We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Embassy Chinese Buffet Colchester

Is this your business?
2 Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
+44 1206 572266
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“shredded pork” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
2 Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (203)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 201 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

£6 for an all you can eat buffet with 30 dishes available plus desert. May not be the most classy restaurant but the food is a good quality and a great selection.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Not the most inviting entrance, but once upstairs the seating area is large and looks ok, the chairs are a bit tired, but our table was clean. We arrived soon after they opened at 12.00, so all the food looked fresh, and the chicken and...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Very cold no heating so food cold so had to sit in coats all night. Washed steps so dangerous to walk down

Thank kathleencros
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Visited a couple of days ago and will never go again. As an all you can eat you don't expect amazing food but this was completely bland and tasteless. The restaurant needs a good clean and a total update. Food needs a lot more flavour...More

2  Thank GLW1503
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This place should’ve been closed a long time ago. The place smells like a toilet throughout, the chairs are disgusting and wobbly, the tables are all chipped and scuffed, the staff do not speak well in English and the foo is awful! Need I say...More

2  Thank MattOsborne94
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Quite shabby and basic but the food is acceptable and it's very cheap! If you're on a tight budget go here to fill up and just drink water from the jugs on the bar. Parking is easy opposite in the multistorey car park.

Thank joobags12345
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Visited here at 2.30pm on a Sunday. Lots of variety in buffet style eat as much as you like for £5.80 How can you go wrong? Ok so it's not haute cuisine but there is plenty of choice both meat and vegetarian, rice, noodles, etc...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you hungry and like chinese this is the place to go. OK.. its not gourmet food but everything i had was good. Food was hot and replenished regularly. Staff clear the tables very quickly as well.. Most of the tables and chairs have now...More

Thank thoughtfulpeople
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a celebration meal and found it so poor. The food didn't taste good at all, the fixtures and fittings were so run down and in need of updating. My son doesn't eat orally but as he held a prawn cracker they were...More

Thank Deafmum
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I love this place largely because of the value it offers. If you go at lunchtime, the all-you-can-eat buffet is around £5.80 (or £10.80 in the evening), and there is a very good range of food available, which includes desserts. It's (obviously) mostly buffet stuff...More

1  Thank camden95
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Colchester
Blue Ivy Hotel
161 reviews
.23 miles away
The North Hill Hotel
268 reviews
.26 miles away
Brook Red Lion Hotel
425 reviews
.31 miles away
George Hotel of Colchester
673 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Noodle Zone
210 reviews
.08 miles away
Il Padrino
669 reviews
.12 miles away
Church Street Tavern
337 reviews
.12 miles away
The Den at Twenty Three
91 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Colchester Arts Centre
143 reviews
.06 miles away
Mercury Theatre
825 reviews
.12 miles away
Headgate Theatre
69 reviews
.15 miles away
Dutch Quarter
71 reviews
.33 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Trista B
22 December 2017|
Response from thoughtfulpeople | Reviewed this property |
6 pound...
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 572266
Tel: 01206 572266
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing