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| The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1LY, 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 1LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Cotto to celebrate our son's graduation and it was fantastic. The food was sensational and the service excellent. It really did make it a special occasion. Amazing desserts!

Thank roy43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best food and service we ever had. It was just perfect, including the environment. The food was delicious and service as well as kitchen took amazingly good care of our special needs, like gluten free.

Thank Stefanie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to this famous Cambridge restaurant which now has a beautiful setting as part of the Gonville Hotel Because of my non dairy diet I had to pre order my meal which was fine The venue is modern, clean and has...More

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, having frequented its previous incarnation a couple of years earlier. There is much that has improved. It was great to have 1) parking, 2) a bar at which to have pre-dinner drinks, 3) a nice setting...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily sharing the 'top' spot (with Midsummer House) for Cambridge and the surrounding area! Hans Schweitzer (along with Ruth) presented what was simply the finest dining experience we have had for a very long time! None of my group would hesitate in giving Cotto the...More

1  Thank Geoffrey R
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We came to Cotto with much expectation, for a birthday dinner (3 generations of opinionated experts!). One of us had been to Cotto at its previous location, and spoke highly of it. Overall a lovely evening: beautiful room, particularly as sun went down and the...More

2  Thank oldrectorycottage
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We eat out a lot and are fortunate enough to own a restaurant/venue ourselves. We took some good friends with us to enjoy the Cotto experience and we were not disappointed. From the bread, to the amuse, the creative starters, the delicious mains. the divine...More

Thank TheSheeneMill
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and superb food. The dishes were presented with flair and wonderful taste. Good wine choice and plenty of surprises along the way in additional courses. Highly recommended- if you can get a reservation. Everyone wanted to go back.

Thank TechnoProf
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Gonville (see other entry) because of Cotto, booking both at the same time via the hotel. A mistake. When I tried to make a small amendment to our dinner reservation it became apparent that the restaurant had no record of our...More

Thank heracles2015
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Our first time at Cotto and our friends first visit at the new address. The Gonville Hotel is easily accessed, with parking at the front and side, but competition for space led us to take a taxi for convenience. The restaurant, to a large extent,...More

Thank Trevor J
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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$ 84 - US$ 103
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 1LY, 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 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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