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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 161 832 8848
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Frizington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked at late notice due to a fire at the restaurant we were planning to go. The staff got back to our emailed enquiry within 10 minutes and managed to sort us a table for 6. We were met by a very friendly face and the cheery atmosphere continued throughout the meal. The menu was extensive and was difficult... More 

Thank FrizzyFlyer
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a meal here after wandering round the Christmas Markets. The staff are so friendly and make you feel incredibly welcome. My wife had the gluten free menu which gives loads of options. My meal was beautiful and will definitely be back.

Thank NeilHalton
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would normally visit a chinese restaurant when I want to comfort eat my way through food of high sugar and salt content, and this means that I rarely eat at them. However, Sweet Mandarin is like no other chinese restaurant I've visited before. While it serves all the usual meals you would find in a chinese restaurant (and more),... More 

1 Thank NJH91
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had waited a long time for this visit, after all Manchester is a 3 hour drive from our home, but after seeing the passion that Helen and Lisa put into their cooking all those years ago on Gordon Ramsey the F Word, we promised ourselves we would go to the restaurant one day. All we can say, and this... More 

1 Thank Robert H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Chinese in town, portions were great and the quality of food was amazing. Not your place for an end of a boozy night Chinese but for a good meal in a lovely setting it's perfect. Our favorite place hands down.

1 Thank Katie J
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a late supper. Have to say immediately that my colleague was a tad under the weather and probably didn't ingratiate himself with the serving team but that should have little to do with the quality of the food. Food itself was rather bland and somewhat over-priced both for the range and quality and just as relevantly, there... More 

1 Thank Colin D
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went hear for a birthday meal for my 18 year house lad daughter who is celiac. The food was excellent and a fab place for her after not being able to eat Chinese food since she was diagnosed a year ago. The staff and service were excellent don't listen to the reviews that say otherwise, we went on a busy... More 

Thank Clairread
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When asked what she would like to do on the evening of our 36th Wedding Anniversary, Julie, my wonderful wife, said 'Go for dinner to Sweet Mandarin'. Having been going there for some 8 years - and always being delighted - I readily agreed. We were warmly welcomed by our host Lisa Tse. Over the years we have tried many... More 

Thank egeriast1
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Food is very good and atmosphere is very relaxed, even supply some major shops with their sauces! 10/10 🌟

Thank Mick S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a lovely meal, with seven of my friends, here this evening for my birthday. The food was good and the service was excellent. I was given a birthday card which was really lovely - (I accidentally forgot to bring it with me home; but I really appreciated it). Thanks again for taking extra care to make sure my... More 

1 Thank Jack S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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: +44 161 832 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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