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Sweet Mandarin

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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
+44 161 832 8848
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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19 Copperas Street | at the Design House, Manchester M4 1HS, England
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

We visited Sweet Mandarin to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and plenty of it. We even bought a bottle of their sauce afterwards. All staff made a special effort to welcome us and ensure that we enjoyed our meal...More

Thank Amy2341
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I went to the Mandarin with a customer and was told about the Gordon Ramsay connection. The food was OK the service very good but thre were some downsides. The starters were good ans was the duck but my main course the dish they prepared...More

Thank CambridgeWhitey
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

We went here for my wife's birthday the food was excellent and staff were really friendly. The only downside was there was only bottled beer and the toilets were only for x1 person so you had to wait

Thank Mck1979
Reviewed 27 September 2014

The staff are friendly and the service was good but after reading such good reviews i was disappointed with the food. The meal that we ordered was good but it was the same as any averagely good Chinese restaurant. I was expecting something special and...More

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 23 September 2014

On a trip to manchester, my fiancée and I chose to go here for dinner on a Saturday evening, even though we were literally around the corner from Chinatown! We went here because of the reviews but we weren't overly impressed, in fact it was...More

1  Thank LauraAJ88
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Very good food with good service. Tofu starter was excellent; sea bass main course and aubergine main course both delicious. The food was clearly clean, well spiced and made with good ingredients. Often, Chinese food leaves me feeling dehydrated the next day (MSG?), but this...More

Thank RufusAndBetty
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

I regularly get gluten free takeaways from this restaurant. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to eat Chinese food in the confidence that it has been prepared safely for gluten intolerant people! Quickly made and friendly staff. And takeaway prices seems to be...More

Thank Irish_Rob_MCR
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I chose Sweet Mandarin based on reviews and location and had a fair idea what to expect. Yes the Western pop music is a bit loud and a bit offputting but when busy I would think it is balanced by the background noise. Environment is...More

1  Thank Osevon
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We visited the restaurant previously on a week day and had a great meal (see my separate review). With this in mind we recommended it to some friends and we all decided to eat there together as part of a Saturday night out. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Alistair F
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

This chinese food is potentially the best I have ever eaten. It is not your usual "maxed out with MSG" food that is so commonplace in this country. Been eating here since February this year. With an acclaimed recipe book under their belts to numerous...More

Thank Andy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$48
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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