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Summary

Distinguished chef Hans Schweitzer moved his “always outstanding” restaurant into new purpose-built premises in the Gonville Hotel in 2017 – a “lovely new location” for food that’s “inspired, finely balanced and beautifully presented” and in a culinary style that’s “interesting but grounded in established harmonies and avoiding wackiness”. “It may on first look appear expensive, but it’s worth every penny”.

£92
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

After a decade in smallish premises near the Grafton Centre, Hans Schweitzer’s superior Italian venture upped sticks to the plusher environs of the Gonville Hotel in January 2017. This smartly decorated spot now offers a better backdrop for his “high-style dining with superb attention to detail” (with “surprises even in old-favourite dishes”).

£87
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Hans Schweitzer’s “spectacularly good” cuisine is an “11/10” for practically all who report on this peripherally located spot (on a busy road, near the Grafton Centre). “Italian in inspiration, the food is simply gobsmackingly gorgeous and especially the desserts; lovely staff and a cosy feel to the place all add up to make this smallish restaurant a romantic highlight – and there aren’t too many in Cambridge!”

£84
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The location leaves much to be desired” (an “out-of-the-way” spot, on a busy road near the Grafton Centre) but all reporters are mightily impressed by Hans Schweitzer’s brave and experimental dining room. His “distinctive and imaginative” cuisine is “meticulous in its presentation and the ingredients used”, and – “it shows that he’s a pâtissier by trade” – his “wonderfully complicated” puddings are “the beautifully presented pièce de résistance”.

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Cotto Restaurant in CB1, Cambridge by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Cotto restaurant.
Chris L
We dined in Cotto recently and were amazed ...
Reviewed 5 months,

"We dined in Cotto recently and were amazed that the experience was even better than the old restaurant We recently also dined in midsummer house , which has clearly had its day ! ... a dire shambles with extortionate wine and poor service We now rate Cotto as by far the best dining experience in Cambridge Chris Lane"

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Lynn T
We stay in Cambridge once a year, and Cotto...
Reviewed 6 months,

"We stay in Cambridge once a year, and Cotto is always a must. We are never let down. It is not cheap, but the food is absolutely exquisite. In facr, Michelin star standard."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £75.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.95
Filter Coffee £4.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Gonville Hotel,, Cambridge, CB1 1LY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm-9 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm-9 pm
Thursday6:30 pm-9 pm
Friday6:30 pm-9 pm
Saturday6:30 pm-9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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