(53 Reviews)
35 New London Road, Chelmsford, East of England, CM2 0ND
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Main course: £12
Food spend: £22

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 18:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

A proudly family-run restaurant and bar, Acanteen is a relaxed spot for all-day dining that also hosts regular art and live music events. Ethically produced dishes include great gluten-free and vegan selection, while the in-house bakery juice bar is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to go.

The Acanteen menu starts off with wholesome breakfasts and brunches, ranging from freshly baked pastries, through to meat and veggie variations of full English breakfasts. For lunch there are thick bloomer sandwiches, and generous sharing plates with gourmet treats like Lambton and Jackson smoked salmon. Stone-baked pizzas come with a selection of local and international toppings, while hearty mains include the lentil, mushroom and olive burger, and beer battered haddock and chips.

A selection of handmade cakes and pastries are served for afternoon tea at Acanteen in Chelmsford, along with a range of loose leaf teas. From the bar there are British beers and ales, classic and signature cocktails, as well as colourful raw juices and smoothies.

An inviting restaurant that showcases local art and culture, Acanteen is an 8-minute walk from Chelmsford Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Acanteen
(based on 53 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (32)
  • business (6)
  • child friendly (19)
  • dinner (31)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (36)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (30)
  • value (12)
  • views (1)
  • By Jane C from Chelmsford
    26 July 2020

    An enjoyable dining experience. We enjoyed the pizzas and fish & chips. Staff were friendly .

  • By Ashley F from Chelmsford
    24 July 2020

    Such an amazing atmosphere to sit back and relax to music and unbelievable cocktails. Staff are always at hand and extremely polite, it’s almost impossible to leave once you’re there!

  • By Sarah B from Chelmsford
    18 July 2020

    Very good system with QR code scanning and pay by phone. Excellent gluten free and alternative dairy options! Had a lovely lunch! Only tip would be to order all food and drinks on one phone and split the bill between yourselves as our food came separately which was understandable as it was ordered by two phones.

  • By Kevin B from Chelmsford
    17 July 2020

    It felt so normal during COVID . Excellent safety procedures .Very good social distancing . Great atmosphere . Friendly staff .wonderful food . Smart casual

  • By Lee S from Chelmsford
    11 July 2020

    This was our first trip to a restaurant after lockdown, and was great. The tables were spaced out, the staff were wearing PPE, and the ordering/paying through a website was simple. The breakfast was delicious and coffee was great after 4 months of instant coffee. We’ll definitely be coming back.

  • By Amelia B from chelmsford
    10 July 2020

    wonderful staff made us feel so welcome in these uncertain times. food was wonderful and i can’t wait to go back again. honestly cannot credit you guys enough for how lovely and quick your service was!! thank you for a lovely meal :D

  • By Laura S from Chelmsford
    10 July 2020

    Great Atmosphere! Staff were really friendly and helpful whilst sticking to social distancing.

  • By Natalie B from Chelmsford
    8 March 2020

    Amazing brunch really tasty, fresh and good value

  • By Jennie W from Braintree
    28 February 2020

    Very spacious restaurant which is great for mothers with prams. Great service and food was lovely

  • By Joanna L from Epping
    27 February 2020

    No complaints

Restaurant Location Map
35 New London Road, Chelmsford, East of England, CM2 0ND

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