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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our son and his girlfriend for a quick lunch. We ordered our main courses immediately and were kept waiting for our food for about an hour and 45 minutes. When we asked the waitress on may occasions what was happening we were told the kitchen was 'busy'. No decent explanation, no apologies, no offer of... More 

Thank DaisyBlueDay
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is busy any time of day! You can visit for a bit everything; breakfast, lunch, coffee, afternoon tea, pizza! They do everything - but they do everything well! We were here for breakfast and were particularly pleased with the gluten free options. Between us we had the big breakfast (gluten free and non) and the mexican benedict. The... More 

Thank Becky G
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a bit of time spare when I dropped family off for cinema so went for breakfast prices sent to bad and staff are really polite food is really nice for me I had their big breakfast with black pudding as extra at £1 personally 4 slices of toast and 3 rashes of bacon 2 eggs everything else singular doesn't... More 

Thank John S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acanteen provides a relaxed, airy and welcoming place to have a lunchtime snack or full on meal. We were a group of 6 and order varied levels of lunchtime eating. Whilst it did take quite a while for the food to arrive, when it did everything was well presented, hot and enjoyed by all in the group. Service overall was... More 

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

Thank you for all your feedback. I will pass all your complements onto the Restaurant staff. Regaurding a wait on food - as all of our dishes our cooked fresh to order sometimes there can be a little wait when the restaurant is full at peak lunchtime hours, however wealways endevour to get our dishes to customers as quickly as... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good venue for lunch Was busy so you might want to reserve a table I had baked potato with veg chilli and my friend had the big breakfast Both were very good with generous servings Service was speedy and pleasant we managed lunch and a coffee in an hour

1 Thank Artemis-diana-999
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Acanteen a few times now and every time I leave I love it even more! The food may take some time, but it's nice to see that it is being prepared and cooked fresh, which you can see the chefs working away. It has a great atmosphere and not once have I gone in and it's been... More 

1 Thank Kelly_1705
acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Thank you for all your lovely feedback, we value our loyal customers and thank you for supporting our independent, family run Business! We hope to see you again very soon. Thanks again! More 

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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends kept telling me about this place and we tried it . Absolutely brill . Burgers were ace and quirky decor . Service slow but we in no rush . Really enjoyed it . Will be back

1 Thank Waterfordboi1982
acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback. If you love our burgers - we have 2 for 1 burger night on tuesday evenings from 5pm! If you come early you can also catch our Drinks Happy hours 5-7pm. Best wishes. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for dinner with my partner and some friends. The food was very good, however if you want to come for a quick meal I would choose somewhere else. For us however, the service did not affect the overall enjoyment and on this occasion, not being rushed was lovely. The food was delicious and I would definitely go... More 

1 Thank Emma K
acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

We are happy that you didn't feel rushed, we aim to have a friendly, open and welcoming atmosphere at Acanteen. Because all of our dishes are made fresh to order - at peak times, when we get very busy your food can take a little longer to reach the table, however we always endeavour to get our dishes to our... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast and it was really busy, with a queue to be seated. This is always a promising sign to me, although I suspect you'd have to book for most meals if it's this popular. They've an excellent selection of food from bacon butties to roast dinners and wide selection of drinks available, too. Service was very good, considering... More 

1 Thank GDMrs
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast menus states 'eggs your way' my way is an omelette, but Acanteen won't do this, only fried, scrambled or poached. I suggested that the menu should be amended to reflect this, but the member of staff just walked away. We only went because friend wanted breakfast. not my favourite place as hard surfaces and large amount of screaming... More 

Thank joolscat38
acanteen, Guest Relations Manager at Acanteen, responded to this review

Firstly we are sorry to say that we don't think Acanteen is your cup of tea. On the description of the well known 'Acanteen Big Breakfast' the description of 'Eggs your way' is an indication of having the choice of poached, scrambled or fried eggs - which are the obvious options for a large English fry up (as both your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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?