The Best Chinese Restaurants In Manchester, England

Manchester Town Hall
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Paige Watts

Manchester is a thriving, diverse, metropolitan city, and one of the most popular cities, in the United Kingdom. There are plenty of options for those looking to enjoy some authentic Chinese fare in Manchester. From five-star dining experiences to long-running family-owned businesses to Chinatown favorites, here are the best Chinese restaurants in the city.

1. Wing’s Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese

Lanterns in St Annes Square, Manchester, for the Chinese New Year
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Wing’s Restaurant is one of the only five-star Chinese restaurants in Manchester. Wing’s serves fine Cantonese cuisine including seafood, lamb, chicken, beef, pork, duck, and vegetable dishes. Their wine list is extensive and has selections of the finest wines from all around the world. Their plush and comfortable dining environment attracts Manchester celebrities and customers can find autographed decor all over the walls. Be aware that Wing’s has a dress code and guests should dress smartly to dine there.

2. Ocean Treasure 235 Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese

Ocean Treasure
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Located in The Great Northern Warehouse at Manchester 235 Casino, Ocean Treasure brings the far east to Manchester. Head chef ‘Milky Boy’ has had over 30 years of Chinese culinary experience and is well known in the Chinese community. Ocean Treasure serves mostly traditional Cantonese dishes with a few unique specials, which are all made with ingredients that are handpicked from the best places in Chinatown. Their menu has extensive vegetarian options as well as vegan, wheat, gluten-free and halal options.

3. The Pacific Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Contemporary

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The Pacific Restaurant is a modern and popular restaurant located in Manchester’s Chinatown. Pacific has an award-winning and extensive menu of top-quality, traditional Chinese favourites, including authentic dim sum and classic seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetarian dishes. They also have a wine list with a selection of wines from all over the world. Keep an eye on their special offers, like 30% off dim sum throughout the week and a free round of drinks for evening diners.

4. The Rice Bowl

Restaurant, Chinese, Vegetarian, Asian

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A family-run restaurant that has been in Manchester since the 1960s, The Rice Bowl puts an emphasis on family, friends, and food. The Rice Bowl started when Wing Lau left Shanghai for England in the 1950s, and now his niece, Jenny, runs the restaurant. They serve dim sum all day everyday as well as an extensive menu of traditional Chinese favorites with plenty of vegetarian options. The Rice Bowl’s aim is to serve good food and bring harmony and closeness to friends and family.

5. Pacifica-Cantonese

Bar, Restaurant, Chinese

Char siu bao
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Pacifica-Cantonese is a five-star Cantonese restaurant with a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. Their menu consists of traditional Cantonese dishes with a modern and urban twist, including a variety of flavors that will prove to be difficult to find elsewhere in Manchester. Pacifica’s specials include an early evening special and a Sunday family special. Their sky lounge bar has an al fresco terrace with a canopy and patio heaters so you can enjoy a drink from their extensive wine menu no matter the weather.

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