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Sweet Mandarin

19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 (0)161 832 8848
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Ranked #535 of 1,656 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $25 - $57
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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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English first
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78 reviews 78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I chose Sweet Mandarin based on reviews and location and had a fair idea what to expect. Yes the Western pop music is a bit loud and a bit offputting but when busy I would think it is balanced by the background noise. Environment is tired and needs some investment. The menus are ridiculous and self serving, and the money... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the restaurant previously on a week day and had a great meal (see my separate review). With this in mind we recommended it to some friends and we all decided to eat there together as part of a Saturday night out. The restaurant wasn't full but the service was pretty slow. Also 2 of our wine glasses weren't... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This chinese food is potentially the best I have ever eaten. It is not your usual "maxed out with MSG" food that is so commonplace in this country. Been eating here since February this year. With an acclaimed recipe book under their belts to numerous high profile appointments with the likes of the chinese government on their UK visits to... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Oh dear! ! Where to start? Service dire...long wait for drinks to appear, food plonked on table, cutlery knocked on floor and put back on table, abrupt and surly waitress. Food adequate only and overpriced and surcharge automatically on bill!! Not a pleasant experience!

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Haslington, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Turned up without reservation on a Saturday evening and managed to get a table. Staff friendly and helpful. The food here is nice, of that there is no doubt, however I personally feel it is rather on the expensive side for what you actually get hence the 3 star rating. As already mentioned on here the inclusion of a service... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really enjoyed a meal here with a group of friends. Bit pricey though - especially when they sneak on a service charge without mentioning it!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited this menu on Friday night. Friendly staff that are not overly intrusive. The menu was varied and interesting whilst not being too long. I had the Pork Meat Balls which were really nice and my husband had the clay pot chicken which he enjoyed. The decor is not great but this does not distract from the friendliness or the... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The owners who are charming work in the restaurant. The food is fabulous, good value and top quality. We had a party of 12, no problem splitting the bill, food was served in good time, just great. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can. Worth traveling to Manchester just to eat here.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

... but still a definite cut above. Interesting / different dishes are excellent although more 'typical' ones are not really worthy of the extra cost. Good service and comfortable etc

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ate here on a Sunday night after seeing the place busy on the Saturday. Food was good but not very good hence the average rating. The place seems to really love itself as shown by the 200 page menu which probably explains the place being busy the previous night. Prices were decent and portions were very good so no complaints... More

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