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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 Wednesday, 20 February 2019

This was my third visit to Cen every time I have been both the service and the food have been second to none. I speak highly of Cen to friends and will defiantly be visiting again!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

enjoyed overall

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

An excellent dining experience , the food was lovely . Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Food was excellent as was the service

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Lovely menu- food and drinks. It was quite difficult to find the restaurant though! Not sure if there is a different car park to use that would make it more accessiable for people?

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Disappointing start to the evening when a member of our group asked about vegan options. She was given a very dismissive response and suggested she should look at the menu and work it out for herself. The staff member then rushed over to our table and as he turned away I personally saw him raise his eyebrows in disgust. This staff member was front of house, blue suit, name- Ryan. The food was delicious and all other staff members were excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

The massoman beef was disappointing. The saucy was too thick and lacked flavour. The children’s menu was not too inspiring either. However the duck pancakes were absolutely amazing. Best we’ve ever had!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

I’m sorry to say that we were disappointed by the whole experience . Perhaps we expected too much but the quality of food and beverage was in my view average at best . I appreciate that night not be the view of all and Cash who served us was polite and friendly but that would be the most positive thing I could say .

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Brilliant food and the staff were spot on - very professional whilst able to make witty conversation. Brilliant experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

We had to get a full refund for the evening meal in Cen from the main reception when checking out. We came for Valentine’s Day which included an extremely limited set menu which was very small and average. The worst service I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant, brought the wrong starters and then an hour later bought us our mains then told they weren’t ours and were given to another table, they were in fact our mains and the table next to us had to pass them back to us. We didn’t bother staying for dessert as it was already 10pm and we thought we would probably be there another hour if we ordered dessert. Needed to order room service pizzas afterwards as we were still hungry. Very very poor won’t be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Not the five star experience I was expecting. Windows were drafts and cold and some radiators broken. Waitress was aware and this sounded like an ongoing issue that had not been dealt with. Wine served in mismatch glasses that caused us to query size of orders. It’s o my a little thing but this is meant to be a five star experience. Waiting staff were friendly but a bit unprofessional. Quality of food was good but nowhere near represented value for money or the experience you should be paying for. There are far better restaurants in South Wales which offer better value for money whilst eating incredible food.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Fantastic food and amazing service.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

We loved the whole Cen experience and will definitely be back. We’ve already recommended Celtic Manor to friends simply for the wonderful food. The puddings were amazing!!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

My partner and I ate here on 08/02 to celebrate my birthday. Staff were lovely and loved the extra touch of a free glass of bubbly on arrival for this. What impressed me the most was attention to detail regarding my partners allergies to nuts, dishes to avoid we're pointed out and we were reassured everything would be done to keep our food away from the rest. We were frequently checked up on to make sure everything was OK with our meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

We had a fantastic evening and the food was stunning. Service was brilliant, our waitress was there when we needed her but didn't impose herself. Would 100% recommend the restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

The food was competently executed, but nothing spectacular. For the price we have had better pan-Asian dining experiences. The staff were friendly and helpful. The fire alarm went of mid dinner. We ordered a 2014 marlborough pinot noir, a 2016 (a more difficult vintage in Marlborough, and significantly cheaper market rate) was brought our and offered at the same price. Disappointing. Gave the impression the restaurant was more interested in turning a quick buck than selecting the best possible wine for the cuisine and price point. A caprice audience given the location, but with a little more effort put into ingredients and the wine list... this could be decent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Only let down was the set menu for Chinese New Year was not made available to view online- I don’t eat fish and the first course was a fish dish, which I was not allowed to substitute. Had I been able to access the menu we would of avoided booking- or a nice touch would of been to offer two spring roll courses/further poppadoms Instead of leaving me to watch my partner eat his first course.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Amazing flavours and lovely setting. Tasting menu was a great way of trying lots of dishes however would like to return and try the a la carte.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Excellent food and Excellent staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely restaurant a little chilly in the window where we sat . But lovely food and ambience. Would defiantly dine again.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Excellent service from Kaspars (forgive my spelling if it wrong!). Food was very good, one dish was too salty but replaced quickly. The children's menu was also very good. Kaspars looked after my unusual allergy (MSG) very well and I was very impressed. It helped that it was asked on booking so that I didn't feel uncomfortable, as can often happen when eating out. He was knowledgeable and that made me confident in my choice

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

went for a 3 course dinners, good variety on menu

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Amazing meal, food was very tasty! Service fantastic! All of the staff were very friendly!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

We were a bit disappointed this time. We used a mid week dining voucher, first time we’ve had one. Always had the full menu before and loved it. This time it was a very small choice offered I had the belly pork and noodles, meat was lovely but noodles were that salty it made my mouth hurt not nice! It was mentioned when waiter came and asked but all that was said was ‘I’ll mention it to the chef! ‘ I couldn’t eat the noodles!!! Not the best and wouldn’t recommend the mid week menu, spoilt our enjoyment in a restaurant we’ve always loved... such a shame.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

most enjoyable

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