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Banquet Chinese

342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (88 reviews)
“crispy duck” (17 reviews)
“cheung fun” (5 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Greeting rather off hand as we hadn’t booked but shown to a table. You need time to go through menu to ensue you pick what you want. Hot sizzling dish good and other dishes flavoursome and good sized. Had one prawn, one chicken, rice and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank boucheboy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Couldn’t fault the food. The dim sum platter was particularly excellent. However, the service was nowhere near as good as the quality of the food. We had been seated for some time before someone came to take our drinks order. We had to ask 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AmandaR3682
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of 6 of us came and enjoyed really delicious food and great service we will come back again for sure

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Durteedan27
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Durteedan27 Glad to hear you all enjoyed your dining experience with us, hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with a group of five friends and we sat on a large table in the middle of the restaurant. We ordered duck and then asked them to bring us a selection of dishes for starter and to have after the duck. All of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dubai-chris-c
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dubai-chris-c Great review and hope to see you all very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a family meal in a group of 11. Everything was fantastic from start to finish. Food fantastic can’t wait to go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank unhappy066
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear unhappy066 Thanks for the awesome review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here a week ago with friends. Food average, service below average, prices most definitely way above average. I don’t mind paying over the odds if it’s worth it, but this place is most definitely not worth it. There are plenty of other restaurants...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Seaside54776359846
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Seaside54776359846 Sorry to hear you feel we are expensive and everything is "AVERAGE" Guess we have to try much harder to get things right for you on your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

went here as it was a family members birthday, could not fault it! Clean tidy and staff spot on. My new favourite restaurant in Colchester :)

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Dan119133
vincent c, Owner at Banquet Chinese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dan119133 Many thanks for the lovely review! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Back again after my last review and am happy to report, on this occassion, that all the staff were friendly and welcoming. The dim sum was spot on! The yam croquette (my personal favorite) cooked to perfection; crisp and fluffy on the outside and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Yin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Banquet Chinese is a little hard to find, being behind the Toby Carvery in a group of restaurants in what our waiter described as a garden centre - it was dark so never saw anything of the garden centre - but the food and service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SarahG57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive side the décor was lovely and plenty of attentive staff. A bit too attentive at times, eager to clear our table just because we maybe had put our cutlery down for a breather. The food was very nice but far too expensive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brenda G
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Bobsey48
20 October 2018|
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Response from vincent c | Property representative |
Hi it is available only at lunch times. We only serve the dim sum basket in the evenings.
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Y1569RAsarahp
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 88
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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