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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
Open 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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic delicious dim sum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Tigseeyore
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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224 reviews 224 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I felt that the food was average and they definitely don't give you much rice which is very disappointing. As for the price it's astronomical plain rice boiled or fried average £9 which is extortionate for the mean amount they give you. The staff were miserable and didn't crack a smile all night I felt that they wanted me to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was our first visit here after recommendations by friends and family and I have to say it did not disappoint. The service was first class with recommendations from our waiter and when the food arrived it was one of the best Chinese we had ever tasted. We will most definitely be going back.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We go regularly to this restaurant and find it the best Chinese around. The service is always prompt and courteous and the food is amazing. We took our vegetarian daughter last time and they provided an incredible meal for her, explaining what dishes were vegetarian, and also which ones could be adapted to be meat free. Thoroughly recommend Banquet 1408.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I went here on a Wednesday night, we hadn't booked and the place was packed but they managed to get us a table after a short wait. The staff were friendly and the service was great. Upon arrival it was noticeable that the majority of people dining here were Asian which I took to be a good... More 

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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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