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Banquet Chinese

342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (79 reviews)
“crispy beef” (7 reviews)
“prawn toast” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing yummy food and really friendly service...favourite Chinese in Colchester...always a 10 out of 10!

Thank jj523570
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jj523570, A fantastic review. Very pleasing to hear. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just want to get one thing out of the way: I love good quality, authentic Chinese food, especially Sichuan dishes. I was introduced to Banquet 1408 a few years ago; since then, it has become a regular lunchtime haunt. The food is exceptionally good,...More

Thank Colin A
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Colin A, Great to hear you enjoy the more traditional cuisine. Have you recently tried the roast bbq meat platter? We are sure you would enjoy this too! Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant on Sunday night very good layout of tables very clean food was very good happy place to go and have a meal price very competitive have booked to go again this mouth

1  Thank peterdavidnoeld
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear peterdavidnoeld, Twice in a month! Thank you for your continued custom and for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Banquette with friends and their children so we had 7 children and 5 adults. This was no problem for the staff they were brilliant and adapted some dishes for our fussy children. We had several starters and main courses and everyone was magnificent....More

Thank Peter B
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter B, We have recently changed the restaurant's policy to allow family's to dine at any time that we are open. We all have young children, so understand how difficult it can be to dine out as a family and enjoy a meal. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here often and always enjoy the food and the service . As Chinese retruants go this is a really good one and fairly decent value for money as well

Thank Raymond D
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Raymond D, Thank you for your great review. Consistency is something that is really important to us and we work hard to achieve. It's really pleasing to hear that you continue to enjoy dining with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was extremely impressed with the quality of experience I’ve had at Banquet Chinese. The setting, the service and the food... the dim sum and roast meats are just heavenly. I recently dined here for a business lunch and this time returned with friends who...More

Thank HansG73
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HansG73, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you particularly enjoyed the dim sum and roast meats. We have dedicated chefs who specialise in these dishes, so will be sure to pass on your comments to them! Hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The customer experience was great, highly recommend, food was lovely and served very well. Will definitely be going again

Thank nickyjt2007
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you nickyjt2007 for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal with friends and had a lovely evening. Food was awesome and service was impeccable. If your in the area, you are missing out if you don’t stop by!

Thank ellajay21
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ellajay21, Thank you...we are glad you and your friends enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the recent negative reviews I was a little apprehensive, as we haven’t dined at Banquet for a couple of years. However from start to finish the meal was lovely, it was a packed Saturday night. Great service. The dishes were all fresh, well...More

Thank Twinkle071
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Twinkle071, We are very glad you decided to dine with us. Saturday's can be a little more hectic but we think that adds to the buzz! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I don’t know where to start. Absolutely gutted, I could almost cry. Myself and my wife have been eating here regularly for four years and this was our first meal since the new owners have taken over and it was woefully bad. Had the...More

1  Thank RobK1982
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi RobK1982, Thanks for your review about your most recent visit with us. We appreciate the feedback, but we would like to make some things clear - since we have taken over the Banquet Chinese (formerly known as Banquet 1408), the head chef and all...More

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sarah p
30 April 2018|
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Response from vincent c | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, Yes we do....we serve a variety of them. The most popular being char siu (roast pork) and egg custard. I hope this helps. Vincent Banquet Chinese.
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Sam L
10 November 2017|
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Response from TheRedButterfly | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Hj Mohd Saufi H
12 October 2016|
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Response from Christopher V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately their website doesn't specify so I would have thought not. Best to call just in case!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 93
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England (Formerly Banquet 1408)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 211588
  • E-mail
Description
Banquet Chinese is a restaurant and venue unlike any other found in Colchester or North Essex today. This is Chinese food the way it is meant to be experienced! Our mouth-watering dishes are cooked to perfection by award-winning chefs using only the freshest and finest ingredients. The interior has been carefully chosen and imported from China to create a genuine and sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy your lunch or evening meal, perhaps together with a bottle of wine from the well rounded wine list supplied by Enotria World Wines. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with Banquet Chinese here on our website. Have a look at our menus and wine lists. Read about Dim Sum, the delicious little dishes perfect as starters or as a light and sophisticated lunch time meal.
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