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Imperial Express Cafe

2 Northumberland Street, Darlington DL3 7HJ, England
+44 1325 383297
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“risotto” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Northumberland Street, Darlington DL3 7HJ, England
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We popped in Friday evening as we couldn't be bothered to cook. A good selection of freshly cooked food, friendly service and good selection of wine and beers. Well worth a visit if its just for coffee or Breakfast Lunch or Dinner.

Thank JGraham12
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Not been here for years. Lunch on bank holiday Monday was very tasty indeed. We were in no rush and had wine with the meal. Teriyaki salmon noodle dish was excellent. Service good. Ambience - good buzz for lunchtime stop.

Thank Bibblebean
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Considering Darlington is a small town, we have tried nearly all restauraunts and decided to visit this cafe for breakfast. What an absolute let down. As soon as we got there, the service was terrible. We had to go in twice to once ask for...More

Thank daniellovatt
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This review is a short one. My friend and I went for lunch on Monday 29th July. I choose a hot roast beef sandwich whilst my friend chose the Spanish omelette. From order to table this simple order took well over half an hour. I...More

1  Thank mtak1949
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday (24th July) after finding this lovely looking place by accident. Ordered our drinks which came out within ten minutes. Our food order was taken which was olives and rustic bread for myself and my mother had a tuna sandwich. Both...More

2  Thank julia b
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the busy Imperial at about 1.40 Ordered Avocado Pancetta etc. X 2 only to be told 1/2 hour later they had no avocado!! 15mins later not because we hadn’t chosen but because they were busy!!! Reordered some garlic bread as a quick gap...More

1  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Friendly service. Really good full English breakfast but lots more choice from the menu if you so wish.

Thank Susanne D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Good choice of food, with reasonable portions at a reasonable price. Small place, so can be crowded and you need to book. Closes at 8.00pm

Thank SoniaK816
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Superb meal, great wine, perfect atmosphere with place busy. Everybody in the restaurant was clearly enjoying themselves. Don’t forget the Corridor bar in there, perfect for either before or after or both!

Thank D D
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

avoid the breakfast , sausages well under cooked , bacon over cocked , eggs were ok . nice coffee though , and pleasant place to sit .

Thank chrisjoeconlon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Northumberland Street, Darlington DL3 7HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 383297
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