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“Great chinese food at a good price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sweet Mandarin

Sweet Mandarin
Ranked #407 of 2,184 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Manchester
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great chinese food at a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

been here a few times for a reason. very good food and service and great small atmosphere which makes your dinner nice.
would go again and again as its quite affordable

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Preston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A gem of a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Gordon Ramsey award winning restaurant and it showed. Amazing food served quickly and piping hot. Brilliant value for money and definately worth a repeated visit.

Visited April 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“BEST CHINESE DISH EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

We went here for my birthday, the food, the service, and the interior were all fabulous.

The food was the nicest chinese food I have ever had. A green curry dish with noodles, was fabulous, a cacophony of flavour.

The staff were very friendly and great craic and fun.

It was my birthday so they wrote me a card and gave me free cake and sang.

It is a great gem in the Northern Quarter, the best Chinese food I have ever had. Lovely. 5/5

Visited April 2012
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Belfast
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wasn't what iexpected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Staff were very helpful and friendly, i could not fault them. The food was just OK, very expensive,1 alcoholic drink, 1 starter, 2mains and 2 sides £56, glass of water £1.70 Restaurant was alot smaller than i expected. Unfortunately i dont think i would visit again.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Average Chinese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

I have been to Sweet Mandarin twice, the first time due to its rating & the second time to confirm what I thought the first time... its average.

The service was excellent & the people were very likeable. The wine was good. The spare ribs were excellent! The Volcano Chicken & the second time around, going for something a bit more what I can compare against, Sweet & Sour Chicken, were average.

I think because of the hype & reviews I really expected more than I got taste wise.

Wont be attending again unfortunately

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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