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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always popular

Never fails to disappoint, the food and service are always excellent. Vast menu to choose from, something for everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
John T
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Never fails to disappoint, the food and service are always excellent. Vast menu to choose from, something for everyone.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A fabulous night for the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations at the imperial . Great food with many different dishes in the banquet fabulous duo singing and also a dragon thrown in for entertainment . A great evening in a great atmosphere with great staff . A fantastic night was had by all

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

excellent service provided by attentive friendly staff. Food is really good -always. Went for lunch and for £10 a head for the executive lunch it was great value. Soup, Mixed starter, main with rice, pudding and coffee - spot on. Will be back again soon.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Living on Low Fell I visit often and have always enjoyed whatever I choose, last time however me and hubby were both disappointed. Favourite dishes, chilli prawns, pork etc just weren't the same, the sauces were awful. Unfortunately therefore I dont see us rushing back.

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had a takeaway from the Imperial this evening. The food as ever was faultless, but I fail to comprehend the cost. It would have been cheaper and food just as nice from another takeaway but we thought we'd try it as never had before. In current times of austerity value for money is important. We've ate at the Imperial... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Not a trace of MSG! the food is fantastic. I have eaten here before and the standard is maintained. Staff and service is friendly and excellent. The food menu is extensive and different with lots of choice and cooked to perfection. Cannot speak highly enough of it - try it!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Come here quite a lot, could never fault it fabulous food, lovely staff. Never heard a bad thing about the imperial. Crispy duck is beautiful!!!! Thanks for the many years of perfection x

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited here on numerous time and have always had a great time. Service is always faultless and all staff are always friendly. Have not been on an evening but have visited for lunch time specials which are great value and have a good choice of dishes on offer. Prawn crackers are the best I've ever had and the soup portions... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, amazing food. Lovely Chinese buffet with table service. Great choice of food. Staff were very polite and welcoming. Would definetly recommend! Really enjoyed eating there.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Celebrated my birthday at the Imperial on November 15th and pleased we had booked a table in advance as the restaurant was extremely busy with every table taken. The staff were extremely friendly, the service very good, food excellent. (we chose one of the banquets) The atmosphere is lovely.It has been a while since our last visit but we are... More 

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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

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