Call 01245 205 889
for reservations of 8 or more 8am-5pm




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Established in 2001, acanteen is a family run business born out of a passion for creating good wholesome proper food. We offer all day relaxed dining and drinking. Open all day for great coffee, brunch, afternoon tea, light bites, dinner & late drinks. Our talented chefs cook everything from scratch fresh every day in our open kitchen. We are proud to say that our food is Ethically produced and sustainably sourced. We welcome walk in guests day and night. We operate a no bookings policy for most of the year apart from special occasions, events or for larger groups of 10 or more.


Acanteen will be closed for Dinner service from TUESDAY 15th AUGUST for approximately 2-3 weeks. This will enable us to refurbish our kitchen and develop an exciting new menu. There will still be some evening events taking place so follow us on face book for details.

Kitchen Opening Times
Monday – Friday 8AM-5pm
Saturday 8AM-6PM
Sunday 9AM-5PM

Thank-You for your continued loyalty and custom.

Emma & Brenda

Before 17.00 we can only accomodate
bookings for 10 or more. Please call 01245 205889 or email


In the same premisies as ACANTEEN is our own TAKE AWAY & JUICE BAR, open for customers in a hurry or on the go. Serving Breakfast * Lunch for all tastes. We stock a good ever expanding range of everyday supplies & delicious treats. Gluten free, whole foods, vegan and vegetarian produce and much more. Our grab & go breakfast & lunches are the best around. Pop in for a flat white & bloomer at any time of the day. Or grab delicious pie or cake to enjoy at home.

Mon–Sat 8.00–17.00
Sun 9.00–16.30

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Outside Catering

We cater for all types of events from the simplest office lunch through to a grand wedding buffet. We also pop at various festivals and events around Essex serving our food and drink. To discuss your event or requirement call Lisa 01245 205889 ext101 or click the link below fill in the form and sned it back.



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Private Dining/Meeting/Party & Function Room

We have a large private room available which can accommodate business and pleasure. Holds maximum of 20 for sit down meal or 40 for buffet / drinks. Call our restaurant manager 01245205889 ext 104 or email at the link below.


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35 New London Road • Chelmsford • Essex • CM2 OND

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We strive to use suppliers who share the same philosophy as us when it comes to food; All of our suppliers offer products of the highest standards and quality. Most suppliers are small family run business just like us! We always love to hear from new suppliers so drop us an email if you think our customers & chefs will like your products.


If you would like to work with us click here to contact us

Organic Supplies – Suma

Meat – Great Garnetts of Great Dunmow  

Coffee Roasters – The Coffee Officina

Fruit & Veg – Grown on our small hold farm and or supplied by Covent Garden Market

Cheese – Neals Yard Dairy

Gelato - POCO GELATO Leigh On Sea


Sodas - Square Root East London

WildWing Honey

Beers & Ale - BeavertownThe Kernal London / Meantime / 

Panna Raw Chocolate

Juice – Chegworth Valley

Gelato - Poco small batch from Leigh on Sea

Vegetables – Langbridge Organics



We struggled to find a 100% natural handsoap for our washrooms that we loved so we made our own!  The range has grown into 2 new scents with bath and body APOCOTHERAPY.