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Middle Kingdom

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86 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG, England
0161 228 7060
12:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is excellent and delicious. Authentic Chinese food is served. Spice level might be slightly higher than average but the savoury food is definitely worth the aftermath. Highly recommended to all(: Recommended food: 功夫水煮鱼 (hot and numbing sliced fish) and their hot pot (buffet style, but the portion...they are GENEROUS)

Thank juzzzzzzzzzz
Level Contributor
507 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I hadn't been here for a couple of months and have been eating here for several years. Today I walked in and it was just chaotic. I didn't recognise any of the staff (except for one very briefly when I was leaving). I was asked several times, by staff, and by another customer if I had been here before? Very... More 

1 Thank Nimitta
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Fantastic food and good service , my partner and I were the only English customers on a Saturday evening , opted for the set meal and it was superb . our only comment was that the vast room was cold , November please put on the radiators

Thank CaroledeMoncy
north west england
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375 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Middle Kingdom is the only Sichuan place that we visit with any degree of regularity. And even that “regularity” is relative as our previous visit was last November. That tends to mean you look at the menu and just want to eat whatever was really good last time. For example, the dry fried green beans with pork – an almost... More 

Thank harters
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I dined here at lunchtime and the vast majority of customers, just about everyone but us, were Chinese which we took to be a good omen. The food was fantastic and the portion sizes were such that two people could share one; the 1/4 crispy duck starter came with 6 pancakes and the main courses were on... More 

Thank RossendaleRed
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Only 2 minutes walk from our hotel on Princess Street this was a good place to eat. It is authentic Chinese food with an excellent and diverse menu. The menu was in Chinese and English with photos of all the dishes (most helpful). It was very quiet on this Sunday evening, with only 3 sets of diners so the service... More 

Thank Ian W
kent uk
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem when I saw load and loads of Chinese people going in so thought it must be good, OMG the best I have ever eaten, great price and the quality and quantity is 10/10, I would like the to deliver to me where ever I am in the country, and I still have leftovers can't wait.

Thank hornsterKentUk
Level Contributor
92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner went there after it was recommended to us from a work colleague. I'm so god we tried it out. After reading some of the reviews and people saying the portions were big we thought we we would just order and see for ourselves. Omg they weren't lying!!. We ordered 2 hot and sour soups and could... More 

Thank Emma W
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We were the only English there this evening & took this as a good sign. As we obviously weren't sure what to order we went for a set menu. It was £21.85 each & was very disappointing. The meal was greasy & we didn't finish much of it!! I would not recommend! Don't go for the buffet!! All the Chinese... More 

1 Thank julieeslater72
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

If you're a Taste card owner and this place comes up on your app, don't bother as the manager no longer accepts them (still need to inform Taste of this). The food here was excellent however and very authentic, it seemed popular among the local Chinese community which was a good sign. Zero atmosphere however, quite a large dark restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 228 7060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?