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35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
+44 1245 205889
08:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we love acanteen, and ever since its expansion we've really admired the cafeteria-like feel to it. really adds a uniqueness to the cafes/restaurants in town. Not the cheapest of places perhaps and maybe not the best for dinner, but for breakfast and brunch it's a winner!

Thank Maisie A
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the evening last night, lamb Wellington was gorgeous and the trio of desserts were fantastic. Minor problem being the issue with no draught beers for an hour or so but overall very impressed!

Thank Benjamin444
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this place have been going here since they opened, last night was our second event night with a band and they did not disappoint! The food was amazing along with the service. Our waiter was lovely and very friendly. The band Three Mile Hill was also amazing I will definitely be booking again when they are playing.... More 

Thank Natalie M
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in for lunch with a friend and in the past the food has always been ok but today it Was horrid , the brisket beef burger had very little meat in it and it was greasy, the onion ring was soaked in grease also the oil in the fryer needed changing as you tell this by the chips... More 

Thank Jenny F
Hockley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit hidden away but well worth a visit. A Canteen is a large very trendy restaurant gastro cocktail bar. The staff are young, friendly and very attentive and over all service is very good. The menu is a varied mix from Asian noodles, Burgers, Pasta and a really good Sunday roast. Every time we have visited there has... More 

Thank Michael G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times starting when it was a tiny place around the corner. Moving into bigger premises has not changed the quality of the food or the friendliness of the staff, just increased the options!

Thank Jelizabeth0407
essex, uk
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing! We walked in without a reservation on a Friday night 2 adults and 2 children. Staff were friendly and happy! Food was amazing my son esp loved his cheese and beans pizza! Looking forward for another excuse to visit... Maybe with the girls and sit up at the bar listening to the in house DJ

Thank kwalter88
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very relaxing place to eat. Service friendly, very good food and carters for most. Menu is well set out and shows diet options. Drinks come up very quickly, just had a little longer than usual for food to come!

Thank Lorraine C
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before with colleagues and decided to take my husband. The food is really good, the pizza is really good and a nice unusual mix of flavours. The atmosphere was a little less buzzy than normal but that may be because they have a valentines special night next weekend, so people are saving themselves for then. Cocktails were also... More 

Thank Charm8611
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming here for years and love it. Always moving the menu forward and coming up with great new food. Their food makes me happy.

Thank Jdawg247121

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 205889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?