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“Food and service decent, but not amazing”

Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs
Ranked #20 of 99 Restaurants in Alice Springs
Price range: $8 - $38
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We ordered kangaroo and barramundi mains, and shared a cheesecake for dessert. Our meal cost about $35pp.

Kangaroo was well-cooked and tender with a tasty BBQ sauce. Barramundi was well-cooked but lacked flavour, plus the skin was not crispy and a somewhat unappealing squishy texture. Cheesecake had unusual quandong and wattleseed flavours - interesting, but quite pricy at $13 a slice.

Service was friendly and helpful, but a little sporadic. Atmosphere nice and relaxed, but one or two mozzies flying around (difficult to control in the outdoor courtyard area).

Remember to book ahead because you save 20% on your food bill by dining outdoors, with a booking, before 7pm.

Thank ND_90
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Another MKR judge, these cooking shows sometimes make us feel we are actually contestants on the show.
Thank you for taking the time to judge us but maybe next time you read our menu when marking us as we do not mention Crispy Skin Barramundi as you seemed to have judged us on but overall we are moderately pleased with your ratings and hopefully if we don't get eliminated will strive to improve on our next appearance.

Kind regards

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

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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

What a great dining experience in Alice Springs. We shared our entree and main and we left very full. We started with the dips which were beautiful and for the first time ever we didn't run out of bread! The main was the Australian Outback plate with Kangaroo, barramundi, a camel sausage with mash and crocodile spring rolls. Every dish was awesome, we loved it. Having sent our meal back and walking out of Overlanders the night before Red Ochre made our trip giving us exactly what we were looking for. The 20% discount for ordering before 7 pm and sitting in the courtyard was a bonus. The courtyard area is lovely and relaxing. I would recommend Red Ochre to everyone travelling to Alice Springs. Thanks for tge experience.

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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

"We are glad we made you SMILE"

We are pleased that you took the time to review The Red Ochre and even more pleasing is that we were able to provide you both with a great dining experience whilst in Alice Springs.

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

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was daring and had the Australian platter with crocodile spring rolls, kangaroo filet, camel and barramundi fish. This is a big dish. They really should offer it as a dinner for two. It was delicious. Too many Aussie restaurants serve fish and chips, rump and barramundi. The variety of this dish and the whole menu was great.

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Thank Diane P
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you for your review, yes the THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK PLATTER is a fun way to Taste your way through the Outback.

Glad you enjoyed your experience.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - general manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

we came with reservations for our group of 16 and were given immediate attention. Staff were quite nice and efficient and the food was nicely prepared and presented quickly. Cold drinks were also nice. Enjoyed the whole experience and location was good with nice shops nearby.

Thank NanaJ12
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the feedback, it’s always nice to know that we have a high standard of meal available not only for individuals but also group travellers.

Kindest regards

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

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Located within the Todd mall. Not only do they do a great all you can eat buffet breakfast, but the lunch platter for 2 with a bottle of wine is good value. I would probably estimate that we eat here at least once a month. Seating both indoors and out. Great coffee also.

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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you Ray, not only for the review but your regular support.

It is also pleasing to notice that you have taken the time to review many restaurants and attractions around Alice Springs, it certainly shows readers what Alice does have as far as options go.

Kindest regards

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

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