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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 171
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Amazing food, excellent staff !n

I recently had a meal here for my fathers birthday. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and the food was amazing. Nothing to much trouble and an excellent service withe a perfect ambience. Thank you so much

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Rosie J
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Tiptree, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Tiptree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I recently had a meal here for my fathers birthday. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and the food was amazing. Nothing to much trouble and an excellent service withe a perfect ambience. Thank you so much

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

You will need to book and preferably well in advance. However the service is both swift and friendly. The menu has an eclectic combination of European and Asian food from Malaysian Laksa, smoked haddock fish cakes to steak and kidney pud and Thai red curry. This could be a recipe for disaster but it it isn't. Somehow they manage to... More 

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High Ongar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

had a lovely lunch here on mothers day. I had the roast beef and Yorkshire puddings for the main, and it was done to perfection. for dessert I chose the meringue and rhubarb. the whole meal was superb, but I have to say a big thank you to Annette for presenting all us ladies a lovely plant to take home.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

went there for mother's day for lunch had roast beef veg and Yorkshire's which was loverly and melted in your mouth and after had meringue with rhubarb on leaving was given a pot plant which was loverly truely made my mothers day special will be visiting very soon !

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As a treat for Mothers Day my family took me on a return visit to The Cuckoo. We loved the atmosphere and were made to feel very special with attentive service and amazing food. I particularly enjoyed the little touches of fresh homemade bread and petit fours. Our roast was delicious we shall return again if only for another of... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to get a booking here and to try a few times, so was expecting something great. It was ok. It's a nice atmosphere, staff were very efficient and prices ok......but the food was disappointing. Partner had a salad which was just lumped on the plate. Scallops were ok. Partridge was good but monkfish lacked flavour. We shared cheese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a thank you, 2 of our friends took us here for dinner, healthy portions, great varied menu and lovely hosts, I been told it's haveing some building work, so will go back when that's done.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Me & my husband really like this restaurant one of our favourites. They do a lovely ladies who lunch (its for men too by the way) fab food & lovely home made bread. The Thai chicken & peanut Massamam curry was to die for really authentic, another favourite is Brendon's fish cakes not to mention a very delicious fillet steak... More 

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Little Baddow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We went here as part of a large party so expectations would never be high, service was excellent, but the food should have been better, the roast beef was greasy with an odd flavour, and the starter of tempura prawns was also greasy probably needed a higher temperature in the fryer. Nice environment but the area has some really great... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Small well run restaurant which is always very busy be it lunch time(the ladies lunch menu with the lovely basket of fresh bread is excellent value) or evenings.Always advisable to book.We have eaten here on six or more occasions and have always been impressed with the quality of the food.Starters are excellent with duck spring rolls one of my favourites.Wide... More 

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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
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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