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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Beautiful surroundings & Superb Food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My lovely husband booked a table for our wedding anniversary and couldn't fault this restaurant. Very quaint, friendly service, excellent menu with prices affordable. Food arrived piping hot, which we don't get in many other restaurants. Would defo recommend.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

dined one evening with friends & very impressed with the whole experience; comfortable, cosy dining room, good friendly service & menu that was varied & catered for all tastes. We all had different meals but they were all well presented & of good quality. This place is very popular so would certainly recommend booking well in advance.

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Tiptree, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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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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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