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Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT , England
01245 248946
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Ranked #3 of 277 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Llangadfan, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited with friends in December and loved the atmosphere straight away. The restaurant is quite small the menu however is not. The service was friendly without being annoying. The starters were a little on the small side but tasted good and presented beautifully. Mains really good. I had the duck and I really recommend it. I cant manage a dessert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday after reading many good reviews and it certainly did not disappoint. Although the restaurant is very small, there is enough room between the tables so it doesn't feel at all crowded. The food was very tasty and the staff were very welcoming. Would definitely recommend it for any occasion! Really good family... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited for lunch on wive's birthday. The atmosphere is really nice and the staff professional and you can see they like their jobs. My starter was scallops, not worth the money. 3 sorry small scallops eaten within milliseconds with something that is supposedly garlic mayo. Main was pheasant. Better, worth the money, a bit overcooked. Dessert was great. My wife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great place for lunch and the food is superb. Good location and not a chain..... however the ladies that serve tend to talk "at you" which is unnerving and a little condescending though probably not intentional. The decibels of ladies lunching is also a bit off putting. Take your ipod and enjoy the food.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went to the Cuckoo for dinner on Saturday night as a party of 4 friends. To give some context to my review, I have eaten at most of the highly rated restaurants in Essex plus others in London and other parts of the world. We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink at our table while we looked at the menu. Most of... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great setting and amazing food! The Menu selection is one of the best, with so many starters and mains in offer. The food is tasty, beautifully presented and great portion sizes. The service is very good and the setting itself is beautiful and relaxing. Would thoroughly recommend! Pork and pheasant scotch egg starter with homemade Piccadilly was simply stunning and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Small, cosy and great food.. thanks to the whole team for great food, great service...visited many times over last 2 years and every time is great...

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Introduced to this restaurant by friends; comfortably furnished in a charming rural location. A large menu and the dishes that we selected were good quality and delicious. The rope mussels in cream sauce were not the usually bland offering but full of flavour but not over powering. The oriental fusion of slow roast belly pork with pak choi was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We wanted to try somewhere different but still stay local. After looking on tripadvisor we found The Cuckoo. We were not disappointed, from the outside it look quirky and the feel inside was homely and welcoming. The food was very tasty and well presented. We will certainly be back and would recommend to friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Cuckoo is nestled in the middle of the countryside and is a quaint, converted cottage which only serves a handful of covers (I believe up to 35) and therefore, feels intimate and cosy. The service was professional, yet friendly and warm. Once we had made our order, we were served fresh home made bread. I'm not usually a massive... More 

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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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