Where to Eat: Dim Sum in Manchester

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Enjoy 'heart's delight' in Manchester with these bite size Dim Sum dishes…

POV: You’ve finally decided amongst the overflowing choices of menu in Manchester that you fancy some Dim Sum. Problem. There’s too many good spots to choose from. Have no fear, we’ve selected some of our favourite Dim Sum spots in Manchester so that you can sift through the options and quickly satisfy that craving!  


Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB 

As soon as you step inside Spinningfield’s Tattu, you instantly know you’re in for something a little bit special. From the giant suspended wooden anchors tied up with rope downstairs, to the dark wood, tattoo-like artwork and the giant, wait for it, pink-lit cherry blossom tree in the centre of the upstairs restaurant, this is more of a sensory experience than it is your standard meal out. 

Founded in 2015 by two brothers, Tattu has expanded from its Manchester original, with restaurants now open in Leeds and Birmingham and further plans in the pipeline, and whilst each restaurant has its own unique aesthetic, the shared vision and attention to detail is evident across all three. This vision extends to more than just the décor as the food itself looks almost too good to eat.  

The innovative menu offers unique twists on Chinese cuisine, with guests encouraged to share plates to sample a mix of the menu. The dim sum game is strong, with Wagyu Dumplings, Spicy Iberico Pork Wontons, Beef and Foie Gras Gyoza and Xiao Long Bao being particular highlights, all looking ridiculously pretty but providing a rush of flavour on first bite. 

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious lunch with their selection of daytime dim sum deals, or a full-on treat yo’ self celebration, Tattu offers an escape for your senses right in the heart of the city. 

Yang Sing

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34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY 

Located in the heart of China Town is this multi-floor family restaurant that has been established for over 40 years. Its colossal sweet and savoury dim sum menu features all of your favourites with a few surprises too!  

Yang Sing offers traditional Cantonese cooking serving locally sourced produce and buying seasonally. They’re open daily from midday and are known for being a vibrant part of the cultural and culinary landscape of Manchester.  


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1 Lincoln Square, M2 5LN 

Wings is a relaxed, Cantonese restaurant popular with the local famous faces serving tasty cuisine in the city centre. Often considered to be on of the best Chinese restaurants in Manchester (but we will leave that decision to you), Wings will have your mouth watering with their huge range of choices.  

With five dim sum platters available, you can indulge in a little bit of everything on offer on the menu. They also have an outdoor terrace for when the days get sunnier. Sounds like a win, win to me.  

Sweet Mandarin

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19 Copperas Street, Manchester, M4 1HS 

Sweet Mandarin is an award winning restaurant set up by three sisters in 2004. It serves authentic food from generations past in a modern setting. It’s a bit more relaxed so if you fancy casual dining with great food Sweet Mandarin is the spot for you and their Dim Sum is to die for. Trust me. They even have vegan and gluten free options!  

Check out their menu here

The Rice Bowl

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33a Cross St, M2 1NL 

Right in the heart of Manchester is this family run restaurant. It may lie outside of China Town but The Rice Bowl has plenty of authenticity & atmosphere. The Dim Sum selection is plentiful with dumplings, bins and gyoza galore. With a hearty list of vegetarian options to accompany these overflowing options The Rice Bowl is a perfect go to spot for an any-time-of-the-day meal.