RestaurantsSurreyTwickenhamTW1

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Summary

£79
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “traditional tablecloths and a sense of comfort”, this “really strong and inventive neighbourhood Italian” close to Richmond Bridge in St Margaret’s appeals to a broad local constituency – “you can tell because it can be hard to get a table!”. The food is “always a treat” – and “the menu changes regularly, which makes eating here frequently even more of a pleasure”.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “wonderful, smart, family-run Italian with imaginative cooking” (“not pizza and pasta!”) that’s an “ideal neighbourhood restaurant” for those living near St Margaret’s – “we’ve eaten here every three weeks since moving to the area almost a year ago, and there’s a constantly changing menu with high-quality presentation and service”. Top Tip – “the set-price lunch/early evening dinner is particularly good value”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This smart Italian in St Margaret’s (owned and run by English chef Tom Rowlandson) wins consistently good ratings across the board, and has a solid following from nearby and beyond. It’s also handy for those making a full day out of the rugby just up the road at Twickers.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Upmarket local in St Margaret’s – close enough to Twickers for a meal before or after the rugby – that earns solid ratings for its “great Italian cooking” and “very friendly service”. New owner chef Tom Rowlandson has introduced weekend brunches.

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418 Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2EB

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
55
Yes

A Cena Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of A Cena Restaurant in TW1, Twickenham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of A Cena restaurant.
Peter C
Well this visit was certainly a mixed bag. ...
Reviewed 5 months, 23 days ago

"Well this visit was certainly a mixed bag. Food was very good and when ordering we were guided to order the smaller portions which were very adequate and left room for desserts. However, the service was the weirdest I have ever experienced in a restaurant. We were constantly having to fight off the over enthusiastic clearing of plates before we had finished and having to request obvious things like cutlery and side plates. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £20.00 £25.00
Pretheatre £20.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £28.00 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 12.50%
418 Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2EB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:45 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday5:45 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5:45 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:45 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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