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“Amazing food and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Imperial Restaurant

The Imperial Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 264 Restaurants in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, Scotland
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Have just come home from an amazing night at the Imperial. The menu is fantastic. Choices for everyone. The seafood platter for starters was brilliant. Such a lot of well cooked seafood. The main courses we're great. Good portion sizes and we'll cooked. Fresh and flavoursome. The service was amazing. And the best of all. The bill was really reasonable for such quality. Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend.

Visited November 2013
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An excellent Chinese Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Was pleasantly surprised by the Imperial, went expecting a standard Chinese restaurant and came away happy!
The food is superb and I could not detect even a hint of the dreaded MSG. 4* because the dumplings were a little on the heavy side but the scallops were cooked and served to perfection, the beef was tender and lean, the spare ribs a treat and the mixed starter made me just want to order another and forget the mains!
The staff are friendly and cannot do too much to please.
A first rate eating experience - thank you

  • Visited November 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“how do they do it?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

family of ten went again for a birthday. the staff are amazing and can not do enough to make sure your evening go's well. the food is tremendous and seems to get better with every visit. we can vouch for any one of the banquet meals, and don't be afraid to ask if you can take items from another banquet menu and replace something you are not fussed on. the night we were there it was crammed full, but still found plenty of space to spread out. as I said, the service was great and we were even asked if we wanted a little break between courses, which was welcome. to top it all we were given a bottle of very nice fizz to finish the meal. if you havn't tried it, do so the first chance you get. you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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newcastle
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Just gets better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Lucky enough to live very nearby and visited many times. Visited last evening and the food was even better than usual. Superb quality and taste. Been to many Chinese restaurants and none have ever been better tham the imperial. Staff fantastic too.

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18 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the hunt!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

From TA reviews, we chose to eat here in the way to the Sage. As we were there before opening time we struggled to find the restaurant as the single door entrance was not lit. As we entered five mins after opening, there were already about 25 customers already seated. We hadn't booked but were able to get a table as we weren't intending to make an night of it. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were served quickly as we only had about an hour. We had two courses and the portion sizes were generous and the food quality very good. The finishing touch was good directions to The Sage, so we made it in time for the concert at 7.30. If we didn't live so far away we would definitely visit again for a more leisurely meal.

Visited October 2013
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