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Ochre Restaurant

43 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40510100
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Ranked #31 of 437 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to this restaurant three years ago and wanted to try some 'local' food and I ordered the tasting dish, which was not delicious but wasn't bad. Then as my brother came to visit and I wanted to take him to the GBR he was interested in trying crocodile and we skimmed through trip advisor and found that this... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Had gone to a function some 8 months ago when in Cairns that Ochre catered...the food was fantastic. Arrived in Cairns again.....once again the food was faultless. Fantastic medley of tastes and smells welcomes you on entry, and the atmosphere is perfect. Prices suit all and the friendly staff will always go out of their way. Well done Ochre.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Had the special salad from the lunch and 'light meal' menu with crispy fried chicken. Nice dressing but very light on some ingredients (e.g. one olive, two little bits of feta cheese, one tiny bit of sun dried tomatoe) and some of the salad greens not fresh. Chicken very plain like it had been rolled in seasoned flour and deep... More 

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Netherlands
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a wonderful evening. Dining on local foods. The food was prepared to perfection. We had a set meal and shared. And we wanted a little more, and the waiter let us order from another set meal. The food was interesting, like Kangaroo, Wallaby, Crocodile, Prawns. etc. Was wonderful and like nothing ever had before. The staff was excellent... More 

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Suffolk, England
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We ate here last friday night and had a cracking evening. My wife had a couple of starters and I had the 3 course set menu, albeit had to compete with the aforementioned Wise One for the pud. We went on the basis that while in TheLandDownUnder we really ought to try croc, emu, kangaroo etc and were not disappointed.... More 

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Brisbane, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food was good, service likewise, but as a local, to be honest, I wont be going back, just am not interested in arty farty food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here recently while out with a group from work. Our waitress was knowledgable with their menu and was great at recommending items to us! Really happy with our experience!

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25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Sat outside next to street when there were other tables. We decided to sit at bar which is typically better. Ordered the tasting menu. Crocodile came out quick, hot and fast. Steak came out cold and slow. Waited on dessert for 20 minutes. Won't go back

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Such a trendy place to have dinner/drink at in Cairns. Traveling throughout Australia has led me to some great ginger beers.....but Rekordeug (try saying that 3 times) is by far my favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I brought my partner here for a special birthday dinner, and the night went perfectly. We started off sitting outside but it was too hot, even though they were quite full they happily sat us at a table inside instead. The waiters were very attentive but not intrusive, polite and welcoming. And everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Especially... More 

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

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