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“Great experience!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant

Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant
Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9NX, England
01865 341 030
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Ranked #46 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $31 - $54
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Winner of local and national culinary awards, Cockadoo offers a chic twist on Thai and Chinese cuisine. A sultry bar and lounge setting features glittering chandeliers, subtle low lighting, an open fire and a rich chocolate and aubergine colour palette. Crafted by the highly skilled chefs, guests can choose from an array of colourful recipes, bursting with flavours of the Orient.
Oxford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A family evening out organised by the children for Mother's Day turned out to be a very enjoyable experience for all who attended.
Very warm welcome, lovely interior, good food and attentive service.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Oxon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Cock-a-hoop!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited the Cockadoo after years of driving past and decided to go there for my sons birthday evening meal (Shangki Li in Cholsey being closed on a Monday). We were suitably impressed from the moment we walked in. The place has a great ambience, a bit like a jazz club with cool music and cooler décor.

Five of us had a table in the corner, and for a Monday night there were a few tables in which was a good sign.

We ordered the Cockadoo set menu, with crispy duck and added a couple of extra dishes. The food was really good from start to finish and with the ambience it really made it a special occasion. There was a great array of different flavours on offer, fusing Chinese, Malaysian and Thai flavours which really worked. Not your average Chinese. It wasn't all flouncy either, although some dishes were 'poshly' presented on the tables around us, ours came in the traditional multi-platter offering for us to all help ourselves.

Top nosh in a top place. Service was good too and had no qualms about leaving a decent tip to cover the service charge.

We will be back, maybe for one of the music evenings as we can now see how it would work with the layout of the restaurant.

Even my daughter was impressed, and she is a food worshipper a plenty!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food and service. Extensive menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Pleasantly surprised. Doesn't look much from the outside but nice decor and attentive service. Food very good and not bad value. We'll be back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Some Takeaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

For those who think that all Chinese takeaways are basically the same they need to come and visit this place. We telephoned our order in, based on their online menu and were told that it would all be ready in 20 minutes. By the time we drove in from Berinsfield we had a 3 minutes wait and everything was ready. There were four of us to feed and we all had something different from the menu. All of us agreed that the food represented good value. The only fault that was remarked on was that some of the food was rather over salted, but apart from that the range of what was available was very pleasing. The service was seamless and the staff we dealt with were polite and professional. Next time we are in a mood for Chinese food I suspect we will give this place another visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited last night and had the set menu for 2,the food was excellent as was the service,the owner took time to come to our table to check that everything was ok and had a pleasant chat,we have also visited on New Years Eve and the Elton John tribute in January,on each visit the food has always been to the highest standard and presentation,the staff are tentative and polite,I have heard some people moan that it is pricy well at £21.50 per head you get excellent value for money and get to dine in lovely surroundings,we will definately be visiting again

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