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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for an anniversary meal on a Saturday night,after reading rave reviews.Although the service was excellent and the food a good quality (except for some chewy beef which was taken off the bill) we were disappointed with the ambience - was a bit like eating in a noisy school dining hall.Not a place for a quiet meal for two!... More 

Thank Hazel F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing like this restaurant to have Chinese food! Always delicious! Not the cheapest but definitely the best!

Thank Veronica W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Chinese food ever Would definitely go again Apart from one waitress it was very friendly and welcoming

Thank Sue A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a regular here for the last few years - by far the best Chinese in the surrounding area. It came to a special occasion for lunch and we booked in advance, were allowed in before they opened to set up the table and were served great food as always with great service, which some Chinese restaurants can lack. It's... More 

Thank Essexcouple89
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business meeting, wanting to impress client, although he was local he had not been before, both impressed, quality of meal and the service provided

Thank David A
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife dined here at the weekend for the first time because our usual Chinese restaurant China Chef in Colchester,couldnt get us in on the night before 9pm. But, we were both pleasently surprised of the quality of the food, ambience and in particular the service of this restaurant. Unfortunately, the only setback for us is that we... More 

Thank BillyC63
N Ireland
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201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went tonight for our evening meal. Having been here before and well impressed one of the group had also been. Selecting the hong kong set meal for three it was again very good all served hot and devoured. Hope to go back again if in the area.

Thank Ian F
Braintree, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went for lunch after being tempted by the reviews and the fact they said the dim sum was some of the best outside London. You get a card with all the various dim sum they do and you mark down which ones you require and how many. I went with Prawn har kaw and prawn and beef cheung fun and... More 

Thank Christopher V
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I came here to celebrate a birthday and I am confident to say we will be talking about our night out for many years to come ...... For all the wrong reasons. We arrived at the restaurant for 6.30pm and just as our backsides hit the seats we were reminded we had to be out by 8pm... More 

Thank Alison X
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for a couple of years now and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and delicious. (Vietnamese spring rolls and the squid on the dim sum menu are especially tasty). The scallops in the mixed seafood main are one of if not the most delicious scallops I have ever tasted. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $70
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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