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Upcoming Events

Festive Jazz Nights / Thursday Dec 3rd
Thu, Dec 03
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B
Dec 03, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B, 35 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, UK
Join us for a wonderful evening of Jazz with London bases trio The Jazz Physicians. £5pp cover charge. Enjoy drinks, dinner or both and why not feast on our new festive menu starting at £24.95pp.
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SOULFOOD with NORMAN JAY MBE SOLD OUT!!!!
Sat, Dec 05
acanteen / Abar
Dec 05, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
acanteen / Abar, 35 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, UK
💥SOCIALLY DISTANCED SOUL FOOD IS BACK💥 Join us on Saturday 5th December (previously 29th Nov) for a night of amazing music from legendary British DJ Norman Jay MBE. 🎵 As well as top tunes from our very special guest, we will have our resident DJ Jimpster warming things up.
Festive Jazz Nights / Thursday Dec 10th
Thu, Dec 10
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B
Dec 10, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B, 35 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, UK
Join us for a wonderful evening of Jazz with London bases trio The Jazz Physicians. £5pp cover charge. Enjoy drinks, dinner or both and why not feast on our new festive menu starting at £24.95pp.
Friday Night Social 11th December
Fri, Dec 11
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B
Dec 11, 6:00 PM
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B, 35 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, UK
DJ 6-10pm
Saturday Night Social / Saturday 12th Dec
Sat, Dec 12
ACANTEEN
Dec 12, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
ACANTEEN, 35 New London Road, Chelmsford, UK
6pm we welcome our resident DJ's to spin until 10pm the best in soul & house. Booking essential. Cocktail deals and our kitchen is cooking up a storm until 9pm
Festive Jazz Nights / Thursday 17th Dec
Thu, Dec 17
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B
Dec 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
acanteen / All day dining & Bar/ Stone B, 35 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, UK
Join us for a wonderful evening of Jazz with London bases trio The Jazz Physicians. £5pp cover charge. Enjoy drinks, dinner or both and why not feast on our new festive menu starting at £24.95pp.

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DECEMBER 

December brings extended opening hours, festive jazz and DJ nights, check our events pages more information. Our Christmas menu is full of our festive classics and is suitable for the whole family, younge and old and is served everyday.  

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ABOUT US 

Acanteen is a family-run restaurant and bar, established in 2001 and headed up by myself, Emma, and my Mum, Brenda, working closely with my sister, Sarah and good friend Marc who is our GM.

When working to open our first restaurant and deli around the corner on New London Road, we struggled to think of a good name for our concept. The word ‘canteen’ came naturally, conjuring up images of an informal and relaxed eatery that appealed to all ages and backgrounds. But we were still missing something more personal, so we got thinking...

Mum’s very first sandwich bar in Braintree was named ‘Alphonsus’ after her dad, James Alphonsus Mahoney. Having worked on fruit and vegetable stalls around Islington, Grandad Jim inspired mum and I to work hard, develop our entrepreneurial spirits and pursue our dreams. As we were reflecting on my grandad’s journey, Alphonsus soon got shortened to ‘A’ and, just like that, Acanteen was born!

Since we launched our little deli, every single member of staff has become part of our extended family tree. As we’ve grown into Chelmsford’s largest independent restaurant, our team has become the backbone of what we do, playing a key role in the quality of service we strive to provide each and every valued customer.

Just as we found our feet and were running regular events in our bar and restaurant areas, the dreaded C word reared its ugly head. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, we knew we had to change how we worked...and quickly! We remained open for a large part of lockdown, offering a takeaway service for all our local and loyal guests. Since 4th July, we’ve been open for business, with table ordering to minimise contact and a new booking system to keep on top of numbers. We’ve also started hosting socially distanced events, including live stand up, pub quizzes and our famous Boozy Bingo nights. We hope to see you all soon for brunch, dinner, drinks, music and more!

 

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SIP COCKTAILS, CRAFT & A WIDE RANGE OF SPIRITS  

Book a comfy sofa in our lounge and sip cocktails until late
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ALLDAY

Brunch & Lunch & great coffee  is what we're 

famous for 

Now open Wednesday & Thursday Nights!
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BOTTOMLESS
BRUNCH

TREAT YOURSELF - SERVED EVERYDAY 10-2pm

 

 

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY    / CLOSED

TUESDAY   / CLOSED
WEDNESDAY / 9AM-11PM
THURSDAY  / 9AM-11PM
FRIDAY    / 9AM-11PM
SATURDAY  / 9AM-11PM

SUNDAY    / 9AM-4PM

35 NEW LONDON ROAD
CHELMSFORD
CM2 0ND

01245 205889

bookings@acanteen.co.uk

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