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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 191 221 1388
17:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were made very welcome by Kevin who I believe is the owner We had a revolving table for 10 people The starters were a fabulous selection of different Chinese delicacy We followed this with Peking duck with the usual trimmings Lobster followed which was delicious and then a selection of main courses which were equally as good Lots of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went twice while visiting newcastle, the duck in plum sauce was amazing, loved the vegetarian curry also, the staff were pleasant and food was delicious, no long wait and was very reasonably priced :)

Thank NeilnLisa
Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure about visiting this place but read on, as I found it's definitely worth a visit. I ordered the dim sum platter and this consists of 2 dim sum, from 3 different types. Each type was cooked to perfection with a great accompanying sauce. For mains I had the pork with black bean source and plain noodles. This was... More 

Thank GusMcC_12
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant early evening when we had a visitor staying with us who loves Chinese food. It started out well, the seating area in the bar was pleasant and we were given a large bowl of prawn crackers but from there it just went downhill. We were given only A La Carte menus and had to request the... More 

Thank Susan J
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the set menu for £16 which included soup, a platter with small ribs, satay and wan tun, and then a chicken curry with rice. The food was nice but not incredible. Service was good and very welcoming.

Thank Garry S
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of thought has gone into the food and the decor. There is a great range of food and the staff are accommodating to your needs. I recommend the duck in plumb sauce as well as the salt and pepper squid. They do takeaway as well!

Thank kiri d
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The service was great from the moment we went in the door. They could not do enough to help. My girlfriend and I had been waiting 10minutes with a drink at the bar and hadn't even noticed it was late due to us been made to feel welcome, we only noticed that it was late by 10 minutes when the... More 

Thank Glen L
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Chinese restaurant, beautiful contemporary decor both my wife and I were very impressed! We booked online and viewed the menu before arriving so we knew in advance the food we wanted to order! There is secure car parking at the Copthorne Hotel which is immediately opposite the restaurant so you know your car is safe and secure as there... More 

Thank designandprint
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I popped in here as I was staying in the Hawthorne hotel straight opposite so had all of a 2 minute walk! I arrived at twenty past 7 and opted for the early bird set menu which (be warned) finishes at half was excellent value for money...though I had to ask for it as the waitress didn't provide it mumbling... More 

Thank spireiteboy
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for five of us for my husband's birthday last night;shown to a small table against a wall so not much room,only two people on the same size table next to us and the part of the restaurant we were in was not very warm temperature wise either. Ordered drinks straight away,then added another beer afterwards,the beer turned... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 221 1388

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