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This & That

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3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
+44 (0)161 832 4971
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing!!

From seeing where this restaurant is you wouldn't expect it to be nice, you would probably just walk past as it is hidden down a side street but if you ever come across it DO NOT walk past! By far the best curry I have ever tasted! The staff are really friendly and helpful. It's just good, home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Cassie J
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

From seeing where this restaurant is you wouldn't expect it to be nice, you would probably just walk past as it is hidden down a side street but if you ever come across it DO NOT walk past! By far the best curry I have ever tasted! The staff are really friendly and helpful. It's just good, home made curry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I were planning to eat some Indian food during our Manchester weekend visit, but decided to walk a bit before dinner. While walking we saw this tiny little restaurant, and my wife said she remembered it from some review she had seen and it was supposed to be nice. We went in and each took three dishes... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I really like here. There is not much going on in regards to decor but the food Is bang on. Rice and three curries for a 5er. You can't argue with that. It's busy everytime iv been there so in my eyes that speaks for itself. I work on a construction site close by and if we are struggling to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been coming to This and That since 1981 and it has had at least 3 owners in this time, the current owners have been there for over twenty years, I think. Throughout the 80's I worked in Manchester and along with work colleagues we made it a weekly visit. In the 90's I went more regularly and have... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Best value for money meal in Manchester. Except perhaps for Siam Smiles in George St next to the lap dancing club. Certainly best Indian in Greater Manchester.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Love this place, only been a couple of times but each dish I tried was perfect. Great value and great friendly staff too. Planning my next lunchtime jaunt across Manchester right now.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've only been 5 or 6 times but have had nothing but the perfect dining experience every time :) The food is all very well cooked and the range of dishes is different each day of the week. The staff have never been anything but lovely, welcoming and helpful. Definitely one of Manchester's hidden gems; well worth a visit :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Don't be put off by the lead up to the front door or the decor. The food here is lovely. It's our go to place when we're having a treat at work. We nip in and get rice and 3 to take away. I also go with OH when we want a meaty curry fix. This place cannot be beaten... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I am quite frankly horrified by the bad reviews for This & That. These people are insane! Yes it is informal home cooked food, yes it has stayed the same for 30 odd years, but it's bloody cheap, tasty and reliable. The curry is always fresh, with great options for vegetarians and you won't get a better value dinner in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This unique place reminds me of small Indonesian "warung tegal" (small food vendor by the street): rice and choices of veg or meat stew, free jug of water or choose your soft drink, sit, eat, happy. Reasonable price, even quite cheap. No need for fancy table or decoration. Simply good food and lovely staff. I'm vegetarian and I always get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)161 832 4971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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