A Cena

(361 Reviews)
418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, Middx., TW1 2EB
Italian
A la carte menu

Top offer

Sunday Lunch - 2 Courses £21 or 3 Courses £25 per person

This offer is available from June 28, 2019 until July 28, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Opening hours

Monday: 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00.

Restaurant description

A Cena has been serving authentic Italian food on the banks of the River Thames since 2001. Set in a warm, friendly, elegant and relaxed atmosphere, the menu changes regularly to adapt to the seasons and ensure only the freshest ingredients go into the dishes.

Begin with the likes of smoky aubergine and potato croquettes with Parmesan and aioli, fried tiger prawns and chili mayonnaise, or one of many tempting fish, meat and vegetable antipasti. Sample main dishes on the A Cena menu include grilled Scottish ribeye steak with rocket, lemon and patatine fritte, or pan-fried marinated hake fillet with capers, white wine, butter, lemon and green beans.

The dessert menu at A Cena restaurant features Florentine donuts with strawberry sauce, salted caramel ripple ice cream, and hazelnut praline with chocolate ice cream. The wine list offers a lengthy selection of Italian bottles, whilst the cocktail menu is equally expansive, and includes the signature A Cena cocktail: vodka, triple sec, orange juice, cranberry juice and fresh lime.

Next to Richmond Bridge, A Cena Richmond is a 10-minute walk from St Margarets Train Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for A Cena
4.6
(based on 361 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (78)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (300)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (168)
  • luxury (49)
  • private dining (60)
  • romantic (167)
  • trendy (24)
  • value (54)
  • By Su B from Twickenham
    13 November 2019

    We had a great evening meal here. We had had mixed experiences in the past - food good, service not so much, value not great - but had heard that the restaurant had changed hands. We're glad we gave it another chance. Stuffed courgette flowers and cauliflower in parmesan batter were delicious as starters. Our mains - a nice trad pollo alla Valdostana and a courgette and corn fritter - were tasty and nicely presented. Portions are good, not too much, but you might not want to order as many sides as we did! Wines by the glass - in our case a prosecco and a Chianti - were excellent, well above usual neighbourhood restaurant standards. Friendly, efficient and helpful service.

  • By Steve C from Twickenham
    13 November 2019

    Fantastic food and great service, the Bass was amazing, very highly recommended

  • By Sarah V from Twickenham
    8 November 2019

    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, lovely evening.

  • By Colin H from London
    5 November 2019

    Excellent three course meal featuring Italian cooking. The burrata was soft and creamy in the centre with good textured mozzarella coating. My lamb was pink and succulent and my wife said her vegetarian main was also wonderful. A brilliant dining experience.

  • By Tony O from London
    30 October 2019

    Having been a regular at A Cena, I am happy to say that they are consistently excellent from the attentive waiting staff to the food. Top draw experience.

  • By Anne F from Twickenham
    29 October 2019

    Both courses were delicious - buffalo, fig and rocket starter then chicken main course, washed down with a tasty glass of red wine. My American friend enjoyed rocket salad, the chicken main course and a glass of Trebbiano. Service excellent, pleasant and not at all rushed. Good to get a 20% discount with my Richmond card.

  • By Paul H from Twickeham
    26 October 2019

    Excellent smallish menu, well prepared hot food (with hot plates).. attentive service. However wine (at 400% mark up ) is significantly over priced and off putting.

  • By Judith B from London
    26 October 2019

    Very pleasant meal. Our party of four each had a different starter (calamari, cauliflower, bresaola, courgette flowers) with the intention of swapping plates to taste them all but without being asked the waiter brought us extra side plates so we didn't have too. All the starters were excellent, as were our choices of mains (spag vongole, the lamb and the sea bass). The service was friendly and unobtrusive and the bill reasonable. I think they have trimmed down the menu since we were last here but I'm happy to have fewer choices if they're all good.

  • By Nicky M from Isleworth
    26 October 2019

    Very nice service and good food. It was also nice that a service charge wasnt added automatically, (unless a table for 6 or more.) The Lamb dish was particularly nice.

  • By Steve H from London
    25 October 2019

    Lively, friendly and excellent value...

Restaurant Location Map
A Cena
418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, Middx., TW1 2EB

Available offers

  • Sunday Lunch - 2 Courses £21 or 3 Courses £25 per person

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