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 Liberty 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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent quality food and service. This has got to be the best Chinese Restaurant in Essex. Its not cheap and you will need deep pockets and that's why we only go occasionally.
Outstanding. One of the best places for Chinese food in Colchester.
Would definitely recommend, the food is excellent. For any one who enjoys Chinese food, especially the Dim Sums this is the place to go!
Staff are very good, and we felt very safe.
Best Dim Sum in Essex. Staff attentive. Value for money.
Beautiful food. So fresh and tastes like there is less salt and sugar in the food that take away restaurants meaning the food appears to be a bit more healthy.
Really nice setting and friendly staff.
Gorgeous meal with brilliant staff and service. Always a pleasure to eat at Banquet. A*
Outstanding food and service as always .Highly recommend this restaurant so lucky it’s on our doorstep
Food was served hot and fresh, very tasty, we had a set menu which was not rushed. Enough time between courses to enjoy fully. Seems like the food is high quality. Staff are friendly polite and very efficient. May be more expensive than other restaurants but it is definitely worth the money.
Excellent Dim Sum, very fresh. Good prompt service.
Fantastic food and great service can't fault this restaurant food was fresh and clean. Will be going back at the next available chance.
Excellent food, great service. Shame we had noisy neighbors on the table opposite
We felt safe due the tables were spaced at least 2 metres a part . We could dine and enjoyed our meal . Good experience.
Excellent as always. Warm welcome, good and polite service, food exceptional
Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Authentic Chinese dishes cooked perfectly. Classic dim sum style, everything was delicious and we will certainly be going back to try more of the menu!
The staff were also wonderful. Really welcoming and charming. Can’t recommend enough.
Food was excellent as usual but felt very hurried and hassled by the staff. To a certain extent this is understandable with the COVID restrictions but they were definitely very over the top compared to other restaurants which are much more relaxing .
After being locked down for so long this was just what we needed. Superb food, superb service and superb evening.
As ever enjoyed a very pleasant Lunch - the one problem is how to avoid eating too much delicious food !
We think this is the best Chinese restaurant in Essex! We love both Yum cha for Saturday lunch, or a la carte for dinner. The service is always pleasant and efficient and in our opinion, the food is surprisingly good value. We have taken friends and family and visiting Australians to eat there and we’ve never had any complaints.
Lovely restaurant. Food and service are outstanding.
It’s just a favourite place to eat good Cantonese style food.
The food is very good but it was not very hot. Why can you not supply hot plates like many chinese restaurants. You are our favourite restaurant so please don't spoil it by serving lukewarm food.
As always a top notch meal I love this restaurant is the only place I go in colchester
This is a consistently good Chinese restaurant with a versatile menu and excellent service. I have been visiting Banquet for a number of years and have always had an excellent expu.
Super place for social gathering and excellent service.
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Judith!
Very nice restaurant. We love dining there. Food is great. Good service.
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Anita!
Beautifully decorated restaurant with delicious food. Highly efficient, attentive staff. Makes every meal there feel like a special occasion, no matter what time of day you dine.
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Celia!
Lovely set menu with very generous portions and delicious duck
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Emma!
I felt that the staff were quite rude here, we felt as if we were being rushed through the process. The starter platter arrived before we received our drinks. The staff just seemed to be rushing to get us out. I was under the impression that this was supposed to be a premier Chinese restaurant- the prices were certainly premier but the experience, sadly less so.
We found the food distinctly ordinary, the shredded duck was cold and not shredded on the table in front of us which, to me suggests it was mass produced and possibly not fresh.
We both had a nice evening but I wish I had spent the £100 for the meal for two at a truly first rate venue. Won’t be rushing back here, I think I’d rather spend far less at an all you can eat style Chinese buffet for a similar standard of food
We loved the food and the service was good. It would have been nice to have some background music. Cocktail was a little disappointing.
The Banquet was its usual exceptionally high standard. This was achieved alongside exceptional Covid 19 processes to ensure all customers and staff were safe. Thank you.
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Karen!
First class all round..excellent food and service and great dining area
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Alfred!
Very good service. Very quick. Great value for money
Great food! Good service apart from the hostess who asked what drinks we wanted when I barely put my coat on the chair, hardly had time to settle in first.
The food is good however mosf of them are salty, it could be better if its in moderate.
Food delicious. Service excellent. Staff very friendly.
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review Mary!
A pleasant relaxing atmosphere which is made better by the friendly staff and good food
Service great, no ambience as such bright lights etc. Portion sizes of the set menu compared to other tables who ordered off the standard menu is significantly smaller! £90 for 2 set meals and 3 drinks and 1 soft drink seemed extortionate considering portion sizes
We greatly enjoyed a relaxed Dim Sum lunch on Saturday Up to usual high standard
Good food and friendly service. Unfortunately, we booked for early evening and there were too many young children, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault.
Smoked chicken starter was strangely sweet, but dim sum platter was good.
Singapore rice noodle and sautéd chilli prawns were excellent. Salt & Pepper green beans and crispy chilli beef were nice.
Overall, still good.
Very well looked after food was delicious, service was great. It was just a shame to see it so empty it’s usually full and buzzing
Banquet Chinese offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01206 211588.
Banquet Chinese is rated 4.7 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.