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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 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
Description: A
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Most recent review
That'd a take away this time

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 .

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Linda A
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

It all started so well. The reviews were good so I booked this for our adult daughter's birthday lunch. We arrived and the table was ready. The restaurant was very noisy and very hot. We were immediately provided with drinks (Jasmine tea, water and white wine) and our order taken. After a delay, but not long enough to complain our... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We went as a party of 4 friends & were told when we booked that we had a 2 hour slot. Our table was squashed into a corner which felt uncomfortable, as though the next table could hear our conversations. The waitress stood over us while we perused the menus. Two of my friends were struggling to find what they... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I went as a party of four friends last night. We were greeted by a surly waitress. Unfortunately she served us with another equally surly waiter for our meal. Firstly she harassed us to order quickly with no finesse and certainly not in a welcoming way. This continued throughout the meal. Plates dumped on the table as was the food.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We booked in advance & were told they were very busy so offered a table 1/2 earlier than we wanted. Food was delicious with some dishes that are not offered by other restaurants. The service was rushed & impersonal. The waiter had to ask us to repeat our order a number of times as he was looking around the restaurant.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent menu with a wide menu selection served professionally and courteously by the Team. The food is well presented and served with the Customer treated as an important guest Good parking available

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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

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