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Banquet 1408

342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (68 reviews)
“crispy beef” (6 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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1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We always enjoy our visits to the 1408. The staff are really friendly, the service is first class, and the food is superb.

Thank Keith_Pr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the restaurant and I was still massively impressed with the staff and the food that they serve. The service was quick and efficient and the staff were very knowledgable of the menu and the food available. You get fantastic...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. And surprisingly , a great British wine. A very good find by my wife on our East Anglia trip. And although looking at some of the reviews claiming an infringement of their human rights to inflict their screaming toddlers on a...More

Thank Vince G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Banquat 1408 for a special anerversary dinner and were impressed with the quality of the food, service and the friendly staff. What we liked is the rule that no children are allowed after 19.30 - why don't more Resturants adopt this...More

1  Thank Roger H
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect evening with friends and family celebrating a 40th birthday. Beautifully cooked food. Not heavy, lovely and light. King prawns are to die for. 12 very happy customers. Best dim sum I've had in years. Couldn't fault anything, staff even happy to bring a big...More

Thank Natalie28-C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

this has to be the most amazing chinese i have had! was a lovely meal out with friends the service was excellent

Thank laurafewell54
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A group of 14 of us went here for a surprise party. We arrived early, there was plenty of parking and we were shown to our table straight away. It was a large round table which is ideal for a large group as it is...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We had a family meal at Banquet 1408 last night. It was our first visit and we will most certainly be back again! The food was absolutely delicious - so fresh and authentic. The staff were efficient and friendly and a great atmosphere. Crispy Beef...More

Thank SueElphi
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We've been here several times and every time it has been fantastic. On this occasion, there were 3 of us, (of which 2 were Chinese) and we had many, many Dim Sum dishes and some of the main dishes. The quality, taste, appearance and flavour...More

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Possibly up there as the best Chinese I've had. The food was great and the service was brilliant. All the staff were friendly and the food was brought out quickly as well.

Thank Tom W
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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!
27 August 2016|
Response from Zoe S | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not, you could always phone them first? Their number is 01206 211588
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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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