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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really tasty foord and great service. We have visited this reataurant a lot and not had a bad experience

Thank Domsdad1982
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the dim sum authenticly Chinese, the quality is good enough to match any decent restaurant in Hong Kong. Dim sum cooking is highly skilled and the loyal following of its Chinese customers show the love they have for this restaurant. The selection is not huge but has all the staple dishes that make up a good "tea... More 

Thank Sudokuace
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had Shanghai set meal on Saturday night, approx £24 per person. First course was prawn toast, spring rolls, ribs, seaweed, satay and pork. Next came the duck, we had about 4 pancakes each, lots of meat. Then came the other dishes (you can see ala carte menu on web site). We could not eat it all and... More 

Thank MaggieEssexEngland
Colchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evening Meal on a Saturday - the restaurant was full but the attentive maître d' fitted my daughter & I in without a booking for a last minute meal with absolutely superb service, excellent food and a really great atmosphere. Cut to Evening Meal on a following Wednesday - booking with 5 girlfriends: full restaurant again but service very aggressive,... More 

Thank goldencurl
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Chinese restaurant is by far the best in Essex. If you like Dim Sum, make a reservation for Sunday lunch as it is always full up. The staff are friendly and helpful, children are welcome and given learning chop sticks if you ask for them. There are so many wonderful dishes to choose from. Be adventurous and try something... More 

Thank BubblyBling
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Banquet with our family from down here as we are from the north, and like every time we come down and go the food is delicious, just like the service. We enjoy the food so much we always decide to over order so we can try more and more and share it more, we... More 

Thank Conor P
Colchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here one Saturday night for my birthday. It started off absolutely fabulous. The service was spot in on and dim sum was just divine. But then it all went down hill. We had the crispy duck that came out already shredded and very dry almost like it had been sitting in the kitchen for a while, rather than... More 

Thank NB-70UK
Terrington Saint Clement, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable cost dim sum and great service. One of rare restaurants serving dim sum and excellent main dishes. Probably best Chinese food in north Essex.

Thank Ian E
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fancied a chinese meal, so thought we would try the Banquet. On the whole the meal was good, but the crispy duck was so overdone it was quite painful trying to eat it. Our prawns and chicken dishes were excellent. The restaurant is very dark, and the wooden floors make it very noisy. Staff polite.

Thank Bandb36
Colchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I had heard about the Banquet on many occasions and recently took a friend there who loves Chinese food - it was excellent though I wouldn't recommend the seaweed, much like you'd get in the supermarket. However, the rest was great, authentic & tasty. Book first, we had to have a really early spot because we decided to go on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?