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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food

Have been here many times - each time the food has been exceptional probably the best Chinese around. The staff are all very professional and very friendly- if you are in the area you must give it a try - but remember to book as it gets very busy

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have been here many times - each time the food has been exceptional probably the best Chinese around. The staff are all very professional and very friendly- if you are in the area you must give it a try - but remember to book as it gets very busy

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We frequently go to the Imperial as its one of those great places that can always be relied upon for a great experience. We usually select a banquet from the numerous options, as its a generous offering at a great price. Particularly good if you've never visited before and are unsure what to order. The food is always delicious; we've... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've ate here several times over the years and each time is always a flawless visit. Most recently visited this week as a group of 8 for their lunch time special (£6.80) which is always popular. We all had various dishes which were all delicious. My favourites from the menu are the chicken curry and the beef and green peppers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We are somewhat regulars at The Imperial simply because the food and service is always spot on. Although sometimes a little noisy this is simply because the place gets so busy because of its quality/popularity, however this does not hinder the experience as service is always at a decent pace. As someone who used to venture onto Stowell Street in... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We try and visit the Imperial at least once a month. This is by far the best Chinese food around. The meal was once again delicious and the staff are never anything but friendly. I can honestly say I have lost count of the times we have been here and we have never had a bad meal.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited with family after a very very long time of absence (probably hadn't had the chance to get back in over 10 years, even tho it's right on my doorstep) and we were thoroughly impressed at the experience we had. The food was lovely and the staff were great. Make sure you try the satay chicken, it's absolutely amazing. 10/10,... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Last time I was here was 15 years ago and I had heard mixed reports but thought I'll try it. So pleased that I did food was out of this world service was spot on.highly recommend this place to anyone you will not be disappointed great foot good price

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch on a Tuesday and they do a great set meal for £6.80. The soup was great, the choices were good and all the food was excellent. This is the best £20 I have ever spent. Good service, great food, great prices and nice restaurant. Faultless for us two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the second time I have visited this restaurant and I would go back again. I went with a group of friends and it was very busy. However, the service was fantastic and the portions were very big. We had such a good time and had so much fun. The staff were very kind and looked after us well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant but it will not be the last. Food and service were both excellent. Atmosphere very good. Our visit was on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was quite busy. This was a bit of a surprise but reflects how good the restaurant is. Highly recomended

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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