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Cuckoo Restaurant

508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 3 9751 1003
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“pancakes” (34 reviews)
“goulash” (8 reviews)
“mussels” (8 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was amased to walk into a real German restourant , food , music an even the largest cockoo clock i have ever seen. The German girl was entertaing us with her lovely voiceand traditional clothes.

Thank lch2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for afternoon tea on a Saturday which goes from 3.30pm - 5.30pm. From time of arrival being met and greeted by friendly staff to the amazing variety of food to choose from. Hot food, salads, sandwiches, scones, desserts, freshly cooked pancakes and ice cream....More

Thank Angelangel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of about 17 of us went here for a birthday lunch on a Sunday afternoon. As soon as we entered the building, we were stuck in a narrow entry whilst previous patrons paid their bill. When they were done, the seemingly unhappy girl...More

4  Thank lizsmith72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned here recently and it appears that nothing much has changed over the many years since we were last here. The venue seats approx 450 diners, and you can enjoy lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or just coffee and cake. All via buffet eating. Today we...More

1  Thank Mitcham20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a number of dissapointing attempts to have a taste of homeland food, i set myself today for another attempt to revive the warm feeling of being "at home " ..Home away from home, as they say.Find Gemütlichkei the say... After arrival we have been...More

1  Thank Eva M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Christmas dinner there recently and have been a guest at the restaurant many times over 40 years. most of the food is average to good, a good variety of German style food such as goulash, sausages and deserts. The entertainment routine has not changed...More

Thank sebastianpT7438KW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with hubby for Sunday afternoon tea. As soon as we entered the place it was so noisy with groups of people rushing around with plates and filling them up with as much vanilla slices they could fit, this made me curious, obviously they have...More

1  Thank L&LAustralia
Reviewed 11 May 2018

After many great experiences at this restaurant in the past i thought it be a good idea to book dinner/show here and celebrate my son's 21st. Big mistake!!!! I was assured when i made the booking that my special dietary needs would be catered for...More

3  Thank Zorica M
cuckoo1Olinda, Manager at Cuckoo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your comments. We have taken steps to resolve these issues in the very near future. Management.

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We visited for afternoon tea on a Sunday afternoon. We had to queue at the buffet for over 10 minutes. Ridiculous and very annoying. I was in one line, and a waitress started telling everyone ''the line is over here''. I was in the wrong...More

1  Thank MelbourneLaura
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Such a great place to be in and children friendly too... We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary here. The ambience was awesome and the place is so warm and welcoming. One just feels as if they have been transported to one of the spots in...More

1  Thank Ashlyn J
cuckoo1Olinda, Manager at Cuckoo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thankyou so much. We appreciate good feedback.

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Richard S
13 November 2017|
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Response from Simone G | Property representative |
Hi there, We are indeed open for Xmas but it is almost fully booked out for the lunch session and the dinner is almost full as well. Please give our reservations a call on 03 9751 1003 7 days a week 9-5pm to get more... More
21 April 2016|
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Response from Partlyblonde | Reviewed this property |
Also we didn't pay a price per head, we paid for what we ordered and so could control how much we spent.
Russell K
31 May 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9751 1003
  • E-mail
THE CUCKOO RESTAURANT Wunderbar! Situated in the stunning Dandenong Ranges, just 50 minutes from Melbourne, the Cuckoo is close to popular tourist destinations like Puffing Billy Railway and Healesville Sanctuary. This buzzing 400 seat restaurant offers a delectable smorgasbord in a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. Decorated in the style of a Bavarian chalet and with staff dressed in traditional costume, The Cuckoo has been attracting locals and visitors from all over the world for nearly sixty years. With an abundance of food to satisfy all, the delicious international smorgasbord is prepared by first class chefs and the amazing range of cakes and pastries are made fresh daily. Most dietary needs can be catered for. Live entertainment at each session includes music and a floor show, cow bell ringing and yodelling equal to any in Bavaria The Cuckoo also offers wedding celebrations with receptions planned and staged beautifully with views of the surrounding mountain ash forest. For getaway couples, a family day out or large festive party groups the Cuckoo Restaurant offers the beauty of the Dandenong's, sumptuous and generous meals plus entertaining events throughout the year at very competitive rates. Bookings are essential Open for lunch 7 days a week 11.30am - 3.00pm Dinner Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6.30pm - 11.30pm Afternoon Tea Saturday & Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm
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