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This & That

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3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW, England
+44 161 832 4971
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 16:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Don't be put off by the lead up to the front door or the decor. The food here is lovely. It's our go to place when we're having a treat at work. We nip in and get rice and 3 to take away. I also go with OH when we want a meaty curry fix. This place cannot be beaten... More 

3 Thank Andrea C
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

I am quite frankly horrified by the bad reviews for This & That. These people are insane! Yes it is informal home cooked food, yes it has stayed the same for 30 odd years, but it's bloody cheap, tasty and reliable. The curry is always fresh, with great options for vegetarians and you won't get a better value dinner in... More 

6 Thank MrsEmilyCheese
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

This unique place reminds me of small Indonesian "warung tegal" (small food vendor by the street): rice and choices of veg or meat stew, free jug of water or choose your soft drink, sit, eat, happy. Reasonable price, even quite cheap. No need for fancy table or decoration. Simply good food and lovely staff. I'm vegetarian and I always get... More 

3 Thank AdeMTC
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Great service, good selection of dishes very helpful staff and fast service. Food was very nice and tasty. Cheaper if you get a vegetable curry as part of your selection which is a nice bonus. Clean, quick clean up, napkins free water. Bit hidden to find and trucker style cafe but perfect for a quick lunch with a mate.

4 Thank Peter M
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This tiny little restaurant serves the most amazing food. Food is of excellent quality, every meal tasted like a proper home cooked meal. Very friendly people.

4 Thank YasminRainn
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Upon arriving at this and that instantly I questioned our judgment as a group whilst walking down a dank back alleyway and Lowe and behold.. There it was, like a little manky taxi office where food should never look to be prepared. I asked the guy behind the counter what was on offer as the food wasn't labelled he simply... More 

7 Thank Big-Dave-RST
South Shields, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Well where do i start, as i walked up to this restaurant I turned to our group leader and said is this a joke? as we walked in we were astonished that it was like sitting in a school hall, we were told what everything was and the guy literally slopped it onto the plate for us following a rice... More 

2 Thank John D
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

When we made the turn off towards This and That on Soap Street in Manchester, Beardy Fiance gave me a weird look. "Are you sure we're in the right place?" he asked. "There is no way this is the right street." I always enjoy a visit to Manchester. It's a very different city than London, a bit more similar to... More 

3 Thank Nick N
Derby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

This & That trades on the fact it's the original rice and three of the Northern Quarter chat house experience in Manchester. However, this is all it has going for it. The food is very well priced, as they all are. The service is great and the cafe itself is as you'd expect for a fiver. But...there are far better... More 

1 Thank gomerboy
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Curry and rice, great for quick bit in the day, would be nice if it stayed open later but feels like you are eating in someones house as it is. You get what you see, clean and functional.

1 Thank Robin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
Indian, Fast food, Asian, Pakistani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?