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Red Chilli Chinese Restaurant

70-72 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GU, England
+44 161 236 2888
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
70-72 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant quiet late by Manchester standard. It was raining outside and chilly. but we were welcomed by warm piping hot food and quiet tasty. The prawns we ordered were good, though the chicken were bit salty. Overall a good experience. Price reasonable...More

Thank susroy
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went to Red Chilli last night with two work colleagues. Arrived just before 7pm and it was already buzzing. Whilst the decor may not be that salubrious, the welcome and the service overall was very good. Having heard the old mantra of not eating anywhere...More

1  Thank roroberts
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The place is a chain and I've dined at their york restaurant before now and had a pleasant experience; however, this was not the case here. Decent service; however the place itself is very lacklustre. The toilets were in need of a fire clean. Choice...More

Thank Pgdunnjones
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Have been a regular at both manchester red chillis for years. Will avoid the chicken dishes from now on as they seem to have made the decision to buy water injected poor quality chicken that lacks taste and texture. Despite mentioning this to the manager...More

Thank hardtoplease67
Reviewed 5 August 2017

extensiv menu but with no noting of whether anything contained gluten or indeed anything which might cause allergic reaction. Just a note saying ask the staff if you have an allergy. Not good enough. So we ask the staff who could barely speak english, after...More

Thank mike w
Reviewed 4 August 2017

very nice place, friendly staff, tasty food, reasonable price, good for all ages. Very for handy form work area. we often go there after hard days work.

Thank page12
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was a lovely surprise. Meal for 11 people. We were all really impressed with the quality of the food. Like a traditional restaurant in Shanghai the food came out gradually and we all shared as it arrived. The food was hot and all of...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful little restaurant with very basic- non flash decor. The food is authentic and delish (having travelled China). Minor criticism is that more spice needed in the chilli dishes- I like it hot! The fixed meals are probably slightly more expensive than they should...More

Thank Wilkie87
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an early dinner on Thursday evening. Very friendly and attentive staff. Unfortunately no dumplings available. What we did have was very nice though. Chicken and beef mains were well cooked. Best Chinese I have had in a while. Large selection with some...More

Thank Morgi_1
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Was impressed with this place. I didn't really know what to expect but it far succeeded my expectations! I liked everything about it....the atmosphere, the style of the place itself, the attentive service and mainly the very authentic food. A far cry from western gloopy...More

Thank Beth R
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.95 km away
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443 reviews
.88 km away
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Adele B
14 May 2017|
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Response from edm0n | Reviewed this property |
In line with the others, I suspect it does but phone them and ask.
3 April 2017|
Response from _normanjones260 | Reviewed this property |
it would probably take about half an hour to walk from Chinatown to the Apollo. Alternatively you could get a bus from Piccadilly bus station or take a taxi. If you want to be sure of getting to the show for 7 I'd aim to sit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$65 - US$65
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70-72 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 2888
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