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128 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 8992
11:00 - 21:00
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Greytown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place to meet friends and enjoy a catchup and a coffee. Scones and bacon and egg sandwiches are to die for

1 Thank racalvert
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

After travelling around NZ extensively, we stumbled upon this little quirky restaurant and had quite possibly one of the best meals ever. This chef knows how to cook. Simple food with amazing flavour. We had the lasagne and the parmigiana. Try this place, you won't be disappointed. Staff are great too.

1 Thank Nicola C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner on the advise of my Airbnb host. I had the pizza with ham (also comes with pineapple, but requested not to have it). I went for the medium size, which is perfect for a hungry adult. The base was lovely, not too thin or too thick. The toppings were delicious too, with the ham nice and... More 

1 Thank EG27
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Cuckoo is a lovely little cafe serving mostly pizzas with a few pasta and special dishes, plus great desserts! Their pizzas are thin crusted and they offer an interesting range of toppings, all with kiwi-inspired bird names. Our kids loved the Sparrow (ham, cheese, tomato base) while we went for a large half-and-half. They have a small but well chosen... More 

1 Thank Upton-family
Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ordered a large "Tui" takeaway pizza. Preparation time was about 20 minutes which was fine. The base was a little thicker than I expected and had a bit of a dry/doughy texture. The edges of the pizza were burnt in a number of areas and the topping was fairly average. There was little sauce and the ingredients were nothing... More 

Thank klr52
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Cuckoo tonight and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is rustic to say the least but in a nice way. We ordered the lamb Tagine with olives, couscous and duck fat roasted potato and a 'Weka' pizza. Both were delicious and very reasonably priced. Both went down well with a nice glass of wine. Being naughty, we decided to... More 

Thank 190karlynb
Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Cuckoo's stone baked pizzas are great for young and old. Our kids loved a pepperoni pizza and there's enough variety for all tastes. We ordered at a busy time in Friday night and were told it'd be a 40 minute wait, the perfect amount of time for a pint across the road at the White Swan!

Thank Scott F
Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The staff were really friendly, but not pushy. The service was good. There was a cosy fire burning inside, but we chose to eat in the courtyard. There is an extensive pizza menu, but there are other choices available too. We had a lovely night and would definitely return if we are in Greytown again.

Thank S F
Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The visitor book where we were staying mentioned Cuckoo pizzas many times so we had to try it one night. We picked it up and suffice to say it lived up to its reputation.

Thank JohnWilliams201
Palmerston North
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Shopping trip on the weekend and we knew we had left lunch a bit late in the day. We were drawn in by the special seafood chowder. Staff were accommodating late in the day and we all enjoyed our soup selections, either seafood chowder or French onion soup. Just what we needed on a chilly Sunday afternoon.

Thank Brigid F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Pizza, Cafe, Italian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Greytown
  • Phone Number: +64 6-304 8992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?