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China Chef

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73 Crouch Street | CO3 3EZ, Colchester CO3 3EZ, England
+44 1206 546953
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times the food is not the same since they expanded, You feel rushed though your dinner the food comes too quickly to be made from scratch so feel its way too expensive for per cooked food

Thank tj0123
County Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there last night and the place was buzzing with great food wine and service. One my favourite restaurant in Colchester to eat in. Also do a great lunch for £7.50! If in Colchester take my advice and visit it. Very clean also

Thank Edward W
Essex UK
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524 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a post Christmas lunch. Opted for the Express Lunch preceded by crispy duck which we all shared. Food really tasty, good portion size & excellent value. They were fairly busy but service was efficient & friendly.

Thank Angel57
England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the lady who took my telephone oder took the wrong contact number, no double check no anything. so delivery man has been calling the wrong number over and over again, in the end he decided to THROW STONES ON MY WINDOW to get my attention!!!!! and banning and kick my front and back doors!!! anyway, lets talk about the food,... More 

Thank Barbara M
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a group Christmas meal and so had their food selections brought out - all delicious! Excellent service and food. Wholeheartedly recommend.

2 Thank visitingbee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas set menu is poor, not enough food. Not enough selection. Food is very nice but quantity is poor especially considering how much money you are paying for it. VERY POOR!!!!!!!!!

3 Thank Ian B
London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway. Crispy duck and Singapore noddles. Crispy duck wasn't crispy at all, Noddles was so bland. £16 for two dishes! Expected a bit more.

Thank Andy H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal, delicious and plentiful on a busy early Saturday evening. Starters delivered very promptly but had to wait over 30 minutes for mains to be served. Reminded that table was required for 8.30pm. Disappointed with customer service, communication to customers needs to be improved.

1 Thank Debbie W
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times and every time it has been busy, giving a great atmosphere. We usually go for the £26 per person set menu which are the chef's choice dishes. Always a varied choice and everything is always cooked perfectly, so tasty. We really enjoy the food and woudl recommend a visit here.... More 

1 Thank soulmate2108
Feering, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great place and we have never had a bad meal hear. They also do a budget, one dish lunch which is both affordable (£7.50) and fast - especially good for a quick lunch-hour meal. Well worth a visit

1 Thank Maureen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$40
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Crouch Street | CO3 3EZ, Colchester CO3 3EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 546953

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