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Cuckoo Restaurant

508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
(03) 9751 1003
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Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Olinda
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:30 pm - 11:00 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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you fancy a scenic drive in the Dandenong Ranges and a hearty meal selected from a buffet, the Cuckoo is for you. If you like a quaint (cliched) timber building, you'll be even happier. I was taken to the Cuckoo by a German-born person for a weekend lunch, and we found the huge dining room full. Can't argue with... More 

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you have never been to Europe, then you should visit Cuckoo and image you were in Europe! It's such a cute restaurant you don't want to miss out!

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Had our end of year work function here and I was pleasantly surprised. I had not been to the Cuckoo for a number of years. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere and Bavarian decor was unchanged and the band/entertainment was almost exactly as remembered- all very good fun. The big improvement was the food. Everything I had was lovely..the hot foods were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Visited this place without booking. It was full but they accommodated us. The waitress were nice and courteous. The buffet had many dishes but most had meat in them. So I ended up eating pasta, and lots of sweets. They also had fresh pancakes which we enjoyed. But for non vegetarians it is a treat. There's also seafood. The decor... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What an interesting place. Very busy with a warm and fun atmosphere. Huge buffet with a variety of foods. Would love to go back for dinner with friends & to have a few drinks.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Been to the restaurant a few times and love taking family visiting from overseas to experiencing the taste and music from Germany. The venue is spacious and food well displayed with a big variety to choose from..

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Having visited this restaurant several times over the years, we found it refreshing to be able to go there on "Ukrainian night". While the German floorshow is nice and certainly worth seeing once or twice, eventually one gets to know the whole routine with the Lederhosen and yodelling and cowbells. Cuckoo is now doing themed nights. It was a real... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times over many years. This restaurant caters well for large bookings. The food is plentiful and of good quality for a smorgasbord venue but missing is some of the traditional dishes that it used to have. The atmosphere is very German but expect it to be noisy as it is a big venue... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've been here twice, once with family and once with friends. Their venue is big enough for a big family meal or full of romance for a couple. The variety of food can fit any one with any suggestion.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Came here for a family dinner with a new member of the family from overseas and was totally embarrased by the low standard of this venue. My husband and I could not for the life of us choose something worthwhile to eat. Never again!

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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: European

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