Tel: 01206 211 588

Opening hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday:
12.00 noon - 3.00 pm,
5.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday & Saturday:
12.00 noon - 3.00 pm,
5.30 pm - 11.30 pm
12.00 noon - 10.00pm

Polite notice:
Children are welcome at the restaurant until 7.30pm Please click on 'Young Children' tab for details


The Banquet 1408 are pleased to announce for one night only a tribute evening to GEORGE MICHAEL

Wednesday 14th December


(This evening will include a delicious Banquet meal, live entertainment and dancing)

Wayne Dilks as seen on 'Stars in their eyes' will be appearing as the Superstar George Michael

The show will be a celebration of 25 years of hit records from his early years in Wham to his successful solo career

Sing & dance to those everlasting hits such as Club Tropicana, Wake me up before you go-go & for the romantics Careless Whisper.

New Years Eve Party Elvis will be back in the building

Changes to opening times at Christmas

We will close on Saturday 24th December at 10pm prompt and will remain closed until Friday 30th December at 12 noon.


Please phone or email at least 48 hours in advance to check availability

We strongly recommend that you book your table well in advance, Friday&Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtime are particularly busy so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that if booking by email your reservation is not confirmed until a reply has been received. If booking for the same day we recommend that you call the restaurant directly.

For bookings of 10 people or more we will require you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your reservation. Please ask for full terms and conditions.


Many of our dishes contain the 14 allergens identified by EU law. Celery, gluten, crustaceans, eggs, milk, fish, molluscs, mustard, peanuts, nuts, sesame, soya, sulphur dioxide & lupin seeds.

Please note that it is not always obvious that the allergens listed above are present in our dishes.

If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us at the time of making your reservation so that we can discuss your requirements and suggest suitable dishes for you. We cannot guarantee that a suitable menu can be designed on the day especially at busy times.

Genuine Cantonese and Dim Sum cuisine in Colchester

Banquet 1408 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 Enotria World Wines.

Please take some time to familiarise yourself with Banquet 1408 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.

But remember, the only way to really find out what is so special about Banquet 1408, is to come here and try our food for yourselves! Give us a call or email us to make a reservation! We look forward to serving you!

Banquet 1408
342 London Road, Stanway
Colchester CO3 8LT

Telephone 01206 211 588