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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 #585 of 1,756 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $24 - $55
Hours:
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
Northwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Great to find a Chinese restaurant serving a gluten free menu and very good food as well. Would recommend the hot and sour soup and sweet and sour chicken especially but all was good. Service was prompt and attentive, even on a very bus Saturday night. Cocktails were a bit too sweet for my liking but had a decent bottle... More 

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Manchester
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Can't think of anything else to say. Decor is a bit tired. Service was ok. The food was so greasy I couldn't eat it. At least we weren't charged but that isn't the point of going out for a meal.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Recently visited for our works Christmas do, what can I say other than brilliant. The staff were fantastic and the food was just as good. All 10 of us were very impressed with the level of service, the quality of food and the evening all in all was supreme. I would certainly recommend Sweet Mandarin and will certainly visit again.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I come to Manchester each year for the markets and try to have a culinary experience. I look at the web and reviews to pick s great restaurant. This year Sweet Mandarin looked great. Ramsey, great reviews, super email on booking. What a let down! Service was slow, food average and atmosphere non existent.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sweet mandarin needs to be made bigger, it's got a big demand and I do think it's too crowded for my liking! Also I think the menu is too large and confusing! I usually order loads at Chinese resteraunts but because it's all over the place and so much in the menu it's confusing. One of the staff was very... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We didn't have a reservation, but we were lucky to get a table at 9 pm on a Saturday night as someone was leaving just as we got there. The place was totally packed, so it's obviously popular. We ordered one of the set menus which overall was very nice. The first course, corn-soup was without flavor, but everything else... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I brought my girlfriend for dinner here 1 night and after we ordered we got our starters 15 minutes apart which was not a good start then the mains were a massive let down after a further half hour wait,note we had to call for our tables to be cleared as service seemed very poor. The pad thai was described... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Sweet Mandarin over the past couple of years on many occasions. I have always found the service good and friendly. The various dishes well cooked and with a variety that shows the family history. I love the dumplings and would also recommend the scallops and king prawn dishes. During my last visit I had the jungle curry... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was really disappointed with my food and the service. I had noodles with beef. Beef was nicely cooked but the whole dish was too oily and blend. Service was horrible. Didn't even ask us how was the food. No interest at all. Won't be coming again.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We dined at the Sweet Mandarin recently, after receiving a glossy brochure through the post describing the excellent food endorsed by Gordon Ramsey a few years ago. The history of the family in the brochure was very interesting and the photographs of the food looked amazing. However on entering the front door of the restaurant the broken floor tiles and... More 

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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 24 - 55
Cuisine: Chinese

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