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The Cuckoo

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Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT , England
01245 248946
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Posh pub

We went here in April, it was full so I would advise booking. The staff were very friendly, there were no high chairs but I keep a fold up one in the car so it wasn't a problem. The clientele were mainly over 50, not that this matters. The home made bread was very nice but very salty (so much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Pumpinicle
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Essex, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Essex, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went here in April, it was full so I would advise booking. The staff were very friendly, there were no high chairs but I keep a fold up one in the car so it wasn't a problem. The clientele were mainly over 50, not that this matters. The home made bread was very nice but very salty (so much... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have had a few meals here and they have always been of excellent quality . Varied menu and attentive staff . Nothing I can say bad about this restaurant so go and enjoy !

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I booked this restaurant as a birthday meal with friends at the start of May. What could I say? The food was fabulous, I rarely eat steak but pushed the boat out with the fillet steak from the specials list which was beautifully cooked to perfection. The dessert of chocolate brownie was sublime, had I been at home would probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The restaurant is located in an idyllic setting near Radley Green, just off the A414. From the moment we walked into the place to the time we left, service was welcoming, suitably informal and very attentive. The restaurant has a good feel to it - not too large, plenty of room between the tables, acoustics work well (not noisy) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just enjoyed Scallops, Guinea Fowl & Creme Bruleé. One of the best meals I've ever had. Restaurant now closed for refurbishment until mid July but I hope to return soon.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great atmosphere, good service, very good food and for a good price, nothing else to say. If you have not tried The Cuckoo, try it now!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were lucky to get a late cancellation to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The other excellent reviews are more than accurate, fantastic food a friendly staff. Thank you again.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent restaurant run by a great couple and their staff. Never had a bad meal there or at any of their previous restaurants. Always recommend to friends,

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First visit to this restaurant and can only say amazing. The staff were great, very friendly,very informative and knowledgeable of the menu.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice welcome and we were taken to our table and comfortably seated. Menus presented were wide and varied. Good value for money served in a pleasant and attentive atmosphere. The food was well cooked and attractively presented. We shall definitely return and now understand why an advanced booking is necessary!

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Additional Information about The Cuckoo

Address: Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT , England
Phone Number: 01245 248946
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 01245 248946

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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