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Ochre Restaurant

43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40510100
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Ranked #26 of 423 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Attended with family and friends for a surprise birthday gathering. We were so well looked after, the food is great and the service excellent.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Loved every course with matching wine. Food superb. Service outstanding. Loved every minute of our time at the Ochre. There was lots of discussion between the 4 of us as to what was the best dish & we couldn't decide. They were all delicious.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Cairns. As I had a quick stay there with most of my time spent on tours I did not have the chance to sample many local establishments. But on our last night, we asked the concierge at our hotel for a more special restaurant recommendation. Ochre did not disappoint. The restaurant... More

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Sanford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had an incredible grouping of Australian meets prepared by Chef who is a "saucier" not just a cook. We started off with crocodile and "Bay Bugs", similar to what we would call "Rock Lobster". My favorite was the bugs. We followed that up with a selection of wallaby and kangaroo. Although both were very good, our choice was definitely... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting our region! The service throughout the night was spot on! The waiter was very helpful and sincere. He took his time to explain the menu, the wines and the food itself. It seems to be rare to get this kind of service nowadays! The food was absolutely amazing. Beautiful local Australian produce,... More

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Cairns, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wife and I thought we would give Ochre a try given the revues on Trip Advisor. Arrive early evening 6pm Saturday, didn't really expect a table inside, so wasn't disappointed when we were placed on the footpath, it was lovely evening to be outside. So we waited And waited and waited, till I offered to my wife they my tolerance... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had dinner here last night, after reading a few reviews we knew we were in for a great feed. The waitress we had from start to finish was great! Attentive, explained everything, even told us the best way to eat the entree! We had the aussie platter and it was a great way to try a bit of everything.... More

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Cairns, Queensland
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30 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I went here for a romantic, kid free, dinner. Our waiter was the delightful Charlie. She was very courteous and her attention was perfect, not forced, not over the top, just sincere genuine service. Her knowledge of the menu was excellent, we asked a lot of questions and could not stump her. We had the prawn/crocodile for... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really good food, lots of lovely well presented dishes. Had the wallaby for main was delicious, has a lot of locally sourced produce on the menu. The waiter was most helpful explaining the different ingredients on the plate. I would recommend booking as they get extremely busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Makes good use of local (tropical) ingredients with some very creative dishes. Very attentive and friendly service. On a balmy evening, great to sit outside.

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Additional Information about Ochre Restaurant

Address: 43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 40510100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

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