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“Lovely atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banquet 1408

Banquet 1408
Ranked #35 of 466 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $70
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Food is not cheap but good selection and well cooked. Staff very polite and attentive and lovely atmosphere to the place.

Visited September 2013
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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent dim sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Visited with friend for lunch, although we had no booking the staff were friendly and we were given a table straightaway although they were busy. Have only been in the evening before, but can recommend the lunchtime dim sum selection. The Dragon Buns were great, and the waiter was very helpful over food variety and quantity to order. The capital ribs sauce is superb, and I think this has always been my best experience of Chinese food in north Essex. It's good to know the lunchtime menu is up to their usual high standard.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chelmsford
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

We visited with two young children and had Dim Sum. The staff were friendly, and it was nice to see oriental decor that was still very modern. The food was delicious, we had Prawn Cheung fun, Prawn Siu Mai, Char Siu Buns, Spring rolls, Beef Ho Fun with black bean sauce, Egg Fried rice. I have eaten at lots of chinese restaurants, so I know the dry sensation you get when there is alot of MSG in the food, but I couldn't taste MSG in any of the dishes. (The only tiny gripe I have is there was a tiny amount of egg in the Egg fried rice). It was nice to see that they had left a small gap between bookings as we could see people leaving, and then a few minutes later the next customers would arrive and be seated. The management in chinese restaurants tend to cram bookings in, and therefore the waiters are rushed,and hover over you to clear plates and throw the bill at you. Not here though, as it felt very leisurely. The atmosphere was nice as there were plenty of diners but it wasn't too noisy. We will definitely be coming back as we think it is reasonably priced, and delicious food. We were over due a place in Essex with good Dim Sum!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I love the Dim Sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

The best Chinese restaurant in Colchester (though technically it is just outside). I love the food, The service is good (though at times while it can be better, it has never been something I would feel the need to complain about). We have been there many times and will continue to go there in the future.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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haverhill
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We ate here on a Saturday evening from the a la carte menu. Our meals were served very quickly. The crispy duck was amazing! The king prawn toast was so much better than any other I have ever had. Our mains were delicious, the pork was tender and not chewy at all and the curry had a nice kick without being too spicy. The homemade desserts are worth saving room for.
Staff were friendly and attentive, there seemed to be a lot of regulars here talking to the staff which I think is a good sign. The restaurant is a little isolated and set back with prices a little high but the quality is worth paying for.
This restaurant has set the benchmark for other Chinese restaurants

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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