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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank martin1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 18 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
Reviewed 11 December 2017

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

1  Thank RoutemasterCambridge
Reviewed 9 December 2017

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

4  Thank Zealousgirl100
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 4 December 2017

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 December 2017

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
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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 !
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$ 90 - US$ 111
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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