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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the Cuckoo, party of four, not a special occasion just a night out. Booking was good and the welcome very friendly. The menu was very poorly set out and was difficult to read, with no spacing. It was a bit jumbled. This...More

Thank USADriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here and look forward to returning. The red curry was very tasty as was the salmon fish cakes the steak and kidney pudding was a bit disappointing the filling was delicious but the suet a bit heavy.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited The Cuckoo on a number of occasions for both lunch and dinner as a couple and also with family and friends. The food is outstanding. I have had the crab starter on a number of times and it is amazing. Brendan’s fish...More

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for lunch and was suitably impressed, with pleasant surroundings, good menu choice and above everything which seems to be lacking in a lot of establishments excellent staff. I will definitely return and probably try the evening menu.

Thank Susie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in a party of five for a birthday treat dinner. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and shown to our table; our coats were taken, we sat down and perused the menu which had plenty of choice - good choice of starters including...More

1  Thank ColboySomersetUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived for lunch & warmly greeted. Attentive staff .menu was extensive & varied. Had the luxury fish pie ...delicious! Decided to go for dessert chose homemade ice cream also delicious I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Service & food was excellent . Very nice surroundings...More

Thank amdl2015
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited the cuckoo for lunch on a friday having booked in advance, which was a wise choice since every table was full. The resteraunt is very nicely decorated, the tables were well spaced-out and we were warmly greeted by the staff. The menue was...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Love the cuckoo! Great tasting food that's always so fresh but I have to say that I've noticed some slight changes.....duck rolls have less duck and are thinner, less chicken in the curry and the base sauce isn't as rich or coconutty and there aren't...More

1  Thank thebusybadger
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've been here a couple of times and always had lovely food. And our latest visit was no disappointment. Food great, service great and the price is about right for this quality.

1  Thank smallworldnow
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely preserved restaurant serving excellent food. Staff are friendly and efficient. Be sure to book as the restaurant gets busy and is small.

2  Thank geoffreyk8
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Questions & Answers
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.
17 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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