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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

Location - out of town. Parking - plenty. Decor - good. Food - very good. Staff - better than some popular chines restaurants. But still appear to be rushing you out the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Location - out of town. Parking - plenty. Decor - good. Food - very good. Staff - better than some popular chines restaurants. But still appear to be rushing you out the restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Ok, I have been to this restaurant many times over the past few years, so that in itself is a good sign! Only a fool would keep going back to the same place if they were not happy with it. The thing is this...this place has to some extent become a victim of its own success. The service has therefore... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

No arguments. This is quite simply the best Chinese in Colchester. Slick service and delicious food. Slightly more pricey than your average Chinese but worth every extra penny. This is my sixth visit and the place never disappoints.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have been to B1408 on many many occasions and they have never disappointed, lovely atmosphere with friendly staff and you never wait long for your food. The chicken in lemon sauce is nice and also the chicken satay with peanut sauce aswell.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I am Chinese and have been coming to this restaurant regularly over the last 4 years. It really is an exceptional find to have a Chinese restaurant that serves this quality of dim sum outside of London and as such, I very rarely venture "into town" for this. There is an occasional wait for a table but nowhere near as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Been to Banquet many times in the last 6 months since I moved to Colchester. The best chinese food in colchester! The staff are all very friendly and the food is delicious with a wide variety.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I come here quite regularly so thought I best write a review on the food. its hard to describe food that is this nice with out people thinking its exaggerated. Believe me this is the best Chinese food I have had in England, from the dim sum at lunch or the noodle/rice dinners its worth ever penny the staff so... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There's only one word I can use to describe the food at B1408, and that is epic. My introduction to Banquet was via the Chinese wife of a friend of mine who knows a few of the staff at the resturant. A Sunday lunchtime or evening meal, you will not be disappointed. The Dim Sum is fantastic - a massive... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Absolutely great food. Not cheap and service can be a bit off-hand but the food takes a lot of beating.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This food is amazeing best all round essex .well done too all the staff And cooks best Chinese ever won't touch any were else .no way well done once again . Linda .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 211588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 70
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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