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Acanteen

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Bar, Pizza, Bakeries, Brasserie
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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
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Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Refreshingly stylish, perfect ambience, attentive staff and delicious food.

Thanks for a lovely dinner last night. The waiting staff, particularly Scott and a dark haired girl with a possible Australian accent? could be way off there... in particular were attentive, polite, knowledgeable, friendly and patient! We were 2 girls catching up after 10years drinking wine and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
sushi g
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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301 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Thanks for a lovely dinner last night. The waiting staff, particularly Scott and a dark haired girl with a possible Australian accent? could be way off there... in particular were attentive, polite, knowledgeable, friendly and patient! We were 2 girls catching up after 10years drinking wine and probably being quite annoying :) We both ordered the mussels which were a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the new a canteen today for breakfast. We arrived and were promptly seated. Our waitress was friendly. The restaurant was very large and was about half full. We ordered drinks which took a bit longer than you'd expect but the latte was good. We waited about half an hour for our food, which for breakfast we felt was... More 

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Essex, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Great passion and care over food and service, it is always a pleasure to go to Acanteen whether it is just for a coffee, lunch, take out or dinner. So glad we have such a great and independent place in Chelmsford - we are being taken over by chains and franchises.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Loving the new venue for Acanteen and the food is as good as ever. The staff are always very friendly and the new menu and opening times make my favourite place to eat in Chelmsford even better. They serve the best breakfast in town.... and lunch and dinner for that matter too! I regularly visit on business, with Family and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

2nd visit as really enjoyed previous visit.(had the feta cheese with beetroot salsa and bean salad...scrummy).today a quick snack, fish finger bloomer.nice. this place has a great "loft living" feel & it is so non corporate. Nice one!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Tried this restaurant in it's new location, nice idea pleasant layout. Service was slow, food choice OK but lacks options for hot food. I had sausage and mash which looked good on arrival but it was clear the chef was depending on hot gravy to heat up the mash and as a result the mash under the tasteless sausage was... More 

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ESSEX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant as on Saturday evening for a birthday. We had the function room. This is the first time i have visited. On entering the restaurant we were pleasantly greeted and shown to the private room. The room was perfect and nicely laid out. The waitress and waiter were very attentive and we ordered drinks. Once all the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Decided to pop in for a cake and a drink. Struggled to get one of the 3 girls behind the counters attention, eventually someone told this lovely young girl to serve us! We were not offered glasses for drinks...even though they saw my girlfriend had sat down! Went back to get said glasses, with the lemon shandy and apple juice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We tried Acanteen in its new location. Mixed bag. I think the pizzas definitely taste fresher with more unusual pizza toppings, coming out of a pizza oven but I think they could have more flavour. You also need a proper pizza cutter/sharp knife rather than a normal knife, my wrists ached after. I also thought that the cocktail making skills... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very disappointed on my 3rd visit to A Canteen. I have now been in their on 3 different occasions 1.Breakfast (waited 2.5 hrs) 2.Lunch (waited 1.5 hrs) and 3.Dinner (which had no camembert, doesn't have a large choice for starters anyway). Then I thought I would have the jam/coconut sponge with custard. What arrived was cream, I asked the waiter... More 

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acanteen123, Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine, Thank you for taking the time to air your thoughts through the many avenues of social media, I have attempted to call you twice regarding the matter and to apologise for the mix up with custard/ crème anglaise which was admittedly a mistake on our part, however I must say referring to my chef as a 'knob' is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 205889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 76
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Bakeries, Brasserie
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?