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The Cuckoo

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Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
+44 1245 248946
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:30 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant never ceases to amaze me. The food and service is exceptional. We dined here about two years ago and promised to return. I had one of the best fish dishes in any restaurant ever! It was Baked fillet of Alderburgh cod, crunchy cheese, bacon & herb crust, really tasty. My wife had Laksa a Thai dish of noodles... More 

Thank Keith H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This venue was booked for my daughters boyfriend 30th surprise birthday. From arriving we was made to feel special. The venue was quirky ,clean,and very taste fully furnished. Like fresh flowers,nibbles at entrance hand creams and hair sprays in toilets .I couldn't fault the food in any way it was presented beautifully and tasted amazing well done to the chefs.the... More 

Thank Wendy L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A real treat. Food was incredible in such a nice setting. A must visit. Looking forward to returning.

Thank Tom C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small (36 seats) country pub is an amazing find. Fantastic staff, excellent decor and food that is full of flavour and imagination. The pub is not open Sunday or Monday and does a full menu or a "Ladies that lunch" menu (available to men as well) that offers a glass of wine, a main course and a basket of... More 

Thank essexbunny456
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been highly recommended so thought we would treet ourselves .We had not booked and were lucky to get in ,what a great little restaurant .Top marks for service, food ,choice,location,will definitely return and very likely bring some 'foodie' friends.

Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most prettiest setting, an excellent menu with so much choice - the food was incredible. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be going back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a welcoming restaurant tucked away down a long drive with beautiful views across ploughed fields. The portions are large but the starter of Holoumi salad was a bit bland. Nothing special whereas the Asparagus looked lovely so it's a gamble. The mains were very hearty - the prawn curry excellent but a little too much. We will return not... More 

Thank Simon S
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having revisited several times, I cannot fault this restaurant, food always excellent and service to match. Please stay exactly as you are, looking forward to coming back again

Thank ge0ffhansen
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

First visit to this fabulous restaurant & will definitely come again. We chose from the ladies lunch menu - great choice, good portion size, nicely presented & delicious. Also very good value. Highly recommended.

Thank Lucy W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Last night we visited the cuckoo for the second time, it was just as lovely as before. A warm welcome from the staff as you arrive then they take you to your table with friendly chat & smiles. We both went for their fantastic steak & kidney pudding just wonderful all made by their amazing chef. It is such a... More 

Thank ritacatwoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?