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“Excellent Food & Service, but a bit chilly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs

Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs
57 Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 9614
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Price range: $8 - $41
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs is fully licensed with innovative & exciting dishes specialises in Australian seafood, Australian game meat, bush food and regional Australian cuisine. Dine in the vine covered courtyard or inside in air-conditioned comfort.The restaurant is tastefully decorated in the colours of the outback, featuring a gallery of world-class panoramic photos of Central Australia taken by Ken Duncan.The Red Ochre Grill Restaurant is situated in the heart of the Todd Mall is open 7 days 6.30am - 9pm for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for just a great cup of coffee. EARLY BIRD DINNER OFFER : 20% off your food dinner bill when dining in the Red Ochre Grill Courtyard. Must contact restaurant before 6pm. Courtyard reservations 6 to 6.45pm and order placed before 7pm. Not available on spilt bills, Sundays or Public Holidays. This discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Closed Christmas Day.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Food & Service, but a bit chilly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

This restaurant is attached to the Aurora hotel, where we were staying, so it became an easy option when we didn't want to travel far.

It is popular, so if you want an inside table it is best to book. We didn't book so had to take an outside table which despite having a heater was a little chilly.

The food was very good (I had the lamb shank pie) and was washed down with an agreeable red. Although the service was a bit slow, the staff kept us informed and we were in no rush once we had the wine.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, May 31, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review, yes it is certainly cold in Alice Springs in the evenings and early mornings during winter with nice sunny days.

The lamb shank pie is very popular dish during these cool evenings and your suggestion of booking early is encouraged by us as we offer 20% discount off the dinner menu if you make a booking before 6pm to dine between 6pm-7pm (Monday - Saturday)

The inside of the Red Ochre restaurant is heated in winter but as you mentioned we were fully booked inside and although the outside courtyard area has heaters it still can be a little chilly outside.

I will pass your kind comments onto the staff, very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs NT
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Get the combination dish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Used a 20% deal in association with the Aurora hotel. This just meant we had to be seated for dinner before 7pm. For entree had dips, and then main of the combination dish of Barramundi, Kangaroo, Crocodile and Camel Sausauges. This was great value for money - huge! and every bit delicious. Would definitely come back again next time in Alice Springs.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, June 6, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review, sounds like you certainly did "Taste your way through the Outback" with our AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK COMBINATION PLATTER.
This dish does vary with different selections from time to time, so best to have a look at our current menu on the Red Ochre web site above.
Once again thank you for your photos and overall appreciation of our food, value & service.

Kindest regards
Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill
Alice Springs NT
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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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“Good food and service, the barramundi was a good dish.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

My partner had the barramundi dish and said it was very good, I had the pasta and it was average -not great, not bad. Was nice to be able to get a decent WA wine in town (being a West Australian, I love my WA wine). We got the 20% off deal, which made it good value.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, May 6, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed the NT Barramundi, the good service and the 20% early bird dinner discount.
PS. Only a sandgroper would appreciate WA wines, only kidding.

Thank you once again for your kind comments.

Kind regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill Restaurant
Alice Springs NT
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Sydney, Australia
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“Yummy Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

Had breakfast here. The restaurant had swithced over to the lunch menu (10am) but they still had some all day breakfast options including eggs benedict. Food was delicious, service adequate but nothing special, great coffee.

Visited March 2011
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, April 13, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your breakfast/brunch. We appreciate you taking the time in assisting us by bringing to our attention the adequate service you received. Your review will be used in our staff training as a reminder to continue to strive for excellent customer service as opposed to adequate service with all our guests.

Kind regards
Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill
Alice Springs. NT
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“Great Service! Nothing was too much trouble!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

Our group didn't realise we had come to for dinner before the kitchen was open and on a schedule! We were pleasantly surprised, the staff more than willing to help us in time for our next engagement. We all ordered the very reasonably priced 3 course meal, we chose our own main course and we asked if they wouldn't delay between courses because of our time frame. The meals were slightly on the small side but just right for us, everything was LOVELY! The service, the food, the attitude! I can't wait to sample the new menu which I hear is coming out soon :) :)

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, April 13, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review and sharing with us that your group enjoyed their Red Ochre experience; the staff are also much appreciative. Glad you enjoyed our 3 course $39 dinner special, it is very popular. The new dinner menu is now available and should be on our web site soon.

Kind regards
Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill
Alice Springs. NT
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