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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
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8:00 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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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked back in October as we heard good things about last years event. Shakatak were BRILLIANT! It was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. The main food was nice apart from the vegan dish which was underdressed, but the dessert trio was superb. Staff were friendly as usual. We danced our socks off until 1.30am. Cant wait to do... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We shared calamari and the mezze platter for lunch. It was plenty for two and was all very tasty. The restaurant always has a good buzz and staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Still the best independent place for lunch in Chelmsford. Thanks.

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Thank Phil K
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the new restaurant since it moved from the smaller premises. It used to have quite a homely atmosphere. Not now unfortunately. The new venue is large. It looks like it may have been a warehouse in it previous life. It's very industrial. The concrete floors still have some of the old bay markings. The... More 

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

Acanteen is unique, modern and open plan, with some textural components which add to the decor of the restaurant. Acanteen moved to the larger premises due to high popular demand, yes the new premises is much larger in comparison, and it is busy - especially on a Saturday lunchtime. We have many, many compliments on the design and atmosphere of... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thi is a great independent eatery with a twist. Not only does it have a superb restaurant and bar, it also has a delicatessen and a small interiors shop attached. We found this place when visiting our son who had recently moved to Chelmsford and have been back virtually every time we visit since! A good selection of craft beer... More 

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Thank B_WTW
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the food here when we went for our office party. So much that I went back two days later! I got a lamb roast dinner but it wasn't quite as good as the Christmas party food.

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Thank brittany25
acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your office Christmas party! We are sorry to hear you feel that the Lamb Roast dinner wasn't up to the same amazing standard. We hope you try us again soon, so we have the chance to impress you as much as we did the first time round. Thank you for your feedback. We... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's good to have an alternative to the ubiquitous chain restaurants found in every uk town. The food is made to order and from good ingredients. My favourite is the bacon and egg sandwich, mmmmm lovely along with fresh brewed tea. Only been for daytime service, I guess the interior could be a bit basic for an evening meal. Last... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place and the vibe, food was good and a large selection as well, well cooked, service was very good, loads of seating when inside, and you can get big tables for a small group with little hassle.

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Thank vic h
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a lunch time and had the BBQ beef brisket, would definitely recommend. Service was reasonable considering how busy it was. Would return

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Thank D_Frank123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rushed but ok. Prices are too high for what you get. Shame really. I miss the old place! Customer service needs improvement

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Thank TomDixon17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner when they had an offer 2for1 on burgers. My husband enjoyed it, however I had a bit problem with vegetable mixed in the meat (I prefer plain meat in burger). Portion big enough and they are kind of healthy diet restaurant, so you don't feel that bad after having a burger 😉

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $30
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?