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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 (0)161 832 8848
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Chinese food in the NQ

One of the better Chinese restaurants I have dined in, albeit I haven't been to many. The food was delicious. The prawn toast was some of the best I've tasted, nearly as good as my take away of choice and I have scoured my local area for the best prawn toast there is, and this was very close! One... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Ght737
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went last night with my daughter and her partner and expected something slightly better than we got. I had beef with noodles - it was dry and certainly not freshly cooked. I would have liked to have complained but the staff had all disappeared. They never checked up on us to see if we were enjoying the meal, they... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Atmosphere is awesome, busy! which is good ! warm welcomes when entered, food is good, ! try the sweet sour chicken it comes with a bird nest Bowl ( its also edible ) like a giant type prawn cracker with the saucy topping inside !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of the better Chinese restaurants I have dined in, albeit I haven't been to many. The food was delicious. The prawn toast was some of the best I've tasted, nearly as good as my take away of choice and I have scoured my local area for the best prawn toast there is, and this was very close! One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Was there on Sunday evening for a quick dinner. Service was great, very polite and fast. Had sweet and sour chicken with rice, it was lovely , plus got free rice crackers. Food was served less than 5 min after ordering. Restaurant is F-world winner of best local Chinese and well deserves it.

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Middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had a takeaway from here whilst I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. The food was great, prepared very quickly, and the service good.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love Chinese food, but a Chinese restaurant which is better than average is very hard to find. Sweet Mandarin very much breaks the mould, the food is fantastic! I will definitely be returning next time I'm in Manchester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited as it was my choice for food after our meeting, I have visited a few times over the years and have never been disappointed, all I can say is the staff are the best, warm welcome, attentive service, very polite. In regards to the food, as a foodie it's definitely a place to go, my German colleague is... More 

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We knew this restaurant was connected with Gordon Ramsay so while in Manchester we decided to visit this place for an evening meal. We were not disappointed the food was excellent I would recommend anyone to try this place if you can put up with the abruptness of the staff they are certainly lacking in manners could do with a... More 

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Port Talbot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I found this restaurant by looking on the Internet and was impressed by the Gordon Ramsay recommendation and the Downing Street menu prepared for the Chinese Premier and David Cameron!The restaurant was located up a side street in the centre of the city so was a bit tricky to find. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive from the start.... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Visited with friends we all chose from the set banquet menu. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The cocktails and elderflower iced tea were also delicious.

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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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