Michael Wan's Mandarin

4.8
1300 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
你好, welcome to the Mandarin!

Established in 1961, this traditional and authentic Cantonese restaurant in Blackpool town centre has been extending a warm oriental welcome to customers for 55 years!

Choose from a mouth-watering selection of delicious dishes including Mrs Wan’s dumplings, made from her own recipe, Szechuan chilli beef, Nasi Goreng and oriental fruit salad with lychee. We are very proud that every dish and every sauce is made in house, because we care about our food.


The belief that every meal shared should be special is why this restaurant takes time to carefully select and prepare the freshest Chinese dishes, adding just three extra ingredients - quality, experience and time.

Our core belief is that we are a local restaurant, open year round for local residents and visitors to the resort alike. We"ve worked for many years with our local suppliers to continue to bring you the best experience of Chinese food in Blackpool.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1300 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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ZoeD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as ever. Food was out of this world. Really enjoyed my birthday.

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NathanS
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Best chinese about. Would highly recommend

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DawnM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, friendly, efficient staff. Good atmosphere.
Food was good but very expensive.

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davida
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was great good atmosphere this was our second visit can't fault the restaurant would definitely go again

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Fizznchips
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely food and service. Menu had extensive choice too. Couldn’t fault it. Would definitely return again for a special meal out.

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StevenR
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our fourth visit, food as usual 'excellent' however 'disappointed' We booked for 9.pm, by the time we got sat down it was 9.30.pm [ not an issue there as was busy, did not mind ] but then it was so rushed, no time to digest each course! We asked for a bit of time and was told they wanted to close the kitchen at 10.pm - 30 minutes after we sat down so by the time we got the main course, no time to digest previous and ended up leaving half of it. The second waiter was a credit to the restaurant, couldn't apologise enough. A disappointment for, as usual, the food was excellent if we had time to eat it!

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LynneC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because there was a slight delay in being seated at our table we were offered a free drink on the house which was very much appreciated. The waiting staff were very attentive. The food was excellent and we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Victoriaj81
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food , very helpful polite staff who were extremely busy as it was New Year’s Eve!
We had a very lovely meal and great new year vibe !

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Danelld
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience eating here. Vibrant, fresh food and excellent service.

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JoWinder
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service and atmosphere and great value, thankyou for a really memorable evening

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Carmella
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We book into this restaurant whenever we visit Blackpool. The food and service is always excellent. I gave a 4 for the overall experience because our table wasn’t ready for the time I’d booked so we didn’t get to have the dessert because there was somewhere we needed to be. They did apologise and they didn’t charge for the prawn crackers. This has not put us off going again and I would and do recommend this restaurant to friends.

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EmmaT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , excellent service and would definitely recommend

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TomC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always! Never had a bad meal from either of their restaurants

LM
LynnM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and very pleasant staff. Food was delicious and the children were made to feel welcome.

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craiga
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t find a better Chinese restaurant than this. Far exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super night at an excellent restaurant, very friendly,great service and super food 👍

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Dazza2482
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food great atmosphere would definitely recommend

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Pete
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food again and lovely atmosphere.
All had different dishes and shared and not one bad word to be said about any of them.
Calamari isn’t usually something I like but it was gorgeous here!!
Mixer starter is also amazing.

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StaceyB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Great value and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my.husband visited Michael Wan's Christmas eve, and the food was fabulous, all waiting staff were brilliant giving excellent customer service, the lady waitress was very attentive even noticing when we needed another fork and napkin after dropping them on the floor

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic our second time but wont be last First Class

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PaulB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the meal was great. Thanks very much to all the staff.

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MariaL
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab experience overall, fully recommend to all my friends

SG
ScarletG
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice on the menu and tasted wonderful. Service was spot on and the staff friendly and helpful

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VirginiaS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Attention to detail was impeccable.

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very busy when we arrived, had to wait approx 5 mins for tables to he changed iver which wasn't a problem (expected) - very friendly greeting from the staff. Once seated was left for a good 10 mins before we asked for someone to take our order , we had already decided in the time we waited for the table. After that the food was amazing and drinks were kept topped up. Definatley recommend.

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AdrianT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

fair priced food at a
high standard highly recommended

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Mark
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful staff. Amazing food. We're definitely going again!!

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ChristopherL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute outstanding food and amazing service. The staff could not do more for us. Thank you for an amazing night and we cannot wait to return.

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RachaelA
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastiest Chinese food I’ve had in a long while
Absolutely recommend

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InaF
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal as usual. Hot and tasty. Would definitely recommend

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Drew
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food an service. A must for lovers of fabulous Chinese cuisine.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to the Mandarin and it didn’t disappoint! Absolutely fantastic. We will be visiting again

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CatherineJ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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BeverleyH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal fantastic service as always enjoyed our evening

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CharlotteA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff good value for money and lovely food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable every time
Consistently the best

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douglasg
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre meal. Food very tasty. Staff friendly loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Chinese restaurant I’ve been to. Pauline and her staff treat diners like old friends.
You won’t be disappointed. As a meat eater, I shared the vegetarian banquet on my recent visit, wow, just wow. The flavours in all the dishes were to die for. The aubergine Szechuan served in a clay pot, was the biggest surprise. It wasn’t the usual squashy mush that you come to expect but cooked to perfection and the sauce was delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
We’re certainly planning our next visit.

FAQs

Michael Wan's Mandarin is rated 4.8 stars by 1300 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.