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The Cuckoo

Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT , England
01245 248946
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Ranked #3 of 252 restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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93% Recommend
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant is in a country setting, yet within easy reach of Chelmsford. It is smallish, in what looks like a manor house. The atmosphere is welcoming and the room is tastefully furnished. The staff are very pleasant and efficient. The menu is very interesting. Many dishes can be ordered as either a starter or main course. I particularly enjoyed... More

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East Anglia Uk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited for Lunch on a busy Thursday but found everything to be as good as usual. Great Service. atmosphere and delicious Food. My wife had a very tasty Crab Salad and I had the Smoked Haddock as Mains - both excellent. Once again well done to the Team - keep up the good work.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ate here last minute and we were lucky enough to get a booking after a cancellation. The food was really good quality and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. As other reviewers have said the service was slightly below expectations but it did not spoil the evening for us.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lovely food lovely Resturant and location but out if the three members of staff working 2 were so stuck up and rude!!! A lady with blonde hair and one they called 'netty' please get out of service you are not suited to provide friendly service. I find stuck up people funny but other people I ate with wanted to slap... More

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Brentwood Essex
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We spent the evening here, celebrating my friend's birthday. The service was perfect, plenty of attention without feeling pressured or overwhelmed. There was plenty of choice on the menu and the when the food arrived it was delicious. Its a long time since I have been so impressed by a restaurant - thank you so much for a perfect evening.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife took me to the Cuckoo for my 55 birthday. The last time I had visited, it was called the Thatchers and was an old farmers pub. What a transformation! the decoration was pleasant, the ale selection at the (now) small bar was good but the food! Oh boy, the food was fantastic. When you put fresh fish and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Been a few times before, but felt I had to review the Cuckoo. We were a party of six (me, wife, three grown up children & my mum. We were celebrating my mum and my birthday. If you haven't been before, the cuckoo is nestled away nicely off the A414 down a long driveway, the decor is clean, bright country... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Felt I had to comment as the review for the service for the same day we visited could not have been any more different. This was our first visit and the service was faultless when I couldn't decide what to have for main the waitress suggested I have one of my choices (the fish cakes) for a starter to share... More

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High Ongar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've just had a lovely lunch at the cuckoo in radley green. this is a lovely little restaurant with happy, friendly staff looking after you. Annette, the co-owner welcomed us and is a very pleasant cheerful young lady. in fact all the staff are wonderful. The food was delicious. we chose the asparagus and scotch eggs for starters. each dish... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have been here twice with my family and both times I was very impressed by the fantastic food served at The Cuckoo, the staff are charming and the menu has a great variation of food and the decor and atmosphere at the restaurant is very nice. I highly recommend eating here but make sure to book in advance as... More

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