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All 24 Olinda Restaurants

Cuckoo Restaurant

508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
(03) 9751 1003
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Ranked #6 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just about everyone has heard of The Cuckoo which is an iconic restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges. Went to the restaurant with a group of around 10 friends for dinner. The menu was a smorgasbord and most of our party thought the food was only average, although a few who generally only go out for cheaper type pub meals thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When we my family and I went to the Cuckoo resturant they had a full blown German experience.It was so exciting, there was live music and people were really encouraged to dance and get involved. The staff were friendly and were always willing to be of assisentce of anything you needed. The food was deliciuous and for one payment you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I was a little cautious about visiting here due to being a vegetarian however I didn't leave hungry. The waiting staff are attentive and polite and the entertainment provided was pleasant. My only criticism was the table we were seated at was on the smaller side and the amount if time we had to queue to get food was on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went to the Cuckoo's New Year Masquerade Ball - great fun, in a very daggy 70s way. Was put to shame by a couple of 80 year olds, who danced almost every dance and had a great time - I was knackered after a couple of dances and had to sit down. The food was nice and the price was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I went to the Cuckoo restaurant on Boxing Day with my son and daughter in law. It was a smorgasbord luncheon menu with live entertainment. As we are visiting Victoria from Perth, the restaurant was recommended to us by friends who live in Melbourne. The food was very well presented and there was a large range of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

On a recent trip to Melbourne we went for a drive and ended up at the Cuckoo for lunch. Wow, was a great fun place and the food was excellent also. The entertainment started with the parking attendant greeting us with a welcome yodel! The German style entertainment during our meal made for a fun meal experience that we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Once again truely satisfied! Food is alway great, service and entertainment to match. May be a little pricy for some but definentley worth every dollar we spent. Will be going back next month for the Russian New Year! We Can't wait..

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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We went for a staff function but the music and entertainment was too loud and inappropriate for our function. Many body's left early as it wasn't good to mingle with others. Wouldn't go again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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334 reviews 334 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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