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China Chef

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73 Crouch Street | CO3 3EZ, Colchester CO3 3EZ, England
+44 1206 546953
17:30 - 23:00
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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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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Colchester is very lucky as it has two outstanding Chinese restaurants. The Banquet, on the outskirts of the town is brilliant, while the China Chef is the place to head to if you are in the centre of town. It's very difficult to say which is better - possibly the one you are in at the time! But the China... More 

Thank Bob W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal for two this is not your bog-standard Chinese they have an excellent choice which doesn't disappoint. Very friendly quiet service backed up with tasty dishes and good value. Definitely one to recommend.

Thank andrewwjt
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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 

1 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 21 December 2016 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 17 December 2016 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?