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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 (0)161 832 8848
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Ranked #614 of 1,784 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $23 - $53
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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Such a shame. the first time i came it was good service and my gluten free meal was served to me no problems. however, the second time my gluten free starter and my mothers (with gluten) were mixed up, whoevers fault it was. I was clearly very ill within ten minutes, and i spoke to the manager. Unfortunately they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Well what can I say about this place. it ain't great, we went there for our friends birthday. We only had the table for a short time as there was only another booking due. I felt rushed, staff were unfriendly and rude. The food was very average,bland and had this consistent taste of sugar in every dish that was banged... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited this place after reading the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. We were highy disappointed. The service was just on par with any simple restaurant not the fine dining experience that it boasts off. The so called award wining restaurant is a far cry from any restaurant around the corner. The food was the most diappointing. The hot and sour soup... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Ate here whilst visiting Manchester. Specifically required a venue suitable for coeliacs so had booked ahead using the restaurants website. Very swift response to our inquiry and a deposit taken with no problems. On the Saturday night we visited the place was packed so we were glad of the advanced booking. Food was fabulous and the coeliac in our group... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Booked a table at Sweet Mandarin for a family members birthday. Had been before a few years back and remembered the food to be great. When we arrived it was quite busy. We told the hostess we had booked a table but it didn't seem to matter. Our names were never checked or a time, we were just told to... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went with my staff for a Christmas meal. There were about 50 of us. One ended up in hospital, slipped on the wet floor and glass badly cut her fingers. Leaving the above incident to one side... It was nice, but not great. Chineese can be different, this was just take away fare plus. Ok for a meal with friends... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Called on off chance and managed to drop on last table (Christmas time!) Staff were friendly and the food was great. Portions are large and I had ribs to start which was enough for a main meal! Friends had duck and again enough for 2 people so we could have shared. However the food was so good we ate the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very accommodating for a short notice booking for my birthday very near Christmas. Made a refreshing change not to have to have a set Christmas menu! The food was lovely and I got a piece of cake as it was my birthday. The service was ok, the order was wrong (and the bill) but they amended it without question.

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Manchester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Sweet Mandarin is more pricey than the Chinatown restaurants but the food is good. It is also available gluten free so if you crave Chinese but are concerned about this, there is masses of 'safe' food to choose from.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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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 - 53
Cuisine: Chinese

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