Walk through the backstreets of the Northern Quarter today and it won’t take you long to stumble across one of the city’s famous ‘curry caffs’, where a dollop of rice and three aromatic curries will typically set you back just a fiver at lunch.
Now closely-guarded Mancunian institutions, they first sprung up in the 80s to provide local textile warehouse workers with a quick fix lunch. Suffice to say, a city-wide obsession soon followed.
Well aware of how much us Mancs love a good ‘rice and three’, the team at The Smithfield Social NQ has gone one better by adding a bottomless booze option to its proceedings – which it’s calling ‘Ruby Tuesdays’ in a nod to co-owner Liam Fray’s rock and roll heritage.
Alongside belting out rock and roll tunes from the likes of Bowie, The Monkeys, The Clash and more, for £27.50 you’ll be treated to ninety minutes of unlimited prosecco, lager, red or white wine alongside your choice of rice and three – with naans included.
Served on a Tuesday night only, the bottomless rice and three menu changes weekly – drawing inspiration from different regions of South Asia. This week, expect to tuck into some delicious Punjabi chicken, a lamb rogan josh, and a vegan curry with mushrooms, aubergine and coconut.
Vegans, meanwhile, can enjoy sag aloo and lentil daal alongside their curry to make the most of the deal too.
As well as all that, you can also spring for some optional extras to pad out your table if you feel like going the whole hog on the night. With extras like tandoori lamb chops and prawn pakoras, alongside daal and sag aloo, you’ll be pretty spoilt for choice.
Served every Tuesday night from 5 to 9 pm (last tables must be seated at 9 pm), this is the bottomless curry deal that Manchester has been waiting for.
To find out more and book your table. visit their website here.