Savour the unique flavours of Kerala, South India

We are open 6 days a week for evening meals by take away or delivery during the Tier 4 lockdown - most of our meat is halal and we have many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Contact us now to order a meal


Re-opening after Lockdown!

From 15 July, 2020, we will be accepting bookings for diners to join us at our Newnham, Cambridge, restaurant. We are open Monday to Saturday – 6pm – 10pm. We are delighted to be re-opening! Our home delivery service will also still be running.

Please book by email or via our contact form – booking is required so that we can plan for social distancing and keep our staff and customers safe.

We can’t wait to welcome new customers and see old friends again – we’ve missed you!

Please note – during the Covid-19 pandemic we are serving take away food for collection and also delivering (for £3 charge) in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Ring us to place and order – ideally before 4pm for delivery after 7pm if on the same day.

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 chicken is certified Halal by Booker. Unfortunately our beef is 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.