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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” (26 reviews)
“truffle butter” (13 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (19 reviews)
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I first reviewed Cotto in 2011 and gave it 5 stars. We have revisited on a number of occasions, a birthday, anniversary or just when we want something really special. We returned on Thursday evening to celebrate our anniversary, our first visit since Cotto had...More

Thank Paladin5
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner at Cotto to celebrate my wife's birthday and I it was fantastic. All of the food (There was 11 of us) was without exception perfectly prepared and presented. The wine list complemented the menu and the service was spot on. I also...More

Thank pascamb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous meal. As previously mentioned, the selection of breads at the beginning of the meal were just lovely. We all had the duck pate starter which was amazing. Mains were venison, lamb & pork. All beautifully cooked & presented. Puds ditto. We asked the Sommelier...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is beautiful, the staff amazing, the food was well worth it as everything was very well prepared, very tasty and very appealing.

Thank Arumlillies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regular readers of my reviews (there are none but a man can dream) will know that I’m pretty harsh; that I’ve eaten in some of the best (and worst) restaurants in the world; and that I have very high standards. With all that in mind...More

Thank CasparBB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ ll start with its convenient location: The COTTO restaurant is now in the Goinville Hotel. This means you are treated with elegant entrance and ante room / bar which make the restaurant a place for special events as well as special dinner. It offers...More

Thank TWWS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the conservatory area at the front with an early evening booking. Ambience excellent with a pianist in another room, comfortable chairs and plenty of staff. No waiting for drinks (always a good start) and an amuse bouche with different types of bread...More

2  Thank tina f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very very good. Duck starter exquisute. Venison very nice- although could have been a bit rarer for my liking - i asked for it rare, and whilst it was pink, I would have liked it rarer.

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having loved the atmosphere of Cotto when it was on East Road we were a little worried about it in its new home. We shouldn’t have worried. Food just as fantastic as before, lovely restaurant, great staff - friendly and attentive without being overbearing and...More

Thank Millie292929
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were back again on Friday and the experience was as excellent as always. On the current menu, the seafood soup and the vanilla brulée are stand-outs.

Thank LHRA
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Tracy J
March 26, 2018|
Response from RoutemasterCambridge | Reviewed this property |
There is no bar in this restaurant. However the hotel has a bar but not sure if the do bar meals.
March 12, 2018|
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Response from cottocambridge r | Property representative |
Hello , apologies for the delay , yes of course , I'm happy to discuss this in more detail Please call when convenient 01223 302010 Tuesday - Saturday - Ruth
March 21, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$88 - US$108
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, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
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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