Blue Eyed Panda

4.8
37 reviews
£25 and under
Chinese
An modern Chinese restaurant with relaxed and friendly atmosphere located in Ancoats, the new city's food and drink area. We do not only offer authentic Chinese cuisine like steamed Dim sums, Stir Fried, Salt and pepper or Casserole dishes on our extensive menu, we also have a wide range of Vegetarian and Vegan choices in our restaurant for you to enjoy!



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 37 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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NicholasD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall I think our meal was the best Chinese food we have eaten. Service was swift and friendly. Highly recommended.

LJ
LucyJ
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of vegetarian and vegan food Friendly staff

RA
RebeccaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went late afternoon with 2 other work colleagues. The food was delicious, service was good and reasonably priced. A hidden gem. I Will definitely be going again

J
Justin125
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good varied menu, good service and located in a nice area. Enjoyed the meal I had.

CB
CBR318
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate early as a table of 4 at 4.45pm and we had eaten and left by 5.30 as we were attending the Man U game,
Very nice surroundings,
Music not too loud

Amazing fresh food,
And great portion sizes in fact would recommend sharing as main meals were very generous.

Restaurant so clean
Friendly staff members and no rush to choose from their extensive menu.

Very clean bathroom facilities
Would highly recommend Blue Eyed Panda.

CM
CathyMc
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with wonderful atmosphere, mix of groups, all happy chatting and laughter, service really fabulous - quick but not pressurised. I have booked to go again.

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Diner4
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, very authentic Chinese tastes. Unfortunately the service was slow.

SJ
SarahJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this at the last minute but it was packed for a Monday night. We were so impressed with the variety, quality and authenticity of the food. Great portions too. Absolutely planning to return

SB
SharmaineB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but we felt the overall value for money wasn’t great. It was far too expensive for the quality. Wine list was quite limited too.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, yummy food and friendly staff
would definitely come again :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cafe style casual dining with authentic and amazing food, at reasonable prices in a good location. Our first visit but we'll definitely be back.

KR
KimberleyR
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and restaurant! We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience at The blue panda restaurant for My son's 21st birthday. On Friday 18th June 2021. The food was fantastic and delicious. Service was fast and the staff we're extremely friendly. Overall a very pleasant evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Simply wow. If you want an authentic Chinese meal without being alienated, go here! Amazing food and in a lovely setting, in the heart of Ancoats.
Sizzling steak in OK sauce - must have! Just amazing. Service was great!
Will definitely be returning!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

CL
CathyL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really sophisticated cooking, subtle flavors, fresh and beautifully prepared vegetables, generous portions and all the staff were just brilliant. We all had an excellent family meal.

JS
JoeS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was brilliant, service was also. A little bit pricy but worth it for how good it was, would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall and enjoyable experience. Although bookers beware that they advised us and the group before that they don’t use Open Table for bookings. Luckily they weren’t busy and we were seated. Food was slow coming out and starters came out at different times and the mains we had to had to wait over 15mins. But overall the food was great, fresh, full of veg and the beef was slightly pink which showed how fresh the food was. Ring ahead to order however and check out the menu online before hand.

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BrianB
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We just loved the Blue Eyed Panda, my wife had been pestering me to take her for a while, should have listened to her earlier ( will not admit that though ) The food was fabulous and well presented the staff were attentive too, we will definitely book again once we are over this crisis.

KG
KarenG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Restaurant was fairly busy when we arrives, shown to our table which was nice table, we thought some tables looked abit canteen like. Order was taken from a lovely waitress Lily. Starters arrived satay chicken very good, ribs were a little dry could of done with some sauce on them. Main meal lovely fillet steak in pepper and black bean, rice noodles all good.

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nandacrawford
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, delicious dishes and fantastic service. Thanks for looking after us Cath!

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RhiannonH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great and the portions were generous. I had the vegetarian 'mock chicken'- I would highly recommend this dish. The servers were very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be visiting again soon!

AJ
AlanJ
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and a great atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive staff.

WG
WilliamG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, very attentive staff, quiet as we went in on a Monday lunch but highly recommend, would love to go on an evening.

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BadeO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great tasty food but limited drinks choices. Service was good for drinks and starters, but it took a while to receive our mains from the kitchen. Would recommend.

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NicolaM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our visit - the food was good, including the interesting salt and pepper aubergines, which were cooked just right, not too soft. Will definitely be returning.

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Red13
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner there for valentines day as he had been wanting to try it for a while.

The food was very nice and the portions were a pretty good size too, I almost couldn’t finish mine.

The staff were very friendly and they were rather quick, we weren't waiting long at all for our drinks and food.

The only remotely negative thing I can say is it was rather noisy so I had to adjust my hearing aids a few times but it is a restaurant and it was Valentine’s day so that was to be expected and hardly anyones fault.

My partner is asking when can we go again and we definitely will!

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Johnny
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was very expensive compared to other Chinese in Manchester

Food was very nice

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Danielleloucamp
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for the first time on Saturday and can’t recommend enough. The staff were lovely - all very helpful and had a lovely atmosphere. But this is the best Chinese food I’ve had in Manchester! So tasty and reasonably priced. I really recommend this place, I’ll definitely go back!

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BarryD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food with a varied menu. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.

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HannahT123
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. It’s so clean. The service is great. The food itself is good portions and good quality. It’s not greasy or heavy. The main thing for us is the range of veggie options..so many! The mock duck pancakes are amazing. It’s also a really chilled atmosphere so you don’t feel the need to get really done up to come - but I suppose that’s Anocoats vibe generally.

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Melanieb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was great. I would highly recommend this place and I am already thinking of my next visit!

HJ
HelenJ
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bit disappointed that we ordered the only bottle of rose wine after asking for another one.

The desert menu only had ice cream as everything else was sold out

SG
SusanG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place excellent food and drinks and lovely staff highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for first time and it was absolutely fantastic, food and staff, would definitely recommend and we will definitely return

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Gavin
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it. Food was great and the lunch menu was very good value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service- will definitely be back!

FAQs

Blue Eyed Panda does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Blue Eyed Panda also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 207 8788.

Blue Eyed Panda is rated 4.8 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.