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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lazy Susan for eight of us on a Saturday night, round table in noisy crowded room. We had set menus and were served before other tables who had arrived earlier but ordered from a la carte menu. Good fresh tasty well cooked if formulaic and unadventurous food. Acoustics are downside, hard to converse other than with immediate neighbour.

Thank Giles15556
Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is exceptionally busy but you can see why. Very fresh, high quality food. It is pricey but worth the extra to get a good meal. The duck was fantastic with enough pancakes for a change. Try the vegetable tempura- crunchy and tasty x

Thank missscarlet H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a meal with family, one of which was a vegetarian, 6 of us in total. One was a vegetarian and so we ordered the vegetarian set menu, seafood set menu, and another set menu. Plenty of food for the herbivore, although the "vegetarian duck" was a bit strange! I'd say this and China Chef are the best in Colchester,... More 

Thank Jonathan657
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to go here for mates birthdays a few years ago and decided I would go back for mine this year. Booked the table for 7:45, we all arrived early as was asked on the reservation however we didn't get to sit at a table until 8:45. Admittedly they were busy, but an hour wait and no apologies for... More 

Thank Alex S
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful meal in a lovely setting. We arrived with four friends and had drinks while we waited for our table,the restaurant was heaving so had a bit of a wait,but as we were chatting it wasn't a problem. Each course of the meal was superb,we opted for two set meals so we could all try different dishes. The only... More 

Thank Hobnob933
Colchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for a family meal and after not having been for quite some time it was good to see the quality of the food had not diminished. All the dishes arrived hot and flavoursome and good size portions for our group of 4. We were all ravenous and the slightly relaxed service may have been a bit too relaxed,... More 

Thank Spencer B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here with friends once before and tonight we returned and we certainly weren't disappointed. Delicious food, tentative staff and such good value for proper Chinese food. Unlike anything I've ever had before.

Thank Emily Rose R
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few people told me this place was great, I found it to be a bit mediocre. The service was OK, nothing too special. Waiting for tea to be served took a bit longer than I would've liked. Ordering the food was easy enough, but then the food came out at different times, one dish that was ordered didn't even... More 

2 Thank Lucky_Cat8888
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch here today. Excellent service, superb food especially the dim sum. Large restaurant which was pretty much full so I'd recommend you book. Service was very attentive and helpful. Not too pushy or rushed. Standard of food was excellent, maybe not entirely authentic but very tasty and good sized portions. Large car park which is very convenient.... More 

Thank UKSimon66
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Banquet 1408 serves Chinese food, mainly in Cantonese cuisine. The food is excellent. I don’t believe I can find better dim sum anywhere else in Colchester. The restaurant is roomy; seating is comfortable. There is plenty of parking. Staff are friendly. Cost: Food quality is reflected in the price. It typically costs us around £70 for 4, plus tips. Allow... More 

Thank Eddie Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 211588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?