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Cuckoo Restaurant

508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 3 9751 1003
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“goulash” (7 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
German, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our group chose to go for lunch on a Saturday by paying extra. The day before our reservation checked with the staff and assured that we can get one invoice included with beverages. On arrival we were asked to give our IDs and credit cards...More

Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so so disappointed in the Cuckoo Restaurant. As a party of 22 we visited to celebrate my birthday. We have 14 grandchildren who beg every year to go to the only place they can dance and enjoy the floor show. We have been...More

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Simone G, Manager at Cuckoo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Sad Italian Family! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Cuckoo. We are sorry that you felt so strongly about our newest offering on the Friday night being our Cabaret Night. After reading your review, I got the distinct impression that there must...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our friends to celebrate Mother's Day a couple of years ago. To my surprise, they had a group of Asian tourists on the day, and even had a karaoke session, the tour guide sang a famous Chinese song. He is an Australian,...More

Thank Hwa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the perfect spot to end your day trip in Mt. Dandenong range. Traditional buffet with live music, interact game and show time. Remind me of the good old time, although less entertaining, but still the best in Mt. Dandenong.

Thank FelineNICO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a large group of family. Great day out with a fun atmosphere and good food. The only downside is that you are unable to split bills and there is no ATM so organising payment at the end of the day become slightly inconvenient,...More

Thank jaydevg16
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A mid-week treat with old friends in chilly Olinda. Cuckoo Restaurant pulls out all the stops for kitch and fun. The buffet is delicious - could be more variety for the entree though if you can't eat shellfish - and the entertainment fun. If you're...More

Thank Wombatstew
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I had my 18th birthday party here 43 years ago and had a wow of a time. Have enjoyed many friendship group parties celebrations and get togethers as well. We didn't mind the drive across town. However the Sunday afternoon luncheon I attended recently was...More

2  Thank TheosTruthFoodie
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visited the CUCKOO for lunch. My wife and I had our engagement party 35 years ago. It was such a walk down memory lane . The atmosphere and food has not changed and is still a great smorgasbord with more options than you could ever...More

1  Thank DREAMBIG1313
Management response:Responded 28 August 2017

Well thank you Very Much for this wonderful review. I will print this review out and put it on the staff room notice board for viewing. It will make everyone's day as positive feedback for our fabulous staff is so motivational and uplifting. We are...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Cuckoo to have lunch on a Sunday. It was a good atmosphere and worth the price that we paid for the food. The buffet cost $54 per person and I think it has plenty of options. We ate two plates each and my...More

Thank lucianar100
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to the cuckoo a few times over the last 40 years. Always a bit of fun with friends but this time I found it a bit disappointing. The buffet was small and not really worth the money we paid. It's been a...More

2  Thank Sue M
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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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Not really. The nearest caravan park would be Wantirna Caravan Park. i hope this is helpful to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$51
Meals
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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