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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

Everything was great, live music tonight was fab

Claire Owen 16 April 2017
from Leigh on sea

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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

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Customer reviews for Acanteen

4.2 ((((* (based on 24 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (17)
  • lunch (16)
  • breakfast (15)
  • trendy (13)
  • child friendly (11)
  • large parties (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • value (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • business (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • (((** 19 June 2017 by Gillian Taylor from chelmsford

    The food was very enjoyable unfortunately we did have a very long wait. They did offer a free round of drinks.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Claire Owen from Leigh on sea

    Everything was great, live music tonight was fab

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Nicola Chantler from Chelmsford


  • (**** 23 January 2017 by Tracy Schofield from Rochford

    First and last time I would go there. Service was awful. Waitress totally got our drinks wrong then gave us the wrong food and we had to wait and hour and a half and when it came it was cold and dry. Didn't want to try Desert.. very disappointed

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Rich Pearman from Chelmsford

    Great restaurant, relaxed and warm environment, very friendly and attentive staff. Great food too!

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Monique Barnes from Chelmsford

    Great Sunday roasts and atmosphere

  • ((((* 14 November 2016 by Evie. from Chelmsford

    Good food and service.

  • ((((( 24 October 2016 by Natasha Wordsworth from Chelmsford

    Great dinner

  • (**** 20 October 2016 by Lizzy White 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.

  • ((((( 30 August 2016 by Jeeva Sethu from Chelmsford


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