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Speaking volumes for the city's unique and diverse palate, the curry cafes of Manchester and their signature dish of ‘rice and three’ feed huge numbers of diners each week with affordable (cheap, even?), authentic and - most importantly - delicious Indian food. In contrast to the evening or buffet affairs found on the Rusholme Curry Mile, these are generally seen as a lunchtime option. Their near-ubiquity ensures that what essentially amounts to a full, specialist meal can be had for around a fiver - and on a lunch hour. Here’s just a few of the best established options. And if they're just a bit too burny? Go cool that mouth down with a pint at the pub.