This and That Café are giving away hundreds of portions of FREE curry today only

The legendary curry house is feeding the 5000 for a limited-time only today.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 7th December 2023

One of Manchester’s most legendary Indian restaurants, This and That Café, is giving away hundreds of portions of free curry and rice for a limited time only today.

As if these lot couldn’t get any better.

The iconic Manc curry house — best known for serving up unreal food at affordable prices and renowned across the North, in general, for it’s famous ‘rice and three’ deal — is a local institution and now they’re also giving away plate after plate of their delicious dishes.

Just in time for the biggest event the Northern Quarter and Manchester as a whole has seen in decades, no less… That’s just shrewd business if you ask us.

Offering more than 250 portions of rice and servings of three curries from the incredible daily selection (they always slap) for absolutely nothing, this place is going to be even busier than usual.


Pushing out plates from 4-5:30pm today (Thursday, 7 December) only, the not-so-hidden-gem is proving yet again why it’s a cult-favourite amongst so many Mancunians and tourists who travel into our city has so much to offer when it comes to Indian food and culture.

It might not be part of the world-famous Curry Mile but we can assure the line is going to be about a mile long and will probably stretch even further than that Chanel runway.


ln case you’ve been living under a rock, NQ’s Thomas Street has been transformed into an A-list catwalk for Chanel’s ‘Metiers d’Art’ fashion show and it just so happens to be right around the corner from This and That. But make no mistake, this isn’t the first time they’ve handed out free food, having served up crucial meals to the homeless on countless occasions — including during the pandemic.

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These legends don’t need a shoutout or extra publicity: the food speaks for itself and they would be doing plenty of business tonight regardless of this offer or the Chanel shenanigans.

All that being said, a free meal to those who need it at this time of year, be it someone sleeping rough or simply trying to save the pennies in a cost of living crisis, can really go a long way.


There’s nothing more warming during these colder months than hot and spicy curry.

Catch you in the queue for some free This and That curry!

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