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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was down from Manchester visiting my twin sister and mum. We needed a place that was between Colchester and Romford which also catered for vegans and Acanteen certainly fitted the bill! Three of us had roast dinners and my sister had the vegan fish...More

Thank I_Heart_Cats82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I recently visited Acanteen for a long awaited catch up. From start to finish, we received excellent service and the food was of fantastic quality. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and I would not hesitate to return (especially for the espresso...More

Thank Frenchyems
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Acanteen since it moved (years ago) from New London Road. Warm welcome and very surprised how big this place is. Some places just tolerate children but our 8 month old was welcomed with open arms, high chairs (clean!) available, plenty of space...More

Thank fussynortherner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my husband had a fantastic comedy night at ACanteen, great customer service, great atmosphere, great food, lovely venue, watching stand up comedy in such a lovely environment made for a really great night out. If you didn't want to eat during the comedy...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Sunday Roast we have had in years. I will be dreaming about the gravy until I go back. Service faultless too, always love the atmosphere here.

Thank SK7166
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast, really nice atmosphere, my boyfriend had a cooked breakfast which looked amazing and he really enjoyed. I like to choose different things so I opted for the Paleo porridge, imaging it to be porridge consistency, crushed nuts, maybe seeds, warm. It...More

Thank gemmab371
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited one Saturday lunchtime. Didn't have to wait too long. The service and food very good. Prices are not too steep, certainly for the quality of service you can't complain.

Thank 378melvynp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor value for money, Pancakes came out of a packet, Avocado smash was refrigerated and still cold. Scrambled eggs overdone Salmon had frozen bits Good atmosphere but every time the food is disappointing.

Thank nimero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in person to book a large table for a recent jazz night but the booking hadn’t been logged. No one came to our table for half an hour, we had to get our own drinks from the bar. Food average. Publicised jazz musicians apparently...More

2  Thank Framboozle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five time is ent my beans on toast back! toast was cold, beans congealed in avery small pot. Childrens meal not much better. Over priced, cold, disappointing, not a good experience. Used to a great place to dine...its definitely gone downhill which is a shame.

1  Thank angelajmoriarty
acanteen, Manager at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank You for your review. Could you email us to let us know when you visited us as we have no recollection of beans on toast being sent back 5 times. Many thanks. bookings@acanteen.co.uk

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Beccs E
25 August 2018|
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Response from SpenceyL | Reviewed this property |
I would have said yes. We often arrive with lots of pushchairs and the staff help us so much with making a space so I don’t think they would be any different for a wheelchair user. Presumably they’d be more so!
25 April 2017|
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Response from acanteen | Property representative |
Hi, our Kid's Afternoon teas are very popular. It includes finger sandwiches with a choice of cheese, ham or jam filling. Mini chocolate Brownie, Mini Scone & a choice of kids milkshake or glass of milk.
2 November 2016|
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Response from c0lm4ns | Reviewed this property |
They have a 3 course set menu with extras for £75. If you give them a call on 01245 205 889 I am sure they will be able to answer any question you might have.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 32
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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