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Rice Boat

37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
+44 1223 302800
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“masala dosa” (16 reviews)
“fish curry” (15 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This food was amazing. I heard service is slow but good food takes time. If you can wait well worth it or have a take out and eat at home.

Thank sunnyb92
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having been to southern India a few times my self I was delighted to share with my husband what real Indian food tastes like (Indian food in Britain is predominantly Bangladeshi). The restaurant is a beautiful calm space with easy listening music. The waiter was...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

IT was hissing with rain and mid week when we visited, so definitely nice to be warm inside. The menu is interesting with choices for most tastes and great vegetarian/vegan options and the Indian breads are truly amazing. Go with any advice from the team,...More

Thank Cityhoppa11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went here during their harvest festival. The food was sensational. So tasty and full of flavour. The owner even gave us some background behind the history of the festival and the food. Overall a great experience and very reasonably priced. Two...More

Thank Keith O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on a Saturday evening to reminisce about time spent in Cambridge. The rice boat was even better than we remembered. Service was excellent, we didn't wait too long for food. The vegetarian thali was a great way to try different...More

Thank Ndlovu64321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and waiting times were unacceptable ( 1 hr 25 min to get a plate of rice) . Tea ordered in the beginning never arrived, although was included in the bill. Food barely reminded traditional Kerala cuisine.

Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in at 7, ordered at 7.10, food arrived at 7.55... Friendly service and nice atmosphere, but the wait was far, far too long, and was for some pretty average curries.

Thank Gwilym S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had an absolutely delightful evening with friends at the Rice Boat. The food was wonderful, so different from the usual curry house madras, Baltis etc; this restaurant cooks and serves the complex fresh flavours of southern India, redolent with coconut, raw mango, sambar and...More

Thank Yvonne451
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Having enjoyed South Indian cooking whilst living near Tooting , London I was very much looking forward to my food at Rice Boat and I was more than delighted. Rather than comment on each dish suffice to say each one had its own taste with...More

Thank aamatthews
JAbrahamRiceBoat, Owner at Rice Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your generous review. When you are next in please let us know which dishes you feel could do with an increase in portion size and it is something we will definitely take into account.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice evening out with my wife Food was excellent. The service was very friendly and taking 3 courses meant we were there an hour and a half, but we were not in a hurry, and it was nice to take our time. Air conditioning was...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 33
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302800
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An thrice award winning restaurant offering the cuisine of the State of Kerala in South India. Indian food that is very different to that available in the normal High Street Indian Restaurants in the UK. Fresh fish, prawns, vegetables and meat cooked with a deft touch with spices. Not all of our dishes are hot, we offer vegan, vegetarian dishes and gluten -free breads. Air-conditioned, with disabled access and disabled toilet. Group menus arranged on request.
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