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All 257 Chelmsford Restaurants


45 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
01245 500 311
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Ranked #26 of 257 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $11
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Description: Opening Hours:Monday Friday 8am-4pmSaturday 9am-5pmSunday 9.30am-4.30p We are chelmsfords best kept secret (so our customers tell us) ! Established for 11 years we are a family run, independent business. Our fantastic team of staff are truly passionate about great food and delivering excellent service. We source local free range meats and grow ingredients on our family farm to ensure that we have the freshest and tastiest ingredients possible. We offer take-away, brunch, lunch and outside catering. Visit our face book page or website for more details.
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Me and my husband came here today for lunch. I had the best fish finger sandwich ever- lovely fresh bread, four fish fingers, and definitely homemade tartare sauce. Also had wedges with a garlic mayo with the sandwich. My husband had the Malaysian curry and it tasted amazing. He was thrilled with it. Very reasonable price too for a good... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

One of the best places in Chelmsford to enjoy a brunch. Inside the small shop front you'll find a wide, airy rear space with plenty of light, recycled vintage wooden church chairs, lots of menu-laden black boards and generally a bit of an old school-house vibe. The food on display, especially the cake selection, looks delicious. I've had a chorizo... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is by far our favourite place to go for breakfast. We regularly go as a couple or with family members for breakfast. Or I sneak in for a coffee with friends.The food is delicious and service is good. You can tell they use good quality produce especially sausages and burgers. They actually have flavour unlike the offerings of some... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My Husband and I are regular visitors to the Acanteen. We really love their coffee and also their Honey, yoghurt, granola & berries pot. We have noticed that the service has gotten really slow, over the last few months (sometimes waiting 15min or more for our drinks), but we have also noticed that they sometimes charge are extra for the... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I'd never noticed this place before, but found it on this site, and thought I'd give it a try. It certainly didn't disappoint! A great coffee and a full English didn't cost the Earth, and it was all very fresh, and very generous portion sizes - certainly not your local 'greasy spoon'. The staff were friendly, and mentioned that they... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you have not been here before then I suggest you put it in your diary and make a visit. It is one of the nicest places to have breakfast or lunch due to the fact the food is very healthy and the quality of it is fantastic. The lamb burger is delicious and the smoothies are very tasty. It... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at around 10:30 on a Sunday morning and the place was heaving. However a table for two was fairly quickly vacated and the staff were super speedy, clearing & wiping and so we were seated rapidly. When we ordered we were told that there was a 30min wait for food. We were quite happy with this but noticed... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Acanteen is a bit of wildcard to me, at least in Chelmsford. Go to London or down south and these sort of places would be plentiful. Up here in Essex, while we have plenty of chains, pubs and fine dining, I struggle to think of anywhere else that fills the niche of 'fresh, independent and veg friendly'. The good -If... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been to Acanteen many times and have never been anything other than very pleased with both the food and the servcie. it can get very busy so it is worth making the effort to get there early on the weekend.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Acanteen is an upmarket deli, selling salads, sandwiches, wraps etc. the food is fresh and of fairly good quality, but is rather expensive. You can't buy much for less than £7/£8 and on a sandwich and a drink during your lunch break that's quite a bit! I like the wooden bench style dining and in summer there are chairs outside.... More

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