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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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  • 49
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  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 8
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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
Amazing chinese

I went to Banquet 1408 with my husband - the food was amazing, lots of choice, the restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff were extremely attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely go here again - it is quite pricey compared to other places but you get what you pay for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Sarah H
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went to Banquet 1408 with my husband - the food was amazing, lots of choice, the restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff were extremely attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely go here again - it is quite pricey compared to other places but you get what you pay for!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Invited a number of friends for dim sum on Sunday. Able to introduce them to some good quality dim sum as for many this was their first experience. Friendly helpful staff and quality food. Just a shame that they ran out of egg custard tarts today. Reasonable value too

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have dined at Banquet 1408 a number of times. As we have come to expect, the service was efficient, attentive and the food tasted amazing. We tried the set menu ‘Shanghai’ this time. There was a good variety of dishes with the set meal and with large enough portions to satisfy even my large appetite! A constructive comment would... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a Chinese restaurant at its best. The food is incredible, the staff friendly and knowledgeable, and the service quick. Went with our vegetarian daughter who was so impressed that she chose this restaurant when she went for a special meal out with her fiancé. The staff recommended certain dishes for her, and adapted others to fit with what... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely food, well presented and served. A good place for a special occasion meal as it is somewhat pricey?

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The best chinese restaurant in Colchester. Have visited several times and always very good. A very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Another fantastic meal at the Banquet... excellent service and lovely food. Always a great meal, and our favourite Chinese.

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

We are very lucky in Colchester to have 2 first class Chinese restaurants. This place really is good, worthy of any special occasion. I have to say it can be a little bit pricy but always is really good. So many great dishes I'll let you pick your faves, I am positive it will be as good if not better... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was our first visit to Banquet 1407 and it was delicious! Worth the trip. Lovely staff, warm welcome, beautiful restaurant and delicious food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It was my first time eating and honestly I didn't think it would be that good because it wasn't the biggest restaurant I've seen, but I have to admit that I was proven wrong. The service was fast; the staff quickly brought is drinks and our food was quickly delivered. But the food was another level. I have been to... 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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