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| The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweetbreads” (22 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (19 reviews)
“truffle butter” (12 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Located within the new glass "box" on the front of the Gonville Hotel. We received a warm welcome from the front desk and with coats taken we were shown to our table in the front of the restaurant over looking Parkers piece. The decor is...More

Thank RoutemasterCambridge
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been keen to try Cotto for so long, especially as it comes so highly rated. My husband and I felt that the whole experience fell sadly short of expectations, especially considering the price. We spent £220 for a 3 course meal and 2...More

Thank Zealousgirl100
Reviewed 6 days ago

The amazing Cotto restaurant is located inside The Goville Hotel From the minute you walk through the door you are swept away on a culinary magical journey, we started our journey in the Atrium Lounge Bar for pre dinner drinks, which has an impressive selection...More

Thank Lui2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is lovely, overlooking Parkers Piece. Its very unpretencious and the staff are very attentive but not overbearing. The highlight for me was the venison wellington, but everything else was very good too. All in all we had a great evening

Thank ggh21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good at this restaurant but at 70 GBP for a menu, ie a Michelin star price, it is overpriced. Service is unobtrusive but also lacks the refinement and class of this price bracket. I want to stress that the food was very tasty...More

2  Thank WDP_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of four found superb food, the bisque, the duck, the sea trout, magnificent kidneys and sweetbread, fish and lamb, and excellent chocolate pianos and chocolates. Helpful service, a good wine list, a well designed room. Cotto is not cheap, but in a different...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to book cotto for my partners birthday after seeing all the good reviews and I was left a bit deflated. Don't get me wrong the setting and atmosphere was lovely and we were was well looked after but the food just lacked taste....More

6  Thank April S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expecting great things from the reputation of this restaurant... however it didn’t quite deliver. The pastry and bakery section of the kitchen is above expectations... the bread selection and the accompanying butters offered were extremely good. The desserts were beautifully presented and well thought out....More

2  Thank MrVirdee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for his 30th birthday. We were treated really well by the staff, and despite it being very clear it wasn't the type of place we were used to, we felt like we were given the same service that the...More

Thank Ducky37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say other than in my opinion the best fine dining in Cambridge. The new location at the Gonville Hotel works really well from pre-drinks right through to the fantastic food at every course. I am so pleased Cotto is back and very...More

Thank 58RichardC58
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21 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
17 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 !
9 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$87 - US$107
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
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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