When it comes to takeaways, everyone's favourite has got to be Chinese food. Take a look at what our reader's think are the best Chinese takeaways in the area.

1. The Amber, Corbridge

The most recommended takeaway was The Amber. Serving Cantonese and Peking dishes since 1992, The Amber has developed a loyal customer base over the years.

They serve several Amber Specials, such as the Amber Special Combination Box and the Amber Special in Cantonese Sauce. The takeaway is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but are usually open 4.30pm until 9.30pm every other day.

2. Golden Dragon, Hexham

The Golden Dragon is highly recommended in Hexham. The multi-award winning Golden Dragon offer collection or deliveries for takeaways.

They deliver extensively through Acomb, Corbridge, Humshaugh, and Haydon Bridge amongst others. One TripAdvisor review said: "The portions were generous and, despite eating a lot at first sitting, we easily had enough for tea the next night!"

3. Golden Rice, Hexham

Located in central Hexham, Golden Rice has an overall four star TripAdvisor rating for food, service, and value. One Facebook review said: "Absolutely love Katie and the team - lovely people and gorgeous food we keep returning for. Would highly recommend." They also offer vegetarian options on their menu.

4. Lotus House, Prudhoe

Ranked on TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 restaurants in Prudhoe, they have an impressive overall 4.5 star rating. One TripAdvisor review said: "This has been our go to takeaway in Prudhoe for years and is the best one around for sure."

They don't offer delivery or accept card payments. Lotus House are closed all day on Tuesday.

5. The New Rendezvous, Ponteland

This restaurant received the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award 2021 for their high quality food.

Offering both sit-in restaurant service and a takeaway menu, this family business was established in 1985 and specialises in authentic Cantonese food and seafood cuisine. Takeaways can be delivered to local homes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or be collected seven days a week. One Facebook review said: "The best Chinese in the North East."

6. Happy Valley, Bellingham

Offering takeaway service, the Happy Valley has 3.7 stars on Google Reviews. One review said: "Fantastic staff, great portions, lovely food!" They are closed on Tuesdays, and otherwise open from 4.30pm until 10pm.

Happy Valley offers a range of set dinners for up to six people, which includes Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup, Sweet and Sour Pork in Cantonese Sauce, and Lemon Chicken.

7. Lilium Garden, Prudhoe

Closed on Monday, Lilium Garden has varying opening times through the week. From Tuesday to Thursday, they open 5.30pm until 10.30pm, and 5pm until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, they open at 5pm and close at 10.30pm.

One TripAdvisor review said: "The best Chinese chicken curry I’ve ever had." They also have 4.5 stars on Google Reviews.

8. Wylam's Garden, Wylam

Wylam's Garden opening times vary through the week, but they are closed on Tuesday. One TripAdvisor review said: "Really prompt and friendly service with delicious food! Would rate highly and definitely recommend!" Their TripAdvisor rating overall is four stars, while on Facebook it has 3.8 stars.

9. Five Star, Prudhoe

Closed on Tuesday, Five Star is generally open 5.30pm until 10.30pm. They offer delivery or collection is available. A TripAdvisor review said: "One of the best Chinese takeaways I have had. Very fresh, tasty and flavourful. The house Kung Po was excellent. Will be back and will certainly recommend!"

10. Lucky Palace, Haltwhistle

With a four star rating on Google Reviews, Lucky Palace are closed on Monday, but are otherwise open 5pm until 11pm. Their set meals start from £18.50 for two people, which includes Deep Fried Spicy Chicken Wings and Beef and Barbecued Pork with Mushrooms.