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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 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were given a corner table which was a good start. Unfortunately the table next to us was rather loud, but that wasn't the restaurants fault. The staff were all very attentive & the food excellent. WE had one or two niggles, one of which was that my husband is allergic to peanuts & they took this to include all... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Being local to this cafe makes my life easy! I could never chose anywhere else. It's so homely and welcoming!

1 Thank willT1964
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As fans of the original Cotto we were delighted to see it re-open in it's new location of the Gonville Hotel in Cambridge. The new restaurant is a much more modern affair, but has lost some of the charm of the original more modest location. A lot of attention has been placed on the comfort and crockery of the new... More 

1 Thank Ray M
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having experienced one of the other Cambridge high-end restaurants, Alimentum, this was more expensive, and much lower quality. Firstly, there were too many tables packed in - you could barely push your chair back enough. The amuse bouches were bland to start. The wine was marked up ridiculously - Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV Champagne, which costs 35 pounds in Waitrose... More 

7 Thank Phil F
Cologne, Germany
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a the Gonville Hotel and we're lucky to get a table at the Cotto, that is normally booked out weeks in advance. The quality and preparation of all our dishes we're excellent, the service outstanding, the ambience of the restaurant modern and stylish and while the wine menu is - compared to other restaurants of this class -... More 

Thank Barba23rossa
Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to book a table quite late in the week to our surprise, although we had to go at 6.30 which is rather early for us but we didn't feel rushed during the evening so probably were there for about three hours. All the food was beautifully presented and the combination of flavours well thought out and the wine... More 

Thank Sally C
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so looked after by Ruth and her team at the Cotto. Well worth a visit and will go again when we next visit Cambridge, if you are staying at the Gonville hotel book well in advance to get a table.

1 Thank juliewhelan2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Imaginative and perfectly cooked food, excellent wines, attentive and friendly service and a relaxing ambience combined to make Cotto a memorable culinary experience. Highly recommended.

Thank Cameron K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I had one criticism of Cotto when they were at East Rd it was the venue itself. This has now been rectified without doubt! The new restaurant is very luxurious with deep carpets,lovely views across Parkers Piece and well chosen crockery. The food is impeccable and both both tasty and well presented. I attended with my partner and our... More 

3 Thank Dick S
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to go to the old Cotto location, and that always was a great experience, and now we have been to the new Cotto in the Goville Hotel. The food is the same extremely high standard, but the location is much better. Thanks to Ruth, Hans and the great staff it was a brilliant evening. A request from my... More 

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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$84 - US$103
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: 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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