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Acanteen

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French, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Bistro
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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A sure bet for decent food in Chelmsford

Been coming here regularly over the years. A refreshing change from chain restaurants and poor quality food. This family run restaurant has moved into new larger premises worthy of its service and food. The staff are always friendly and and for a family friendly experience with good quality food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Brian H
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Have visited here 3 times. First time, great service, if a little disjointed. Second and third time, diabolical and rude. However, the food makes up for it. Breakfast has an excellent variety and was really delicious. Dinner was also brilliant. Although, once guest had the fish and chips and found it far too greasy. Chelmsford does need a quirky place... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Been coming here regularly over the years. A refreshing change from chain restaurants and poor quality food. This family run restaurant has moved into new larger premises worthy of its service and food. The staff are always friendly and and for a family friendly experience with good quality food you can always rely on Acanteen.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'd heard good things about acanteen and was happy to see they had vegan and gluten free options. The new restaurant looks very nice but the food wasn't so great. We were expecting tasty, fresh and healthy and instead found the food to be oily and over priced. Won't be visiting again :(

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm sad to say that this place is not as good as it used to be. My husband and I were HUGE fans of the original location and would go about three times a month for a Sunday brunch. With the move the menu has changed slightly and some of our favourite things are not served after a certain time... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the family here for lunch on Monday (3 children and wife) and had to join the queue as it was very busy. Greeted by a friendly lady and shown to our seats pretty quickly. Its a very busy place and can be noisy but we like that as a family as it has a lovely buzz about it.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wonderful service! Great menu! Delicious food! Value for money! Excellent atmosphere! Always welcomed with a smile from the friendly staff, prompt service and the staff really know their stuff. Excellent customer service. The food never disappoints, The Eggs Benedict is perfect! And the lamb burger - AMAZING! Glorious cakes and bakes on offer too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Husband had the roast pork dinner, which was lovely, and my step-son and I had shared a chicken and leek pie, which was divine! Best pie I have ever tasted, and I've had a few over the years. The veg which came with the pie were cooked perfectly, not microwaved, and served with a little butter, perfectly soft, but not... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Love this restaurant, it's got a real relaxed friendly atmosphere to it, we love visiting for breakfast. Staff very friendly and food is lovely. Can highly recommend the vanilla shake too. There's plenty of tables now it's in the new building so we've never had any trouble getting a table recently (whereas a struggle in the old small building).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good place for breakfast/brunch; steady stream of customers. I had Eggs florentine, but the eggs were underdone, runny egg white! Otherwise the rest of our group were happy with the food. Colouring pencils and paper for kids, and a kids menu. Lovely cakes on offer too, though we did not sample any on this occasion. Would visit again

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acanteen123, Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Great to hear overall you had a good experience - sorry about the eggs, I hope that you let a member of staff know so that we could get the problem sorted for you. Amy More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was was delicious however overpriced. The staff were friendly if a little inorganised. Would go again

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acanteen123, Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, nice to hear you thought the food was delicious, shame to hear you think we are overpriced, in comparison to other independent restaurants in the area we feel we offer good quality food at a competitive price. Hopefully we will see you again. Amy 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 - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 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 - 28
Cuisine: French, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Bistro

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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 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?