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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 good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“pancakes” (33 reviews)
“goulash” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (9 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The title of my review says it all. I think if this place had great food it would make a huge difference. Someone described the food as nursery home food and I'd have to agree. We went for afternoon tea. The beautiful pictures of cakes...More

Thank lovegreatrestaurant1
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the 12-08-2018 was my Father birthday 90 years old and the family decide to go to Cuckoo Restaurant, in total we are 28 adults and few children was a BIG MISTAKE the price was $ 56 for adults and $31 for children for the...More

Thank carlos t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first time to dinner at Cuckoo in this twenty year. To my amazed, the band man was talented. Also dancers, a couple they did ballroom dancing performed excellent! We are like soaking in a cheerful environment. Not much seafood. However, Prawn and...More

Thank c w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a Christmas in July lunch I attended in 2018. The place was packed, the food was mediocre, but the entertainment wasn't too bad. Plenty of choice for food. It's all-you-can-eat buffet which has a way of bringing out our inner pig. I wouldn't...More

Thank JillDLara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited this place after 30 years, nothing about, german, neither hungarian cousine. Presentation not bad, but very limited selection, foodbar crouded, hard to get anything without being pushed. A hell of a lot of tourist, which I guess got for the restaurant. Only one...More

Thank Sandor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so disappointed with this. We took our daughter here for her birthday dinner. It took 40 minutes to get 3 soft drinks and a wine that was namely cold. The Schnitzel was tough and barely warm, they found it hard to keep up...More

1  Thank Renay G
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I can only surmise that the extremely negative reviews on here are from competing businesses trying to poach customers away from the cuckoo. Visited for lunch yesterday, return visit after about 25 years. Everything was great, terrific fresh food and lovely warm fires and welcoming...More

1  Thank jenpepcheeki
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Thought I was stepping back into the 1970's....felt like there were bus loads of people there to eat enough to keep them going for the next 6 months.... .if you like bain-marie style food fine, but otherwise give it a BIG MISS.... far nicer places...More

1  Thank SarahW123456
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Superb atmosphere with staff to match, VERY friendly and helpful. EXCELLENT range of food from buffet and all Freshly made and served. Sensible portions in bain-marie with regular attention to foods means constant fresh service so that the food is not sitting there all night....More

2  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We love to come to Cuckoo once in as while to repeat our always pleasant experience of stable non-changing very European environment, good quality of food, lovely atmosphere and pleasant music.

1  Thank Yelena S
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Minh Tâm L
10 August 2018|
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Response from SarahW123456 | Reviewed this property |
No. That photo I would imagine is as old as there dining experience was. Lol.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$48
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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