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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,  serving delicious brunch, double fermented sourdough 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.

About Cuckoo


What's On

Breakfast Club

Monday to Friday till 12.30


coffee & any

Thursday Steal


2 pizzas & 2 drinks
(House beer or wine or soft drink. Thursdays only)


Cuckoo Hour

Monday to Friday 16.00-18.30

2 FOR 1

Cocktails, beers & wines by the glass

*Same drinks, served at the same time

Cuckoo Lunch

Monday to Friday 12.00 - 16.00


A drink & main from the lunch menu*



* Details on the brunch menu

Image by Tina Hartung

Our hearts are with Ukraine, and we believe yours are too.  Let’s support them together! No, we are not asking you to donate, instead come and enjoy our delicious food:

Purchase £5.00 dine-in voucher and use it towards your meal. All £5.00 will be donated to charity.

Come in for a slice cuckoo heroes! We know how to cook, you know how to eat let's use our skills to make the word a better place!

Cuckoo heroes


With attitude




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Roof Terrace

Online Reservations

We are stretching the dough & getting your table ready!
Special Occasion? Let us know!
More than 6 guests? Give us a call. 


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