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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
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Fun and good food

A warm welcome at the door. A great, wide selection buffet of good food. Fantastic entertainment. You wont leave disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Spydy5
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Ocean Grove, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited Cuckoo Restaurant on Mother's Day this year and found it a much different experience to our previous 5 visits. For a start we we seated on the lower tier, well away from the main buffet eating areas. Our buffet selection (which was also a reduced selection due to Mother's Day) was much smaller than the upstairs selection and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Sadly time has greatly diminished this icon of the past. A very warm welcome at the door followed by the two of us circling the buffet trying to find something to eat...."Seafood salad" was tinned shrimps and extender in a mass of mayo...Boiled frozen veges and sad little spuds which appeared to have been cooked and reheated numerous times. Boiled... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A warm welcome at the door. A great, wide selection buffet of good food. Fantastic entertainment. You wont leave disappointed.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We dined here with our 5 year old on a weekend getaway. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is very lively with yodelling and dancing while getting the guests involved. The food was buffet styled but very tasty with lots of options. You definitely wont leave hungry. It's not fine dining but tasty, family friendly wit ha nice... More 

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Montrose, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to the Cuckoo for my sons 18th birthday in January this year. We had been there before as a family and had enjoyed it too. The staff were good although drinks service a bit slow. The food was the usual buffet fare but very tasty, no complaints from our lot. The show was much the same but including... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My husband and I were taken to this restaurant whilst visiting my aunt in Australia on February. Her last visit had been 5/6 years ago and she was excited to be taking us. We arrived at around midday after exploring the lovely surrounding area. We had a nice table in a corner and wax brought done lovely soup by a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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278 reviews 278 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were taken here for "afternoon tea" that was in actual fact a set charge ($25 per person) for a smorgasbord feast and live entertainment for close to two hours. It was our first visit to The Cuckoo which is not far from the shops at Sassafras. The Cuckoo is a place where groups appear to go to celebrate special... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The cuckoo was our choice for our special friend's hens night!!! It was the PERFECT choice! The place was packed (which is always a good sign) & the service was fantastic, with the themed waitresses being very friendly and attentive. The smorgasbord was continually refilled and the food was delicious! The dessert bar is to die for!! The entertainment is... More 

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Point Cook, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for a drive and ended up at the Cuckoo Restaurant and it was lunch time so went in and got a table for the two of us.. It is buffet type dining so really there is something for everyone. It wasnt the best meal i have ever had but it was really nice. We had a little pot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is a bit pricey but for that you get unlimited food (which is reasonable) and entertainment so you can't really complain about that. We had a good night, they cater well for birthdays. Only major complaint is the waiting staff. All night I only had 1 beer, the drinks staff just were never around. It was a quiet night... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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