A Cena

(428 Reviews)
418 Richmond Rd., Twickenham, London, TW1 2EB

Top offer

Saturday Lunch 2 Courses for £21 or 3 Course for £25

Offer available to bookings of up to 6 people between 12:00-14:00. 2 course for £21 per person or 3 courses for £25 per person.

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.

Customer reviews for A Cena
(based on 428 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (83)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (355)
  • entertainment (32)
  • large parties (20)
  • lunch (198)
  • luxury (54)
  • private dining (70)
  • romantic (192)
  • trendy (26)
  • value (69)
  • By Julie D from Twickenham
    15 October 2020

    All the dishes were great! The service we received from Tom was impeccable!!! Tom is very charming and friendly !!!

  • By Martin L from London
    13 October 2020

    Great atmosphere with really good food and exceptional service. Definitely be back soon!

  • By Kris A from Richmond
    10 October 2020

    Lovely food and great staff but at some point the smell of cigarettes and loo started to coming inside the restaurant which was not pleasant at all!

  • By Karen S from London
    10 October 2020

    The waitress was unhelpful with regard to my gluten requirements. I asked if there was gluten free bread and was told no, I asked if there was gluten free pasta, she said no. When I complained to someone else at the end of the evening, she told me they actually had a gluten free menu. I basically suffered the next day from eating gluten and although the food was lovely the experience was ruined.

  • By Chris T from Kingston Upon thames
    9 October 2020

    Very good meal. Value for money. Good wine. Attentive service. The fish I ordered was perfectly cooked and was hot not tepid. Will definitely return

  • By Maurice P from Twickenham
    7 October 2020

    A truly delicious meal and good service. The only problem was that it was on a Wednesday evening and the £10 a head reduction they offered meant that the restaurant was full (though with distancing) which made it noisy.

  • By Angie E from Berkshire
    3 October 2020

    Lovely little restaurant, great food

  • By Mark E from Twickenham
    2 October 2020

    A Cena is doing well (said to be under new ownership). The food was delicious with interesting taste combinations.

  • By Ian B from Richmond upon Thames
    29 September 2020

    Loved it for many reasons. This was our third visit and the food, as ever, was excellent. Quality ingredients, well executed. Efficient in their service, not too rushed, or too long a wait. Waiting staff super friendly. For those who are interested, sensible vovid precautions too. Didn't feel at risk at any point.

  • By Maria M from London
    25 September 2020

    Very nice Italian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The food was amazing, super delicious. The polenta was incredible, but a bit too small size for a secondi. Overall a fantastic place!

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

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