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| The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cotto serves beautiful food, well-prepared and presented with flair. Mains are a little more traditional than the more inventive starters and desserts, but all our dishes including fresh trout, veal kidney & sweetbreads, and a creative 'Chocolate Piano' were outstanding. On a busy Saturday night,...More

Thank LDSCam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the price, very disappointing. the starters were very good, but the mains weren't very inventive. me and my brother both had meat mains, both of our meats were dry, and not particularly inspired. I have been to much better places for half the price....More

1  Thank coconutcookie2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are one of those people who would have liked to have visited Cotto in its old location but never got around to it - take your chance now that it is operating again from the Gonville Hotel. It's now more spacious and can...More

Thank markanstead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner booked for us to come to Cotto on my Birthday just a day after opening at it's new location. On arrival we were given a very warm welcome and asked if we would like a drink at the bar or to be seated...More

Thank Emma200186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best of memories always, I love the food, the ambience & the service! It’s frankly impeccable by every standard. Worth every single penny.

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we booked we were asked by a rather haughty person whether we knew that it was a £70 menu. Warm welcome by lovely staff. Tuna starter and crusted egg starter both MAGNIFIQUE. Mains - venison in thin pastry - pastry inedible as it was...More

1  Thank martin1953
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We've been to Cotto a few times at its previous address and now we've been to its newish location within the Gonville Hotel and its still as superb as ever. The food is sublime, the staff are excellent. We've been before and we'll go again.

2  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Cotto has reopened in the Gonville Hotel, with a nice view across Parker’s Piece. It’s expensive, but the food is wonderful, I have been twice now. The service is also excellent, friendly and professional, but none of the nonsense you get in some Cambridge restaurants!...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I am hoping that our experience was a bit of a one-off - we will definitely try again as there was so much to commend Cotto. In its previous incarnation we adored Cotto and this was our first try in its new(ish) home at The...More

1  Thank BooPabloXan
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We discovered that Cotto run the bar at the front the Gonville Hotel (as opposed to the hotel itself). We didn’t eat at the restaurant but came here for cocktails on Friday night and they were outstanding. The Burnt Breakfast Martini is an absolute must....More

Thank Neil B
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22 March 2017|
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Response from cottocambridge r | Property representative |
Hello , thank you for getting in touch Please call me to discuss as too much to write 01223 302010 Call Tuesdays- Saturdays from 12 noon to 11pm Or leave a voicemail and ill call you back Thank you Ruth
18 January 2017|
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Response from cottocambridge r | Property representative |
Hello thank you for request , we reopen Thursday 19th January 2017 We will be open for dinner service Tuesdays to Saturdays Hope to see you soon !
10 December 2016|
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Response from cottocambridge r | Property representative |
Hello Di , thank you for request , I'm afraid I cannot assist at the moment as we are currently moving properties ( cotto is now closed on East Rd ) and our new restaurant is opening in January , also at CB1 , As soon as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 91 - USD 112
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302010
  • E-mail
Open for dinners , Tuesdays - Saturdays from 6.30pm . Independent Restaurant , which is Situated inside The Gonville Hotel , Gonville Place , Cambridge , CB11LY , Mid January 2017 . We source the best quality Meat, Fish , Vegetables and products. 5-7 Housemade breads daily changing. Minimum three courses menu . Traditional , handcrafted style , from Masterchef ( Kuchen meister ) Hans Schweitzer and his brigade. Desserts a speciality , Signature dish - 'The Chocolate Piano ' designed and created by Luciano Pavarotti .
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