Cuckoo Dough

Cuckoo Dough

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Hours
Sun
10:00 - 21:15
Mon
10:00 - 21:30
Tue
10:00 - 21:30
Wed
10:00 - 21:30
Thu
10:00 - 21:30
Fri
10:00 - 22:00
Sat
10:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
features
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About
Cuckoo dough is an exciting edition to Colchester’s food and drinks scene. Located in the centre of the old town, on the buzzing short Wyre street, we will be serving delicious brunch, wood-fired pizzas and a selection of thirst-quenching cocktails. Our interior design is inspired by the great outdoors and offers a quirky, yet relaxing space to socialize and unwind. We also have our very own roof terrace; where on a sunny day you can relax and enjoy a pizza and a drink or two within a nature-inspired setting.
CUISINES
Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles85 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kevin F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
Me, my wife and kids came to this place on Saturday and straight away felt welcome and comfortable when being greeted and seated by a wonderfully kind blonde women who was there for our every need. The decoration in the restaurant was beautiful and had a lovely rustic feeling even my son and daughter stopped to point it out. The same women who sat us was extremely knowledgeable of all the specials and suggested foods that we absalutely adored. Expecting she was the manager as she seemed very able and just from that experience we cant wait to re visit again in the near future!! Compliments to the chef aswel for amazing food! Amazing experience
Written 11 October 2021
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Foodie696
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Came for an evening out with my partner, and everything from start to finish was incredible! We were seated and served by Tobi who was very attentive. Drinks order was taken swiftly and the cocktails we ordered were fantastic (English garden, and aperol spritz), while taking our food order Tobi read back the order which made us feel confident that the order would be correct. Food came to the table not long after, and was honestly the best pizza either of us have ever eaten (food was everyone's favourite pizza, and auntie Bella pizza). Plates were again cleared not long after we had finished and we were offered desserts/coffees which we tried the sweet dough balls with Nutella. Once finished we were offered the cheque which we paid and left. The service throughout the whole experience was very attentive and quick, and me and my partner agreed that this is hands down the best spot to eat out in Colchester, something that has long been needed away from the chains and overpriced competitors for lower quality food and service. I will definitely be recommending Cuckoo Dough to ALL of my friends and family and wish these guys great success in the future as the concept, food, and staff are all fantastic!!!!
Written 14 June 2021
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Franceska N
Langport37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We stayed at the Cuckoo rooms above this restaurant. We had a few issues getting into our room and the Manager was so helpful with our problem. We had breakfast in the Cuckoo Dough in the morning and the staff in particular Mandy could not have been more helpful and brilliant. Chatty, professional and serving the most delicious food - I don't know how anyone could write a review and say the staff were anything other than absolutely wonderful. We had such a good experience and loved the decor, tiles, vibe of the place and the breakfast of sourdough with avocado, goats cheese, bacon, tomatoes and the best coffee I have had in ages. I could not have asked for more and my husband agreed. Thanks all of you. You deserve to be number 1 in Colchester and we highly recommend a visit.
Written 1 October 2021
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R3CKA
Blyth7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
I ate here on Friday and tipped 20% of my total order, £10 on top of the 8% they already charge for service. I saw the young waitress’s counting the money and they looked a bit confused. They obviously thought I made a mistake as I was drinking. Instead of asking if it was a mistake or a tip they just kept quiet. I didn’t even get a thank you.
Written 9 July 2022
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Cuckoo Dough
Hello R3CKA, I am very sorry on behalf of my team at Cuckoo dough, we always try to do our best to provide the best service and its important to us that our costumers leave happy. I hope to see you back in the future so you can have a better experience with us. kind regards, Mendy
Written 10 July 2022
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ButterflyDS
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 friends
Have visited this restaurant twice in last few weeks. The venue is lovely, modern and good atmosphere. Food delicious, good quality and pizzas are really great. But sadly both visits have had really frustrating service. Staff have been friendly and apologetic but seemed stressed possibly understaffed? Drinks are slow and we were told cocktails would take 15 minutes. Made the experience less relaxed. Slow food and muddly service. Was told when ordering desserts that kitchen was then closed but not told before that it closes early when being told to order last drinks. Had to remind about cutlery several times and water for table. We are hoping to try for brunch and fingers crossed the service matches the food.
Written 22 September 2021
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steve w
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
First time there, had the brunch deal (cocktail breakfast & coffee £13. 50) Excellent. Breakfast was cooked just right with excellent quality ingredients Cocktail was mixed perfectly (top work from the barman) and the coffee was good. Will he back there as soon as I can Recommend the Cindarella non alcohol cocktail... Perfect balance flavour and very refreshing. Only negative.... Don't like my coffee in glass cups.
Written 16 July 2021
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Djamel Dine Bendaha
Colchester3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
First time in cuckoo dough today, me and my girlfriend went & the food and service was lovely. We ordered a seafood starter and it was cooked perfectly, my partner doesn’t normally like calamari but this time she loved it. The mains were delicious, the dough was very light and fluffy ,the sauce and cheese had so much flavour. We also had a side of the harissa lamb Mac & cheese which was beautifully cooked the lamb almost reminded me of having Cous cous Tagine. Will definitely be returning for the brunch, thank you!
Written 4 September 2021
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Greta D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Omgg this place is amazing has such a delicious food and dream decor. We went there for Brunch and i had Smoked salmon Hoagies and my partner had Marios Favourite . Was so delicious best breakfast i ever had. And that not all, YOU MUST TRY DOUGH PANCAKES its so good it melts in your mouth. Definitely my favourite place in Colchester. Highly recommended!
Written 8 June 2021
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Simone
England251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 solo
Alone in Colchester and wanting a healthy meal, I opted for this restaurant as I was staying in the Cuckoo Rooms (very nice) above the restaurant so had a free drink voucher and was attracted to their beautiful outdoor terrace. Even tho the pizzas looked gorgeous 😍 I ordered a salad with quinoa and seeds and Pomegranate with added avocado accompanied by mushroom arancini - OMG they were spectacularly 😋 delicious! Those arancini are the best.. Washed down with pale ale 🍺 I sat inside by the window. The music playlist was superb for me - classic Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder: exactly to my taste. The two people serving were not only efficient and solicitous and polite, they were so friendly. I not only felt very looked after but felt I'd had a delightful social experience, which is especially nice as I was dining solo and old. Cannot recommend this place highly enough I
Written 2 July 2021
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Nicola P
Colchester14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
Food and decor are lovely but service hasn’t been the best both times I’ve visited here unfortunately. Friendly but slow. On both occasions this was for brunch and drinks came out really late, in dribs and drabs, wrong, and one time a whole tray went over us. Could run smoother. Would love to come again and love the take away pizza as well but drinks service needs a tweak.
Written 4 July 2021
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AITDIRECT
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Booked a table for four, was swiftly seated with friends. Staff were very welcoming and when they realised it was for my birthday I was presented with some free birthday shots and a card, a very nice touch! all the starters were delicious and very good portions, as were the mains. all very good value fresh and tasty, service was efficient and friendly, we were not rushed nor were we left waiting. Then even though we had a lot of food dessert was a must, can I just say the two who had biscoff cheesecake said it was amazing and im going to dream forever over my dough balls with that delicious pistachio crème. this place is a real gem....will be back!
Written 10 June 2022
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Cuckoo Dough
Hello Andrew T , Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, im really glad that you had a good experience with us. hope to see you back very soon. Kind regards, Mendy
Written 11 July 2022
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Sarah B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
Had a lovely time with my son and his girlfriend, our waitress Grace was very helpful and considerate helping us choose our toppings, it can be tricky for me as I have an onion allergy and don't eat meat. She made us feel very comfortable and at ease, our pizzas were excellent and the courgette fries very tasty. Definitely will go there again.
Written 15 November 2022
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L R
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
We ordered three pizzas, garlic bread and a dip for delivery, all of which we thouroughly enjoyed. The ingredients used were clearly of high quality and the delivery arrived quite quickly so the food was nice and hot. We would recommend Cuckoo Dough for a good pizza takeaway option.
Written 6 February 2023
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Cuckoo Dough
Hello L-R-L-R-LZ, Thank your for choosing us for a takeaway, and im super glad that you have enjoyed the food as much as we do ourselves. Mendy
Written 8 February 2023
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AbigailShirley
Colchester3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
I am reluctantly writing this awesome review because I selfishly want to keep this absolute gem of a find all to myself and not share it with others! But it is great so I know it will not stay secret for long - so I am going to share my positive experience! We have had takeaway and brunch and neither time was we dissapointed. Fresh food with simple and delicious flavours without breaking the bank. The restaurant itself has a great relaxed, sociable and friendly vibe. The coffee was smooth and the Bloody Mary's had bite and the staff are extremly attentive and friendly. My brunch was scrummy, and I honestly could not find a thing to be negative about during my visit! So... check it out! You will not be disappointed! Just not too much as I do not like sharing!
Written 18 June 2021
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Freya W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
We visited on Saturday the 28th at 11am for bottomless brunch as a party of 6, from the moment we arrived the atmosphere was friendly and the staff looking after us were phenomenal! It was for my birthday which they didn't know but due to them obviously being very good at their jobs they cottoned on to this and made it even more special. Eve and Glarys (I hope I've spelt that right!) Represented you very well as did the chefs in the kitchen. Thank you for making our visit thoroughly enjoyable we will absolutely be back.
Written 30 January 2023
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Cuckoo Dough
Hello Freyaw1991, Thank you for taking the time and leaving such a lovely review. I am very glad that you had such an amazing time with us at Cuckoo dough i will certainly pass this comment to Eve and Glarys. Hope to see you back in near future. Mendy
Written 3 February 2023
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