The Bavarian Floor Show is a must see for all and curious visitors from all over the globe. Learn 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.
Children are very welcome at the Cuckoo and we have plenty to keep them entertained. Kids find the buffet very exciting (especially the yummy desserts!) Our children pricing is half price from 5 to 12 years old and Free of Charge for children under 5 years.
Pancakes freshly made and ice cream are a treat at The Cuckoo dessert bar.
The entertainment is family friendly and some lucky ones get to shake one of the cow bells in the interactive floor show on weekends.
The Cuckoo holds special events throughout the year with something to suit everyone. Check out the event calendar.
Whether you are planning a small intimate day or a larger, more festive one, the Cuckoo Restaurant offers a unique way to enjoy your wedding celebrations. Delivering first class friendly service, every facet of your reception is planned and staged beautifully. Nestled in the stunning Dandenong Ranges, The Cuckoo offers all the charm and romance of the hills. Talk to us today to go through the options.
The Cuckoo Restaurant always has a feel of warm and welcoming embrace. Featuring decorative wood figurines, a myriad cuckoo clocks and a cosy Bavarian chalet décor, in combination with our floor staff in charming Bavarian costume this environment brings out a sense of celebration in everyone.
The Cuckoo Restaurant caters for over 400 guests in three separate dining areas, all with their own band and dance floor. On street-level we have our Bavarian Room and Eidelweiss Room, which are our main dining areas.
The Eidelweiss Room features a wall of windows with magnificent views out to our surrounding forestry whereas the Bavarian Room is highlighted by a central fireplace with a selection of Bavarian-inspired art.
The Vienna Room, situated downstairs, is specifically designed for wedding receptions and is a delightful room away from the rest of the restaurant’s guests. With beautiful vistas of the garden and forest surrounds the views are the perfect backdrop for wedding photography.
The Vienna Room is available for receptions of 80 to 100 guests. The outdoor Vienna Terrace with open gazebo is available for marriage ceremonies and can be decorated for small weddings parties. Surrounded by garden and ornamental trees, the Terrace is private, secluded and a pretty backdrop for wedding photos.
The Vienna Room has a dance floor and space for a band or DJ. Wedding parties can book their own entertainment or the Cuckoo Restaurant’s musicians are available for those who would prefer to keep to the Bavarian style environment.
The Cuckoo has parking capacity for 10 coaches plus 100 cars.
Please contact us for prices and a wedding or functions information pack.
For something a bit different why not consider the Cuckoo Restaurant for your next Corporate Function. With generous buffet meals or convenient set menu options the Cuckoo is not just a space for work but a delightful dining experience to be remembered.
Our Vienna Room has a seating capacity of up to 100 suitable as a corporate meeting space for workshops, team building and is very popular for exclusive Christmas parties. Whether it is for work or pleasure, corporate groups can decorate the space to match their chosen theme.
Contact us today for more information and to organise a tour.
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The Cuckoo welcomes coach tour groups from local, interstate and inbound travellers visiting Australia. Parking is available for up to 10 coaches, passengers can disembark close to the restaurant entrance and a staff member is always available to guide drivers with parking.
Just 50 minutes from the city of Melbourne and close to many popular tourist attractions including Puffing Billy Scenic Railway and Healesville Sanctuary, the Cuckoo has been welcoming inbound groups for over ten years.
Open from Monday to Sunday, tour groups on a tight itinerary can arrive, dine and enjoy our unique Bavarian Floor Show within an hour (although you are welcome to dine at your leisure).
The buffet style food selection offers something for everyone and is always ready on arrival – no ordering time, no cooking time, no waiting!
The team at the Cuckoo are very used to inbound tour groups large and small, and can ensure that your group’s stay runs smoothly, that guests get to enjoy the floorshow wherever possible, and are all ready in time to leave for their next destination.
The Cuckoo does occasionally close on Mondays and Tuesdays, please book ahead to ensure your chosen date is open.
The Cuckoo is a very popular destination for social groups and is close to a range of activities including Puffing Billy Railway and a selection of different stunning gardens and national parks.
Our generous buffet has options for all appetites and, where requested, we can organise for soup to be brought directly to your table.
Live entertainment is always a must and our musicians have a never ending repertoire of all the favourites to sing along to and entice visitors to the dance floor.
Our friendly booking staff can help you with tour suggestions. Have a look at a few attractions within a short distance of the Cuckoo.
The Cuckoo has been welcoming students from Primary and Secondary schools for decades and can offer a number of different experiences!
Book your school group in for a pleasurable cultural trip up to the Dandenong Ranges. Educate your group with our traditional German themes. Indulge in the enormous buffet (the kids LOVE the dessert buffet) and soak up the Bavarian Cuckoo atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else in Melbourne.
Students get to enjoy our unique Bavarian floor show and interact with the performers. Great for a treat and a unique experience which students remember for years. Gemutlichkeit!
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