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Cuckoo Restaurant

508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 3 9751 1003
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We drove from Warragul for a meal out to find it was closed! We rang and they said there was a problem with their website, there was no apology which surprised us! Just we are closed as if to say “tough”! We will not be...More

3  Thank Gill O
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the beautiful Dandenongs, this old family favourite has stood the test of time.. A pot o tea or coffee, you can choose to do lunch, traditional arvo tea, complete with bell ringing , a bit of Sound of music and corny German...More

1  Thank RedTart1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Cuckoo is and has been enjoyed as a favourable establishment and memory of my family (and many others I’m sure) for decades, especially in my European , Austrian/Slavic background. My Mother’s 80th was thoroughly enjoyed by at least 30 attendees and I can honestly...More

Thank Cathy Z
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, tasty food, good variety of different food and desserts, waitress very helpful and attend to needs. Free for under 5 year olds 1/2 price up to 12 years of age. Live music and a live show on the Saturday night we were there.

1  Thank janev8
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a fun place for sure with German themed buffet, live Musik and good atmosphere. The food is decent and plentiful and great place for an evening with family or friends.

1  Thank stalenbu
Reviewed 18 February 2018

My wife booked us a table at the special Valentines Day offering at Cuckoo as it was advertised as a special night of buffet dinner with complimentary champagne, a rose for the lady and a mystery gift, all for $69 per person. While the atmosphere...More

2  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The Cuckoo has been a chosen venue for special family gatherings for about 40 years now. Our last recent visit was disappointing to say the least. I have always enjoyed the entrees, but choices are now limited. Several of our party are mostly vegetarian, but...More

3  Thank dianep2552015
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A great Sunday night like visiting Bavaria , a huge Buffet with choices for all and fun entertainment

1  Thank CaptainKhaos
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I took my wife and daughters to the Cuckoo for a bit of fun and we got so much more. I hadn't been back there for 30 years. Although it had not changed much in that time (one might say to its detriment) it had...More

1  Thank AlanDavidson1951
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Took a visitor from overseas here, partly because we thought she'd like it, and partly because we hadn't been before despite living locally. We went on a Saturday night for the buffet. Please be aware that if you're vegetarian, they can not cater for you...More

2  Thank Chookybirdy
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Richard S
13 November 2017|
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Response from Simone G | Property representative |
Hi there, We are indeed open for Xmas but it is almost fully booked out for the lunch session and the dinner is almost full as well. Please give our reservations a call on 03 9751 1003 7 days a week 9-5pm to get more... More
21 April 2016|
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Response from Partlyblonde | Reviewed this property |
Also we didn't pay a price per head, we paid for what we ordered and so could control how much we spent.
Russell K
31 May 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9751 1003
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THE CUCKOO RESTAURANT Wunderbar! Situated in the stunning Dandenong Ranges, just 50 minutes from Melbourne, the Cuckoo is close to popular tourist destinations like Puffing Billy Railway and Healesville Sanctuary. This buzzing 400 seat restaurant offers a delectable smorgasbord in a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. Decorated in the style of a Bavarian chalet and with staff dressed in traditional costume, The Cuckoo has been attracting locals and visitors from all over the world for nearly sixty years. With an abundance of food to satisfy all, the delicious international smorgasbord is prepared by first class chefs and the amazing range of cakes and pastries are made fresh daily. Most dietary needs can be catered for. Live entertainment at each session includes music and a floor show, cow bell ringing and yodelling equal to any in Bavaria The Cuckoo also offers wedding celebrations with receptions planned and staged beautifully with views of the surrounding mountain ash forest. For getaway couples, a family day out or large festive party groups the Cuckoo Restaurant offers the beauty of the Dandenong's, sumptuous and generous meals plus entertaining events throughout the year at very competitive rates. Bookings are essential Open for lunch 7 days a week 11.30am - 3.00pm Dinner Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6.30pm - 11.30pm Afternoon Tea Saturday & Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm
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