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Jdennon

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Man Fang
« on: 19:04:25, 17/05/17 »
Does anybody remember the Man Fang Chinese restrauant in Piccadilly I believe it was one of the first in Manchester, was it located below the Burtons menswear shop ?

David d Gribben

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Re: Man Fang
« Reply #1 on: 18:11:15, 20/05/17 »
We went to the Man Fang a lot in the late fifties early sixties, I remember it was facing the Gardens but don't  remember exactly where.

Jc01

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« Reply #2 on: 11:55:21, 24/05/17 »
Mam took me after my 1st day at Central Grammar (Whitworth Street) in 1961. It was in the same block as the old Woolworths, opposite Piccadilly Gardens. Probably cost her more than she had earned, but a fascinating experience for a restaurant virgin!


rob

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Re: Man Fang
« Reply #3 on: 10:49:25, 02/06/17 »
Hi all, yes remember it well, went a few times, and took my young daughter about 1970-71, had soup, and when the main came, my toddler daughter said , "'another dinner', so one of those remember moments  :)

Keungsta

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Re: Man Fang
« Reply #4 on: 22:11:46, 30/01/18 »
Does anybody remember the Man Fang Chinese restrauant in Piccadilly I believe it was one of the first in Manchester, was it located below the Burtons menswear shop ?


My dad was part owner in the restaurant, the bbc was a few doors up back then and famous people used to come in

Keungsta

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Re: Man Fang
« Reply #5 on: 22:12:57, 30/01/18 »
Mam took me after my 1st day at Central Grammar (Whitworth Street) in 1961. It was in the same block as the old Woolworths, opposite Piccadilly Gardens. Probably cost her more than she had earned, but a fascinating experience for a restaurant virgin!
My father was the head chef and part owner in the restaurant

Jade

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Re: Man Fang
« Reply #6 on: 00:00:20, 09/02/19 »
Hi,
Iíve just come across this thread and I was hoping someone could help me? Iím trying to trace my grandfather who worked at man fang in 1962 and went by the English name of Fred?
Any help or connection would be very much appreciated

Wading In

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Re: Man Fang
« Reply #7 on: 09:33:15, 08/03/19 »
I think that was the first 'proper' restaurant I ever went to. My mum used to take us for special occasions and I always remember going down those stairs and it being quite dark and (to my impressionable eyes) exciting. That was 40+ years ago and I still remember that I used to order halibut, and for some reason the coke (which always had plenty of ice and lemon) tasted better than any other coke.  :smitten: