Banquet Chinese

4.4
115 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday - Thursday:
Lunch:
12pm - 3pm
Dinner:
5.30pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday:
Lunch:
12pm - 3pm
Dinner:
5.30pm - 11.30pm
Sunday:
12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
01206 211588
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 115 People Are Saying
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S
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice Chinese. Good food and parking onsite. Will go again

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HW
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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EP
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service this time and excellent Dim Sum

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SC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 💙

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SS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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ML
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times for special occasions, Excellent food and service, but we have to save up to come!

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IC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a brilliant meal, there was a great atmosphere will definitely visit again

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RA
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going for years and never had anything but excellent and food

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was nice to see the new renovations after our last visit a year a go

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LC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times it is always Very Good, this is why we return
Probably the best in Colchester

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RB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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RA
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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JB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely recommend best Chinese ever been to def will be a regulars! Good food comes out hot & presentable

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, fresh food served quickly. Impeccable service and just a lovely dining experience!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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T
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food fantastic staff would definitely recommend 10/10

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KE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here and we were not disappointed. Very good food and service definitely would recommend.

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H
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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SV
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a number of times over the years and it is always good. This weekend gone, no different :o)

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, the food is amazing and the best chinese we have ever had. Excellent service too. Would highly recommend.

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KM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.
Highly recommended

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AR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and a great menu. The dim sum platter was delicious and the prawns in my main dish were stunning.

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r
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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CW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

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K
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bring the prawn dumplings back on evening menu PLEASE!!!!

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My meal was delicious but my son's was very standard.

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B
Essex
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely evening all round food and service very good. Very helpful staff from the beginning to when we were stuffed.

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JR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food served with attention to detail. Reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere and good service. Well worth a visit. Best Chinese food for miles.

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L
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husbands 60th Birthday with friends and everything was exceptional. We will definitely be going back.

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