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 Enotria World 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.
Tuesday - Thursday:
12pm - 3pm
5.30pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday:
12pm - 3pm
5.30pm - 11.30pm
12pm - 10pm
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.
Everything was average to good, apart from the staff we were not late it was booked for a table of 4, first person arrived and was asked would you like to sit at the table, answer no will wait for the others. Two more arrived would you like to sit at the table, answer no will wait for the last person to arrive. As soon as that happened we were rushed to the table and it went from there rush, rush we did not tip for that reason also staff not very talkative.
Great service this time and excellent Dim Sum
My family and I have been using Banquet for over 4 years and have never been disappointed! Amazing food and very good service - we love the place 💙
Had a lovely evening, our friends enjoyed their first dinning experience at banquet 1408.
However felt the waiters were anxious for us to leave within our two hour dinning slot.
However we will definitely be going back.
I am a regular customer of this outstanding Chinese restaurant and recommend it highly. The fixed menu option offers an excellent range of food and provides good value for money. In addition the decor and ambience of this restaurant is first class and offers a lovely dining experience. Book this restaurant and you won't be disappointed.
We have been here several times for special occasions, Excellent food and service, but we have to save up to come!
Had a brilliant meal, there was a great atmosphere will definitely visit again
Have been going for years and never had anything but excellent and food
It was nice to see the new renovations after our last visit a year a go
Great place to eat, been a few times with work for Christmas parties and more recently for personal reasons. Had an amazing time, food was delicious, service was prompt, staff polite and quick to get us any extras, and generally a great place to enjoy a few hours with family or friends.
Service was brilliant and very quick and friendly. I feel that the food was on the expensive side for what it was. It was by no means horrible food, however, I didn’t find it any better than our local Chinese takeaway. Lovely restaurant and could not fault the service I just feel it was expensive for the quality of the food.
We have been here several times it is always Very Good, this is why we return
Probably the best in Colchester
Perfect place for meeting up with friends and family! Spacious, light and airy with good alfresco dining in the summer. I was impressed with the variety of ‘dim sum’ dishes available and they were delicious! An excellent recommendation from the staff of MM grocery store in Colchester!
Well prepared food with quality ingredients. Prawn satay was made from fresh prawns, you could tell from the texture and taste. The rest of the courses were equally very flavourful and portions were generous. This was our fourth visit over a ten month period and definitely won’t be our last!
Have been dining here for years and every meal has been wonderful. New menu and restaurant is even better and you are welcomed as a member of the family.
Venue and food is very good. Bit pricey but good for a special occasion. I did enjoy the vegetarian duck pancakes , however there was not a huge amount of choice for vegetarians as they put a lot of oyster/fish sauce in the vegetable dishes. The service is blunt but speedy.
Absolutely recommend best Chinese ever been to def will be a regulars! Good food comes out hot & presentable
Beautiful, fresh food served quickly. Impeccable service and just a lovely dining experience!
I took 5 Chinese guys here, they had been craving some home food for days and they were all very happy with the food. I was also very pleased with the dishes we ordered and the price was very reasonable with Monday 30%. Best Chinese I’ve been to in Colchester, and having lived in China for 14 years, this was a very welcome treat for me. Not a fish ball in sight nor sweet and sour everything you find in a takeaway!
Well.A very good substitute of Chinese restaurant in London as well as Asia.The price were cheaper overall.A good value in every sense.THE STAFF ARE VERY VERY HARD WORKING.Quick.Polite.Helpful
Looks a clean place.I am very satisfied going there.My family loves this place and food. Being a Chinese.You might think being bias.No I am not.
Fantastic food fantastic staff would definitely recommend 10/10
First time eating here and we were not disappointed. Very good food and service definitely would recommend.
I was disappointed in January 2018 when they changed hands but when I went on Friday deciding to give them one more chance I was beyond amazed by the quality of the food. Very happy and its going to be our regular Chinese restaurant to go to. Thanks you Banquet I love your chicken chowmein - please don't change the recipe ! See you soon.
Very disappointed, heard good things about this place, but food wasn't very tasty, rushed through, expensive for the quality of food and service we received, definitely will not be returning
Came with my family and had an amazing time. This is the second time we.ve been and since the first time we haven't enjoyed chinese food anywhere else. My 5 year old son who is a very fussy eater ate his whole plate and still wanted more it was incredible. Staff were lovely and the lady that looked after us was superb. Thank you to everyone for our experience. Would highly recommend to anyone
I have been a number of times over the years and it is always good. This weekend gone, no different :o)
Love this restaurant, the food is amazing and the best chinese we have ever had. Excellent service too. Would highly recommend.
The food has never disappointed - traditional flavours
The retention of staff means you are greeted by familiar faces with excellent food knowledge and service ethic
A good Chinese restaurant reflected by 1/3 of its customers are Chinese - this speaks volumes.
Excellent food and a great menu. The dim sum platter was delicious and the prawns in my main dish were stunning.
my wife and myself were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were surprised with congrational balloons at our table for two placed in a very discrete part of the restaurant , anice touch
As always the food is the best Chinese in the North Essex area. The dim sum at lunchtimes is stand out.
The new refit, gives the restaurant a fresh vibrant feel.
Really nice venue. Food and service excellent. There are some round tables which have a centre that turns , the food is then easy to pass along the guests. I have to give praise to the unusual desserts, we really enjoyed the whole evening. Parking is easy too , just outside the restaurant .
Bring the prawn dumplings back on evening menu PLEASE!!!!
My meal was delicious but my son's was very standard.
A lovely evening all round food and service very good. Very helpful staff from the beginning to when we were stuffed.
Superb food served with attention to detail. Reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere and good service. Well worth a visit. Best Chinese food for miles.
We went for my husbands 60th Birthday with friends and everything was exceptional. We will definitely be going back.