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A Cena

418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, TW1 2EB +44 2081281716

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Opening hours
Monday: 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00

Wonderful food as ever. The guinea fowl main course was perfection on a plate.

Juliet Booth 26 December 2017
from Richmond

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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

Contact +44 2082880108
Reservations +44 2081281716

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Customer reviews for A Cena

4.6 (((() (based on 234 reviews)
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  • dinner (194)
  • romantic (116)
  • lunch (107)
  • business (59)
  • private dining (36)
  • luxury (34)
  • value (34)
  • entertainment (23)
  • trendy (22)
  • large parties (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 16 January 2018 by Lee Farrant from London

    I dine here regularly and it is consistently fantastic, I would thoroughly recommend it. To my mind the best restaurant in Richmond.

  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Alison from Twickenham

    Delicious food. Excellent service. A really wonderful meal.

  • (((** 11 January 2018 by Lamar Raine-eliades from Richmond

    I booked a table online a few days prior and our party of four turned up on time 1:30pm for lunch. I think there was one other group at a table in the restaurant. The atmosphere is lovely, the man who seated us was charming and the food was great, although both us women ordered tuna which was undercooked. I guess we should have mentioned to our waiter that we preferred fish cooked through- one lady is pregnant so she is not supposed to eat raw fish. Or should the waiter have asked us how we wanted it cooked?

  • ((((( 26 December 2017 by Juliet Booth from Richmond

    Wonderful food as ever. The guinea fowl main course was perfection on a plate.

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Ellie from Richmond

    Excellent food

  • ((((( 22 December 2017 by Cathy from Twickenham

    Wonderful food, quite exceptional. Great ingredients and beautifully prepared. Great venue, simple and very smart, wonderful service.
    One little quibble in a superb eating experience was ingredient overlap between courses - had a fantastic rocket salad to start with, only to find that the delicious tuna and pasta main was also accompanied by half a plate of rocket. But a small glitch in an impressively positive experience.
    Another tiny quibble is to take your shawl to the wash-room, the restaurant was warm and cosy but the washroom was freezing.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Kate Langstaff from Kingston Surrey

    We always have a fantastic time at A Cena. This time was no exception. Wonderful food , great ambiance and warm service.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Sara Derry from Barnes

    Always fab. Food amazing. Service attentive and personal. A little chilly though on a cold winters night as front door opens and closes.

  • ((((( 27 November 2017 by Kathryn Doley from East Twickenham

    The food was its usual high standard. The salt marsh lamb was exquisite. Remains our top pick locally when we want to eat out.

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by Myra Fulford from Hounslow

    Excellent. Third time of eating at A Cena and we have been very pleased on each occasion. Will definitely recommend.

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