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.
Ordered the mid priced set menu. All dishes were delicious and tasted fresh and clean, (possibly no overuse of MSG?). Noise levels were reasonably loud, but in a large open plan restaurant on a Friday night perfectly acceptable. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Highly recommend and will certainly return.
Most of the food was excellent but there were a couple of dishes that were under par, the décor and ambience were excellent, the staff were quite sullen to be honest, not many smiles! A little over priced for the quality received.
Fantastic. Although my husband did comment waiter was excellent but didn't smile.
Took friends of ours and they loved it and have already recommended Banquet to their friends and family. We had a good evening and the food was superb. Looking forward to our next visit.
All food was excellent as usual, love the fact that I have so many gluten free choices particularly the crispy duck which I love!
We frequent this restaurant weekly, it has the best dim sum and bbq meats, authentic dishes with fantastic flavours. Having travelled the world and been to many asian places this is one of our favourites locally. The service is great, food is yummy, and ambience lovely. Definitely recommend!
Would highly recommend.Been several times and always great food and great service.
Food very good indeed. That's the most important thing. I would definitely return as so few good chinese restaurants around, but the service wasn't as expected. It was Mothers day but they obviously knew how busy they were likely to be. Drinks didnt come before food. Had to ask for them. Food arrived before plates so was taken away quickly and then returned. Slight mix up with order but not charged for dish not ordered.
Very enjoyable afternoon, staff very friendly and food very good. Will definitely be returning again and telling friends.
Excellent food - freshly cooked and arrived at the table piping hot!
Good value for money
Very popular restaurant so recommend you book to avoid disappointment
Have heard a lot about this restaurant so decided to see what it is really like.
The service is excellent. Waiting staff very good and friendly.
The food was nothing more than standard for a Chinese restaurant. It was fine but there was no wow factor. There is a better Chinese restaurant in the town, if you can get in! Disappointed by portion sizes, especially king prawn dish.. just 5 prawns.
Won't be back.
Best Chinese restaurant in Colchester. Perfect service too.
Brilliant as always. The best Chinese restaurant I have ever been to
Had a lovely meal here in pleasant surroundings with good attentive staff.
Excellent food , great service and really welcome as always, my daughters favourite restaurant and immediate choice for her birthday lunch
Even took a doggy bag home
A very good restaurant, extensive menu and very good food. The service was excellent too. I would highly recommend it .
Our son introduced us to Banquet four years ago and since then we have eaten there several times. It has never disappointed us in any way. Do try it.
Food was beyond excellence, the service was efficient and friendly, the atmosphere was fabulous. I wish it was closer and then I'd go at least weekly.
Table for 4 on a Friday night. Restaurant really busy - so noisy we could barely have a conversation!
NOT a restaurant to visit if you want to catch up with friends.
Service good to start but waited 40 mins for main course.
By 9.30 things had quietened down so enjoyed our last hour.
Food was really good.
We went here to celebrate our daughters 18th birthday and had a really lovely evening. When I booked the table I mentioned it was for a birthday but didn’t ask for anything. On arrival we were sat at a round table that had been decorated with happy birthday balloons. The food was first class and the evening was round off with a complimentary bowl of ice cream for my daughter with a candle in. The waiter also sang happy birthday to her. All in all a great evening with that extra personal touch
As always, tasty food. Very busy but good service. The best dim sum restaurant in the area!
Definitely go to Banquet. It's amazing and the food is really authentic. When we went there were lots of Asian customers. That's got to be a good sign of the quality of this restaurant.
Our favourite Chinese restaurant in Colchester. Lovely food and very efficient staff.
Regularly eat here. Lovely place excellent food. Nice for lunch too.
Our son was 21 this day and wanted to try your restaurant
We were all really impressed and will highly recommend in future
Always excellent, been so many times and the same great food and service
Delicious food in a calm and lovely environment. We were very well looked after.
Very nice atmosphere and the food is delicious, always happy to go even though is a bit expensive. Only downside they have nothing on the menu to suite small children its literary just chinese food. So if you are planning family visit you may need to bring some snacks for the little ones if they are not yet accustomed to this cuisine.
Great atmosphere, fantastic food.
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.
The food is excellent better than London's China Town