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Ochre Restaurant

43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40510100
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Ranked #29 of 419 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Celebrating its 15th birthday in March 2009, Ochre Restaurant is a local dining institution. Imaginative native food including emu, kangaroo and crocodile as well as a good sampling of Pacific rim-inspired dishes can be found here. An excellent wine list and efficient service. Ochre Restaurant makes dining out a sensory adventure.
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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

As locals, The Ochre is one of the very few restaurants we can confidently recommend to "out of towners". It consistently serves up great and innovative food and this with efficient, expert service. We ate there yesterday for lunch with a very large group and, as usual, it was excellent. At the Ochre, your food tends to become the talking... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

the ochre was really singing with folk and we got the last table so were very pleased.Food good and the young lady was very very nice but didn't get her name she deserved a hug and got one

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Hands down the best restaurant in Cairns. I used to live in Cairns and if I could afford to eat here more I would have. The Australian tasting platter is great as are the wallaby steaks and the wattle seed pavlova. A few other places around Cairns serve bush food as well but this is the only place that I... More

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Mount Isa, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Dined for lunch, service was very good and drinks cold. Meals arrived quite quickly and were beautiful.

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Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I had a conference connected diner in this restaurant and was blown away by the all native "bushfood" that was prepered at the highst level of cooking. The dishes went far beyond Kangaroo steak with the use of bushtomato sauce, wattle seed icecream and lots of other great food. Price was even reasonable for quality offered. Highly recommended.

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were so satisfied that we went back two days later to again have great food. Here you can eat Australian bush tucker, you get very good recommendations for whine which perfectly fit to the food. Everybody is very friendly and food was really good! We tried crocodile and bugs :-)

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

First impression, great looking, genuinely friendly staff. I had the their barramundi with crab omelet and it was annihilated! Perhaps the best seafood plate I have ever tasted. The fish was savory and juicy and the crab sauce added to its delicious perfection. My husband had a wallaby. Yes, a wallaby. This was a let down. The sauce and consistency... More

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ochre Restaurant, Cairns is one of the best restaurants that I have had a meal in, and that includes London and Paris. The service staff are extremely helpful and have a good attitude towards patrons. It fits in well with the tropical climate, inside fine dining and outside for that tropical feel, offering food from the local area. The food... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Dined here for my birthday and opted for the 3 corse menu. The price ($65) was well worth it and the food was fantastic, and too much! I have never tried anything so good as the scallop and pork belly entrée, I wish I could of had that for all 3 courses. Based in the city rather than on the... More

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Canberra
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I recently visited Cairns and was recommended this restaurant by a taxi driver. It was good to get off the main tourist drag of the Esplanade and try something different. My partner and I had the seafood platter which was huge! 1 platter was an 'entre', the other with the mains. My only complaint is that most of it was... More

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