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A Cena

418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, TW1 2EB

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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.

A Cena is consistently excellent. We visit maybe two or three times a year for birthdays and anniversaries and they never disappoint.

David 08 September 2019
from London

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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.

A Cena

418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, TW1 2EB

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Customer reviews for A Cena

4.6 (((() (based on 340 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (161)
  • romantic (160)
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  • value (52)
  • luxury (47)
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  • child friendly (12)
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  • ((((( 9 September 2019 by Anna from Johannesburg

    Visiting this restaurant was an absolutely amazing experience! John knows I am somewhat of a picky eater and wanted to treat me to something nice before leaving for SA, so he suggested A Cena. I love fish and veggies and he ordered the most divine prawns, cauliflower and hake. The lamb cutlets were melt in your mouth yummy. The dessert of salted caramel ice cream, heavenly! We had a bit of trouble with an Uber getting there but we called the restaurant who kindly accommodated our reservation 30 min later and we had the most wonderful service. Quiet, intimate and relaxing atmosphere. One of those evenings I wish I could freeze in time! Will definitely be coming back! Thank you A Cena staff and chef for an evening of bliss and a taste of heaven!

  • ((((( 8 September 2019 by David from London

    A Cena is consistently excellent. We visit maybe two or three times a year for birthdays and anniversaries and they never disappoint.

  • (**** 16 August 2019 by David from Richmond

    Service was very good (we were the only two in the place) but the food was very iffy. Old mozzarella, reheated duck leg, greasy fish with tired mash. Will not be going back.

  • ((((( 22 July 2019 by MICHAEL from Twickenham

    Excellent choice of good italian food, staff very good, good value

  • ((((( 11 July 2019 by Roz from Richmond

    A friendly and professional welcome. Marvellous focaccia on the table. The lamb was cooked beautifully as requested - despite mention on menu of served ‘pink’. Great to have a listening chef! Lovely tiramisu and chocolates with the coffee rounded off a relaxing evening. No rushing us out.

  • ((((( 11 July 2019 by Kevin from East Twickenham

    Wonderful Food, really very very good. New owners and kitchen have maintained the high quality of the previous illustrious management and kitchen that kept us going there for over 15 years
    Great to know, and I hope these standards and prices are maintained ..... we will be regulars!

  • ((((( 9 July 2019 by Neil from Richmond

    Good quality authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable setting with friendly knowledgeable staff.

  • ((((( 7 July 2019 by Andrew from Twickenham

    Lovely food, excellent service, nice wine selection. Hard to fault, will definitely return!

  • ((((( 7 July 2019 by Peter from Bakewell

    Warm welcome, nice atmosphere as it filled up, good choice on the menu and the food was delicious. The wine list is extensive and on the pricey side! We would return!

  • ((((( 6 July 2019 by Alasdair from Kingston Upon Thames

    Wonderful food and thoughtful, attentive service. One of my favourite restaurants in London.

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