We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

This & That

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
+44 (0)161 832 4971
Add hours for This & That and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 264 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    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
Blink and you'd miss it.

Buried down a back alley, you'd think there's nothing there. Do carry on down the alley and grab some food. The decor isn't flashy, but the food is great. Sought out this place after reading about it here and wasn't disappointed. After eating bland London curries, it was nice to come and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
AlisterNZ
,
Wellington, New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Buried down a back alley, you'd think there's nothing there. Do carry on down the alley and grab some food. The decor isn't flashy, but the food is great. Sought out this place after reading about it here and wasn't disappointed. After eating bland London curries, it was nice to come and have something that had a bit of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I've been eating at This and That for years and it has never changed. Food has always been tasty and you get a diverse mix of people all enjoying the food side by side

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seville, Spain
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A veritable jewel in Manchester's Northern Quarter long before it was the Northern Quarter - Approached via a distinctly unsavoury narrow alley way, the steamed-up windows give little away of the delight to be had inside. Its rudimentary decor, its usually quite long, but quick-moving canteen style queue, are all part of the charm. The house staple is the rice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester
Top Contributor
440 reviews 440 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've been going to This and That for over twenty years now which, I guess, shows I like the place. My latest visit was a bit disappointing though as the place feels a it complacent. I suppose it keeps busy and has being going forever but that's no reason to ease off effort wise. As usual I had the great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This place is amazeballs. You have to visit this place at least once in your life. It looks and feels grotty. But take my word for it when ever I'm on manchester I make the extra effort to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Veggie platter for £3.60! From local folks, in a cute backstreet eatery. This is for the budget traveller who likes their food with some zing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My cousin took us to the best kept secret in Manchester. The look outside and inside could put you off but the food is authentic and probably the best currys I have ever eaten. 3 x Currys from a choice of 8 all pot boiled so not a wok in sight or any lurid brightly coloured sauces, rice and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
North Wales
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Before going to the MEN we wanted to go for food but did not want to walk very far. So 0.3 miles away was this little place. Yes it was very much like a small school dinner hall with plastic plates and cutlery in the plastic trays. But the food was very fresh and served with very helpful staff who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
crewe
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

East here about twice a week as I work nearby. Don'y be put off by the back alley setting or the basic decor as this is tastier more authentic curry than most restaurants. It tastes fresh because they make up around 8 dishes freshly each day and you pick 3 scoops + rice which costs £4 (all veggie) to £5.50... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Went with a friend to eat on Friday evening before heading out for the night, we arrived at about 7:15 so not too long before they close at 8. It's down a dodgy looking alley and the decor is that of a rather shabby cafe but it is all very clean inside. The food is served from metal tins, sundries... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed This & That also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to This & That? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of This & That and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Manchester, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from This & That staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?