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Sweet Mandarin

19 Copperas Street, MANCHESTER, M4 1HS

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The Tse sisters, who run what has become one of the most popular Chinese restaurants for miles around, were awarded MBEs for their services to food in the 2014 New Year Honours list. From humble family beginnings in 1950, Sweet Mandarin has expanded its remit to take in a cookery school, outside catering, a recipe book and a line of products. The foundation for it all is the relaxed and comfortable glass-fronted venue itself, where, against a backdrop of red screens and lanterns, a mix of traditional and less familiar Chinese dishes is offered. Expect chicken and sweetcorn soup, mixed platters of hors d'oeuvres, and well-rendered main dishes like freshly shredded, moistly flavourful Peking duck, Manchurian beef fillet in a sauce of black peppers and onions sizzled on the skillet at your table. Look out for Shanghai-spiced king prawns, and the original General Tse's wok-braised sweet-and-sour tofu cooked with peppers, onions and pineapple.

Further information

Tel: 0161 832 8848
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 25-26 Dec
Days closed for lunch: all week

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Chinese
Chef: Lisa Tse
Number of seats: 85
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.



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Top end of High Street opposite Old Smithfield Fish Market fašade in Northern Quarter
Nearest station: Victoria Station, Shudehill Metro

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