A Supper Club / Authentic Thai Cuisine / Masterchef Semi Finalist 2019


Join us for an evening of exceptional Authentic Thai food!

For 1 night only Acanteen welcomes Yui Miles 2019 Masterchef Semi Finalist to cook her exclusive authenic Thai menu just for you. Indulge in 4 courses for just £45pp

Magic Butterfly lemonade (v)

Galloping Horses
(Mar Hor ) (v)
Delicious and tantalizing Thai appetizer with prawns crackers

Crying Tiger Salad
(Suae Rong Hai)
Rump steak marinated in Tasty Thai sauce
Singing mushroom Salad (v)
Seasonal mushrooms in wasabi tempura batter

Vegetarian Thai green curry with goodness tempura (v)
(Gang Kew Waan)
Chu Chee Salmon curry with crispy screaming salmon skin
(Chu Chee Pla Salmon)
Lamb massaman curry with a nice shoulder to cry on
(Massaman Kea)

All served with Thai jasmine riceberry topped with lime zest and som dtam Thai spicy salad

Eye-Dtim Kra Ti Waffle Bar
Eye-Dtim Kra Ti means Coconut Ice cream in Thai homemade coconut ice cream, toasted coconut and diced mango served with sweet sticky rice and mango and passion fruit coulis.

Spaces are limited to book early. CLICK TO BOOK 


NEW // Free Flowing Prosecco Brunch SAVE 25%


Choose a brunch large plate from our main menu and enjoy free flowing chilled prosecco for 2 hours ! 

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NEW // Free Flowing Prosecco Afternoon Tea SAVE 25%!!!


Served everyday 3-5pm. Relax in our new bar with a wonderful selection of sandwiches, home made scones and cakes and sip on bottomless glasses of chilled prosecco! 

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A Loves Music


Chelmsford’s premier night for cocktails, craft beer, special spirits and, of course, amazing music!


A Running Club


This is a FREE event and all we ask is that you can run 5K in under 30 minutes. After our run we will all go back to acanteen for a drink or two!

Just turn up, be comfortable, follow Steves instructions and meet like-minded runners.

Look forward to meeting you all!


AComedy Club is proud to present four Edinburgh Preview Specials in July!




AComedy Club is proud to present a full month of Edinburgh Preview Specials! Kicking off we have the fabulous Glenn Moore and Tania Edwards - all for only a tenner on the door!

AComedy Club doors at 6pm
Show starts at 8pm

Glenn Moore:
As seen as on Mock the Week. As heard on the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio, and BBC
Radio 4.

'Glenn Moore is tipped for great things' - GQ
'Relentlessly silly and gag-laden – a potential comedy great' ★★★★ The List
'A class act... undoubtedly bound for greatness' ★★★★ The Herald
'An inventive thinker who stands apart for the quantity and quality of his gags. Great one-liners' - Chortle
'A great comedy hour' ★★★★ One 4 Review
'He's an undoubted talent whose star is rising' - Fest Mag
'His writing is dazzling' - The Scotsman

Tania Edwards:
‘fantastically seamy side to the material... also great with audience banter... sublime... brilliant’ - Chortle
‘Cuts daggers with sharp one liners’ - Glamour Magazine
‘Wonderfully open, witty, and comfortable... Displays skill which other comedians spend years trying to
achieve... high quality - well executed...’ **** Broadway Baby
‘A very punchy stand up... and her banter with the crowd is incredibly quick’ **** Three Weeks

Tania Edwards is a stand-up comedian and writer. Credits include Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year
(Channel 4), Mock the Week, Après Ski (BBC2), and The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4). She recently supported
Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour.

Tania was a finalist in the Hackney Empire, Amused Moose, Leicester Square, Latitude, and Funny Women
competitions. Her last solo show Tania Edwards: Electrifying was named in James Acaster’s top comedy picks
for The Guardian, Glamour magazine’s top female comedians to see at the Fringe, and The Mirror’s top five
jokes of the Fringe.

‘Akin to a female Simon Evans... a bit posh and something of a sociopath... fantastically seamy side to the
material... also great with audience banter... sublime... brilliant’ – Chortle



AComedy Club is proud to present week two in a month of Edinburgh Preview Specials! All for only a tenner on the door with the fabulous Lou Sanders and John Kearns bringing you an evening of laughs!

AComedy Club doors at 6pm
Show starts at 8pm

Lou Sanders:
Recent appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Live from the BBC and a live stand-up set on Russell Brand’s stand-up hour onComic Relief(BBC1).

‘Destined for hugeness’ (Time Out).
‘Something new is happening in comedy’ (Independent).
‘Genuinely different’ (Scotsman)

John Kearns:
John Kearns is an actor, writer and the only comedian to have won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show (Shtick) and Best Newcomer (Sight Gags for Perverts) in the awards history.

An internationally acclaimed live act, he since has delivered his
‘richly, idiosyncratic comedy’ (The Guardian) across the world, notably picking up two Melbourne Barry Award nominations along the way. Off the back of sold out residencies at the Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and at the Edinburgh Fringe, he toured across the UK for the first time in 2018 with his third solo show, ‘Don’t Worry, They’re Here', directed by Olivier winning playwright Jon Brittain.

On television John has made numerous water cooler appearances on Cats does Countdown (C4), as an actor was the lead in cult hit Top Coppers (BBC3), went down with the Titanic on Drunk History (Comedy Central), ballsed up a heist in Rotters (Sky Arts) and wrote and performed on the ahead of it’s time Saturday night extravaganza that was Harry Hill’s Stars In Their Eyes (ITV). John also wrote for Harry Hill on HH’s Tea Time
(Sky One).

Across the airwaves John performed his own series The John Kearns Show (BBC R4) and has guested on Tim Key Delves into Daniil Kharms and That’s It (BBC R4), as well as hosting and guesting on numerous shows throughout the Edinburgh Fringe (BBC R4/R4 Extra).

A proud Londoner, The Evening Standard voted him in consecutive years as one of London’s Most Influential 1000 People. He attended the parties.

You can follow what John’s up to on Twitter @johnsfurcoat

“Kearns goes to places stand-up rarely goes. If you appreciate intellectually ambitious humour as well as Live at the Apollo hilarity go and see him. If you have a heart you will laugh and be moved. You can bet your shirt on it.” ★★★★★ Evening Standard
“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy... he has forged comedy gold. As a fully-rounded character who is exaggerated but credible, flawed but hopeful, Kearns’ alter-ego could have been written by those other icons of comedy gone by, Galton and Simpson. I can’t think of much higher praise than that.” ★★★★★ Chortle
“A true comedy original” ★★★★★ Time Out
“A distant, absurdist cousin of Tony Hancock... one of the oddest and most original comic performers on the Fringe.” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph



AComedy Club is proud to present week three in a month of Edinburgh Preview Specials! With fabulous Sophie Duker and AComedy Veteran Garrett Millerick bringing you an evening of laughs!

AComedy Club doors at 6pm
Show starts at 8pm

Sophie Duker:
Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.

In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said. She is also a comedy writer whose funnies you might have heard in the following places: the British Broadcasting Co-orporation (Famlam, BBC2; The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4) and Cartoon Network (The
Amazing World of Gumball).

Sophie is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a previous finalist of the Funny Women Awards.

She founded and hosts MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS, an international, intersectional feminist comedy show that appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017. Since January 2018 Sophie also hosts Wacky Racists, a ‘crazy stupid cool’ comedy cabaret gameshow, in a monthly residency at the Aces & Eights.

“A sparky proposition... intelligent jokes” – The Independent

Garrett Millerick:
Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. He is an increasing force to be reckoned with on the UK Circuit and In the few short years since debuting in new act competitions he has established a reputation as one of the stand out live acts of his generation.

In 2018 his breakout show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of The Edinburgh Festival. The show played to packed houses throughout the month, and an additional show at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar was added due to phenomenal demand. Sunflower returned in February 2019 for a run in London’s Soho Theatre.

Already a fixture at the country’s most respected comedy clubs, in 2017 Garrett became one of a new generation of comedians to be making regular weekend appearances at the world-famous Comedy Store. As well as being in demand on both the alternative and club circuits in the UK, Garrett’s stand up has seen him tour Europe, Australia and Asia.

His debut radio sitcom Do Gooders was recently recorded for Amazon’s Audible platform with an all-star cast featuring Jack Dee and Meera Syal and produced by Hat Trick Productions. It is currently being developed for television.

'The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018' The Guardian
‘a virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand up delivered with fire in his soul’ ★★★★½ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’ ★★★★ The Times
‘wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘stand up with an insolent twist’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
‘just want’s to entertain you and does it superbly’ ★★★★ The Mirror
‘nitpicking misery raised to high levels of artistry’ ★★★★ The List
‘the biggest u-turn in Edinburgh comedy history’ ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
‘a truly great stand-up but with enough shabby humanity that you don’t think he’s a prick’ Fringe Pig



AComedy Club is proud to present a week four of Edinburgh Preview Specials! Closing off a cracking month we have Eleanor Tiernan and Matt Forde - all for only a tenner on the door!

AComedy Club doors at 6pm
Show starts at 8pm

Eleanor Tiernan:
Eleanor Tiernan is a stand up comedian, writer and actress known for her uniquely oblique world view. She was recently a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? as well as BBC NI on The Blame Game. Her stand up has featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to be chosen as support act for top stand up comics including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reg D Hunter among others.

After starting her career in Ireland Eleanor quickly was invited to the Montreal Just For Laughs festival where she performed on the festival’s New Faces showcase show with such talents as Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel and Kumail Nanjani. She later became part of the political satire team that produced RTE’s successful Irish Pictorial Weekly. One of her court reporter sketches which went viral is often mistaken for a real news report. She plays Dolores in Bridget and Eamon which airs on RTE and UK Gold.

Eleanor has penned 8 Edinburgh Fringe festival shows. Her 2017 show “People Pleaser” put her on the Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch. In 2018 she performed in New Order, the Melbourne International Comedy festival showcase for UK and Irish acts. She returns to Melbourne in 2019 with her latest show “Success Without A Sextape”.

Eleanor writes Op-Ed pieces for the Irish Times in Ireland. She also played Mary in a critically acclaimed run of “Alone It Stands” in theaters across Ireland.

Her other credits include Monumental (BBC NI), The Craig Doyle Show (RTE), Headwreckers (Channel Four), Stand and Deliver (RTE), The Panel on RTE, The Craig Doyle Show (RTE), The Savage Eye (RTE), Republic of Telly (RTE) and Bad Language (BBC Radio Scotland).

“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” SUNDAY TIMES
“her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation. It means her set sounds fresh and original, without being so wilfully strange it will alienate all but the most dedicated followers.” CHORTLE
“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country” IRISH TIMES
“Eleanor Tiernan is far and away the best comic actress I have seen on stage.” HOT PRESS IRELAND

Visit Eleanor’s website at
Follow Eleanor on Twitter: @eleanortiernan

Matt Forde:
Ultra-topical comedy and presenter of Unspun. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump.

“Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe”. ★★★★★ The Telegraph
“A first-class comic” The Guardian
“Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minute observations” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday


A Bangle Workshop & Dinner Evening


The anticipated BAS Bangle workshop collaboration with A canteen!

Our evening will start with a prosecco aperitivo at the sublime A Canteen in Chelmsford. We will then start our workshop by choosing your beads from the BAS drawers of a thousand colours, and start creating your own exclusive bangle.

We will take you through how it all works and how to wind and attach the beads , choose your size and add your final touches to your very own bangle.

Once we are all finished and happy, you can let your hair down and relax whilst the kitchen at A Cantee feeds you an exquisite meal their delicious menu. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

£55 per person.

Start time : From 6.30pm

We will also have a BAS pop up, with the opportunity to shop from our collection and add to your very own bagle and create a unique stack of lovelyness.

Limited spaces - Maximum of 15 people

Once you have placed your order we will email you aconfirmation. Closer to the time you will receive an email with full detils of menu, address and exact timings for the whole event. If you get charged postage, we will refund this within 7 days of purchase.

Upon request we can organise an at home workshop experience for you and your friends - For more information please email us at . We can travel to you pending on your address.

Clio, Athena and Team A Canteen



T and c’s

- No refunds on tickets purchased
- Food allergies/dietary requirements need to be advised 2 weeks before event.
- Price includes 1 glass of prosecco, bangle workshop and food.
- Drinks are separate unless otherwise stated and can be purchased at the BAR





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Boozy Bingo // Have you got the balls?


It's acanteens Boozy Bingo! Hosted by the hilarious Saffron Slayter. Tickets only £8 (plus booking fee) and include 3 x games, and prizes including bottles of prosecco, shots & bar tabs. Turn up to play baby! Food available 'till 9pm. Bar closes at 11pm.

Eyes down 7pm

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Over 18's only.





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