During the day we only accept bookings for tables of 10 or more

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Acanteen is a family-run all day resturant and bar, established in 2001 and headed up by Emma & Brenda (Mother & Daughter). All of our food is eithicly produced and sustainably sourced. Since our launch every single member of staff has contributed to our growing family tree which is the backbone of the acanteen ethic, playing a big part in the quality of service which we strive to give each and everyone of our valued customers. We open daily for brunch,lunch and Afternoon Tea and every Friday and Saturday night for dinner. We host regular arts and music events - join our mailing list to keep up to date. 

Mon-Thurs 8AM-5PM (kitchen closes 4.30)

Friday & Saturday 8AM-11PM (kitchen closes 9pm)

Sunday 9AM-5PM (kitchen closes 4.45)


In the same premisies as ACANTEEN is our own TAKE AWAY & JUICE BAR, open for customers in a hurry or on the go. Serving take out brunches and lunches for all tastes including vegans, vegetarians and gluten free. Lunch for all tastes. Pop in for a flat white & bloomer at any time of the day or grab delicious hand made cake to enjoy at home. We also have a POP UP cafe in FOYLES at BOND STREET which is open days per week.


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 Hire & Function Room

Acanteen is available for private hire. For smaller events we also have a large private room available which can accommodate business and pleasure. Holds maximum of 20 for sit down meal or 40 for drinks. 


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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

 Smoked Salmon - Lambton & Jackson


WildWing Honey - Chelmsford

Beers & Ale - BeavertownThe Kernal London / Meantime / 

Panna Raw Chocolate

Juice – Chegworth Valley

Gelato - Poco small batch from Leigh on Sea

Vegetables – Langbridge Organics