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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 161 832 8848
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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South East England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read all the good reviews but first impression was that the décor was a little bland and the chairs a lot hard. However being there to eat we ignored that and four of us ordered a mix of meals. The general feeling was that it was all OK. I would be happy to recommend but it did not exceed... More 

Thank Olbrit1
Bury, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here without having made a booking but as it was relatively early on a Wednesday night that didn't prove to be a problem and whilst busy it didn't look like the restaurant was ever full. The service couldn't be faulted with helpful and friendly wait staff throughout the meal and the quantity and quality of the food we chose... More 

Thank prefdavid
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third visit. Took my brother with me this time. He was amazed at the extensive vegan range and was wowed by the flavoursome dishes that he chose Wonderful staff create a pleasant atmosphere. Surprised it was so busy for a Wednesday night but I guess we all had the sane idea Comforting relaxing happy Christmas all and hope to see... More 

Thank Lisa R
Maulden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on recommendation and reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to take my daughter her for a meal after her graduation. We were warmly greeted - we had not booked but only two other tables were occupied as it was early in the evening. Drinks arrived promptly and orders were taken quite quickly. The surroundings are a bit cafe like... More 

Thank Kate M
Frizington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 

1 Thank FrizzyFlyer
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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.

1 Thank NeilHalton
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 9 November 2016 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 2 November 2016 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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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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

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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$43
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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