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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Happiestgardener
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The best cantonese food I have eaten, prompt service and a happy staff team, nothing could have been improved. The Banquet is a hidden gem.

Thank slw339
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a birthday celebration. As usual the food was really nice but the service we received from a female member of staff left a lot to be desired. She came across as very abrupt almost as if we were a nuisance

Thank Malcolm D
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm terribly disappointed with this restaurant. I will address this first and then go on to discuss the food. This evening after a wonderful day with my wife and 2 children (age 4) we decided to have an early evening meal at Banquet 1408. In fact our son requested a preference for prawns and was most excited to go to... More 

Thank Dcat2016
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As usual the restaurant was busy, had the usual great meal, brilliant efficient service . Comfortable seating and fast service as they know we don't want to linger midweek . Thanks Banquet 1408

Thank Lesley C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently good. Always busy. Banquet 1408 and the China Chef vie for the best Chinese food in Colchester.

Thank SaN2023
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Chinese meal I have had the service was very quick and efficient and problems such as ordering an extra rice they helped straight away. The food was lovely we ordered the crispy beef, lemon chicken and duck. The staff were all lovely. Overall I cannot fault it. I will definitely return.

Thank Nicholson20
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at this restaurant and was not disappointed, we had pre drinks in the comfortable waiting area, then shown to our table, the menu is really good and large with several set menus which is great value compared to the individual one. the food arrived very quickly and was superb, would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Jenny L
Harwich, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It is the only Chinese restaurant in Colchester served variety and tasty Dim Sum. We usually had to go to China Town in London for Dim Sum. Dim Sum is only available from 9am to 3pm. The staff were friendly and prompt.

Thank Hayley K
Colchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Another great experience at Banquet 1408. Relaxed atmosphere and really great food. Perfect combination.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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?