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.
Always met at door and promptly shown to table. Service is exceptional. Friendly and professional. Ritz style serving of food. Food is excellent. The decor is impeccable.
Excellent friendly service, lots of fantastic menu options, food is outstanding. Overpriced though
1st visit for us but will definitely be the 1st of many. On arrival we loved the relaxing but very smart decor. The atmosphere was buzzing but not noisy. The food was the best we’ve had and we’ve tried this cuisine in many countries it’s our favourite. To top off the our night the service received was lovely, efficient and so friendly.
All our needs catered for including high chair. Balloons at the table.
Venue was nicely decorated for Valentines
The staff were very efficient and polite.
Unfortunately our order was incorrect when it arrived, but this actually meant we got more for our money and the staff rectified the bill without question.
The food was all lovely and freshly cooked, a little expensive but ok for a once a year treat.
Slightly better value set meals would see us back regularly.
Excellent food and the venue is brilliant, all on one floor with round tables so that everyone can speak, its not too noisy either. Would definitely recommend.
We went for valentines day it was quite busy , not to busy, food was nice best I’ve had for long time around Essex... me & my wife agree it’s not quite as good as the pearl dragon in Southend... defently the best around this area & near Chelmsford
A lovely dining experience with such delicious food and a wide selection to choose from
Food and service excellent, but very noisy and felt very rushed. Nice looking restaurant but no ambience.
Our family celebrated the Chinese New Year at Banquet Chinese and it was the second time we ate here. As with our first visit the service and food was excellent, as good as if not better than China Town In London. The staff are very friendly and service is very quick. We will definetly be eating here again and would highly recommend.
Another great meal at Banquet!!! 💙💙💙
Awesome fresh tasting food, very good professional service.
Always great food and service, I would recommended. Thanks
Really good food and great service, and great portions
The food is great -- my only negative comment being I'm positive my steamed eels in black bean sauce was stir fried not steamed (it was tough and dry not moist as a steamed eel would be).
The service is excellent and the tables not too close together.
I don't know if they can do anything to dampen the noise -- its very noisy.
Best place to eat amazing food!! Staff are very friendly and helpful
Excellent - the best restaurant I have ever been to and never fails
Always delivers really good authentic Chinese food, why drive to London China Town when we have this place in Colchester, really worth a try. Very good indeed!
we found the food very nice , staff very attentive., the ambiance okay. should be a bigger area for pre drinks. we thought drinks very expensive, would come again for the food.
My second visit with a large group of Caucasian friends who had not tasted authentic Chinese cuisine. They were not disappointed but very pleasantly surprised with the variety we ordered. They were also impressed by the decor, the overall atmosphere of the restaurant and to see Chinese customers enjoying their food! This was the seal of approval!
Perfect for a birthday lunch. Made to feel really welcome. Amazing food and great service. Will be recommending to friends and will dine there again!
CONSISTANTLY EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY. COULD NOT BE FAULTED.
First time here and was lovely, food was excellent and lovely friendly staff
The food is amazing and the staff brilliant. We had the set menu between two and it was great fun to eat. Perfect for our date night!
Great food, great muzic, great service, hard to find anything to improve,
Been here many times.
This time service was very poor.Food excellent
The best Chinese food locally. Great ambiance and hospitality
Great place to eat & enjoy really good food. Service fantastic & would highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. Has been greatly improved since being under new ownership.
Great meal, friendly attentive staff and approachable management. A local restaurant that we will definitely visit again.
Great venue it’s become a family Xmas eve favourite for the last 10 years, always delivers. Thank you
Food good, but not as nice when 1408. Like cattle market.,soon as you finished waiters were there. Very hurried. 1st time there with the new owners won't hurry back. Shame because 1408 was prefect.
We went for my daughters birthday. Great food and good service. Would highly recommend it.
Accepted a late night booking at short notice...great food and attentive staff.
Relaxed atmosphere but still a smart outfit. Very good menu choice, dim sum is a great additional option. Would recommend for authentic cuisine.
Superb as always
Nice Chinese. Good food and parking onsite. Will go again
Fab meal but one particular waiter wasn’t very friendly. Didn’t seem happy when we said no to desert. When we paid he snatched the card out of our hand and seemed very annoyed with the tip we gave him (not everyone can afford a massive tip) and we didn’t even get a thanks, he just walked off! Also asked if they could do anything special for my parents as it was there 34th anniversary and absolutely nothing.
Visiting Colchester and looking for dim sum. Came to right place. Great food, good service. lively, full restaurant. Recommend booking first.
Made a few mistakes with ordering but still tasty.