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Rice Boat

37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
+44 1223 302800
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“masala dosa” (13 reviews)
“kerala food” (15 reviews)
“potato curry” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

To start off booking is essential, the restaurant opens at 6 we arrived at 6.15 and by 7 people were being politely told that they couldn't be seated. This isn't a reflection of slow service, indeed we were surprised how quickly ours arrived given the...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Lovely food, quite authentic in taste and nature but exceptionally overpriced. They could do so much more to make it a memorable experience but they dont seem bothered.

Thank hotmummy
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was expecting authentic south Indian food but was very disappointed. Sambhar tasted more like toor dal. I doubt that they served toor dal as sambhar along with masalal dosa. Utthapam was more like pan cake. It no way tasted as utthapam I have had...More

Thank ram0nasingh
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Cambridge for nearly 30 years and this is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Super home cooked South Indian food with friendly service. Go for the fish curries or vegetarian dishes.

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us had booked for a peak time and the restaurant was filling up fast. We were welcomed and had our orders taken quickly and our courses of various vegetarian dishes were served soon and at top quality. Very pleasing experience.

Thank CawfeeBean
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I went to Rice Boat Cambridge with a group of economic students from my uni. The mood in the restaurant was comforting and the staff eagerly explained the composition and eating habits of the South Indian platter. My favorite of the sharing platters was a...More

Thank Paolo B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I visited with my sister in law and her family. We were told that they were busy, but that starters would be served quickly and that mains would be served within the hour. We had to wait 10 minutes for menus and...More

Thank Cookie M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Made a booking for a Friday which is essential. the food is very Southern Indian but excellent, and service is wondeful. Rita the owner is especially friendly.

Thank Dudeness47
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My colleague and I went for dinner this past week. The service was attentive and the food excellent. My favourite was the lamb curry dish - it tasted like it had cardamon it it and was yummy! We started with the masala dosa and it...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Went to this restaurant with a group of friends. We were guided in our choice of food - everything on the menu sounded delicious - by the lady proprietor who is the wife of the chef. She helped curb our (over) enthusiasm and ensured we...More

Thank Susan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
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12:30 - 14:30
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12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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