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This & That

Restaurants, Indian
4 out of 5 stars
This & That, Manchester
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This & That, Manchester, Mural

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Canteen-style Indian restaurant serving rice ‘n’ curry combos for under a fiver. Dishes change daily, but are consistently strong

This & That is a bit of a local legend. Hidden down a side street sandwiched between the original Trof and Bar 21 (formerly TV21), you may have to skip over a few empty kegs to get to the door, but the minor assault course will be worth it once you’ve laden your plate with rice and three. Not familiar with the concept? For a set price, customers choose three of the curries that are on offer each day, which come served with... well, you can probably guess.

The menu does change daily so be aware if you’re hankering for something in particular. Veggie meals cost as little as £4 and prices increase depending on the amount of meat you’re having, but you won’t spend more than £6 on a plateful. Prices have risen over the years, so those who have been visiting for the last decade may be disappointed they can no longer guarantee change from a fiver, but given its location it’s hard to argue with the price point.

Particular faves include the keema (minced lamb) curry, the chana (chickpea) masala and lamb on the bone. Top with coriander, as many chillies as you can handle and a teaspoon of raw onion. Tap water is provided by the jug.

By: Anna Tully



Address: 3 Soap Street
M4 1EW

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