Call 01245 205 889
for reservations
or click here




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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.

Mon 8.00–17.00 | Kitchen closes 16.00
Tue–Sat 8.00–23.00 | Kitchen closes 21.30
Sun 9.00–20.00 | Kitchen closes 19.00

Before 17.00 we can only accomodate
bookings for 8 or more


In the same premisies as ACANTEEN is our own bakery, open for customers in a hurry or on the go. We stock a good ever expanding range of everyday supplies & delicious treats. Our own baked breads, fruit, cakes, tea & coffee, local sausages & cured meats 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.



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Private Dining/Meeting & 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




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


Coffee Roasters – The Coffee Officina
Fruit & Veg – Grown on our small hold farm and or supplied by Covent Garden Market
Organic Supplies – Suma
Meat – Great Garnetts
Cheese – Neals Yard Dairy


Cured Meats – Cannon & Cannon
Tasty Pitta Pusher Snacks – Soffles
Beer & IPA – Meantime Brewing Co & The Kernal Brewery
Juice – Chegworth Valley
Vegetables – Langbridge Organics



Our quirky little store is the perfect place to find something different for your home, garden or for you. We stock handmade ethical jewelry, home furnishings and vintage furniture from the UK and Europe. Ella Doran, House Doctor, Broste, Donna Wilson, Karin Andreason are just some of our suppliers as well as local artisans.