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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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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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 13
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  • 5
    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
Good ambience and food

This restaurant provides really good food and especially tasty desserts ! I personally love the pancake there ! All the food are above average ! Good !

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Johny C
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Butterworth, Malaysia
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Shepparton, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Butterworth, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant provides really good food and especially tasty desserts ! I personally love the pancake there ! All the food are above average ! Good !

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I visited the cuckoo in February and it was definitely an experience. There was live music which was nice but way way too loud, it was hard to hear people at our small table talking. The entertainers were funny and got the crowd involved. Being an incredibly shy person, rather than enjoying myself through the performance I was too busy... More 

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Lakes Entrance, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A couple of friends and I went to the Cuckoo for the Sunday evening session. It definitely was a different experience and one i will remember for a while. How you enjoy the experience is all up to you. We didnt know what it was really all about so had no expectations other than it looked like a nice restaurant... More 

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Olinda, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It used to fantastic years ago but I wouldn't rush back unless I had to go with others who arranged it for an occasion. Went recently and probably had not been for about 30 years. I couldn't recommend the food, the setup and the atmosphere. It was crowded and stuffy so happy to leave early.

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Bendigo, Australia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you're after a night to remember for the entire family, this is just the place not to miss if you visit the Dandenong's. True to theme in almost every way, friendly extremely efficient staff will serve you fromthe moment you take a seat. The food is not exactly 'fine dining' but it is fresh, there is plenty and of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went with some free vouchers thank god cause I'd have been very disappointed if we'd paid the normal exorbitant price. This place is getting a bit shabby, the food is hit and miss, and entertainment is pretty awful. There are hundreds of better places to eat in the Dandenong Ranges, choose one of them and leave this place to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Still the same after all these years ! I have been going to the Cuckoo on and off for 40 years. It is still the same entertaining cheesy place.We had a good night due to the crowd participating in the show. The entertainer is not insulting the cultural background (as suggested in other posts) he is have fun with people.... 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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