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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
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Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite and friendly small sized restaurant, unique dishes, excellent quality and nice size portions (Not large). Limited vegetarian dishes, menu more appealing to meat eaters. Service can be a little too efficient if you are looking for a slow quiet meal.

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Served quality food that was delicious, yet unpretentious. Menu offered a varied selection, with many options offered as either a starter or a main which I always think is a great idea. There were several vegetarian options, and the two that I...More

1  Thank ElizaBlack
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate enough to visit the Cuckoo twice in the same week for different celebrations and as a creature of habit no both occasions I had the Thai Chicken Curry. I truly think in my opinion this is the best Thai curry I have...More

1  Thank Libbi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well prepared and imaginative dishes. Good portion sizes, served with attention without being overly ‘in your face’ Would definitely visit again

1  Thank Dan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family to celebrate my Dad’s retirement. We received a warm and friendly greeting on arrival and were shown to our table. We loved the decor and all commented on how nice the restaurant looks as you drive up the long drive....More

2  Thank Angela_Tim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been many times but wanted to introduce The Cuckoo to some of my girlfriends so I booked for Ladies that Lunch menu that is very reasonable. My friends thought it was very very impressive and have all planned to take their partners for...More

1  Thank Valena18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I the most wonderful anniversary dinner on Saturday night. The food was superb, can’t recommend the lamb enough, just delicious. Staff are excellent, so friendly and helpful creating a lovely atmosphere. It is always such a treat to come to the Cuckoo,...More

3  Thank Leigh L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Cuckoo recently for lunch. A table for two was booked and on arrival we were shown to a table where two guests were already seated. What was going on? On closer inspection the two guests were my brother and his wife who...More

2  Thank Spuddy58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Wednesday lunch time with a couple of friends Greeted nicely on arrival Had the ladies lunch £12.50 which includes a main course (good variety) basket of homemade bread which you can have with unsalted butter or olive oil and a glass...More

1  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We have date night every week and have tried to get into The Cuckoo at late notice but couldn’t as it’s renowned for its superb food. Success tonight. The owners and staff are amazing, no rushing at all and plenty of time to deliberate over...More

1  Thank xxxhodgexxx
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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.
16 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
3 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:45
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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