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This & That

3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
+44 161 832 4971
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (150 reviews)
“rice” (205 reviews)
“keema” (26 reviews)
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Indian, Fast Food, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Amazing food ! doesnt look much on entry but this is by far the best curry restaurant ive been to in Manchester the inside is almost a school canteen and you go up to the counter like school lunches, the staff are friendly and quick...More

2  Thank Olivia T
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

3 curries with rice for under a fiver. Delicious Dahl! Saag and Bombay potatoes. Mild in heat but you can add extra fresh cut green chillies. We got a freshly made roti to share. My boyfriend went for the keema lamb, which was a must...More

2  Thank Jotz N
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent! A fiver for lunch was money well spent,three curries with rice is the standard dish,veg or meat that are all tastey....

1  Thank Alan O
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Love this place. Perfect to bob in for lunch with it's simple, fresh, fantastic food. It's basic inside with a whiff of the Hacienda but I'd much rather be here supporting a local business and getting better food than joining the queue at Nando's. Everyday...More

2  Thank Mickey C
Reviewed March 5, 2017

The old adage "you get what you pay for" has never rung more true. The quantity of food for the price may well be unbeatable in central Manchester, but the place has all the ambiance of a soup kitchen as the "curries" are slopped onto...More

2  Thank Johnnybach
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I'm quite a frequent visitor of this humble little place nowadays. At least 2-3 times a week for lunch when I'm at work in Manchester. My colleagues love the place. Small place with no fancy decor or thrills. Simple tables and benches. Maybe they should...More

2  Thank Usman H
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Just been today, the portion size was great but that's handy when the food actually tastes of something. Second time I have been and again really poor, no flavour, watery, definitely not a curry and not a patch on Kabana either which unfortunately is closed...More

3  Thank 780Phil
Reviewed February 25, 2017

This is the authentic Manchester "rice and 3" experience. It never changes, it does the same food all the time and is always great. Rice and 3 shops are uniquely Mancunian - were originally for South Asian textile workers to get a cheap fast lunch....More

2  Thank Ibbo B
Reviewed February 24, 2017

I worked in Manchester 1989-92 and spent several enjoyable lunches at the Shudehill outlet along with other curry fans including business people. Simple, quick, wholesome and tasty curries and naan washed down with water from the Pennines. Brilliant. Glad to see its still operating. Must...More

2  Thank Nrthnwills
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This and That, by far has the best curry dishes in Manchester. Every day is a different menu. Lunch wont cost you more than £6, and will fill you up for the rest of the day. Its great for a team lunch, or pre shopping...More

3  Thank Sam H
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Response from Canicanti | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it is . They are muslims who own and serve you
steve w
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Ryan C | Reviewed this property |
No they serve soft drinks
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
They don't take bookings - just turn up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $5
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 4971
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A family run business established for over 20 years, we're one of Manchester's favourite Indian Curry Houses. We offer a huge choice of delicious curries and are located in the heart of the Northern Quarter, tucked away on Soap Street.
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