The Red Chilli Chinese restaurant specialises in Beijing and Sichuan dishes. There are two branches in central Manchester and two more over the hills in Leeds and York. I can vouch that the food and ambience are good and the decor is stylish.
Red Chilli have twice been in The Sunday Times Top 10 Chinese Restaurants in the UK (in 2006 and 2007). Their chefs are "well trained with experience gained from various Chinese embassies and five star hotels. The menu is compiled with an appreciation of customers' various experiences and adventurous spirit in Chinese food". The wine list, according to gourmet writer Ray King of the Manchester Evening News, is exemplary.