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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” (69 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best western Chinese restaurants I have been to whilst giving a somewhat authentic feel as well. The food was top quality, served quickly and professionally. Although we dined fairly early in the evening, the place was already busy, so obviously...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent genuine chinese restaurant with an assortment of interesting dishes less laden with MSG than other chinese restaurants I have visited. Pleasant environment but a feeling of being 'shipped in' and 'shipped out' with indifferent service similar to that of a budget...More

Thank rufusleostisted
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always good and fresh. Good atmosphere. Lovely eve. Will definitely go back again. This place is always busy. Best book a table

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a Sunday lunch here for 2 people,and chose one of the set menus, Good selection of food which was served hot....and we were not rushed. Restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere, and could not fault the food or the waiter we had. Well worth a...More

Thank urqy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Chelmsford and for Dim Sum we have options of driving 20 minutes to Colchester or 50 minutes to Yi Ban in Docklands, 45 minutes to Manadarin Palace in Gants Hill or 1 hour to Wing Tai (Wing Yip Cricklewood.) We loved Banquet...More

Thank WW54968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't too busy. We ordered a selection of dishes to share and we particularly liked the green beans with caramelised minced pork. The chicken in black bean sauce with peppers was also delicious. Our firm favourite has...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I are regular customers of this Resturant travelling from Southend to visit. We have visited twice this month, once with just the two of us and once with my partners mum and dad. Both times, the food was delicious (as it always...More

Thank F00Di3S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Banquet 1408 and even on a Wednesday evening the restaurant was almost full. The food did not disappoint - DELICIOUS! The portions are generous, the food is clean and tasty, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the staff were very attentive. I would definitely...More

Thank CazP09
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 12 August 2017 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
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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