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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
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank ge0ffhansen
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Lucy W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank ritacatwoman
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this evening with my partner, the food was fresh, bursting with flavour and very nicely presented. Waiting staff were the perfect balance between attentive and overbearing. Will definitely be recommending and visiting again

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Thank CornishRowe
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took my wife back to the Cuckoo for what is now our fourth visit and once again were not disappointed. The food as always was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant gas been extended since our previous visit but it has retained its class and charm and the atmosphere of a small intimate... More 

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Thank Sarah P
Essex
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for Saturday lunch. Beautiful decor, liked the style. Great welcome and fab service but best of all the food was just perfect. I can highly recommend the Thai curry but all the dishes that came out looked amazing, next time I think i will have the steak and kidney pudding, I can say this because I will ensure there... More 

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Thank RickyTracey
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you live in and around Chelmsford and you haven't tried The Cuckoo yet,where have your been? The staff,service and Food were fantastic,in fact I had the best Steak & Kidney pudding ever! Check this place out,you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Discovery2011
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Introducing our Granddaughter to the delights of the Cookoo on her birthday. As one would expect no empty seats on this Thursday (other than a late cancellation). The ladies lunch menu is now so popular its harder and harder to get a seat!!! What can you say about the food other than its excellent. If you want proof, count the... More 

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Thank 007iknowwhatilike
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honest, great tasting food with decent portions. Knocks the socks off other other modern British restaurants in the area. Will always return - service is wonderful too. One of our favourite restaurants of all time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?