been to this restaurant before but the meal was truly outstanding. We were quite surprised, because we have come to expect less than satisfactory food in England, but this was truly wonderful. The children were catered for and the service was quick and...More

Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

So last Saturday was my birthday. I've had so many of them that I'm getting used to them now. They seem to happen quite often these days, so as a pretty last minute decision my wife and I decided that we'd go out to celebrate....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on Thursday for a pre-Christmas cocktail with friends and we started with a good margarita at the bar before moving to a table. The focaccia and olive oil were delicious and gave us time to decide what to eat. My seasonal chestnut risotto...More

Thank ifs2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went there with a friend & I had the prawns & then lamb - the food is very good & the menu Italian but there are no staff, in the kitchen or front of house Italian & the food not authentic Italian & not...More

Thank kayejust
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Wonderful food, delicious wine, super setting - very special. The service was ok, but didn't leave a mark as expected. Our maitre D was rather lack lustre and even grumpy, She was efficient and in no way rude, but she didn't add enhance the experience...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I can't fault this restaurant based on my experience of dinner last night. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent (and non-intrusive, unlike many other restaurants, some of which insist on interrupting several times during a meal to check whether everything's...More

Thank RX61
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It was relatively quiet for our Tuesday lunchtime visit. However, the service was excellent. Focaccia and olive oil were brought to the table and we were asked if we wanted water. We were given the menu to peruse whilst dipping the focaccia into the oil...More

Thank Alice N
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We could have been in Italy, so authentic, such a treat! Everything was perfect from welcome to food to service to ambience, what a pleasure! Really fab to find somewhere that prides itself on great quality at justified prices.

Thank Letitia P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I thought I knew all the good places to eat in Richmond but I was wrong. I had not been here until this week. Great, fresh and authentically Italian food. Not a pizza in sight and all the better for it. Intimate setting, perfect for...More

Thank pinkladyx23
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Not been here before, but had tried and always been full - but this time, for my mid-week birthday we were lucky. The restaurant is surprisingly spacious inside and nicely/subtlely decorated. The service was discreet but very attentive and the food, and drink, was superb....More

Thank nigelgibbs1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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