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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 good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the cuckoo for lunch on a friday having booked in advance, which was a wise choice since every table was full. The resteraunt is very nicely decorated, the tables were well spaced-out and we were warmly greeted by the staff. The menue was...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the cuckoo! Great tasting food that's always so fresh but I have to say that I've noticed some slight changes.....duck rolls have less duck and are thinner, less chicken in the curry and the base sauce isn't as rich or coconutty and there aren't...More

1  Thank thebusybadger
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a couple of times and always had lovely food. And our latest visit was no disappointment. Food great, service great and the price is about right for this quality.

1  Thank smallworldnow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely preserved restaurant serving excellent food. Staff are friendly and efficient. Be sure to book as the restaurant gets busy and is small.

2  Thank geoffreyk8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Cuckoo to celebrate my sisters birthday, a group of 11 we had two tables. The food was fantastic, every course was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The staff were great, they were short staffed and under a lot of pressure but...More

1  Thank Taylorpenny
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good value Tastey and well presented food Lovely Petite fours with coffee No parking issues Friendly staff

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were visiting relations in Chelmsford and they had booked lunch at The Cuckoo in hope that we would like their choice.It most certainly didn't disappoint . Situated in a superb setting, with ample car parking facilities this establishment looked inviting, good start I thought...More

1  Thank seafarers62
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a restaurant worthy of a visit. Superb setting even on a rainy day. Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and the food was delicious. We had a Ladies Lunch which was great. Be sure to book in advance. Menu was so interesting it was difficult...More

Thank kmr100
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The setting is superb, the food excellent & the service is great. If you want a treat this is the place to go., it is so homely as well

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had a very interesting celebratory meal at The Cuckoo. The meal and service were excellent . A very special place

1  Thank Shanti46
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27 August 2017|
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Response from jeff B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure not a very small restaurant area and this is not the continent
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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