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“A real gem in the Red Center” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs

Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs
Ranked #17 of 94 Restaurants in Alice Springs
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Fort Bragg, California
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8 reviews
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“A real gem in the Red Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

We read about it in Lonely Planet and it was one of the best meals we had in Oz. I had a 3 course, fixed-price option which had camel sausage, soup, dessert. Quite exceptional, and very good value.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jtwallace
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, July 4, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the review, it is very satisfying to receive positive feed back that you enjoyed our 3 course fixed-price ($39) option so much that you rated it as one of the best meals you had in Oz.

Much appreciated

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill
Alice Springs. NT
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Alice Springs
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“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

I went to dinner with my wife and a friend and the food and the service were fantastic. I really recommend the Tapas meal it was great and really great value and had a bottle of wine to wash it down. I would highly recommend this restuarant.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scott74AliceSprings
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, July 16, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review recommending The Red Ochre Restaurant, it is very rewarding for us to know that you all enjoyed your experience. The Tapas & Wine deal for 2 - $47 is certainly a popular choice.

We look forward to your continued patronage.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food and friendly service, we loved it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

What a great resteraunt in the centre of Alice Springs shopping mall, it was such a warm friendly atmosphere surrounded by breathtaking art of Alice Springs. My family were greeted by great staff, David & Vanessa, and really took care of us escpecially since we had two very young boys. The food was as good as you get in any of the well known resteraunts in Melbourne, even 2 young fussy eaters ate their entire meal. We ate there a couple of times and it didn't disappoint. Thank you.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jmkiki64
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, June 24, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the family stamp of approval; positive feedback is much appreciated by the hard working staff.

Special thanks to the most difficult of all food critics; "the 2 young fussy eaters who ate their entire meal"

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill
Alice Springs NT
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Very pleasant staff, good service and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

We were travelling with our intellectually handicapped son. The staff were very helpful and accommodated his wishes - which made our stay more enjoyable.
The restaurant had a good ambience and we thoroughly enjoyed having our meals there.
Breakfast was great as it had a good selection and accommodated our early departures.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank palmerf
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, June 15, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review, the staff appreciate your kind remarks "Very pleasant staff, good service and great food” and I am most pleased that this helped contribute not only to your dining experience but also made your overall stay with Aurora Alice Springs more enjoyable.

Thank you for staying and dining with us.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Aurora Alice Springs/Red Ochre Grill
Alice Springs NT
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

This is suppose to be a great restaurant in Alice. We took a friend who was visiting there for lunch and we all had the Eggs Benedict. It was way overpriced we spent over $60.00 for 3 lunch meals of egg and just plain tap water. I mean come on they were eggs on toast. There was a few pieces of Rocket lettuce that they called salad there wasn't any dressing on it. The Eggs Benedict was really pretty good. The poached eggs were on a thick piece of pumpkin bread. The price and wait time was really poor. We waited about 45 minutes and we were the only 3 in the place. Escentially there was no customer service there. I have eaten here for dinner in the past and the wait time was 2 hrs again the food was good but, was way overpriced for a small piece of meat.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrMouser
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, June 14, 2011
"We hope we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the review and kind words about the food been good and apologies for the wait for your meal. It is a reminder that with the ever changing casual staffing in Alice Springs we must always continue our staff training in customer awareness.

What can I say about the Eggs benedict; they are and have been one of our most popular brunch meals with many repeat customers. The lunch menu description is as follows - Eggs benedict shaved leg ham, soft poached eggs topped w hollandaise sauce on toasted pumpkin seed bread - $16. but you said " we spent over $60.00 for 3 lunch meals of egg and just plain tap water" I am not sure how you spent over $60, the total for what you said you had is only $48.

I appreciate constructive criticism but when you exaggerate the price you paid just maybe your waited time may have been a little exaggerated as well, 45 minutes for your lunch and heaven forbid 2 hours for dinner; really !!!!

We do appreciate your patronage and hope you do try the Red Ochre again.

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