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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to Acanteen multiple times and the food never disappoints! First of all, the restaurant is wonderfully decorated, and an over all nice place to eat your breakfast/lunch/dinner. The staff has always been good. The breakfasts taste fresh, and the sausages are the best! Also been for lunch many times and always tasted amazing. One of the best places to... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly and effective service, interesting menu...5 adults+2 kids £93. I had the large portion of spicy mussels, yum. Will definitely go again

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Thank bigAd_10
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the food here and go fairly regularly, but the same issues persist. One of which is the wait for food. At my last visit it was 40minutes. While I'm happy to wait that long since it is very tasty, the slow service is what gets frustrating - 20 minutes to take a drink order is too long. On... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a friend and we both thought why not hit Chelmsford (I haven't been here since my visit to Prezzo's almost a year ago and that particular visit was a memorable disapointment 😐). We found this cute place and it was very busy, we were in fact waiting over 5 minutes before we were noticed but recieved apologies for the... More 

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acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you had a 'lovely late lunch' with us, and hope you have many more. Great to hear you are a fellow Oreo lover like myself! If you do ever fancy popping in for a cocktail we have an amazing Chocolate and Cherry Hard-shake - great for those with a sweet... More 

London
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been visiting a canteen for years both in current location and where it was before and it never disappoints. Brunch is delicious, so are the cakes. Will be visiting for the foreseeable future!

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Thank rachelrlk
acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love that you are one of our loyal regular guests and are delighted you will be coming in again. Hope to see you soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here for years, always busy, sourcing local produce Food is fantastic with a wide choice of food Nice atmosphere I find it suits all types of visitors students to young families to the older generation

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acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you've been visiting us for years and hope you carry on visiting for many years to come! Acanteen does suit a wide range of all types of visitors catering for business meeting and family get-togethers! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been taken there by some friends for few times, and every time I get more disappointed. Slow service, bad food, care less waitress, and clueless manager. Too costly for what it is.

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Thank SliverLine
Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A favourite of ours when we are in Chelmsford. This is a bustling, vibrant place to eat and conveniently located at the end of the High St (just 1 minute from The Meadows. Good selection of breakfast/brunch options. Bacon roll and Full English our most recent choices. Both tasty, hot and quickly served. Staff always really friendly and service spot... More 

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Thank DNA1972
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch having tried unsuccessfully in the past (as it was too busy). We were shown a table immediately, I was struck at how continental it felt in there. The waitress staff were friendly and attentive. The food was great, they'd run out of white bread when we went which was not an issue, their granary... More 

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Thank c0lm4ns
Witham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is okay. Do not eat the pancakes though we watched them pull them out of a bag with 30p stuck on the side and try to charge us nearly £8!!! It is great for kids afternoon tea but not really for adults.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $33
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 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
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

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