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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 - 10:30 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 19
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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 celebration for 23 friends and family

This was a fantastic occasion thanks to Alan and Connie as well as all the waiting staff doing a superb job. Our every wish was catered for in a very relaxed and easy going way and the food impressed everyone. I couldn't have asked for more- thankyou.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Lesley C
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic occasion thanks to Alan and Connie as well as all the waiting staff doing a superb job. Our every wish was catered for in a very relaxed and easy going way and the food impressed everyone. I couldn't have asked for more- thankyou.

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very average Asian food, with a Thai emphasis, with jazzed up presentation. In fact, I would say that for Thai food, it was relatively bland. The fried soft shell crab and the fried prawn appetizers both looked and tasted similar. In fact, the soft shell crab tasted so meaty that I wasn't even sure if it was crab, or shrimp... More 

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YE111, Owner at Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we always like to take on board feedback from our customers. We have tried very hard to marry the world of Thai and Asian cuisine and go beyond offering our customers a standard style of food. In regards to your comment regarding the soft shelled crab, I would like to reassure you that we only... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Bought my parents here while they were visiting, often have clients from work going to here and the quality of the food was excellent. We had a sharing platter to start with which we all enjoyed. The flavoring of the main courses was done well and all of us agreed it was of a great standard. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is the second time I have been , very friendly service outstanding , and the food was amazing very reasonably priced would highly recommend to anybody

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East Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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YE111, Owner at Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, all feedback is valuable to us and I thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns. I am very sorry for your poor experience of that evening, it certainly was not our intention to spoil a family night out for you. I know full well that excuses are unacceptable, but there really were... More 

Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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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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
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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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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 - 46
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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