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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
Sun 12:30 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had tried to book a table at Bridge restaurant in Writtle but because of a groupon offer they were fully booked so searched trip advisor for an alternative . The cockoo had some good reviews so booked a table for lunch and how glad we did . What a delightful restaurant beautifully decorated and instantly welcoming. We both chose... More 

Thank olivia19062001
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a family dinner for my brother in law's birthday. We had recieved recommendations from a few people. I loved it. I thought the decor was so warming and inviting, the food was fantastic, along with the service. I had no faults at all. I even loved the little touches in the ladies toilets. I cannot wait to... More 

Thank Ladywillds
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, here goes! As someone who has worked in some of Londons best restaurants Im a tricky customer but The Cuckoo is an example to of great british cooking and an how good gastropubs should be!! The owner was lovely and made to feel very welcome. Will be back again, thank you!!

Thank Rockstarchef81
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our daughters here for a 14th birthday party on an early evening sitting at 6pm. What a great GASTRO-PUB!!!! Wonderful food, decent value, great relaxed ambience and plenty of parking. Only missing a cuckoo clock on the wall to keep its namesake....

Thank Familymanfromuk
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 3 , enjoyed lunch a la carte although lunch menu is available ( different portions ) place was full so recommend you book .Food was good value with attentive and pleasant staff . Worth a trip out to this restaurant out of chelmsford but worth the drive

Thank jeff B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cuckoo came highly recommend by a friend so was eager to go. It was fantastic, a true gem. The staff were attentive without being obtrusive. The food was amazing, the restaurant itself is beautiful and spotless. I really can't wait to go back. My new favourite place to go. I can't thank the staff for making us feel so... More 

Thank Kerryblue62
Billericay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and amazing service. Will definitely be going again but always need to book as very popular.

1 Thank Jenny M
Gloucestershire U
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A popular lunchtime venue for midweek. Pleasant welcoming service providing a comprehensive locally sourced menu. We were a party of six, each choosing different dishes which were cooked to perfection. Well worth the long trip

Thank McD47
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very pleasant, in terms of cleanliness the restaurant was immaculate. I have an allergy which the restaurant catered for excellently and were very attentive in ensuring that the food I received was completely soya free. The food was good and I'd visit again. I live in Chorley, Lancashire and would happily make the trip down for another meal. Well... More 

Thank PaulineInce
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been recommended to try the Cuckoo by friends and were thinking it was a pub with good food. It is much more than that, lovely bright clean decor, extremely impressive menu great food, efficient service and the small touches like the home made bread, individual ice bucket and petite fours with the bill. we were lucky enough to... More 

Thank Sarah W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?