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183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent...
Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent Restaurant , tucked away on East Road , in a courtyard , Dining on the first floor. Sourcing daily , 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional gastronomy

It is well worth overlooking the poker-faced facade and the rather unglamorous location to dine here.The meal was probably the best I have eaten anywhere.It started with a rich and velvety scallop and champagne velute with crab and lobster,continued with venison Wellington, a seriously good plate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It is well worth overlooking the poker-faced facade and the rather unglamorous location to dine here.The meal was probably the best I have eaten anywhere.It started with a rich and velvety scallop and champagne velute with crab and lobster,continued with venison Wellington, a seriously good plate of well-balanced food and finished with a pile of mixed fruit and a tuile... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There is no denial that Cotto is a good restaurant, and a good value one. But for a restaurant of which during our 3 hour visit 6 out of 6 people sitting around us having a birthday with 'special' birthday candle and 'special' Happy birthday on dessert, you suddenly feel less special. So if you are planning to have a... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Want to experience the best food in Cambridge created by one of the world's greatest chefs and still be able to afford a taxi ride home? Well the way to do it is to head for a not-too-fashionable part of town and indulge yourself at Cotto's. We have eaten here with friends on several occasions in the past couple of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've only ever had lunch at Cotto and found it to be great value. The last time we visted we had the fixed price lunch menu which was excellent and also had great choices. The service and atmosphere were good,will definitely returning.

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Cambridge
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Understated restaurant serving beautiful food within a relaxed atmosphere. The combination of flavours were stunning, the descriptions on the menu made me want try things I hadn't tried before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have visited most restaurants in Cambridge and without doubt this is my number one. Absolutely delicious food that is presented with such care and precision. Service is perfect, and all in all it really couldn't be much better. I would be back more frequently if only I was more organised and planned ahead to book well in advance.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visited on 12th March 2015. Had great difficulty in choosing from the menu as all the courses looked fabulous . All courses chosen were perfectly cooked and very well presented. A dietary issue for one of our table was handled perfectly by Hans the head chef who took the trouble to speak to us regarding the issue and suggest options.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was our first time at Cotto and would definitely visit again for another celebration. We booked a table for 10 on quite short notice so we were shocked to get in. A pre order was arranged via email which meant the evening went very smoothly. The service was excellent and the food was beautifully presented. We were not rushed... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Aside from mid - summer house this is probably the best restaurant in cambridge - personally I would prefer go here than mid summer house. Food is exceptional, service is great and atmosphere is a nice combination of family - run and big city urban chic (although it is in a small city).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My misses found this place on the Internet as we wanted something special and different for our anniversary. The reviews all seemed great before which always helps. The place is tucked away and neatly presented. From tele moment you call , arrive , eat and leave, the staff are polite and friendly. We both had the scallops for starters, really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 82 - 120
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent Restaurant , tucked away on East Road , in a courtyard , Dining on the first floor. Sourcing daily , 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 .
Open Hours
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?