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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 42
    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
Exquisite Food. Great relaxing natural ambience.

I'm a huge fan of authentic good tasting food that's well prepared,exquisitely presented fresh tasting and served with a smile and uber cool ambiance to boot that's neither migraine enducingly loud,and relaxed original vibe type establishment that doesn't cost the earth. This unpretentious family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
chrissie95
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Essex, United Kingdom
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English first
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here. Although not busy they seemed very slow. However the food was lovely and the milkshakes are a must.

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Essex
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Catch up meal with friends. Nice ambience and decor. Was expecting a really tasty bowl of kedgeree but it was pretty tasteless , needed to season it loads. Ok but not amazing. Probably better for day time rather than evenings. Will try again though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Myself and my partner went here today as we heard from our friends how good it is in there. All was good to start off with we got sat down quickly are meals came in good time, then when we decided to have a slice of cake which we both wanted a slice each the waitress only brought one over,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice for a basic lunch. Service can be slow. Staff friendly but can be like a mother and baby convention....I guess this means it's very child friendly but a bit too 'boden' for my liking

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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure that the relocation of a canteen didn't leave the places heart behind. Everything on the menu was always expensive but frankly some of their prices are mind boggling for a flash cafe. It's good (ish) food and you know what you are going to get but it's most likely cheaper and better elsewhere. The old place has... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Went for dinner at the acanteen yesterday. Enjoyed a couple of drinks from the bar first (happy hour Tuesday - Friday 5-7pm Meantime beers & cocktails only). Cocktails beautifully prepared by the cocktail guru and excellent Meantime brewery ales/lager. My haddock & chips was very good and my wife's lentil and black olive burger was excellent. Staff were friendly &... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I honestly cannot believe the good reviews people have written for this place. I was there with a friend on Friday evening; we had appalling service and the music was so head-banging it triggered my tinnitus. We were there around 7 so the place was not busy but our drinks did not materialise until we were half way through our... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'm a huge fan of authentic good tasting food that's well prepared,exquisitely presented fresh tasting and served with a smile and uber cool ambiance to boot that's neither migraine enducingly loud,and relaxed original vibe type establishment that doesn't cost the earth. This unpretentious family run privately owned restaurant ticks all the right boxes for me for all the above reasons,... More 

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essex
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am a big fan of a canteen! Even more so now that it has moved. I go in a few times a week and love it! We went today for our first roast there and thought it was so tasty! The beef was really good quality and vegetables were a nice selection. There needed to be a few more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I visited this place not knowing what to expected from a casual diner- we uwere blown away. The food was incredible for the price and such great deals on mid week food and beer (2 for 1 pizza and 50% off mean time ales). The wine list was good and the menu catered for a wide taste.... 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 - 27
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?