A Cena

418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, Middx., TW1 2EB

Opening hours

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

Customer reviews for A Cena
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Recommended for

  • romantic (135)
  • breakfast (1)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • lunch (133)
  • business (66)
  • entertainment (25)
  • child friendly (9)
  • value (43)
  • dinner (228)
  • private dining (44)
  • large parties (15)
  • trendy (24)
  • luxury (41)
  • By Alan C from Twickenham
    9 October 2018

    A Cena was good. A special place for special ocassion

  • By Jennifer V from East Twickenham, London
    1 October 2018

    Hands down best restaurant in Richmond. Exceptional food, lovely atmosphere (romantic ambience with the evening lighting as well) and excellent attention to detail. Can’t wait to go again.

  • By Andrew D from Kingston upon Thames
    24 September 2018

    Food was amazing best I’ve tasted. Had the prawns in spicy creamy sauce, ribeye steak and both were superb.Nice intimate size restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were very nice too. Reasonably priced considering the quality of the food, 3 courses for 2 people with 2 glasses of wine and beer came to just over £100.

  • By Susan K from London
    16 September 2018

    A Cena Sunday lunch was fabulous as usual. Sunday lunch ( it’s not roast beef and Yorkshire puddings) is a fixed price menu for 2 or 3 courses and is very good value. Service and food could not have been improved.

  • By Frances B from Kingston
    15 September 2018

    Great atmosphere. Food was served at the right temperature, quality ingredients. Really lovely food.

  • By Jacobo C from London
    14 September 2018

    Excellent food in general!!!!

  • By Mark R from London
    14 September 2018

    Excellent food and attentive service. A gem of a place in Richmond!

  • By Richard P from Twickenham
    10 September 2018

    A very enjoyable evening. Food and drink excellent as ever. Service OK, but perhaps our waitress needed a little more experience

  • By Andrew W from Twickenham
    8 September 2018

    Delightful, as always.

  • By Mitchell S from Tw1
    7 September 2018


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

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