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Banana Tree

25-27 Exchange Way, Chelmsford CM1 1XD, England
+44 1245 931343
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“laksa” (7 reviews)
“satay sticks” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25-27 Exchange Way, Chelmsford CM1 1XD, England
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This was a birthday meal for one of my best friends. Not one of us had been to Banana Tree before. We thought we would try it as its new. I booked a table online I think about a month before the visit. Had the...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great lunch menu, price, portions and variation. Love this place! Food does take 10-15 minutes, but we ask for our starters and mains at same time to save time.

Thank harrymacleod
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to visit if you are in a group with different tastes for food. The service is good and quick. The chef is always willing to prepare food to your tast.

Thank Saber S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. I chose the Chicken Laksa as a starter and it was tasty, but not too spicy. My main course of the Chicken Phad Thai was good, not as good as you would get in Thailand, but of...More

Thank JR_Essex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Wide choice of dishes. Especially liked the hammocks in the bar area 🙂. Was very busy when we visited but the service was prompt

Thank juliecat2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here as part of a business group, and can't fault anything. The cocktails are good (and only really cost effective if bought during happy hour). The food was very good. Lots of choice from parts of the world not normally represented by most...More

Thank OnTheCoastAl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hardly ever complain about a restaurant that I visit; many times the poor staff are rushed off their feet etc, but my first visit to Banana Tree was not great. The drinks arrived after our food and only because I mentioned to them that...More

Thank Fay T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought I’d try this place out. The menu had a lot of variety so if you like this sort of food, there’s definitely something you’ll like. The chicken thai pad dish I had was nice but slightly bland... I wouldn’t order order again. I’ve...More

Thank Missi T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had amazing food and amazing service by Sophia will definitely be coming back. So please that we come to Banana tree😊

Thank danimelissa36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely LOVED the service by Sophia, gorgeous food all round good family night. Looking forward to coming back soon !

Thank RadfordI
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Questions & Answers
Habibur R
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Jordan C | Property representative |
All of the meat is halal but the grilled meat is cooked on the same grill along with pork, avoid any dish containing grilled meat and you’ll be fine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 Exchange Way, Chelmsford CM1 1XD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 931343
  • E-mail
The home of fantastic food, drinks and fun from the Indochina region. Award winning restaurant, serving great Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Singaporean dishes. Come and enjoy our customers' favourite Pan Asian dishes with inspiring Oriental cocktails in a relaxed and buzzing atmosphere! We'll be expecting you. Our founder and head chef, William Chow, opened his first 36 seater 'Indo-Chinese' cafe in West London 25 years ago. The cafe was born out of his great passion for the different cuisines in this specific Southeast Asian region. He felt that by careful planning of the menu, he could showcase the best dishes from this vast and exciting area which in culinary terms does not really have distinct boundaries, as the different countries share so many common herbs and spices. We have now organically grown to a total of 9 restaurants and our passion for good food has not diminished with our success.
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