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“There are much better places to eat!”

Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs
Ranked #17 of 92 Restaurants in Alice Springs
Price range: $8 - $38
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“There are much better places to eat!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Bog, bog, bog standard dinner notwithstanding the use of meats such as kangas, camel etc. This place is really for tourists too lazy to leave the hotel. There are much better places to eat - try Hanuman's for Thai/Indian and for a trip back to old Italia cross the riverbed to Casa Nostra - try the vanilla slice for dessert!

Visited August 2012
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Thank hazeltrek
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
I fully understand that we may not please all of the people all of the time BUT there is no need to insult my hard working Chefs by describing their prepared food as bog.

You also insulted my guests by calling them lazy tourists. It may surprise you but the restaurant caters for a wide range of patrons of which many are Alice Springs residents, corporate/government clients of Aurora Alice Springs and both overseas and Australian visitors.

Alice Springs has a great selection of lovely restaurants with various cuisines but The Red Ochre, although having an extensive and varied menu (not just kangas & camel) is not an Italian, Thai or Indian restaurant.

I encourage constructive reviews and criticism but not insults.

I refer the readers to the review below "four of us ate different things and each meal was perfectly cooked and tasty. The service was brilliant and it has a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend the Red Ochre as a definite restaurant to try while in Alice"
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Eating In Alice Springs”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

In Alice again and couldn't help but dine at the Red Ochre for the second time. It was lovely, the menu was slightly different this time, which was good, four of us ate different things and each meal was perfectly cooked and tasty. The service was brilliant and it has a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend the Red Ochre as a definate restaurant to try while in Alice.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank OZMelissa
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
"We are glad we made you SMILE"

What a great review as it covered 4 of you that all had a different meal, thank you.

I notice you mention that it was your second visit and I have passed on your praises to my staff “The service was brilliant and it has a lovely atmosphere"

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restautant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Naracoorte, Australia
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“Walk in looking for a really nice place to have a meal”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Staff were very friendly and welcoming, explained all the options, It was a really great setting (decor) ,very good service , wine selection was good and the meal was absolutely fantastic the waiters were really great and attentive but not overdone. When we come back to the Alice we will be back at your " Red Ochre Grill" it is a beautiful place and it just finished off our trip to the outback beautifully keep up the great work "Well Done"
The price was very acceptable and very good for the quality and quantity of the food all we can say it was. Fantastic Ken & Vicki

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Ken S
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
"We are glad we made you SMILE Ken & Vicki"

Thank you for your review and advising us that you enjoyed the service and meal. We certainly look forward to your return visit if you have not done so already.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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AKJL
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A gem in Alice”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I strolled into Red Ochre Grill at random really. The special which caught my eye was only for 2 people, but the rest of the menu looked good, and the al fresco seating area looked great. Lovely enthusiastic greating from the staff, prompt delivery of menus and explanation of daily specials. The cold beer I was craving (it was a hot day - OK) was delivered promptly, and as well as a server assigned to my table, I found that all of the staff checked on me often.
My meal was superb. Let's be real, this is a reasonably priced bistro bar.
My warm salad of kangaroo and crocodile (hey this is the Northern Territory) was perfectly balanced. The Kangaroo was rare and tender, the Croc moist and well flavoured with its lemon myrtle crust. Generous spinach greens and capsicum were enlivened with a nice dressing and a touch of chilli.
The outstanding feature was the staff. In the middle of an arts festival they were inundated with a huge number of very demanding old pensioners within a 30 min period. They responded with true professionalism, serving those they could, and being honest with those who might have to wait.
Final opinion - it's worth the wait.l

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank DaffyAKL
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
"We are glad you made you SMILE"

Thank you for your detailed review, I am sure it will be extremely helpful to readers.

I love your comment about the pensioners, while most were extremely pleasant others were less understanding as the outside courtyard was full with lunch time patrons.

While you do not have to normally book during the day, evening reservations are required.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The crocodile was devine and the kangaroo amongst the best I have tasted in Australia. There are less adventurous dishes for those who prefer chicken and beef!
Service was attentive and efficient.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Blue82
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your kind review, much appreciative of your positive feedback.

The menu is not only for tourists to sample some Australian Native cuisine but as you mentioned our extensive menu is also designed for the less adventurous.

Kindest regards

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