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“Nor so much a restaurant as a back street cafe!”
Review of This & That

This & That
Ranked #15 of 2,261 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $5
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nor so much a restaurant as a back street cafe!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

A hidden gem of a place on an unprepossessing back street which doesn't inspire confidence.

But ignore the surroundings and enter a tidy cafe style room with Bain Marie's of the most excellent "day to day" Indian/Moghul fare. Nothing is "Anglicised" here, there are no vindalloos, Madrases, Jalfezis and the like but just good honest spicey (yet not stupidly hot) curries and other dishes.

Cheap and very cheerful - for example rice and three different curries on one plate for around about £5!

They do naans, kebabs, etc. and takeaways too!

But don't tell everyone, we don't want to find we can't get in there because of the queuing crowds!

There is no bar, but soft drinks and lassi are available.

  • Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Avoid!!”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This has to be the worst curry I have ever had, luke warm, watery and tasteless. The meat was heated up in the microwave and then added to the sauce in view of customers...

  • Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“What it says on the tin.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

The very basic of cafes,serving freshly made curries of the day for a fiver,excellent value,shish kebabs are superb,spoon on you're own chillis or coriander,get your own jug of water.The best we think of several similar places in the NQ.
No nonsense ,walk in ,buy your curry,sit down eat it,and out,
Curry on the go,highly recommended ,but don't turn up in a dinner suit and ball gown.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely curry”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great spicy curry, it is a very simple place, with great value for money and probably one of the best curries in Manchester.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Aloizio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love the food!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Great choise for vegetarians :) I loved the food, very spicey. Though the place looks a little bit neglected, the food worth it!

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1 Thank Tair B
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