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Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant

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Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9NX, England
+44 1865 341030
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Winner of local and national culinary awards, Cockadoo offers a chic twist...
Winner of local and national culinary awards, Cockadoo offers a chic twist on Thai and Chinese cuisine. A sultry bar and lounge setting features glittering chandeliers, subtle low lighting, an open fire and a rich chocolate and aubergine colour palette. Crafted by the highly skilled chefs, guests can choose from an array of colourful recipes, bursting with flavours of the Orient.
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday dinner

I have driven past this restaurant for years & wish I had gone there sooner. The decor is just beautiful, the staff are friendly, attentive and professional. And then to the food...... It's the best! We had the sharing starter which was so delicious. The duck was cooked perfectly, succulent meat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
BethReyhani
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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East Yorkshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Attractive decor ambience warm. Service appallingly slow. At every stage we had to prod the staff, who, themselves, were delightful. Even when restaurant cleared and there were very few tables occupied the service was terribly slow. Maitre d' apologised, when offering coffee, about the service. Costly indeed, too and we've eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Decided to take the family for a decent meal.. Unfortunately this was the wrong place. I remember a well organised restaurant the last time I visited! On the occasion I choose to take my family it seems like the place is falling apart. We ordered our food at 7:30 and at 9 the food turns up cold and disgusting.. Alan... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have driven past this restaurant for years & wish I had gone there sooner. The decor is just beautiful, the staff are friendly, attentive and professional. And then to the food...... It's the best! We had the sharing starter which was so delicious. The duck was cooked perfectly, succulent meat and crispy skin with plenty of pancakes. For main... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Could not fault the meal. We opted for the set menu which included several mixed starters and mains for about £22 each. We also added the crispy duck for an extra £3.50 each. All was so tasty and the presentation was excellent. The staff were extremely pleasant and the decor of the restaurant was to a good standard. Lighting was... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The service from walking through the door to the main bar started with a warm friendly greeting, and the service throughout the evening was the same. Food fantastic, and a great variety, from chicken dishes to ostrich! There was just the right amount of room available around the table to have a good chat without feeling overcrowded by surrounding tables.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Arrived around 7pm to a nearly empty room , it filled steadily before our departure but never felt busy. Staff were friendly, food was excellent , portion sizes were exactly right, not stingy or wastefully huge. Combo sharing starter was great and had both traditional and innovative items. My main was ostrich in a Japanese sauce and was the best... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The exterior of Cockadoo might give the impression that it’s an ordinary pub but, upon entry, one is pleasantly surprised by the exquisite setting. Meticulously designed and decorated, the restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and is perfect for a couple or a larger group. The food is consistently excellent, the service attentive and not obtrusive and, for my taste, the... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stayed at a small village in Oxford expecting to have to either drive or travel some distance to eat out. What a fantastic surprise to find this gem of a Chinese Restaurant in such a small place, having such an extensive menu. It must be tried by you if you are passing.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Delicious authentic Thai food, and lovely welcoming staff. Would highly recommend the set menus, and the crispy seaweed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Spacious restaurant, friendly staff and parking available. Food on menu very good-we had orange chicken and chilli chicken beef

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Additional Information about Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant

Address: Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9NX, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 341030
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 341030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene

Description

Winner of local and national culinary awards, Cockadoo offers a chic twist on Thai and Chinese cuisine. A sultry bar and lounge setting features glittering chandeliers, subtle low lighting, an open fire and a rich chocolate and aubergine colour palette. Crafted by the highly skilled chefs, guests can choose from an array of colourful recipes, bursting with flavours of the Orient.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?