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Ochre Restaurant

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43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0100
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Celebrating its 20th birthday in April 2014, Ochre Restaurant is a local...
Celebrating its 20th birthday in April 2014, 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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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We had aussie food -menu: kenguroo, cocodile..., it was great although expensive, especially wallabi, dessert great too...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ivo4488
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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Brisbane Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Just visited for a celebration dinner for my sister's birthday and this Restaurant is a must if you value excellent cuisine with a true blue Influence. Using regional ingredients such as Davidson's plum, crocodile, kangaroo this diverse but authentically Australian cuisine was excellent. Great see service too

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Boston, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a great meal - one of my favorites during our two week trip to AU. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the AC was wonderful in the hot summer months. Highly recommended!

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Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant with high class food with quality and excellent service in Cairns. Local's favourite place. Best place to try special dish of Australia such as crocodile meat and kangaroo meat! Lovely desert with beautiful presentation. You have to try.

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had aussie food -menu: kenguroo, cocodile..., it was great although expensive, especially wallabi, dessert great too...

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I had no idea that tonight was the launch of a new menu but all the staff where very proud and excited to share this with us. I hadn't really known what to expect from Ochre and at first found the menu a little intimidating, "wallaby" and "crocodile" are a touch out of my comfort zone but when I explained... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We dined on someone else's recommendation and had a nice experience. Touting as modern Australian I would have liked to see a little more Australianism on the menu but there was enough to to pull off their claim with crocodile, kangaroo and sugar cane being the notable inclusions. I had the crocodile which was deep fried with chili infused breadcrumbs... More 

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Scotland
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21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were recommended to come here for dinner, and we're very pleasantly surprised. It is about a 7 minute walk from the main part of town (around Abbott Street) but is well worth the walk. We had a mix of different foods, including focaccia, kangaroo, and a chicken & leek pie (way more fancy than it sounds!) followed by Churros,... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the second year in a row we have been to ochre for their Mothers day set menu. The food is excellent and the service is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Mothers Day.. Restaurant packed! But u know what ? A great experience, every plate that came to our table did not disappoint ! Simply delish and the staff were switched on! They were crazy busy but we're not phased... Stop, smile a quick chat! Very impressive guys! I heard someone say the lunch service was the same so well done... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had the focaccia bread and the "bugs" dinner. Could have made a whole meal on the bread with dips, but the bugs were great. They come on a stick and are like a combination of crab and lobster. Service was wonderful. Sat outside on a wonderful night. Will go back tomorrow. You have to try this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Celebrating its 20th birthday in April 2014, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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