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Banquet 1408

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342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT, England
+44 1206 211588
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited with family who have recently moved to the area. The decor is nice but the hard surfaces do noting for the acoustics. The waiting staff by and large were attentive and friendly. The food is typical of most 'English' Chinese restaurants serving set menus. Sadly and predictably, I always choose a set menu that has crispy duck. the hor... More 

Thank glennjones14
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here on numerous occasions. The menu is vast and the quality of food is excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Heidi H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I waited a week or so before posting a review to see if I felt any different. Well the best thing about our meal was the company and we brought that ourselves. We had chosen a set meal with some personal customising which 1408 were happy to do. A good sign. Serving staff were having difficulty understanding us and there... More 

Thank EWTG1
England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went recently , it was very tastefully decorated with Christmas decorations on entering. Which was a lovely start to our early Christmas family meal. We had a large round table , which really works if it is a large group. We had a set menu, which was pre ordered. The food was lovely & not greasy. I would recommend... More 

Thank H W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often come here when people come over, as this has the reputation of being the best Chinese eat - in place in town. Certainly we have found that to be the case in the past but this time, very slightly off the boil. Normally the service and the food are exemplary but this time, just felt that the service wasn't... More 

Thank SFM1959
Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If the presence of the numerous Chinese diners is anything to go by this must be authentic Chinese cooking. On two separate visits recently we have enjoyed very good fillet of sea bass, sauteed Dover Sole, scallops and king prawn all from the excellent dim sum menu. As well as coffee very nice green tea is served. Service is always... More 

Thank Barry G
London, England
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited 1408 several times for dim sum and it has always been excellent. This was the first takeaway we have had from them and again, it was excellent. Great choice of dishes, all fresh and delicious.

Thank cup-K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent food and very attentive,polite staff. Defers going again! :) We would recommend this to all Chinese food loving prospective customers.Go on give it try!! ;)

Thank ItaliandreamVenus_
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Love the dim sum here as this is the only closest place for it! It's not very expensive either depending on what you order!! Would recommend! Also dinner is great too!

Thank _zxe_123
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went here for an anniversary meal on a Saturday night,after reading rave reviews.Although the service was excellent and the food a good quality (except for some chewy beef which was taken off the bill) we were disappointed with the ambience - was a bit like eating in a noisy school dining hall.Not a place for a quiet meal for two!... More 

Thank Hazel F

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
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?