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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 Thursday, 11 October 2018

Had a mixed taster meal to share (some ingredients my partner liked, some things I liked). When food was served, the dishes were not explained which meant I tasted things that I didn’t like, but only knew what they were after I tasted them.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Great menu all dishes were a treat to the palette

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Truest amazing food. Would be my light meal on earth. Larger highly drunken groups spoilt it ever so slightly

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

The service was a little slow and the my wife’s main was cold. On the plus side the portion sizes were great and the flavours and dishes really good. Service was slow which was a shame. We had a £9.99 service charge added to our bill after we left which wasn’t appreciated, but it was removed when queried upon checkout.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fantastic meal and service, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely visit Cen again!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Excellent atmosphere, great service and the décor of the restaurant was perfect.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Me and my partner dined with you on Saturday for her birthday the food was simply incredible to think you've had a few 1 out 5 on trip advisor simply baffles me. We ate at Ynys Hir a few weeks back and enjoyed the level of food here just as much. The honey donut dessert was the best thing I've ever tasted! The service was great without being overly formal which is nice. The music in the background along with the dimmed lights was simply lovely. Compliments to the whole team. Steffan Lewis

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

The wine arrived after our starter had arrived which is not great, especially as we had ordered this way before the food. The starter of duck was not great. For the price the portion was very small for 2. The duck was over cooked and dry which seemed to be a theme. The main dish of lamb was also over cooked and dry, so at least consistent. Compliments however should be given to the desert chef as these were delicious. The service was not great either, staff without smiles creates a bit of a sour atmosphere. Also the staff came to take desert orders when one of us (there were only 2 of us dining) was away from the table - not great really.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

The meal was lovely but we paid for the extras as we had booked a dinner package so decided to pay for the extras before we left the restaurant by card but yet we were still charged them on my final bill with the hotel

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Fantastic meal, but it is quality that has to be paid for. We were pleased to have had this meal as part of a package, as otherwise the bill would have been one of the bigger ones I have seen for a meal. I would certainly go back, but only as part of another package.Great food. Excellent service.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

A lovely evening celebrating my husband’s birthday

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

This is my fav restaurant. We love cen and will most def be back. Services was great, food was fantastic. Please don’t change anything as it’s perfect. Bx

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Been to Steak in six on a couple of occasions- Fabulous Experience Food Service Ambience Everything definitely recommend CEN - Poor Food Service - Awful Experience Awful Never Again Extremely Disappointed

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Poor, style over substance. Horrible room.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Though the food was amazing, the waiting time between courses was rather long which resulted in us being there for over two and a half hours. This wouldn’t have been a problem, but all the other tables seemed to be served a lot more efficiently than us. The room was also quite cool, which was unfortunate. Still worth it though...food was stunning!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fabulous night thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Unfortunately our starters were luke warm when they arrived almost 40 minutes after ordering. When we finished our starters the main course arrived immediately and was served mostly cold. We returned the main course and had to wait another 25 minutes for our meal. When the food finally arrived we ate very little due to the lateness of eating and the events that had proceeded the foods arrival.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

I was disappointed by my experience at Cen. The menu was overpriced and the quality certainly wasn’t up to the standard I was expecting. Eight of us had a meal here and my friend had to send his pork belly back as it was very dry and was sat on some dry and very uninteresting noodles. Not the £25 dish we were expecting! The waiting staff did claim that was how it was meant to be which clearly it wasn’t and when a fresh dish was eventually brought out it was of a much better standard. To their credit we weren’t charged for the dish. Other dishes weren’t deserving of the price tag so unfortunately we won’t be rushing back. Simon

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Lovely evening but a little chilly in the restaurant. Food delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Always enjoy the food at CEN however on this occasion the 2 x's sharing dishes we had for main came out warm at best. 1st one came out and we identified it was cold and sent it back before the 2nd arrived - 2nd also arrived cold! Restaurant was cold until we made the staff aware which was then rectified. Pre dinner drinks took 15 mins to get to us A little more attention to detail is required in some areas would be my feedback.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

We have wanted to try Cen for a while after eating at Epicure a while back. Sadly we were very disappointed with the food and not as impressed with the service. We expected a fine dining experience and food for the price of the meal but felt full up on very stodgy food. Although it tasted nice, it was not vastly different to Asian food which could have been ordered elsewhere for a fraction of the price. We also had to remind the waitress about wine which had been ordered when ordering food- this didn’t come until after the food had come out. If Epicure was still open, we’d eat there again in a heartbeat; both food and service were fantastic. However, I would not come back to Cen or recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

We had a fantastic meal. Service was brilliant and the food was fresh and really tasty. We went for both started and main sharing plates and can highly recommend these. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Quite pricey.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Very pleasant evening that made up part of a fantastic stay. Service staff were attentive and polite but also found staff from Resort/Manor outside the restaurant very helpful. They escorted the both of us to and from the restaurant and had lovely, honest chat. Food was tasty and wait times were minimal. Thanks to all staff for a great experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Great service from Kaspars and Aldo. Food stunning; sweet and sour chicken and lamb was tender.

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