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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here today. Excellent service, superb food especially the dim sum. Large restaurant which was pretty much full so I'd recommend you book. Service was very attentive and helpful. Not too pushy or rushed. Standard of food was excellent, maybe not entirely authentic but very tasty and good sized portions. Large car park which is very convenient.... More 

Thank UKSimon66
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Banquet 1408 serves Chinese food, mainly in Cantonese cuisine. The food is excellent. I don’t believe I can find better dim sum anywhere else in Colchester. The restaurant is roomy; seating is comfortable. There is plenty of parking. Staff are friendly. Cost: Food quality is reflected in the price. It typically costs us around £70 for 4, plus tips. Allow... More 

Thank Eddie Z
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many occasions and have always had really good food. Not sure i can think of anywhere that i have eaten constantly Chinese food of such high standard. What has let them down on occasions is the need to hurry us up due to next sittings, this i find annoying and detracts from the experience

Thank James M C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to wait for second visit before reviewing. First visit we decided to have the set menus which was average and as it contained dishes off a typical take away menu, there was nothing great to shout out about. However if you start choosing dishes that are not typically listed in in a local Chinese take away menu, then this... More 

Thank KarMon K
Colchester, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its been a while as we used to come here but standards dropped so we switched to Zenxi's at Chelmsford. As Zenxi's have now stopped their Sunday evening jazz (apart from one Sunday a month) we thought we would give Banquet 1408 another go. Sadly we were not impressed. Off to a bad start as our table was not ready... More 

Thank RomanRemains
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We booked a part of 14 for my mum's 70th birthday. The booking process was difficult as the staff appeared reluctant to accommodate us. From the moment we arrived they made us feel unwelcome. At 7.30 they told us that we would have to leave very quickly because children are banned in the restuarant from that point onwards. This culminated... More 

Thank Jamie F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Just have the Banquet meal it has everything you want when you are in a Chinese! The wine menu is limited but ok and the Chinese beer was ok but pricey! Go and see for your self the food won't let you down at all!

Thank Chesterday
Brighton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited with family who have recently moved to the area. The decor is nice but the hard surfaces do noting for the acoustics. The waiting staff by and large were attentive and friendly. The food is typical of most 'English' Chinese restaurants serving set menus. Sadly and predictably, I always choose a set menu that has crispy duck. the hor... More 

Thank glennjones14
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here on numerous occasions. The menu is vast and the quality of food is excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Heidi H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I waited a week or so before posting a review to see if I felt any different. Well the best thing about our meal was the company and we brought that ourselves. We had chosen a set meal with some personal customising which 1408 were happy to do. A good sign. Serving staff were having difficulty understanding us and there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 211588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?