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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 161 832 8848
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Oswaldtwistle, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having seen the girls on Tom Kerridge tv prog best chinese earlier this week we booked a table and were so looking forward to it. The hot & sour soup was lovely but the "acclaimed" salt and chilli squid was definitely lacking in heat. The squid was beautifully cooked though. Loving chilli, I was looking forward to the Volcano Beef... More 

Thank Tracey M
Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been looking forward to going to Sweet Mandarin for ages, having previously bought their sauces for home dining. A party of three, one of whom needs a gluten and wheat free diet, including MSG, avoiding cross contamination due to sensitive allergy. It is rare to find a GF menu that has enough choice for us all to choose... More 

1 Thank Foodisgreat1973
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent Chinese restaurant in the Northern Quarter of Manchester across from the Holiday Inn Express. Saturday night and restaurant was pretty full. Managed to get a table without a reservation. Seated immediately with a very warm welcome. Drink order was swift. Good point of being served complimentary prawn crackers. Had a Hot and Sour Soup, Kung Pao Chicken with... More 

2 Thank DTRM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Manchester early on a Friday evening staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Goadsby Street. We didnt research any restaurants in the area and decided to wander until we saw something we might try. We walked passed the Sweet Mandarin and saw it as a, "we'll try this if we can't find something else". Suffice to say,... More 

1 Thank John C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a late meal after travelling down late. Managed to get in so got our starters and mains together. Can't complain as at least they let us in and to be honest the food was really nice. Some of the dishes I hadn't heard of so tried them. They were really tasty and the chicken tender so all... More 

1 Thank kenny m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We approached our reservation with open minds and positivity in view of some of the reviews and the now long ago and, quite frankly, outdated endorsement by the chef of note. The only 'plus' point that I can muster for the whole event is that waiting staff were pleasantly attentive. The ambience was.....lacking and so eventually was the possibility of... More 

2 Thank UkTr1pper
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Sweet Mandarin for the first time we were surprised to find it located within a modern complex; not what we expected from Manchester's Northern Quarter. That in no way detracted from our experience which was a pleasant one. Restaurant has a contemporary lay out which of course is taste subjective. Our visit was early evening on a Thursday... More 

2 Thank terry s
Holywell, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant last week, not really what we were hoping for.... Quite contemporary surroundings, as per the current trend, although the 'Chinese' ambience wasn't really prevalent...The food was ok, but not what we expected from a 'Ramsay' vetted eating house..! The food arrive too quickly to be freshly prepared, and although the portions were generous, the dishes were bland,... More 

2 Thank Paul S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had been looking forward to our next trip to Sweet Mandarin for quite some time and were happy to find that it still lived up to our memories. We were greeted promptly and shown to a table, even though we had shown up about an hour before we had booked a table. Our drinks order was... More 

2 Thank H2163SDtom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in sweet mandarin in the northern quarter of Manchester last night for a meal we were greeted by friendly and accommodating staff on arrival and there was a brilliant range of food on the menu we had sweet and sour chicken and beef with black bean for our main courses and it was served to perfection. Sweet Mandarin is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$44
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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