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Cen

The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport , United Kingdom, NP18 1HQ
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Wednesday to Monday
Dinner - 6.00pm – 10.00pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Cen

Offering a deliciously different dining concept, Cen serves up an exciting menu of fresh, contemporary Asian cuisine created by one of the UK's most talented up-and-coming chefs, Larkin Cen, 2013 finalist of BBC's MasterChef UK.

From delicious fluffy steamed bao buns filled with hoi sin duck or pork belly; to succulent sharing platters of Peking duck and Korean fried chicken, savour this sociable dining experience bursting with authentic pan-Asian flavours.

Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fab resteraunt , would highly recommend, food and service were excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

The service we received was faultless. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food came from the kitchen at the right pace-we didn’t feel rushed to eat different courses and we were given some time following the main before we had to order our desserts. The portion sizes were plenty and the food was hot (it’s a huge hate of mine when food is only warm). The food was tasty and there was a variety of choices on the menu. One criticism would be that the menu said a meal would be served with Asian fries, but we only received regular French fries (I’m being picky here!). We had a food package included in our stay which had been pre paid for so was surprised to have a 10% charge added to something we had already paid for. Had we not had the package, I would say the food and drinks are a little expensive.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

First visit to Cen, food was amazing, service excellent, will definately be going again

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Lovely meal

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

We were very pleased with the food and the service however your Sauvignon blanc Indian wine was very poor for the costing £29.99 Regards Neil Davies

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sharing platters were great and very tasty. Just felt the supplements were a little heavy for them, adding another £18 to the bill on top of what we had already paid. Were charged for water but were not asked if we wanted to purchase a bottle as we would have been fine with tap water. Only discovered when we got the bill. Other than that, we were well looked after.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pleasant food but nothing special. Good service from our waitress. Could eat at Wagamama for the same quality food.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Never again the whole experience was underwhelming and something I wouldn't recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Had a fantastic meal will definitely return

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Fabulous Asian cuisine and good service provided.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Had the shared platter starter and the shared platter for main; to try the different flavours. Was excited about going to Cen, but was underwhelmed by both platters. The starter platter was by far the better of the two, but it was very average cooking and you can find better cooking and flavours at many Asia restaurants in Newport and Cardiff.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

My wife had a fabulous meal with great service already planning our return thank you

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

We loved the restaurant, the ambiance was fantastic, excellent service and the food was amazing the only slight criticism was that the main course (sharing plater) was luke warm. Would definitely return.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

The restaurant was very nice. Unfortunately it was very cold both getting there and whilst being seated this did affect how long we stayed. the Staff were all extremely helpful and polite.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

The spring rolls were delicious along with the desserts, Ice Chocolate Roll with raspberry sorbet and Coconut Ice-cream with coffee sauce. Neither myself nor my partner were impressed with the mains - Thai red curry and I had the salmon. Not an awful lot of flavour in either dish.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

We liked the ‘longer’ time between courses to digest our food and sip the wine. Service and menu selection was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Amazing atmosphere, incredible food and it made our stay at the Celtic manor, highly recommend dining at Cen

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Really enjoyed starter platter. We chose mains platter but I found Thai green curry over powered plalete. Dessert was heaven

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Food was interesting. Had sharing platter for starter & main. The spring rolls on starter menu far too big. Beef on main platter stringy & burnt Overall ok but would not say it was outstanding or anything special.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Another excellent evening at Cen. The food and service were of their usual high standard. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My partner had the pork rib with noodles. This is of course a fatty cut of meat, but the noodles were also very greasy. She also had the panacotta which was flavourless. The sorbet added the flavour. The strawberry soup that accompanied it was basically strawberry flavoured water. We were very disappointed with these dishes in particular, as we have heard such amazing things about Cen. The bao buns were delicious as expected.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Lovely restaurant, food and staff....just the location in hotel let’s it down...overall definitely recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

We love the whole experience from the flavours of the food to the atmosphere and extremely politics staff. We will definitely be making a return visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Took the family to Cen, which is my favourite restaurant. Had the squid and thai curry which was delicious. Family also loved it, great atmosphere. Also great service by Amedeo, Karol and team

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Visited On Sunday, 08 April 2018

Delicious food.Talented chefs. Nice/kind waiters.

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