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“Absolutely beautiful”

Cockadoo Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 673 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The place itself is lovely, really modern and very up to date. The food is delicious!! A bit on the pricey side but dishes are large (more than enough for one person) excellent place all in all!!

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1  Thank Beth C
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We tried this at the recommendation of a family member and we were not disappointed. The food was a little expensive but it was worth every penny. We had mainly fish dishes the first time we visited and then returned a few weeks later with the children and had a bigger selection from the menu. Staff are friendly, decor is lovely and its just got a nice feel to the place. Definatley be back soon :)

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1  Thank Alison E
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great food, a bit pricey but worth it. The restaurant was a bit cold when we went but that was the only real downside. Most of us had the set meal which was very good. Great selection of starters, duck course and lovely main courses. Also has a dessert of ice cream, unusual flavours like panna cotta and served with fresh fruit and decoration. Loved it!

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1  Thank Lizzy_12314
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

The former Harcourt Arms Hotel has been through many incarnations in recent years and the owner. Allen Yeung, has transformed it into a place where you are wlecome for a meal or just a drink.

Four of us ate there recently on a Saturday evening, comfortably busy, but even the large party at the end of the restaurant didn't make it feel packed or cramped.

We went for the easy option - 2 x set meals for 2 (with aromatic duck). The food kept coming. All was beautifully presented and the mix of dishes perfectly balanced. The service was excellent. The wine, well maybe it was a lucky choice, was a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc whose complex flavours matched those of the meal. Desserts - no room I'm afraid!

This is not a cheap evening out, but the food is excellent. Give it a try.

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Thank Colin G
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

I visited with a colleague in the evening and for a business discussion, it suited our purpose well in that the restaurant was relatively quiet, smart and service was friendly and unobtrusive. There is a quirkiness to the decor and to call it tasteful might be a matter of opinion, but the place is certainly comfortable and spacious. Food arrived within a reasonable time and dishes are impressively presented. Unfortunately, I was somewhat disappointed in the food itself. I enjoyed the lamb rendang, but other dishes were "just OK", lacking the clear definition of flavours I would look for in really good Asian dishes, and portions were fairly small once all the garnishes have been removed. I can't see myself returning soon.

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1  Thank nickgod
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