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2 Gonville Pl | Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
+44 1223 302010
18:30 - 21:15
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Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:15
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When Cotto closed down in their previous location we were really upset and so it's great to see them back at the Gonville Hotel in what is a beautiful venue that's much improved on the previous one with a relaxed, spacious and stylish dining area. The staff as always are superb finding that balance between attentive service and invisibility perfectly.... More 

Thank the_larb
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the old location of Cotto a number of times and it's always been great, but tonight went to the new location with a few friends and I can't praise it enough. The starters and the mains are not only amazing in terms of quality of produce but also preparation and presentation. Very clever combinations and crazy good... More 

Thank Chris M
Upper Tean, Staffordshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A birthday treat from my husband. A very welcoming ambiance, friendly and efficient staff along with deliciously exquisite food. I started with the seafood veloute which was superb followed by the quail; my husband had beef carpaccio and then the venison. Desserts were works of art and truly scrumptious! Mine came with a birthday candle and chocolate piped birthday wishes.... More 

1 Thank Judith A
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Initially we were very impressed with the refurbished bar and reception of the Gonville Hotel, which gave a great feel of understated luxury. Cotto itself is also in a new part of the hotel with a view over Parkers Piece. The welcome was friendly and relaxed which immediately made us feel totally comfortable. Cotto eschews the trend of serving fine... More 

Thank Huweeee
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really could not fault the dinner we enjoyed. The whole team were welcoming and service was with a smile. The setting is perfect - even on a rainy dark night. The food far exceeded expectations and the menu provided plenty of choice. The taste and texture of each dish was spot on.

1 Thank puppies105
Stafford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were en route to Ipswich and decided to stop off in Cambridge booking a night at the Gonville Hotel and a table at Cotto. We were blown away by Cotto, the food was simply stunning and we ate almost everything that was put in front of us. The presentation was magical, the tastes/textures so wonderful and all served in... More 

1 Thank Hilz_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and I went for a late valentines treat at the new Cotto at the Gonville hotel . We started off with the the seafood veloute and the loch salmon . The presentation and taste of both were exquisite. I then had the venison , which was probably the most tender I had ever tried , whilst my wife... More 

1 Thank TheCreperieBrighton
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time we have eaten in the new location - inside the Gonville Hotel. What can I say absolutely superb from start to finish from the greeting to the service to the food - especially the Valentine's dessert. We have already rebooked for next month. Looking foward to it already.

1 Thank esther963
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many will remember Cotto at its previous location off East Road. Great food but not the nicest of areas. Now it has all changed. Cotto has moved location to the Gonville Hotel where it occupies pride of place in a brand new situation overlooking Parkers Piece. And the food.... Simply fabulous. A wonderful three course menu, well thought out and... More 

2 Thank TonyRoberts
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the Restaurant on Friday evening. We first had a drink in the Jazz Bar and was warmly welcomed for our meal. The staff were very polite and friendly. The food was superb, I had the Lamb which was cooked to perfection and the desserts, wow. An excellent restaurant and one to impress.. Fantastic evening, thank you.

2 Thank Mark N

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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, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Gonville Pl | 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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