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Banquet Chinese

342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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  • 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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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The management of Banquet has changed since January and the standard of cooking does not seem to be as good as it was. We have visited twice in the last few weeks and been disappointed; maybe changes in chefs, maybe changes in policy but we...More

Thank nickB1445XO
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to come here for years and just never got round to going. I’m so glad we booked it for a father’s day meal! It was very busy, but this didn’t impact on the service or quality of food. The waiting staff were very...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hands down the best chinese in Colchester, its really authentic and in a different league from anywhere else.

Thank JamessMatthew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my husband here for a birthday meal. There was a nice atmosphere when we arrived, nice surroundings and the staff were friendly. I came here expecting an upscale Chinese. Unfortunately the food was REALLY bland, so bland we didn’t even want to put...More

Thank sukiwoo1804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well prepared food using quality ingredients. An extensive , varied and interesting menu with dim sum a specialty. Very attentive and knowledgable staff contributed to a great evening, will definitely return

Thank trongs
Reviewed 12 May 2018 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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 May 2018

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 5 weeks 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 7 May 2018

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 May 2018 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 5 weeks 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 6 May 2018

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 5 weeks 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.

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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.
Sam L
9 November 2017|
Response from TheRedButterfly | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$93
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
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
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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