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Banquet 1408

342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (67 reviews)
“crispy beef” (5 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! It is consistently good. It's not cheap but the food is exceptional. If we go to any other Chinese we end up comparing and being disappointed. Well worth a visit!

Thank estelle b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves the best Chinese food for miles, it is absolutely fantastic, it is a bit more expensive than some other Chinese restaurants, but you do get what you pay for. We have been plenty of times over the years and will continue to...More

Thank Staccato_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit here and I can't say it was great. Very average food at an above average price. Quick service.

Thank sophia27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had gone out looking for breakfast however time ran away with us and it was lunchtime. Being in the area, we headed straight for 1408. Quickly seated and hubby discussed the gluten free options with the friendly waiter. Hubby opted for a dish which...More

Thank Visitor24071999
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I came here with a friend for a catch up after reading the good reviews and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious, we shared the mixed starter and had sweet & sour chicken/prawns with rice as a main. The waiter recommend that one...More

Thank Plums28
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here again. Not been for quite a while as now living in Lancashire, but had the opportunity to visit this evening - this place never fails to deliver. Great food and service. Carry on the good work!

Thank PHIL G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely lovely restaurant!! Dim sum was fantastic and the highlight!!! I will Recommend to all my friends and will mostly definitely be coming back very soon!! Great service and lovely atmosphere!! Thank you for such a lovely evening!!

Thank Hjyfd
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for sometime and at last have made it. Inside is typical top quality Chinese with plenty of space between tables and very attentive waiters and a fair number of Chinese eating out which is always a good...More

Thank MarkPatrick
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Wonderful food, particularly the dim sum. We visit quite often. It can get very busy but the service is always fast and friendly.

Thank Keith_Pr
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Lovely food, little expensive, but worth it. dish 1213 Hot and spicy chicken is superb. service was great and friendly..

Thank jika27
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hj Mohd Saufi H
hello do you serve halal food for the chicken, beef n duck. tq.
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!
Do 1408 except American express credit cards??
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail