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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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent food and service. Have dined here before and never been disappointed. This was a late booking on the friday, we originally wanted Saturday evening,for dinner, the restaurant was fully booked but they fitted us in at lunchtime. The same high standard of food and service applied at lunchtime

Thank 37foodie75
south east
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner on a Wednesday here for our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! Both the food and the service were exemplary and good choice of wine by the glass, whilst being v reasonable priced. A thoroughly perfect evening!

Thank TeeJaytraveller
London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit many months later but this time with a couple of girlfriends and it continues to tick all the boxes for a great relaxing evening as follows. Location, interior and exterior decor/design - the attention to detail is very attractive and the venue is spotless. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is... More 

Thank Valena18
Grenoble, France
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179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable surprise for diner last night with colleagues, privatisation of the restaurant and very diverse and high quality food, very cost place too and quick and friendly service, a nice surprise

Thank Djaypee38
Epping, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Introduced two friends to the Cuckoo. They were very impressed & planning to return soon, leaving the restaurant with menus to share with their friends. The food is tasteful, beautifully presented & very good value for money. We visited at lunch time where the set menu, which includes a glass of wine, was exceptional value. The location is beautiful &... More 

Thank Doreen C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and lots of smiles by the lovely FOH team. We where offered a choice of tables but for you prosseco fans out there they only do champagne by the glass. The menu is a varied but very strange as nearly all dishes come as starters and also mains. Well we had... More 

Thank Deanomacca
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time at the cuckoo and again it impressed me. Its cosy inside but decorated in a contemporary style. Its been extended since last visit, but done with taste. Food wise, the crab cakes with pineapple salsa were wonderful, beef was done to perfection and finished off with cheese board....lovely meal. Staff really friendly and portions definitely not lean cuisine... More 

Thank Paul O
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my in-laws as a treat. Restaurant is nicely decorated with a feeling of shabby chic old style. Food is very good. Chicken pate for starter was very delicious, all home made. Although meat dishes were on the menu there seemed to be a lot of fish. Would like to have seen something hearty like a beef stew... More 

Thank Figgysocks
Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Wednesday evening as you need to book a few weeks in advance for a weekend. It was a celebratory occasion and we wanted something a little bit different. We weren't disappointed. The menu was varied and interesting. The staff welcoming and attentive. Food was delicious without exception from starter, through mains to dessert. I would have... More 

Thank Sandra S
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating here ever since day one and its as fantastic now as when it opened. Our favourite classics they never change with occasional influences from Thailand & the Far East if you fancy something different. Always great service too, and dare I say it, the bill is never shocking!

Thank Mike K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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?