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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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  • 122
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 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
Highly recommended. Do not miss this absolute gem of a restuarant

Recommended to us and we visited on the spur of the moment; so glad we did. Wow.....Super friendly and professional staff, beautifully decorated and superb tasting food. Great Dim Sum menu (try the Chickens' Feet) and plenty of other menu choices. The closest to real Chinese food we have found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Leiyu
via mobile
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recommended to us and we visited on the spur of the moment; so glad we did. Wow.....Super friendly and professional staff, beautifully decorated and superb tasting food. Great Dim Sum menu (try the Chickens' Feet) and plenty of other menu choices. The closest to real Chinese food we have found outside China or Chinatowns (London, Sydney, New York) You have... More 

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Beckenham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have never eaten here before. I just googled restaurants near Marks Tey Hotel as that is where we were staying, so you could say it was a bit of a gamble. About a twenty minute walk from the hotel, all pavements. We were not disappointed. Excellent food, service and surroundings. We chose from the set menu for two, I... More 

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Chappel, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Celebrated the end of another academic year with a lovely Chinese meal. We went for one of their set menus, and weren't disappointed. Very lively atmosphere, really nice food, and lovely people. The only down side was that the service was a little too speedy. On one occasion, we were still chewing when the plates were whipped away....so they could... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have eaten here several times and always found it first class. Real Chinese food prepared well and served efficiently by attentive staff. Highly recommended.

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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

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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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?