We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Acanteen

35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (82 reviews)
“lamb burger” (20 reviews)
“salads” (28 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (862)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 858 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I was ready for a good breakfast and I got one. I had the full English with black pudding. It was good, it came quickly and our server was helpful and friendly. She and the other staff were taking care of tables well and it...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited Acanteen many many times, usually for breakfast as we absolutely love the veggie sausages that come with the veggie breakfast. The last couple of times we have been have been rather disappointing.... slow service, getting orders wrong etc. This all built up...More

Thank Kayleigh B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came with friends for breakfast. Prices were extortionate and service very slow. I ordered the big breakfast and the scrambled eggs were anaemic, I don't think there was much in the way of real eggs in there I asked the waiter but he didn't know...More

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having been here three times already this year (and I live nowhere near Chelmsford!) I ventured here again last week to treat my sister to a belated Birthday lunch with my niece. She lives in Southampton and I told her how lovely ACanteen is and...More

Thank FoodieClaireBlog
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks very much for the lovely review - we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and loved our delicious turmeric wings! I shall make sure that I pass on all your lovely comments to the kitchen and our front...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a Sunday for lunch. Very friendly, nice atmosphere, plenty of space between the tables. Had the kofta burger and mushroom croquettes with salad. Food was delicious, but it is a bit of a wait to get served, and it wasn't that busy....More

Thank Charlie C
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's great to hear - we are so pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. Apologies for the delay in service on Sunday, I shall be investigating into what happened as this is not up to our usual standards. Many thanks for taking the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for breakfast at the weekend and enjoyed a delicious stack of pancakes with bananas and berries. Tasty food and service with a smile. I'll be back soon!More

Thank Nellie311085
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's great to hear - we are so thrilled that you enjoyed breakfast with us, it's our most popular time of day! Thanks very much for taking the time to review us, it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed with the service or the food, all over rated, I personally wouldn't go back in the immediate future, I did tell the staff nature of complaint, nothing done to rectify. This was my personal experience, the restaurant is clearly busy and seems popular,...More

1  Thank mikeT431AR
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to us, please do accept our apologies that our service was not up to its usual standard on this occasion. I would like to investigate this matter further and wondered if you could pop us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When this place started in a different site it was much better - more choices and felt more home made. Since the move to this site the menu has shrunk and service is now ridiculously slow. We've given it a couple of tries in recent...More

1  Thank alanj2010
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry to hear that our service wasn't up to its usual standards on this occasion, please do accept our apologies. Rest assured that I will be passing all your feedback to our front of house team and investigating the issues you have raised. Many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, there is a lot of choice for both vegetarian and vegan diets Staff were friendly and accommodatingMore

Thank Charlie F
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's great to hear - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us. We are passionate about vegetarian food and like to ensure that there are always a good selection of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Many thanks for taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd read such good things about this place but was left very disappointed. They were not busy and there was room at the front but we were taken to the back and squished next to other diners. The table had not been wiped down properly...More

1  Thank Hetaera
acanteen, communications assistant at Acanteen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us - please do accept our apologies that our service was not up to it's usual standards on this occasion. I would like to take this matter forward and so wondered if you...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Olio Restaurant
1,221 reviews
.03 km away
Pinchos
298 reviews
.13 km away
Cafe Rouge - Chelmsford
340 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chelmsford Cathedral
186 reviews
.34 km away
High Chelmer Shopping Centre
25 reviews
.19 km away
Central Park, Bell Meadow and Sky Blue Pasture
18 reviews
.12 km away
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
59 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sarahbr114
24 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes
777Jeanette67
1 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Meals
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing