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 Hong Kong set menu which always was our go to takeaway. Every single dish has been changed and not one for the better. The chicken skewers were awful, had to spit them out. Texture was stringy and dry, horrible greasy flavour. The same could be said for the chicken and cashew nut dish. The crispy duck was shocking. Hardly anything there and it had no flavour. Looked (and smelt) like an old chicken drumstick that had fallen down the back of the sofa. Every single sauce had been altered now. I don’t know what they were thinking?! We used to rave about this place but the change of head chef was a huge error in judgement from the new owners and you have now ruined Banquet’s reputation as the best Chinese in Colchester. It’s not even average now. A huge shame.
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