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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Basic and brilliant

I visited yesterday, my partner eat's there regularly and sing's it's praises each time. Amazing home cooked indian food. You can add as much heat as you like with extra chillies a free option but beware, the spices are gently cooked so they sneak up on you. The staff are so friendly they seem to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
elaine h
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I visited yesterday, my partner eat's there regularly and sing's it's praises each time. Amazing home cooked indian food. You can add as much heat as you like with extra chillies a free option but beware, the spices are gently cooked so they sneak up on you. The staff are so friendly they seem to either, already know each customer... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

'This and That' is a to pretentious eating what Kryptonite is to Superman. This is a cafe stripped back to the bare minimum. The decor is basic, the chairs and plastic (and bolted to the floor) and the tables are formica. The plates don't match, and you can either have a can of drink or just a glass of water... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Donna and I popped in to This & That on our way to see the Manchester Camerata at the Cathedral. What you see is what you get at the famous This & That. A great value curry on a cold, wintry night for just £4.50. We'll keep coming back for more (even though the toilets are a bit dog-rough!)

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Basic Indian greasy spoon cafe with Formica tables and plastic chairs down a gritty looking side street. Nowt fancy as it's the food that counts. You chose rice and a selection of three curries. All generously scooped from dishes that changes daily. There's bowls of raw onion and chilli to serve yourself along with jugs of water. I was a... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place is awesome.A greasy spoon curry house on a back street in the Northern Quarter. Rice and 3 portions of curry for a few quid. Like it says in the name. A bit of this and a bit of that please. This place is legendary

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Glasgow
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85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Finally made it to This & That during opening hours and was pleasantly surprised Had the lamb curry, chicken curry and daal and a roti. The lamb and chicken were great and there was a lot of it. The daal was tasty but a little smooth for my liking. One of my best rice & three places in Manchester

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UK
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190 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The original and best lunchtime spice cafe in Manchester city centre. Located on the wonderfully ironic Soap Street and originally founded to serve the local rag trade lunchtime crowd. It now serves rice and three to anyone from pinstripe suits to shell suits. This place is a real leveller, excellent value for money, and very very friendly. The menu changes... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not hygienic at all. Portion size is good for the price but not sure about the food quality. All the curry dishes are left open on the counter from where they serve. Also the cutlery and plates did not look clean enough.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is not the kind of place you want to be at on your first date, but for some reason if you did end up here, your date might be very impressed. This and That is hidden in a little side street in the Northerrn Quarter that boasts a lot of eateries and drinkeries (if there's such a word). It's... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Rice n 3 for under a fiver Fantastic food and excellent value. Heard such good reviews and they all true. Highly recommended and I'll be back for more..... now that I can find it

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian

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