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Cuckoo Restaurant

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508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
(03) 9751 1003
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Smorgasborg feast

A huge smorgasborg feast set in the heart of the dandenongs with a german feel table service by girls the show has music for dancing and plenty of yodelling

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
RaffsatLilydale
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great night with unique entertainment , really folklorist - looks like you are in Germany :) the food is really good if you think it is a buffet . I will return for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had a very entertaining night with Christmas in July, food was great considering it is a buffet, staff very helpful, i will return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A huge smorgasborg feast set in the heart of the dandenongs with a german feel table service by girls the show has music for dancing and plenty of yodelling

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The soup was cold, the buffet food was overcooked, the desserts were sickly. The music was awful. I hated this restaurant and thought it was vastly over priced.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Always fabulous, friendly and fun! Loved the floor show which is always fresh and vibrant even though it hardly changes each year. Same staff are there each year which makes it feel like u r visiting the same happy family. This place is an institution and hope it's always there. My family and I love our yearly visit with Santa... More 

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have been here many times, even had my wedding reception here many years ago. Food as always is fresh, good variety, good and friendly service. GreT selection of drinks, alcoholic and non. Entertainment is average for me ( I am German) but everyone seems to love the German music etc. The restaurant is cosy and has great and warm... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Impressive buffet spread amidst cozy service & funny live music including yodeling & audience participation of Swiss bells ringing! Great fun for the family!

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Shepparton, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really enjoyed the meal here and particularly enjoyed the culture. It felt like a slice of Europe right here in the heart of the mountains. The food was lovely and I especially enjoyed the desserts, including the gorgeous strudel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I absolutely love Cuckoo and would take anyone there if in the area. It has a lovely atmosphere, delicious buffet meals, and an amazing range of desserts. I love the entertainment, the homely feel, and the extremely friendly and welcoming staff. I can't wait to visit next, and enjoy another lovely afternoon at Cuckoo

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Tullamarine, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went here Saturday night for my birthday (just husband and me) and we had a ball. Drinks service was a bit slow, even though we arrived just on opening. Waitress (Charlotte) was delightful, so happy to help and very freindly although clearly run off her feet with looking after so many people/tables. Food was great, especially the goulash and... More 

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Additional Information about Cuckoo Restaurant

Address: 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9751 1003
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: German, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: (03) 9751 1003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, European
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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