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The Imperial Restaurant

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489 Durham Road | Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5EX, England
0191 491 5558
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
good food, value for money and efficient staff

Been going here for years now and still serving good food, at very reasonable prices on a lunchtime. Staff always friendly and efficient. Good for table for 2 or a large group. Advise to book in advance for lunchtime on a Sunday - very busy. Also be aware that there are steep stairs to climb to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jsm888
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been going here for years now and still serving good food, at very reasonable prices on a lunchtime. Staff always friendly and efficient. Good for table for 2 or a large group. Advise to book in advance for lunchtime on a Sunday - very busy. Also be aware that there are steep stairs to climb to access the restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff & food is always superb. Great for party's or groups. Stairs are very steep & it's a problem if u have trouble walking, A lift or stairlift would do wonders to the place.

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Thank Anita G
Washington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a regular visitor in the past, it was good to get back to this restaurant after a few years absence. I'm glad to see that nothing has changed. The staff are as pleasant and courteous as always, the food delicious and reasonably priced and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. It was a first-time visit for some members... More 

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Thank DonnaMD14
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite living in Gateshead for around 9 years now I'd never got round to visiting The Imperial but I'll definately be back again. A group of 5 friends and I ate here on a busy Saturday night recently. It was a good job we booked as the restaurant filled up quickly but the service all night was excellent despite the... More 

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2 Thank Ian D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Imperial and found it is an excellent eating place. The food was served promptly and was very tasty. The prices are similar to other restaurants and you get good helpings. The chicken and sweet corn soup was very filling and the king prawn curry was very good. I was unable to eat all as the portions are very... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although very quiet early on the staff service and food was excellent once again..no problem in returning here

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1 Thank Rob B
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this establishment many years ago but went back last week for a meal. The place was just as good as I remember it. Friendly staff and fine Chinese cuisine. We opted for the lunch time special menu…Only £6.80, this consisted of Chicken & sweetcorn soup then a choice of an extensive main meal menu then a desert.... More 

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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good value for money, large portions, tasted lovey and came quick. People serving were polite. Would recommend it, but I would book before as it seems popular

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be one of the best Cantonese restaurants in the North East. It continues to provide the finest quality food and the service is first rate. The restaurant is always busy so an advance booking is recommended. The drinks are also nicely priced with the banquet meal deals very good value. Give it a try and you... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have eaten in many Chinese restaurants throughout the UK and The Imperial I feel ranks as one of the very best for food and service. There were five people in my party who all agreed that this venue is superb for its food,service and warm reception from the staff..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 489 Durham Road | Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Gateshead
  • Phone Number: 0191 491 5558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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