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The Cuckoo

Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
+44 1245 248946
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had a meal on Saturday night the table was booked for seven we arrived 10 minutes early and had a drink in the garden it has been totally transformed since it was a pub. We viewed the menus whilst in the garden...More

1  Thank Colin T
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Meeting a former work colleague so recommended the cuckoo for lunch as has always been top draw. Haven’t visited for approx 3 months still fantastic food , lovely staff & beautiful surroundings. Very very surprised re the 2 negative reviews amongst the hundreds of 5...More

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The staff were very pleasant but this is really the only positive thing about our visit. The food was uninspiring in flavour and presentation. The ingredients were possibly not the best quality which reflected in the flavours and the dishes were all over cooked. Our...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This was my third visit with family , second lunch after one dinner visit so have experienced both types of sittings. Crammed in and noisy like a school canteen, we wait ed about 30 minutes for our meal to arrive. What a disappointment! My fish...More

4  Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited The Cuckoo for a small family get together, based on recommendations and local 'hearsay'. We were very pleased with the whole experience. We received a very friendly welcome and were shown quickly to our seats where drink orders were taken. The Menu has...More

2  Thank Steven A
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We love this restaurant. The variety of dishes is so good from veggie to fish to meat or game, light or substantial, British or World cuisine there is something for everyone. Everything is delicious, irresistible is the duck laksa. Waitress Shirley is great.

2  Thank Leonie H
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went for lunch today. I ordered the seafood pancake and unfortunately found a piece of wire in my meal. I high lighted this 'find' to our lovely waitress who took the object to the chief and we heard nothing further. I...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem between Ongar snd Chelmsford Set on its own it looks idyllic on the outside and when you walk in it’s just twee !!! Service and food were spot on and we have already recommended it to lots of friends If...More

1  Thank Bartonsteve
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

With a group of friends we enjoyed a very tasty lunch . Our service , from arrival to departure ( almost three hours later ! ) , was friendly and most competent. The venue is a small ( about 10 tables ?) former country pub...More

1  Thank SteveG226
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Very good food and attentive service. I had the Chinese broth which was an unusual meal but tasty. Excellent. A varied array of starters and large portions.

1  Thank rogant109
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, I haven't seen any dogs when we have been there. probably best if you phone or email the Cuckoo direct.
17 July 2017|
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Response from ritacatwoman | Reviewed this property |
as far as I know it hasn't. sorry for late reply lots of things going on.
Sarah E
4 January 2017|
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Response from jprscarola | Reviewed this property |
Went last week and there was a lady in a wheelchair. So no problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 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: +44 1245 248946
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