Savour the unique flavours of Kerala, South India

We are open 6 days a week for everything from a light meal to a hearty feast - most of our meat is halal and we have many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options

Contact us now to reserve a table


Welcome to Rice Boat – serving delicious, traditional Kerala food in Cambridge. Our cuisine is a step away from the usual ‘British Curry’. It’s fresher, healthier and as close as we can get it to home cooking.

We hope you like browsing our menus learning a little about our story. Most of all we hope you come and visit us and try some of our dishes for yourself.

Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan foods

The traditional cuisine of Kerala includes lots of lentils and fresh vegetables. As a result, our menu contains a wide array of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian dishes. These are authentic Kerala dishes rather than substitutes. If someone in your group doesn’t want to feel self-conscious about their dietary requirements we provide a varied and welcoming place to take them. If you have any questions just call ahead or ask us when you get here. We’ll be delighted to explain any ingredients and help you choose a dish that suits you.

Halal food

Our lamb and boneless chicken (used for Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken Masala, and Chicken Biryani) is certified Halal by Booker. Unfortunately our beef and chicken with bone (used in Kerala Chicken and Syrian Christian Stew) are no longer Halal certified due to issues with suppliers.

Book a table

Have a look at our menus, check out directions and parking information, contact us to book a table – we look forward to welcoming you and serving you delicious Keralan food here in Newnham, Cambridge.