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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 (0)161 832 8848
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant, the food and service was great as usual. The staff are friendly, accommodating and welcoming. The food is presented well, tastes great and all of our group were satisfied with the meal. It's one of my favourite restaurants in the Northern Quarter and better than any Chinese restaurants in China Town. Keep it up... More 

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Thank Rickmanc2013
Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made another visit to the Sweet Mandarin and were again impressed with the quality of the food and friendly service. It really is in a different league to most Chinese restaurants and provides a wide variety of tasty food, all prepared and presented with care and attention to detail..

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1 Thank Peter F
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We frequently visit Manchester to watch the football and went up last week for the first Friday night match. As we had more time, we went looking for the Sweet Mandarin as given the earlier accolades, reviews and comments from the likes of Gordon Ramsey we thought we should try it. The location is in the trendy Northern Quarter so... More 

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Thank Mark W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got recommended this restaurant by a friend and decided to give it a try on a night out rather than go for the usual ones in chinatown... and had the best restaurant experience ever! I have no allergies but because I value nutrition and possess a high knowledge of nutrition I do have a way I want my food... More 

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1 Thank mee o
Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Chinese food in Manchester, We have visited other well known Chinese restaurants in China town and Sweet Mandarin beats them by far. Unique take on Chinese food, Highly recommend the fillet sizzler and Mabels claypot. Hot and Sour soup is excellent.

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2 Thank Mark H
UK-BE
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Referring to a visit early July 2016... Last time I went to Sweet Mandarin was six and a half years ago (even ordering the Sweet Mandarin book on Amazon back then), so when I noticed an offer on Groupon it all came back to me and I decided to give this restaurant another go… The interior is nothing spectacular but... More 

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1 Thank GregTK
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went here on sunday with my partner for our weekend treat. for starters with had the crispy shredded duck and pancakes, and we had the gluten free hoi sauce, which only this chinese restaurant in manchester city centre do. together with a lovely and flavoursome chicken and sweetcorn soup, which u can tell had real chicken stock base. we also... More 

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2 Thank paul w
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard a lot about this restaurant but never really venture into the N Q but tonight we stumbled across it purely by accident Myself and 10 of my colleagues received a warm welcome (even though we hadn't made a reservation)) sorry! Seating was quickly rearranged to accommodate our party and the table set accordingly. We all ordered drinks and... More 

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Thank Lisa R
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Mandarin is a very nice restaurant and centrally located too. It serves Chinese cuisine with Western touch. It serves local taste buds very well. Being avid sea food lover, I really liked the starter salt and chilli squid and the red hot sea food curry. Sweet mandarin also serves excellent cocktails and mocktails too. Recommended for all including large... More 

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1 Thank Footloose_tourist
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't really 'do' reviews - but I feel like this little place deserves a few minutes of my time. I've been working in Manchester for the last 18 months and have been to a lot of amazing restaurants, but every couple of weeks when I have a night off I come here. The staff are all absolutely lovely and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $46
Cuisine
Chinese, Gluten Free Options, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?