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35 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0ND

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday: 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00

Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere. Good music. Recommend very highly.

David Cornwell 21 August 2016
from Chelmsford

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An eclectic, contemporary family restaurant, Acanteen serves wholesome recipes throughout the day using ethically sourced produce, including items grown on the family farm. Classic afternoon teas are also served, as well as cocktails and craft beers.

The Acanteen menu offers an extensive selection of British favourites and international flavours. Brunch items include full English and vegetarian breakfasts, as well as healthy raw vegetable juices. A range of sandwiches, wraps and baked potatoes are served for lunch, while all-day items include classics like sausage and mash, a range of burgers and pizzas, and international flavours like Asian rice noodles with aromatic vegetables, peanuts and chilli.

Classic afternoon tea at Acanteen Chelmsford offers finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and a pot of tea. There is a kids' variety also available. There are tempting desserts like warm pecan pie, colourful cocktails, a full wine list, and a range of craft beers including IPAs and porters.

With a bustling, contemporary canteen feel, Acanteen is 8 minutes' walk from Chelmsford Rail Station.


35 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0ND

Contact +44 1245205889

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Customer reviews for Acanteen

4.3 (((() (based on 17 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (13)
  • lunch (11)
  • trendy (11)
  • breakfast (10)
  • child friendly (7)
  • large parties (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • romantic (2)
  • value (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( by from Chelmsford

    Great dinner

  • (**** by from Brentwood

    Awful service. We waited 40 minutes to order and then another hour before being served. One dish was cold and sent back. There were other tables that had sat down after and order after U.S. But whom got their food before us.

  • ((((( by from Chelmsford


  • ((((( by from Maldon

    Lovely atmosphere, tasty food and friendly efficient service. We had a table for 7 for lunch and the bill came to £100 with fancy smoothies and a main course each. We had two vegans, two veggies and one GF in the party and all were catered for very well, which is quite a feat in itself. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and completely unfazed by our demands.

  • ((((( by from Chelmsford

    Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere. Good music. Recommend very highly.

  • (((** by from Wickford

    Lovely atmosphere. Family friendly. Could do with air conditioning.

  • ((((( by from Colchester

    Met with 8 friends for lunch. Great atmosphere and there was something for everyone on the menu. Waitressing staff were very friendly and engaged really well with my friends young son to make him feel comfortable.

  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

    Great food. Only disappointment was the unusual lack of a Sunday roast

  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

    Great food but service wasn't the best, there seemed to be a lack of communication between staff. Not the place to go if you are in a rush!

  • ((((( by from Chelmsford

    Lovely atmosphere- food great cooked by my son - service exceptional served by my daughter. Specials menu really different - the chicken livers were delicious. Sunday lunch my next visit. Good work all.

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