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Sweet Mandarin

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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 (0)161 832 8848
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sweet Mandarin stands out on the Manchester restaurant scene for its...
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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  • 75
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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Uneventful and poor service

Pros: large portion sizes Cons: bland/uneventful meal Poor service Pricey for the quality The only time the head waitress actually spoke to my girlfriend and I was to confirm our request for a table of two. Apart from that we were only greeted with looks of disdain and a generally unhappy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Lewis B
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Ashton-under-Lyne, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our son and his partner told us about this place so we went a couple of weekends ago. The staff are wonderful, the food!!! oh lord the best ever! A proper little gem of a place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went here last night. We were staying at Holiday Inn Express so 10% discount = thought we would try it. Really disappointed with the food and the restaurant. You walk in in its nicely set out and then you are shown to tables at the back with no tablecloth and plastic chairs, of course we asked to be moved which... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Pros: large portion sizes Cons: bland/uneventful meal Poor service Pricey for the quality The only time the head waitress actually spoke to my girlfriend and I was to confirm our request for a table of two. Apart from that we were only greeted with looks of disdain and a generally unhappy temperament. However, I feel like I should mention that... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

tucked away in northern quarter near old fishmarket and not too far from band of wall.it has been on f-word and has served several vips and sauces in sainsburys.decor is little dated but food fab with large portions and service excellent.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Was quite disappointed. Volcano beef was OK but not great. Service was also average. We waited for the bill for a long time. Restaurant seemed under staffed. Lady but not last was quite expensive for the quality.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Called in on 4/6/15 at 9.20pm told they were closing at 10.30. We ordered our food (volcano chicken) which was bland. Whilst eating they started to sweep & then they got out the mop. Not good when you are halfway through your meal. Would not go back.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A nice meal, we had the mixed starters a sizzling pork dish and the special chicken main (as served to Gordon Ramsey) the food was nice but not special, portions were generous and the dips were very nice. However with the F word recommendation which is promoted heavily, our expectations were set a bit higher. My local Chinese restaurant is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Food was amazing, fast service and friendly staff. I personally travelled all the way from Newcastle Upon Tyne to try this restaurant and can say it was worth the travel. Ordered extra portions to take home for family and friends to try! Owner of this restaurant has also written a book called Sweet Mandarin and was kind enough to sign... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Just average. Nothing was anywhere near good or excellent; it was just all ok - wouldn't rush back, wouldn't walk back either.... Not a great experience - which was quite a shame really.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Food was average. The waitress who served us was rude and don't expect complimentary drinks at the end of your meal. We had a large party of people and spend alot on drinks would have thought they would have give us a brandy or Bailey's at the end. One more thing sticky carpets!

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Additional Information about Sweet Mandarin

Address: 19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)161 832 8848
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 55
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

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 (0)161 832 8848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 55
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?