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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a tucked away restaurant which is not that easy to find but is well worth the effort. Don't think of turning up without a reservation as you will be disappointed! The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The menu changes regularly but you will not be disappointed. The home made bread is to die for!

Thank Liz M
Basildon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we have been,it was excellent. We had the whole restaurant for40 people. The staff were brilliant nothing was too much trouble, they were professional helpful, cheerful. The food was extremely good there was nothing I could fault. Would recommend this for special occasions

Thank jprscarola
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to 70th birthday celebration of a good friend at this restaurant. It was an excellent experience from the welcome as we walked through the door to the moment we left six hours later very happy and with full tummies. The service was attentive throughout. The food delicious and delivered to the table piping hot. It is a very... More 

Thank Judy P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to call in here when it just a tucked away country pub some years ago . We had heard it had reopened as a restaurant so we booked a table. What a delight the place had been extended and beautifully decorated. The menu is large and Verid . Our dinner was superb . We will be back .always... More 

Thank Roger G
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here in what was a country pub but now is a restaurant with a small bar. The 'pub' has been pleasantly refurbished in pastel shades with and is A really good menu with lots of traditional favorites including Steak & Kidney Pudding, Fish Pie etc. and a very good wine menu. Very high quality food... More 

Thank garysuefranalex55
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot believe it was a year since being at this Wonderful Restaurant, and what a lovely new lay out, will definitely not be that long again. The food and service as always was perfect, Highly recommended

Thank stevebillericay
Billericay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cuckoo was recommended to me by a friend some time ago and we decided to celebrate a family Birthday here last Friday evening - we were not disappointed. The food was to die for, the ambience was warm and cosy and the service was swift but attentive. I really couldn't fault it and we enjoyed by far the best... More 

Thank Helen D
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us took two friends here to celebrate their ruby wedding. We arrived early and chose to have a drink together in the bar area first even though our table was ready. It is a small but our choice and we were made very welcome with really friendly and helpful staff a very relaxed but professional atmosphere. We all... More 

Thank RichardandGail
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visit here every couple of month, the food is always wonderful and the service is so attentive and friendly. All the wines are lovely too.

1 Thank andreajpessex
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We thought we'd try somewhere different and this has plenty of good reviews: it did not disappoint. Damp autumn day and not very busy but nonetheless a pleasant atmosphere. Very welcoming hosts and could not fault the service. Vietnamese spring rolls were delicious as was the rest of the meal. I would thoroughly recommend.

1 Thank Mardilly

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?