Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Essex
  4. Colchester
  5. Colchester
Banquet Chinese, Colchester, Essex

Banquet Chinese

4.5
4.5
1463 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese (Canton)
JANUARY OFFER! Tues, Weds and Thursday's 20% off total bill for lunch and dinner service!!!

Banquet Chinese is a restaurant and venue unlike any other found in Colchester or North Essex today. This is Chinese food the way it is meant to be experienced! Our mouth-watering dishes are cooked to perfection by award-winning chefs using only the freshest and finest ingredients.

The interior has been carefully chosen and imported from China to create a genuine and sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy your lunch or evening meal, perhaps together with a bottle of wine from the well rounded wine list supplied by Liberty Wines.

Please take some time to familiarise yourself with Banquet Chinese here on our website. Have a look at our menus and wine lists. Read about Dim Sum, the delicious little dishes perfect as starters or as a light and sophisticated lunch time meal. Polite notice: Parties of 10 or more guests will be required to choose from one of our dedicated set menus.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 11:30 am–8:45 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    01206 211588
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    DINING AT BANQUET CHINESE Our combination of contemporary Cantonese dishes and traditional Dim Sum are served in elegant and intimate surroundings. Our food embodies the cuisine enjoyed for generations in villages throughout rural areas of Asia.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a Private dining area which can cater for up to 55 guests sit down or 80 guests standing. Functions from private parties, product launches and live music are a few of the options available. Note a deposit and a minimum party size is required.

What 1,463 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Good for groups

  • Essex

    Most Booked

  • Colchester

    Most Booked

1,463 Reviews
  1. IGNATIUSL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food however the taste feels different since the change of chef

    Is this helpful?

  2. RachelM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. We will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  3. JulieM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing and service is quick. Restaurant was very busy which did mean it was fairly noisy but this did not detract from us having a lovely time

    Is this helpful?

  4. BobB

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife & I visited for our anniversary. The place was very noisy with a lot of chatter & a party of 12 celebrating a 50th birthday near us. We did not mind at all, but maybe not for everybody. The food was very good, but maybe a shade off excellent but that's being picky. We plumpt for a £28 bottle of red which was a little dissapointing. Staff were attentive & polite without being overly enthusiastic. All in all a very enjoyable evening.

    Is this helpful?

  5. JaneS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the best experience this time, unlike previous visit. Wrong orders, cold food, and not as tasty as usual. Was disappointed as a birthday celebration

    Is this helpful?

  6. StevieA

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and service was first class. Restaurant was very busy but as it was a Saturday night and the culmination of chinese New Year (lantern day) hardly surprising. Enjoyed our family evening very much and looking forwards to our next visit.

    Is this helpful?

  7. HappyDiner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a few times and the food is always good. This time it was the best. Excellent service. Very good value for money in my view.

    Is this helpful?

  8. SusanJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like the food, the taste and the service. The pineapple bun was very disappointing but the rest was good. The tea and water was replenished frequently. Every thing on the menu was available unlike previous occasions. We were there quite early after opening. The place was full to the rafters which is good to see.

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely relaxing meal. Food, service and location superb.

    Is this helpful?

  10. MarkR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food as usual. Best Chinese in southern England in my opinion. Consistently amazing food. Good and quick service. Must book as gets very busy.

    Is this helpful?

  11. SundayCustomer112023

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose a set menu for our meal. Fabulous as always. Today for the first time the satay sauce was water. Not sure what happened there, but like I say, first time ever anything like this has happened - didn’t affect the meal, easy to ignore. Really enjoyed ourselves as always. Was given a discount voucher as we paid, for next meal - which was a lovely gesture and totally unexpected. Thank you. Will visit again soon.

    Is this helpful?

  12. AileenG

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has become a firm favourite of ours. Food is always excellent. Staff are fantastic - polite, courteous & always aiming to please. The service is on point, even when they're super busy. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Chinese in Colchester. Service is exceptional and I’m yet to have a bad dish let alone meal. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and an excelent meal every time! A bit more attention on serving, even if the place is so busy, would make it an overall excellent place! We love going back there even with the small hinderance of service and we do highly recomand it

    Is this helpful?

  15. AndyG

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The different meat dishes (beef, pork) all tasted similar and the Pork with satay sauce did not include what is considered a rich satay (peanut) sauce. No apology was given just excuses. After the first course they wanted to remove the table cloth which was not necessary. Very off-hand handling of our questions about the meal. Disappointed

    Is this helpful?

  16. PeterD

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tasty food, fast friendly service and a very pleasant environment.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly. Food was excellent. Service was brilliant. Not the cheapest restaurant but you pay for what you get and it's worth it.

    Is this helpful?

  18. TerenceW

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and excellent service, never been disappointed with this restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitely recommend, we went for Valentine’s Day and although it was very busy (hardly a spare table), the staff were amazing and very prompt, polite and helpful. The food is very good too

    Is this helpful?

  20. KevC

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I love this place but today it was poor. A dish was missed and took forever to arrive. No apology. Ruined it for me.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Carol

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Set meal was presented well, looked very appetising and tasted delicious. Service was prompt and courteous. All round great evening.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Dgsprduction

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very disappointing. We had been supporting this restaurant for years. Although couple of recent experiences were fair, we still celebrated our lunar new year dinner there this Sunday. The service was poor. The dishes were ready in "just warm" 45 minutes after we placed the order. When we checked the status, the staff replied "kitchen is busy" and asked us not to complaint. Not only our table, we could see other tables had same problem. Also, there was a scene that the manager and a senior staff were quarrelling loudly at the reception. What a vibe ! Also, there was a chef playing mobile phone outside the restaurant when we walked out from the restaurant to carpark, that explained how "busy" they were ! Simply a waste of time and we decide not to visit any more.

    Is this helpful?

  23. RobertC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality, genuine Chinese food, served efficiently and promptly. Good atmosphere.

    Is this helpful?

  24. VictoriaO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely restaurant. Lively atmosphere, all the food was yummy and the service was great

    Is this helpful?

  25. PaulN

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to wait 30 for our booked table but gave us free round of drinks

    Is this helpful?

  26. SamanthaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wish we had come sooner, best dim sum we have had in this country (compared to Australia). Great selection, even on a busy Chinese new year end of lunch service the service, speed and quality was fantastic. Already planning on when to go back and what to order. We will become regulars :)

    Is this helpful?

  27. LouisaC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly service as usual. Always enjoy coming here

    Is this helpful?

  28. MickC

    Essex

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going here for years, food always fantastic. They need to make more Pork Puffs and Egg Tarts, they are so nice, we can never order enough :-)

    Is this helpful?

  29. SusanM

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. Great food and faultless service.

    Is this helpful?

  30. KerryS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is lovely and service is very good but does get very busy and can be noisy

    Is this helpful?

  31. RachelB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely overpriced & thought the food was quite bland. Five of us out for dinner & all thought the same, shame as the service was great & a nice ambience.

    Is this helpful?

  32. MareeE

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food as always took our son and his girlfriend and they said best Chinese we have all ever had

    Is this helpful?

  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter ordered wrong dish, it’s not good,hope next time will ok

    Is this helpful?

  34. NQ22

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dim Sum here is brilliant, however I would say slightly pricey!

    Is this helpful?

  35. Jjjjj

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This has to be the worst chinese we have had. We have been coming here for years but slowly its gone diwnhill. We ordered a mixed platter which arrived quickly but was basically inedible. The sesame prawn on toast was so greasy and the vegetable spring rolls worse. I managed to squeeze a whole teaspoon of oil from half of one. The crispy fried seaweed was yellow in colour. Will not be returning again unfortunately

    Is this helpful?

  36. ChristopherM

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    First time experience, food was great, plentiful, fresh, and great taste. Service and staff was excellent. For me and my partner it was very noisy, too loud, was a busy Saturday night, no ambience, tables to close together. For me I would return for the excellent food, but not on a busy weekend

    Is this helpful?

  37. KarenS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and staff were excellent would Highly recommend

    Is this helpful?

  38. PhillipaJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, all very flavoursome but clean to eat. Not full of chemicals. Proper authentic chineese food, no chips and chowmein rubbish. Go there all the time ans favour it over anywhere else. Dim sum is amazing, noodles, rice all done properly. Lots if variety and always try something new and enjoy it.

    Is this helpful?

  39. JennG

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service. Extremely tasty food. I had some of the best crispy chilli beef I've had in a long time. Although it's more expensive than getting a standard Chinese takeaway, going out made a really nice change. It's one of the more authentic Chinese restaurants I've been too, outside of London for some time, with a good self of dishes. I went for an evening meal to celebrate a Birthday, but I'm really looking for to going there for some dim sum one lunchtime.

    Is this helpful?

  40. MareeE

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening the food was above excellent and the staff was so friendly and polite will be booking to go back soon we both agreed it was the best Chinese we have ever had food came very quickly and everything was piping hot what a fantastic night thank you to all the staff who work very hard to keep everyone happy well done

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Banquet Chinese using the Order Online button. Banquet Chinese also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Banquet Chinese also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01206 211588.

Banquet Chinese is rated 4.5 stars by 1463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Banquet Chinese

342 London Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 8LT

Additional information

  • Area
    Colchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 11:30 am–8:45 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    01206 211588
  • Catering
    DINING AT BANQUET CHINESE Our combination of contemporary Cantonese dishes and traditional Dim Sum are served in elegant and intimate surroundings. Our food embodies the cuisine enjoyed for generations in villages throughout rural areas of Asia.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a Private dining area which can cater for up to 55 guests sit down or 80 guests standing. Functions from private parties, product launches and live music are a few of the options available. Note a deposit and a minimum party size is required.
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo