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Rice Boat

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37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
+44 1223 302800
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 40 minutes for starters. Mains took over two hours to arrive: we should have left... More 

Thank Cookie M
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Ottawa, Canada
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272 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 was very tasty - maybe the best I've had. There was lots of food, we... More 

Thank Yvonne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 catered for the 5 of us only. She also recommended one or two things that... More 

Thank Susan G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the staff friendly, informed and very willing to explain the make-up of the dishes. The restaurant was well able to cope with the differing dietary requirements within our group: vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. All the food was beautifully cooked and very tasty and we had no problem with waiting time. Will will return, many thanks.

Thank mikeynathan
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant last night for the first time, having driven past it for years. A group of five friends. What an absolutely delightful place. The food WAS amazing. Fresh and beautifully cooked. The delightful lady owner (her husband is the chef) guided us through the menu, ensuring we didn't miss particular delights! And at the same time... More 

Thank Lesley H
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a few times but i've never reviewed it hadn't got around to it. The food is awesome and reminded me of the time i went to Goa. The dosas are exceptionally good. You can have the food cooked to the heat you require. Good for large groups of people as they can put tables together to form... More 

Thank JaquieDaniels
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try somewhere different for our curry Club and The Rice Boat was suggested,When we went in, we were the only people in the restaurant which seemed strange but the waitress said it was the time of year. We where made to feel very welcome and our starters came fast, They were very tasty and freshly made,The range... More 

Thank Zoo7Zoo
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely food...great service. Loved it and will return again. This was our second visit of many to come

Thank Tracey R
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

sorry, but 30£ and more than one hour of waiting (yes, a Saturday but the restaurant wasn't even full!) should get you more than average Indian food that was neither particularly exciting nor enough for two regular eaters. Maybe it's worth it if they decorate the food nicely but from a take-out perspective this was terrible value.

Thank Tobias H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Indian, Asian
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
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
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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
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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