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183 East Road | Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
+44 1223 302010
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The new venue is spacious and airy. The food remains of the highest standard and beautifully presented. All the staff are helpful and friendly. I can't praise this place enough. Go there , try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Cherily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This meal was fabulous, a treat for my birthday, I felt very spoiled. The staff were friendly, the wine waiter extremely helpful and the food looked as good as it tasted. All courses were absolutely gorgeous, however my partner ordered "The Apple" for dessert and it was the best dessert either of us had ever tasted and it looked amazing.... More 

1 Thank Veroushka
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used to love visiting Cotto in it's previous incarnation so were thrilled when it reopened in the Gonville Hotel - more sophisticated decor, quite beautiful but with a less relaxing feel. Overall, we were not disappointed (except for the cheese) and will definitely return again. It's likely that the things that weren't quite right are down to teething problems,... More 

2 Thank MSusieM
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cotto in the past and loved everything about it. They closed and have now reopened at The Gonville Hotel. Wonderful decor and overlooking Parkers Piece. The service and food were as amazing as always. Wonderful dining experience.

Thank Pennie H
Shepreth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have somehow not managed to get to Cotto in its old manifestation but am so glad we've found the new one. The service is attentive and informal, without being inappropriately matey, which is something we found at MH. It was wonderful to be able to buy truly good champagne by the glass and if my husband's two glasses of... More 

3 Thank LHRA
Ickleton, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My lovely wife booked Cotto for my 60th birthday. She couldn't have chosen better. Firstly, the new location is lovely. The restaurant oozes class. Comfy chairs, superb decor, great atmosphere. The service was second to none. Attentive but not intrusive, knowledgeable and helpful. The sommelier was a delight. What makes Cotto so special is the food. A great selection on... More 

2 Thank JonG371
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, please note that the restaurant has moved from East Road to more sumptuous premises in the Gonville Hotel. As we settled onto our comfortable chairs my wife said sadly "It's over-loud and under-lit". We really did not need that music. I know I am in danger of pouring iced water on the many enthusiastic reviews of Cotto, so let... More 

3 Thank Lucca99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting our son and decided to have a late evening dinner at Cotto. First the staff could not have been nicer. But more importantly the meal was the best I have ever had in Cambridge, and better than the 2-star Michelin restaurant We started with the Soup which was killer and not to be missed.... More 

1 Thank DarienJim
Oxford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner couldn't book a table here on the night of my birthday so we went the night before instead. Amazing meal, cooked to perfection! Incredible service. Lovely surroundings. One of the best meals we have had for a long time. It was a truly memorable meal.

1 Thank Widmerpoole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, brilliant service we were accommodated at short notice due to a mix up in booking, made very welcome and comfortable. Best meal I've ever had, quite expensive but worth it.

Thank Jane H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$81 - US$100
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 East Road | Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302010
Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30pm . Independent Restaurant , which is relocating to : 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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