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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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  • 102
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Valentines Meal

Last minute night out, staff were really friendly and helpful were able to squeeze us in. Food is lovely couldn't fault it or the friendly service. Been for many meals and will continue to go for many more, highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Wendy J
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Last minute night out, staff were really friendly and helpful were able to squeeze us in. Food is lovely couldn't fault it or the friendly service. Been for many meals and will continue to go for many more, highly recommend.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We have came to the imperial for many years and never fails to satisfy. We recently went for the lunchtime special which is great value for money at £6.80 per head, and consists of chicken and sweetcorn (still to find any that tastes as good) you also get choice of main, I went for the chicken in spicy garlic sauce... More 

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gateshead
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have been visiting this establishment hundreds of times and it has always been consistently excellent

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gateshead
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We booked a table very last minute on the Saturday around Chinese New Year and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch time set meal. I admit the staff weren't that dynamic and we waited a while for our main course dishes to be taken away before being offered a sweet which we declined. We have been here a few times but it... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Back in the North East and back to the Imperial. I was here a year ago and rated this restaurant as excellent. Went back this time and food and service as good as ever but the restaurant has been refurbished which adds even more to the delight of eating wonderful Chinese food in Low Fell.

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Alicante, Spain
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142 reviews 142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I used to come to this restaurant 20years ago, it was good then. i have lived in Spain for the last 15years and last week i was in Newcastle and met up with 7 friends for a meal. I was a bit weary as we have a good Chinese where we live in Spain. The food here was still superb... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been many many times and not once disappointed. From special lunches to New Years eve. Staff are always willing to accommodate your requests and will happily change a few dishes around for you to suit your taste.

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northeast
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for years and have never had a bad meal. The staff especially John the manager are all great and really look after you. Well worth a visit

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the food here is on a par with most other Chinese restaurants in newcastle not as good as the best but better than the average the main down fall for the imperial is the stairs into the place really steap and really long defiantly not for anyone with walking difficulties

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You are always guaranteed amazing food at the Imperial - I have been many times and can never fault it.

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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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