Afternoon Tea must be booked & paid for at least 48 hours in advance. Payment must be made on booking. Once you have received your email from Easy Pre-orders please follow the link to pay & specify what Afternoon Tea you would like.
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.
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18 January 2020
Poor. Food wasn’t good (burnt burger) and the service was very slow. We waited over 45 minutes for our meal with empty drinks and didn’t get asked if we wanted another.
12 January 2020
The big protein breakfast was really good.
4 January 2020
Lovely food. The beyond burger is amazing!!!
18 December 2019
Lovely food for brunch, friendly staff and great value
14 December 2019
I've been to A Canteen a number of times, but never experienced such awful service as we did on Saturday before. We only had the table for 2 hours as they had a private party in at 7pm. It took ages to order drinks, and 35 minutes for them to arrive. Then a further 10 minutes to order our food. Our starters didn't arrive. They must have realised that we wouldn't be able to manage a 3 course meal in just over an hour. So made the decision for us to not have them. Our mains came and the food was excellent as always. Ordering drinks was hard work. Considering there were only 2 tables being served by this time, my only logical explanation would be that they were focussing on the event that was happening when we left. We were offered dessert menu's and only one of us had them. A lady came up to us to say that there would be no rush in us leaving and to take as long as we wanted, then the next person came along to say they needed the table back. When the bill came, they wanted us to pay for the starters we didn't have, but them someone noticed their mistake. We all paid individually, so I'm not sure we even left a tip. Due to the awful service and mistakes, a tip wasn't even worthy anyway. I wouldn't go back to A Canteen as a large party again, as it put a bit of a dampener on our Christmas get together. The only thing that saved the night was the lovely food. it's just a same we didn't get to experience all of the courses we ordered.
11 December 2019
1 December 2019
Excellent food, really good breakfast menu. Hot drinks were very slow to arrive at the table after ordering.
1 December 2019
Went for bottomless brunch, they didn’t have us down for this when I arrived and had pre ordered food and paid but other than that the food was great, and bubbles were flowing!
24 November 2019
Beautiful food and quick service
22 November 2019
Had a lovley evening in A Canteen.x Nice relaxed atmosphere,friendly staff and good food.I had the Fish n Chips. Will definitely go again on one of the Tribute nights .x
Afternoon Tea £14.95. Bottomless Afternoon Tea £35
A BOTTOMLESS Brunch
3 courses & live jazz £24.95!
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