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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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Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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County Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Back tonight for a fabulous meal. The house white wine has changed and is far better the the previous. Winnie the hostess with the most lovely customer relationship was there to take care of us. Great value, great venue, fabulous food. Nothing else to say, except go visit!!!!!!!!

Thank Edward W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a meal and a few beers here on a Sunday night, was still pretty busy and understandable why service and food were super!! Highly recommend the crispy duck and the curry they were very very tasty!

Thank John B
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food although the waitress that served us did shout and it felt like we were being ordered about a bit, bit expensive

Thank Colette P
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend after work as the very popular Noodle Bar on North Hill was fully booked. I have to say, people are missing out if they're sticking to the Noodle Bar! China Chef has a great, extensive menu with more choice, plus it isn't as small so you get more space. I had the green Thai... More 

1 Thank Vixie_Pixie_27
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been getting takeaways from this restaurant off and on for many years and always rated it about a 3* - it was in the 'pretty good' category. I am not sure what has changed over the last few months but the food has stepped up not just one gear but several. Consistent quality takeaway food in Colchester is... More 

Thank EssexFoodie
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great place to eat, great food, always a pleasure. A lovely family evening out, lots of choices, great Chef's recommendations, best Chinese in Colchester without a doubt.

Thank Jeff W
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went for a banquet and between our group chose a couple of different set meals. All the food was delicious but please try the chefs special. You don't know what you are getting, but it was just fantastic, they asked if we had any allergies etc, so everyone was well catered for. Well done China Chef and thank you... More 

Thank SailorFeb2014
Level Contributor
149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The initial response when answering the phone to make a reservation, did not sound particularly welcoming or professional and had undertones of, they were doing us a favour by finding a table. Where is the 'Good evening, China Chef, how may I help? When the booking is made, how about a, 'thank you, we look forward to seeing you'. It... More 

Thank silverweb
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My family and I have been visiting China Chef for years and it never disappoints. Great food, fantastic value for money and helpful staff. The ribs were a particular highlight. Please don't hesitate to go. The best chinese restaurant in the area.

Thank kachopra
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've never been made to feel more unwelcome in a place and treated so poorly. The visit started ok- my partner, our newborn & friends arrived for my partners 30th birthday meal. We were welcomed by two staff members and ordered reasonably quickly. Shortly after ordering the manager came over and said go change your baby he's smelly and we... More 

1 Thank nicky_0284

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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?