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Ochre Restaurant

43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40510100
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Ranked #27 of 412 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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79% Recommend
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English first
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've been dining out to dinner quite a lot in the recents months, and as I'm always hearing rave reviews, I decided it was time that I dined at Ochre for the first time. Let me tell you - I truly regret not dining here from the minute I moved to Cairns two years ago!! It was a wonderful experience... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a must for any foodie visiting Cairns. Even if you can only afford one great meal in Cairns, this restaurant should be considered. If you are not Australian then this restaurant will give you a feel for Australian cuisine. It is reasonably priced and has a menu that includes bush tucker and other Australian cuisine. Service is... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Good to try out, food is okay, service is friendly. But I must say its a bit pricy for the qantity and quality, again, this is very typical of Cairns. Would recommend for special occasions if you are trying to make the impression by paying the bill to show how important the other person meant to you.

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Zurich, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nice design! Good food, staff could be more kind. Orders need to much time! Location is not far from the harbour. Prices are to high for the whole package! Quality and taste is fine!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My last experience at Ochre had been disappointing but this time round - the food and service was faultless. Great cocktails, every dish that came to the table was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive. Ochre has a busy vibe and unique menu. Based on this week's experience - Ochre is to be recommended

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We go to Ochre , as locals very often. Always exceptional service and the food is always top quality ! Our favourite the pork belly / scallop entree is a must . We even ordered the seafood tower recently , always watching the tourists do this ..... And it was fabulous! Worth the price . Tonight I had the fish... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner to introduce some international guests to proper Australian food. All the staff we spoke to were from countries other than Australia, but they had a pretty good knowledge about the food they were serving. For every Australian influence there was something multicultural (Damper with Dukka, Kangaroo with pak choi, Pavlova with sorbet) which was interesting variation for... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Went there for son's 15th birthday. We were 15 + 1 highchair. The service was good even though they had an extra 50 pop in on them. The extensive menu made choosing difficult. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Couple of small gripes, not enough sauce (Manu style) with the chicken breast, wallaby a little tough on bits of the fillets but... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited this restaurant on my birthday and was not disappointed! We ordered the mixed entrée platter (divine), the salt leaf crocodile, kangaroo and wallaby platter and two desserts (the quandong crème brûlée and the wattle seed pavlova). The food was remarkable; it was cooked well, with vibrant flavours and interesting Australian ingredients. The wine list was excellent too, while... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A local recommended Ochre for an Australian food experience. The menu provided a nice variety. I chose the shrimp and crocodile. The food was prepared perfectly. Our waitress (as well as the entire crew) was exceptional. They are located on the main roadway so no waterfront views but great sidewalk dining.

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