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Sweet Mandarin

19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 161 832 8848
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with friends, dim sum where oversteamed where you see the rice flour blotted not good, beef hor fan was greasy, yes i know you need a little more oil to cook it, but that was swimming, est since 1950 don't make me laugh,(FAKE),...More

2  Thank pavlo l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a football chant that goes 'you don't know what you're doing'. It's aimed at referees but could apply just as well to the service here. Dishes that arrived cold, some things missing and extra portions of others, and three goes to get them to...More

1  Thank RoganJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class food, would highly recommend to fellow coeliacs. You can also buy a range of gluten free sauces whilst you are there.

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is so far from authentic. The stir fried beef Hor fun was like a plate of oil with flat rice noodles in it. Kung pow chicken totally not like what you'd get in real Chinese restaurants. Pak choy with garlic was the...More

1  Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant, I only wish I lived closer. The food here is gorgeous! The staff are excellent, the owners are the loveliest! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, if you haven't been, you need to go. And make sure you order the...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a find! I have just recently moved to Manchester and have been on the look out for a new fave Chinese restaurant and I have just found it!!! Absolutely stunning 'Hot and Numbing Chicken' and the 'Sichuan Potatoes' are mouth-wateringly good! It's rare I...More

2  Thank Wilkie87
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Best duck ever... crispy, juicy and succulent top notch. Good service and great food. Soups and mains are good quality too. Fantastic Chinese restaurant

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Quiet on a Wednesday night. The staff are friendly, cheerful & helpful. Pork dumplings, salt & pepper ribs & a hot & sour soup were the starters to share. Ribs & soup great , dumplings tasty but a tad over steamed. Volcano chicken as the...More

Thank rolyrat123
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We've been visiting this restaurant for a number of years, and the quality of the food is still outstanding. If you like Chinese food, then this is a restaurant not to be missed. If you have the pleasure of meeting either Lisa or Helen, then...More

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went to Sweet Mandarin on a Groupon deal so we weren't really sure what to expect. The atmosphere was absolutely buzzing and the restaurant was almost full when we arrived. The food was out of this world. We had the spring...More

1  Thank Sazhp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$46
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 8848
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Sweet Mandarin stands out on the Manchester restaurant scene for its vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere, modern Chinese menu and killer cocktails. Located in the chic Design House on Copperas Street, the award-winning restaurant is based on a simple philosophy: quick service, delicious pan Asian cooking and value for money. Whether you're in the mood for a memorable meal in the minimalist dining room, or after-work cocktails, celeb-spotting and Chinese tapas in the bar – this is the place for you. Working in a theatrical exhibition kitchen, the high-energy chefs use Mandarin style woks and traditional techniques to prepare classic dishes such as beef with sweet peppers and black bean sauce; Shanghai vegetables with garlic and chilli sauce; and General Tse's sweet and sour chicken
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