In Indian cuisine, a rice and three restaurant is one where the customer picks three curries from a selection, which are served over rice.[1] The concept is derived from the thali style of service.[2]

The concept was claimed to have been created by the This and That restaurant in Bolton, Greater Manchester during the 1980s.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Thomas, Deanna (7 December 2016). "Rice 'n' Three: A Manchester Cheap Eats Institution". Confidentials. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Dishes that Changed Manchester: Rice & Three". Manchesters Finest. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  3. ^ Lovell, Lucy (15 September 2017). "The best rice and three curry shops in Manchester". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 22 August 2022.