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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 (0)161 832 8848
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for his birthday. We went straight there after I finished work in Manchester so we were there for just after 5 on a Wednesday. The staff were very attentive, and when they found out it was his birthday they got him a card, sang him happy birthday and gave him a complimentary ice cream.... More 

1 Thank RuthBury
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the restaurant was nice and the service attentive, we ordered a mixture of dishes to share and most of them were tasty and well presented. However the exception was Lily Kwoks chicken curry, which had a big write up and picture on the menu as a signature dish - beware, it was nothing at all like the picture and... More 

Thank magwWirral
Oldham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to sweet mandarin last night with friends and we was expecting a all singing and dancing resturant and food to which we was all very disappointed ,it's very expensive ,food is ok nothing special to say it had great reviews from Gordon Ramsay ,I had the Mabel's chicken pot expecting it to come in a casserole style dish and... More 

Thank Debbie S
Oldham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter arranged to meet me after she had finished an exam in the city centre. She had booked a table at Sweet Mandarin as I had often spoke of it but never been. Situated in the bustling Northern Quarter a perfect location for a warm Friday evening. We where greeted with a warm welcome by the staff and seated... More 

Thank Les H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Makes a point of being different, but that's not what a Chinese is all about. Try making decent food. Well worth the shoe leather to make your way to Chinatown where you could find a dozen better places.

1 Thank Neville E
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed!! 2 dishes very poor - chicken in blackbean sauce, and beef ho fun, which we sent back to the kitchen due lack of flavour. Starters are particularly overpriced - small portion of prawn crackers £3.50, dried-out ribs and soggy squid close to £7 each. Can only presume this restaurant has sat back on its laurels due to its... More 

1 Thank Yvette A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to try for a while so when I saw on groupon I thought we should give it a go. Staff were lovely and starters came extremely fast. Then felt rather rushed as main came before my starter plate had even been taken away. We ordered Cantonese pork but received steak ok this was a genuine mistake of the... More 

Thank LKCK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having past this restaurant for the last few years always wanted to try but never getting around it it, we finally got round to visiting last week and we wasn't disappointed! The service was fantastic, the setting was lovely and wine was great. It goes without saying that the food was outstanding. Good quality, authentic food. Will definitely recommend to... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I don't eat many Chinese meals anymore since I went to Hong Kong 20+ years ago (I used have at least 1 a week before then), and quite frankly have found that everything I've tried since in the UK has been very poor by comparison; unfortunately this restaurant has done nothing to change that view (and, if you look at... More 

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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Welcomed into the restaurant by the staff. Staff knowledgeable about gluten free drinks and have a separate menu. Prawn crackers and dip provided free. One chicken meal arrived in batter but we didnt remember it stating in batter on the menu. Sweet and sour chicken was good and rice very nice. Strange to see a 10% service charge added to... More 

1 Thank akf0610

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $46
Chinese, Gluten Free, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:00 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
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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