The Cuckoo Culture
The name says it all. The Cuckoo Restaurant is a little mad, magical and brilliantly bizarre! A unique party venue, the Cuckoo brings people together to share the best celebrations in life. With 450 seats in three separate dining areas, it?s perfect for 21st birthdays, hen?s parties, engagements and anniversaries of all kinds. You name it, we can cater for it! Social groups and International Tour Groups are easily catered for.
The Cuckoo Entertains
The quirky Bavarian Floor Show (link to entertainment) is a must see for Aussies and curious visitors from all over the globe. Free your yearn to yodel. Link arms with the best of mates and schunkel to the beat. Put your hand up to ring the cow bells and if you?re really lucky you may get a chance to slap dance! A little different every day, it?s always a highlight.
Staff offer friendly service in traditional costume and are part of the wunderbar atmosphere created by wood carvings, cuckoo clocks, and curiosities from yesteryear. See if you can find the swordfish ?sword?! Boasting the largest free standing operational cuckoo clock in the world the tics won?t toc as the weights would knock you out! Come and see why.
The blistering buffet fills every appetite with soup, entrï¿½e, main buffet and a wondrous range of indulgent desserts. Yum!
Don't forget our weekend High Tea and delightful Devonshire Teas and Cafï¿½ und Kuchen during the week.
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Everything Bavarian, Plentiful European Buffet, loads of
Oom pa pa and heart-felt renditions from The Sound of Music abound at The ...read more
- Live Music
- Live Entertainment
- Group Bookings
- Family Friendly
- Private Function
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- Mains $30-$50
- Corporate Dining
- Indoor Dining
- Private Room
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- Wheel Chair Access
- Disabled Parking
- Gift Vouchers
The views are magnificent and enticing and the live entertainment is fun! The food is somewhat average although plentiful and servings are generous. There's lots of variety in the dessert section. The Cuckoo has become somewhat of an institution in the Dandenongs. It's definitely worth a visit if you haven't been and if you have visitors from out of town. I would like to see an updated menu at some point.
Hi StarWoman - great name BTW! Thanks for the 4 stars and lovely review. We are just in the midst of introducing a change to the offer with entrees to the table instead of entree buffet - and for something completely different - Friday nights are now a la carte (+dessert buffet) with various cabaret offers. Come on in and give it a try. Cheers!
Cukoo is a quirky but welcoming slice piece of Germany in the heart of theDandenongs, from ringing cow bells to yodelling this restaurant offers an authentic German experience, all you an eat German fare which is really delicious tasty food. The wurst selection reminds me of my time in Berlin. Great live entertainment, which makes this place a great place to visit if you have a large family group and are wanting to take your guests to somewhere unique and all at a reasonable price a must try especially if you are in the area.
Thanks for your review svchu1 - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that it brought back some pleasant memories for you. Cheers.
The world famous Cuckoo Restaurant is an Australian icon located in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges just a short drive from Melbourne. Beginning in 1914 as the Quamby, a refreshment stop famous for its strawberry and cream teas, it was extended in 1935 to operate as a restaurant and bed and breakfast. In 1958 the restaurant was purchased by a young German couple who named it the Cuckoo after hearing the call of a Cuckoo in the bush at night. This marked the beginning of an era that has continued on into the 21st century under the constant guidance of Karin Koeppen.
The restaurant is situated in Olinda, one of the pretty villages of the Dandenong Ranges, surrounded by beautiful Mountain Ash forest. The decor is inread more