Looking to fill up in style this weekend? 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 weekend.
1. Blue Eyed Panda, Ancoats
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 storm rages on. Think Szechaun dishes, classic sweet and sour chicken, and even vegan steak. 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, enjoyed in their ever-decadent Spinningfields venue underneath their indoor cherry blossom. Bringing an experience like no other to the city, the restaurant is one of few high-end (and seriously Instagrammable) that focuses on Chinese cuisine, making it very special indeed. 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. 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 also launched a fantastic bottomless brunch offering, that’s sure to tickle the tastebuds of any Asian cuisine lover. 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. Yang Sing, 34 Princess St, M1 4JY.
6. Jai Vegan, City Centre
Whether you’re trying something new 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. 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 friends. Happy Seasons, 59 Faulkner St, M1 4FF.