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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nothing ventured, nothing gained

After dining at various eateries in & around Newcastle & Gateshead area , my girlfriend and I decided to try some Chinese cuisine. This restaurant was amongst the top 2 Chinese restaurants /takeaways on trip advisor & having read some of the reviews chose to dine here. We were greeted by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
stan7lee
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

After dining at various eateries in & around Newcastle & Gateshead area , my girlfriend and I decided to try some Chinese cuisine. This restaurant was amongst the top 2 Chinese restaurants /takeaways on trip advisor & having read some of the reviews chose to dine here. We were greeted by friendly staff & led straight to our table. we... More 

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Consett, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited with family for dinner after a friend's recommendation and being unable to get into our local Chinese restaurant. There was a minor disappointment due to a problem with the restaurant's drinks license but the manager gave us a round on the house and the food and service more than made up for it. I will definitely be returning at... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the orchard several weeks before was very nice service was excellent second visit was bad we booked a table and was made to sit in the reception area for 1 hour we were then showed to our table with a complementary drink got our fish starter which had several huge bones in the cod and when paying 40... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice clean looking restaurant. Hubby decided to have seafood soup to start, I passed on this course (glad I did) as hubby was violently ill during our journey home which we can only put down to the soup. We both had crispy duck with pancakes (very nice) then king prawns one with black bean sauce the other with garlic and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited for my 40th birthday celebration we had an excellent night !! When we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff and offered if we would like to be seated in the VIP room, this room was perfect for my party of 12 people. Food was lovely served by professional, friendly staff but the star of the night was... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

First visit - Staff are friendly and accommodating. Had the Orchid banquet C, everything was delicious and loved the presentation. Only slight negative was the wait between courses. Will definitely return!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visited with my family, on a trip to Newcastle. A 9 minute walk from the Gateshead Hilton ( according to Google Maps) The restaurant wasn't very busy and the attentive staff quickly showed us to our table. We were offered Chopsticks and bowls or Forks and plates. The food was hot and tasty. I'd happily go back

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Celebrating an anniversary we came through Newcastle and gave this restaurant a try and pleased we did. The early evening banquet meal was great value with each dish have lots of flavour and plenty on offer, the service was brilliant and drinks were typical of restaurant prices. Will definitely venture here again.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The place is beautiful and the staff are friendly. The food itself I was disappointed with, the spring rolls had no flavour, the seaweed was very salty and my main dish lacked flavour. It was worth going the once, but there are so much other places in Newcastle that are so much better.

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North East Coast
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Really one of the best. Nice ambience with large, well-separated tables, attentive but unobtrusive service, delicious food - not surprised they were full on a Wednesday evening. No criticisms at all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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