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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
9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 38
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I had the pleasure of being taken to Acanteen for fathers day lunch, having been a happy regular of the old Acanteen in the past i was interested to see how the new set up would be. Im pleased to say the three of us really enjoyed our meal, even as a walk in on fathers day they managed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
james g
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Miami Beach, Florida
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had heard good things about the new Acanteen so thought we would give it a go. Impressed with the decor. Great menu with lots of interesting dishes wine/drinks list good too. We had starters and main all were excellent. Great value for money too particularly when compared to other new restaurants in town!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had the pleasure of being taken to Acanteen for fathers day lunch, having been a happy regular of the old Acanteen in the past i was interested to see how the new set up would be. Im pleased to say the three of us really enjoyed our meal, even as a walk in on fathers day they managed to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited Acanteen on Father's Day and although very busy the wait for our Roast dinners was well worth it. We were warned that the wait would be 30 to 40 minutes so settled in with wine and soft drink for me the lucky driver. My Father -in -Law enjoyed his special day, made by the friendly and efficient staff.... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came in on Father's Day. Acanteen was rammed and obviously struggling under the pressure of its own success. We really felt for the staff who couldn't please everyone. Brenda the owner was a star sorting out issues as they came! I have to say even though the wait was longer than normal, it was well worth it. After great wine... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Acanteen has quickly become our favourite place to eat in Chelmsford- especially for brunch on Saturdays. Staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient. We have a toddler and they are always great with her- they also have plenty of space for buggies. They are very accommodating. We love the ambience- modern, comfortable and spacious. Most importantly- the food is fantastic! Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Wow it was busy today and the open kitchen looked under pressure. The smiley waitress (tall with dark hair) told us there was a 40 minute wait for food but we were not in a hurry so that was ok. Drinks came quickly and yes we waited 40 minutes for our breakfasts. They were well worth the wait and as... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Used to go to the old one a lot especially for Saturday breakfast. Now service is slow and from yesterday's experience, surly and rude too. Long time to order, long time for food to come, food was ok but no more, asked for bill they forgot, reminded him and no 'sorry I'll go and get it straight away' and then... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really enjoy this place for breakfast. I normally get in before the rush which normally is the best. Never had to wait, always really quick. Food is always really good, it's probably the only place I would go for breakfast in Chelmsford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

THE go to place for great food. Varied selection at that time of day and the Detox smoothie is delicious. Love the Eggs Benedict.

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Tilbury, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tried to walk up and have Breakfast on a Sunday. Place looks huge, was busy but not full so you would have thought that would be easy. Was told there was a 30 minute wait for food... does it really take that long to cook a sausage.... Hope the management can think about that, appreciate some people do want a... More 

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Additional Information about Acanteen

Address: 35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
Phone Number: +44 1245 205889
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 78
Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Bakeries, Brasserie

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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 - 78
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?