Middle Kingdom

86 Princess Street, M1 6NG

Gay Village, Manchester

Cuisine: Chinese

About Middle Kingdom

Authentic Chinese near Manchester Oxford Road

Middle Kingdom is a popular Chinese restaurant on Princess Street. A big hit with the local Asian community, Middle Kingdom is brightly decorated with intricately carved screens and a vibrant red colour scheme that echoes the Chinese flag. The warm welcome from the staff is a recurring theme in reviews.

Regional Chinese cuisine

With a kitchen staffed by award-winning chefs from China, Middle Kingdom specialises in regional Chinese cooking styles. In particular, bold and pungent Szechuan cuisine and Hunan dishes which are known for their hot, spicy flavours. Dishes like the fried sea whelks with pickled pepper underline the authenticity of the cooking. However, there are lots of other choices which may be less daunting to diners who don’t want to dive in headfirst. Braised duck in beer with taro and stir-fried lamb with coriander spring to mind.

There is also a section of Cantonese dishes which are likely to be more familiar to the casual fan of Chinese food. Either way, there is a wide variety of options to choose from. Alongside the a la carte menu, there are several set meal options as well as a hotpot option which allows diners to cook their meal in a pot of stock at their table.

Local attractions and transport links

Middle Kingdom is a Chinese restaurant on Princess Street. There is limited on-street parking and pay parking at Euro Car Parks. Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations are within easy walking distance. The Gay Village, Palace Theatre and O2 Ritz Manchester are all nearby.

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