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The Cuckoo

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Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
01245 248946
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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small and friendly restaurant with excellent food. The setting is lovely. Very enjoyable will return soon

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Thank Lindy162
Ramsden Heath
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small but outstanding place to eat near Chelmsford. Need to reserve table but always worth a call if at late notice - the owners really try to accommodate their customers. A little challenging to find but once accomplished never forgotten.

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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second trip of the year with lunch on Thursday and its full as usual. Because a huge volume of diners are returning customers the menu stays very much the same, but with added seasonal specials. I think most of us know in advance what we are having without needing a menu, One small problem, they offer one real ale,... More 

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Thank 007iknowwhatilike
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost don't want to review and keep this find to ourselves it's so good . Recommended to us - you must book as it gets full - excellent location, service - exemplary food and magic touches and attention to detail with warm bread that magically appears and sweets with coffee - ladies lunch great innovation - will most definitely return... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, lovely restaurant and a nice quiet location. Well worth a visit but book first as its only a small restaurant.

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Greensted UK
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cuckoo is a real little gem. Small and intimate, but it is big on hospitality, delicious food and ambience. It has a wonderfully relaxed but friendly atmosphere. As it seats only about thirty five and is popular, once you have eaten here, I am sure you will want to eat here again, booking is essential. The seasonal menu and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only problem we had was slightly slow service but it was getting very busy! Great food and a shame that they're being refurbished soon 😂

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Thank Zoe M
herts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited for my mum's birthday for the first time. A very lovely small restaurant in the middle of nowhere. The food and wine were excellent, a very enjoyable evening. Would recommend and will return again.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

first time visit went there for lunch for my wife's birthday cannot fault it service first class food out of this world cooked to perfection a good ambience cant wait to go back

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1 Thank Holly B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went there to 'celebrate' my wife's redundancy. Fantastic food and experience again helped to ease the pain of redundancy a little. Food and service was faultless again, the food in this restaurant is the focus of everyone and everything, and it shows. Amazed that it is not the area's nr 1!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 01245 248946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?