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“Down and dirty!”

The Imperial Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 266 Restaurants in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Down and dirty!”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Me and my wife had lunchtime special. The place is dirty, cutlery is dirty and the food is not fresh. Charged for desert implied to be part of special. We will not be back. We were planning to go to Landmark in Newcastle but opted for here....big mistake! They are leagues apart.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We went to the Imperial for my Mothers birthday on the back of the Tripadvisor reviews and can say we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and plentiful and the service was really good. The staff were really friendly and attentive. The only downside are the steep stairs to enter and leave the restaurant !! My 79 year old mother struggled as they are steep and long. It was just as well her older sister was ill and could not come as we would not of been able access the place as the stairs would of been too much for her. I would recomend this restaurant wholeheartedly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank dale_aitkenhead
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Washington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We came as a large party for a work function and enjoyed one of the "banquet" meals. There was plenty of food (I was glad that some people were asking for takeaways at the end and they weren't having to throw away all the leftovers), and all the dishes I tried were very tasty. The service was swift and efficient, especially when it came to clearing the table between courses.

The only down-side to the experience was the noisiness of the environment. It was often difficult to hear people around the table due to the background level of noise in the restaurant. One imagines that avoiding busy Friday nights would help with this.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank fractl
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Chinese”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Food is always good, the prices very reasonable. Staff always very pleasant and helpful and accommodating. Great for a birthday.

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Thank Audrey E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden gem of gateshead”
Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

After eating at the imperial for 10+ years i can honestly say ive never had a average meal. Its always been of the best standard and ive left full as a gun. Great value for money on the banquet set menus. No diffrence in quality between afternoon sittings and evening food. Just a great place to go. Atmosphere brilliant and staff always polite. Great to have this resturant on my doorstep

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Thank smithy1203
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