Celebrate Chinese New Year the easiest way we can.
Looking to get into the festive spirit? Manchester is glittered with fantastic Chinese restaurants, from the high-end authentic kitchens, to those putting a modern twist on classic dishes. Whatever your flavour, we’ve rounded up the best Chinese restaurants in Manchester to try this Chinese New Year.
1. Blue Eyed Panda, Ancoats
Continuing to deliver throughout the pandemic, Blue Eyed Panda is an Ancoats fave thanks to their huge menu of authentic Chinese grub. Even after being subject to multiple break-ins over lockdown, the restaurant displays true Northern grit – and is well worthy of your custom as the Chinese New Year celebrations continue. Think Szechaun dishes, classic sweet and sour chicken, and even vegan steak. Order via Deliveroo or call them direct for your Chinese takeaway fix. Blue Eyed Panda, 3 Jersey St, Ancoats, M4 6JA.
2. Tattu, City Centre
One of Manchester’s most divine restaurants, Tattu creates beautiful Chinese-inspired dishes, usually enjoyed in their ever-decadent Spinningfields venue underneath their indoor cherry blossom. Bringing the experience to fans over lockdown, Tattu has created their very own ‘cook at home’ boxes – this month including their beloved caramel soy fillet steak and crispy duck spring rolls. Find out more here. Tattu, 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, M3 3EB.
3. Sweet Mandarin, Northern Quarter
One of the city’s most loved Chinese restaurants, Sweet Mandarin is a bit of a family affair – run by three sisters who create traditional Chinese cuisine – you guessed it – family-style. The food is so delicious, even Gordon Ramsay is a fan, and the menu promises traditional favourites such as aromatic crispy duck, satay chicken and sichaun beef. Order online throughout lockdown via Deliveroo. Sweet Mandarin, 19 Copperas St, M4 1HS.
4. WowYauChow, Altrincham
Chinese grub with a twist – WowYauChow is a great spot in Altrincham, focusing on British-Chinese food with a modern street food spin. The tasty menu is accompanied by cocktails and craft beers, with loaded fries, bao buns, dumplings and beef brisket curry stealing the show. The restaurant has launched cook at home kits to enjoy during lockdown, and you can order takeout direct with them here. WowYauChow, 59 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1DS.
5. Yang Sing, China Town
Yang Sing, located in Manchester’s beloved China Town, has long been known as one of Manchester’s best – opening up way back in the 80s. Specialising in traditional Cantonese cooking, Yang Sing serves up Dim Sum, soups, sharing platters and more, with dishes such as shark’s fin soup, Peking style pork belly ribs, and Cantonese chicken. Order on Deliveroo during lockdown. Yang Sing, 34 Princess St, M1 4JY.
6. Jai Vegan, City Centre
Whether you’re sticking with Veganuary or were already following a vegan diet, Jai Vegan is a great spot to enjoy Chinese food without the traditional pork, chicken, beef and duck options. Using vegetarian chicken as the base of many dishes, Jai recreates traditional favourites including salt and pepper, Sichuan, dumplings and lo mein – except each dish is specially created with vegans in mind. Order via Uber Eats. Jai Vegan, 70-72 Portland St, M1 4GU.
7. Happy Seasons, China Town
Another China Town fave, Happy Seasons is a great spot for an authentic Chinese takeaway. From seafood and classic dishes to soups and Dim Sum, the extensive menu has a little something for everyone (including those new to Chinese food). Not only that, but the restaurant has a specific vegetarian menu, too, and a number of set menus to enjoy with your household. Available for takeaway and delivery here. Happy Seasons, 59 Faulkner St, M1 4FF.