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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 4 days ago 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

Thank Bartonsteve
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank SteveG226
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank rogant109
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food not amazing as expected no atmosphere at all! The waiting staff were pleasant the front of house who I believe is one of the owners needs to remove her head from her behind clearly overates herself to the point of being rude ,.,,.not...More

3  Thank Gemmah222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Cuckoo today with a friend for their Ladies lunch deal. A main course, glass of wine or soft drink and a basket of fresh bread for £11.50 What excellent value! Delicious food, excellent service and lovely surroundings. The Cuckoo is a charming little...More

Thank LondonMac1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 4th April evening, an impulsive meal out. Service was fantastic and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! This could actually be the best food I have ever tasted. The chef should definitely have a go on 'Masterchef'. Cannot...More

Thank Missdee66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunchtime yesterday was a real treat in this beautiful little spot. I'd heard good things about The Cuckoo, so my wife and I called mid-morning for a lunchtime table. Luckily, they were able to fit us in. We went for the 'Ladies Lunch' menu option...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two days ago, along with 43 members of my family and friends, I celebrated my birthday by eating lunch at the Cuckoo. Every aspect of the experience was excellent. The restaurant is set in beautiful grounds & is very tastefully decorated. Food is absolutely delicious...More

Thank Doreen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely restaurant, wonderful food. We couldn't fault the service and the food was impeccable with a wide ranging menu that suited my entire family. Would absolutely recommend

1  Thank JonNat82
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were lucky to get a cancellation as this restaurant is not somewhere you can just arrive hoping to get a table which tells you something straight away. The restaurant is small but very nicely presented, i believe it is roughly a 35-40 cover so...More

2  Thank Lee M
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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