Banquet Chinese

4.5
152 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 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 152 People Are Saying
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LF
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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

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

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SN
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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DC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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SC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Banquet!!! 💙💙💙

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MS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome fresh tasting food, very good professional service.

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B
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service, I would recommended. Thanks

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and great service, and great portions

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m
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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c
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat amazing food!! Staff are very friendly and helpful

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RA
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - the best restaurant I have ever been to and never fails

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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r
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CO
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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TR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CONSISTANTLY EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY. COULD NOT BE FAULTED.

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D
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and was lovely, food was excellent and lovely friendly staff

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EH
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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P
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great muzic, great service, hard to find anything to improve,

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r
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Been here many times.
This time service was very poor.Food excellent

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EK
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Chinese food locally. Great ambiance and hospitality

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GC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat & enjoy really good food. Service fantastic & would highly recommend.

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n
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Has been greatly improved since being under new ownership.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, friendly attentive staff and approachable management. A local restaurant that we will definitely visit again.

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JT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue it’s become a family Xmas eve favourite for the last 10 years, always delivers. Thank you

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D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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KW
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughters birthday. Great food and good service. Would highly recommend it.

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RG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accepted a late night booking at short notice...great food and attentive staff.

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A
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere but still a smart outfit. Very good menu choice, dim sum is a great additional option. Would recommend for authentic cuisine.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always

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B
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Xmas lunch

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S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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HW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
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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