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CENO is a stylish and contemporary restaurant where the food comes first. Our aim is simple - to create innovative and delicious dishes that capture the imagination and tastebuds alike. To view our menus please visit our website.
PRICE RANGE
£12 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yet again an amazing evening at Ceno with family. All had 3 courses and I can’t fault a thing. The food was delicious as always as well as fantastic service and an overall highly enjoyable evening. Will 100% be coming again soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

I've lived local to Ceno for many years, and have been a number of times over the years. In general the food is very good, certainly given the price paid. The Monkfish Scampi and the roasts are excellent, and the ice cream is some of...the best I've eaten (simple but very tasty). However, the last two times (December and June 2023) have been seriously let down by the service and atmosphere which needs some attention. Previously some fairly curt responses have been received from the person I understand to be the restaurant manager. Most recently (last night) there was a large party group in the restaurant which understandably impacted service, but still we were left with empty plates uncleared for around 30mins, had to ask for dessert, and all with an unapologetic and curt attitude. Added to this, the bar within the restaurant (or is it the other way around) had a DJ in playing terrible music (must be my age) from 9pm, and WAY too loud within the restaurant where a handful of tables were still eating. I probably wouldn't go back again except for lunches.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

I was here for a Christmas event, despite it being very busy the food was incredible and the waiting staff were very friendly, attentive, and welcoming. Will definitely be back in the near future.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

This restaurant has excellent food but it operates a Parking Eye scheme which is very unhelpful. I take my elderly mother with dementia out twice a week and no-where else fines you £100 for parking. I will not return (although I recommended to family and...we've all taken Mum there half a dozen times in the past two months). Very sad that a good restaurant is let down by an unscrupulous parking arrangement,More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

After a wonderful visit to the theatre myself and three friends went for dinner to ceno I have been many times before and as always the food was excellent so delicious and well presented the staff are so professional and friendly and such a buzz...and great atmosphere.Thankyou ceno for the best time.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

We visited Ceno to celebrate my sons engagement,and it did not disappoint. Lorraine and her staff were truly exceptional and it was a very memorable day. Cenos is really one of the best roasts in Southampton without a doubt.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

I hosted my best friends baby shower, and it was amazing. People are still talking about the food now! The bar staff did an amazing job, with a very busy bar and welcome drinks. Lorraine was so accommodating, and made it a very special day.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Spent a lovely few hours at Ceno’s for a baby shower celebration! Atmosphere was lovely and staff couldn’t be more friendly and helpful! Food was awesome - good lunch choice selection and delivered to our tables by the lovely Lorraine. Definitely be returning to sample...more food from the menu.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Went to Ceno for dinner with my family. The staff were super friendly and approachable and there was a lovely atmosphere! Food was brilliant too!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

I recently went to ceno with some friends and we had the most incredible night. The staff were so attentive and always went the extra mile, the food was absolutely delicious I couldn’t fault a thing. 10/10 recommend

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Had a baby shower at Cenos, atmosphere was lovely and the staff absolutely brilliant - made the day very special.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Had amazing time with family and friends, the food was exceptional and the service first class. It really is the hidden gem of Portswood- will definitely be coming back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Great food (especially sticky lamb salad) and excellent service throughout. I would 10/10 recommend and will be back soon.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Me and a friend had dinner there a few nights ago, I have to say the food was amazing. My new favourite spot. The staff there were so welcoming, going above and beyond to make sure they cater for anyone and everyone. I highly recommend...ceno if you haven’t already been down there.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Visited CENO this evening for a catch up with a friend. Lovely chilled atmosphere. We were met with really friendly greeting from Zoe & JC, and their great service continued throughout the time we were there. Opted for the 5 for £25 tapas, all of...our choices were amazing, favourite was sticky lamb salads. We then opted for the mini desserts, definitely a great choice, all so tasty. Great place, friendly staff and gorgeous food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Ceno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4