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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can safely say I have never had a bad meal in this restaurant! The menu is extensive which means you have the option of trying something new and different! Staff very attentive and the service is never slow. Would highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

John is the owner/manager and front of house in the Imperial. We have eaten on various continents and in Michelin star restaurants. Hand on heart this is the benchmark for service and customer relations. Oh and the foods pretty good too!

Thank julie t
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to the imperial for around 20 years (I think!), but hadn't been in a couple as I'd been working away. As always, we got a warm welcome from the manager who without fail remembers us and asks how we are. The service was really fantastic all night, chatted to Steven who was one of the waiters for some... More 

Thank Jonathan R
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place to go to for an excellent meal.Had booked early evening as having an under two year old with us,ordered emperor banquet and were not disappointed.very good food indeed.absolutely more than enough food even though there was four adults and a fourteen year old and of course a one and a half year old who had a great time

Thank Simsue13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been eating here for years and we have never had a bad meal. Service is awesome, staff are really friendly. Food is the best you will get at any place in the north east. Booking is recommended as the place is always busy, even during the week. Very child friendly and can cater for large groups. We use it for... More 

Thank Bisonhead
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

one of my neighbours dragged me to this place, they go every saturday and order exactly the same meal, and have done for three years. i could never do that, particularly with chinese food - so many options and five different region styles of cooking, in china alone! so i suffered along. english chinese is different in taste to what... More 

Thank diane c
Washington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Been here a lot and it's delicious been with friends, had a birthday and New Years there. One of my friends even got one of the recipes off the chef. Well worth the visit.

Thank Suzanne H
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Hopefully the owners, staff and management read this, I recommend this place to anybody likes good priced food, amazing priced drinks and the best food I've tasted. Nice surroundings and attentive staff who were happy to help and were friendly and made us all feel welcome Thank you

Thank Chris Q
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Nicest Chinese in Gateshead by far. Always come here and the owner John is so so lovely and friendly and makes us all feel so welcome when we come into his restaurant. The food is abit on the pricey side but well worth every penny. Service is quick and they look after you brilliantly. Some of the waitresses are abit... More 

Thank Emi B
Durham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food with a great atmosphere staff very attentive and helpful good value for money will definitely be going again It is worth pointing out that the restaurant is upstairs

Thank Stephen P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
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

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