My boyfriend and I probably chose the worst weekend (for weather) to visit Manchester, but thankfully 'The Rice Bowl' perked our friday afternoon up! We got the £12.95 evening set meal which was gorgeous, and great quality for the price. We arrived at 5pm and the place was empty but within 15 minutes almost 5 more groups had arrived, so you could tell it was a popular place! The chicken and sweetcorn soup warmed us right up and the little extras such as prawn crackers with dips and fruit for afters was lovely. I only wish there was a rice bowl in Newcastle!