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Sweet Mandarin

19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England (Manchester City Centre)
+44 (0)161 832 8848
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Ranked #518 of 1,640 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $26 - $60
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
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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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306 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant for a take-away last week expecting great things because of the previous publiicity generated. Unfortunately, not all publicity is good publicity as reflected in the food. Average dishes which did not warrant the price tag - also felt that the meet and greet was below par. Had a far superior meal in theLittle Yang Sing In Manchester's... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Group of 8 of us enjoyed a lovely meal. I wanted to tip the new young waitress £2 (was her first night). The owner saw me do this and said I wasn't to do this as it was the policy of the restaurant that they do not accept tips. I said I wanted to tip the waitress as she had... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When you hear the reviews and hype surrounding sweet mandarin you expect top notch and even though the food was really nice it just wasn't as amazing as I expected. Plus some of the prices were expensive i.e. I had the butterfly prawns for starter and you get 6 for £7 which seems somewhat astronomical. the service is efficient, especially... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I first visited in November 2012 and it was probably the best Chinese I had ever had so was excited to return. (I am not local to Manchester hence it took me so long to return) I am aware building something up can lead to a let down sometimes but do feel the food was a disappointment compared to previously.... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were recommended to go to this restaurant in the Northern Quarter of the town and what a recommendation! It is family run and the recipes appear to be based on or around that. The portion sizes are big and we were even stopped from ordering any more because of this (you know you just expect small portions!)! They also... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were made so welcome throughout our visit, including a warm welcome from all the staff, a lovely birthday card, friendly attention through the meal and a candle in an ice cream to finish (instead of cake because of wheat intolerance) The meal was of a very good quality with all dishes being very large and very tasty. We have... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant one Sunday evening when on a trip to Manchester Arena. When we arrived we headed to the Northern Quarter, where we had been told that there were numerous restaurants and bars. When we got there we couldn't find anything outstanding on the Main Street therefore we ventured off up a side street near the old market.... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visited here after wanting to visit for a long time, had one of the banquets between 3 of us and it was lovely! Only complaint (albeit a backhanded one) is that there was simply too much food, soup and prawn crackers followed by individual starter plates with 2 pieces of prawn toast, 2 spring rolls, seaweed and chicken satay. Lovely... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

For me, being able to go to a Chinese restaurant is normally a no no due to being a coeliac. So I was delighted when I found this restaurant catered for people like me needing a gluten free menu. There was loads of choice. Chicken and sweet corn soup and the ribs were lovely to start. But the mains were... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

There was nothing particularly wrong with the food but the place was empty on a Friday night (bad sign), the cocktails tasted cheap (I think one of them might have just been lime cordial and soda!), it was full of advertising for it's own brands of whatever (tacky) and it was over priced (£110 for 3 people). Why bother going... More

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