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The Imperial Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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489 Durham Road | Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5EX, England
+44 191 491 5558
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always a popular and well known restaurant. You always know what you are going to get when you visit The Imperial - a tasty meal and an enjoyable night. Great for group nights out.

Thank vjaney
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here in December with my family for my birthday meal. We got a mixture of the different banquets. The place was extremely full and always is - i've tried getting a table here on a regular basis and can never get one until after 9pm. Need to return sometime at lunch.

Thank xh0llyx
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter when you go, the service and quality of the food is consistently great. The whole dance, from setting up to taking down, with all of the steps in between is the same for every diner, and efficiently performed by the staff. However, mother commented that the tempura batter on the sweet and sour chicken was too light. Otherwise... More 

Thank Warren M
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap for the quality of food for the dinner time special we had a bowl of chicken and sweet corn soup to share and quarter duck both were very nice, I had the chicken salt and chilli for main which was nicer but had better overall the staff were very kind and helpful would Deffo recommend :)

Thank jhood94
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance for NYE lying a £20 deposit for two adults and a one year old. Food was amazing as usual. We had 1/4 duck and BBQ ribs to start. We shared beef in Cantonese sauce and chilli salt and pepper chicken with rice for main. With it being New Year the place was heaving. We were asked... More 

Thank melanieann88
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for lunch midweek and we all ordered from the Christmas lunch menu. The staff were very polite and although the restaurant was very busy then accommodated us well. The food was ordered and served quickly and was delicious. We did wait at times for drinks service but like I say it was busy. Everyone enjoyed the food, the variety... More 

Thank Karen P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My ex work colleagues and I have visited the Imperial every Christmas for a catch up and meal for the last 15 years and have never been dissapointed with the standard of food or the service. So, last nights visit was no exception. Our party ordered the banquet for 10 and were served an excellent selection of Chinese food. The... More 

Thank Kirky99
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for family meal, food was really quite poor the soup had no flavour at all, service was good though

Thank Lindsay M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We've eaten twice here for lunch in the last 6 weeks and each time we have been struck by the service and the value for money meal. They offer 3 courses for under £7 and although the starter and pudding choice is limited, the main courses have both choice and quality; we choose different main courses and share. All the... More 

Thank geeb2002
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

What to say about this place. I know the people who works at the Imperial. It's a clean environment. The food is always delicious. Every year around Xmas time me, family and friends go there.

Thank Tamires M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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: +44 191 491 5558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?