Banquet Chinese

4.6
182 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Chinese (Canton)
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Authentic
Banquet Chinese is a restaurant and venue unlike any other found in Colchester or North Essex today. This is Chinese food the way it is meant to be experienced! Our mouth-watering dishes are cooked to perfection by award-winning chefs using only the freshest and finest ingredients.

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.
What 182 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
GS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
RK
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Although my husband did comment waiter was excellent but didn't smile.

Report
Helpful
LD
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
LS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All food was excellent as usual, love the fact that I have so many gluten free choices particularly the crispy duck which I love!

Report
Helpful
e
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
KW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend.Been several times and always great food and great service.

Report
Helpful
SS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
PS
Cyprus
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable afternoon, staff very friendly and food very good. Will definitely be returning again and telling friends.

Report
Helpful
B
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

Polite staff

Report
Helpful
G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
H
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Chinese restaurant in Colchester. Perfect service too.

Report
Helpful
RA
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always. The best Chinese restaurant I have ever been to

Report
Helpful
C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here in pleasant surroundings with good attentive staff.

Report
Helpful
AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
T
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good restaurant, extensive menu and very good food. The service was excellent too. I would highly recommend it .

Report
Helpful
EV
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
O
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
DC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
TW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, tasty food. Very busy but good service. The best dim sum restaurant in the area!

Report
Helpful
EH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
H
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite Chinese restaurant in Colchester. Lovely food and very efficient staff.

Report
Helpful
KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regularly eat here. Lovely place excellent food. Nice for lunch too.

Report
Helpful
OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son was 21 this day and wanted to try your restaurant
We were all really impressed and will highly recommend in future

Report
Helpful
WB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, been so many times and the same great food and service

Report
Helpful
R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food in a calm and lovely environment. We were very well looked after.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic food.

Report
Helpful
LF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
IP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent friendly service, lots of fantastic menu options, food is outstanding. Overpriced though

Report
Helpful
SN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
DC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All our needs catered for including high chair. Balloons at the table.

Report
Helpful
MW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
MW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
A
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely dining experience with such delicious food and a wide selection to choose from

Report
Helpful
D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food and service excellent, but very noisy and felt very rushed. Nice looking restaurant but no ambience.

Report
Helpful
LL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is excellent better than London's China Town

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5