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“God Food; Good Service”
Review of Ochre Restaurant - MOVED

Ochre Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Celebrating its 22nd birthday in April 2016, 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Hosted a little dinner for ~100 people, and although there were limitations on the available menu, we were given enough choices that i did not hear any complaints, and sampler pates allowed quite a bit of variety. Staff were friendly without being sloppy, and amazingly efficient considering they ad to produce nearly 100 meals simultaneously, instead of the more usual staggered dining. There was no sacrifice in quality either.

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Thank Terrygrim3
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Heard so many bad reviews of this restaurant but always try to support local restaurants advertising local ingredients.
Food was very average. I ordered pork belly and scallops which came out cold and was served with cold rice which looked like it had just been reheated in the microwave. Very bland meal aswell
The service wasnt the best. Students serving who really have no idea. when you pay all this money I expect the wait staff to be good. Ordered a bottle of wine and this was poured straight into our glasses, the bottle was never shown to us and was never given the opportunity to taste the wine either.
The food did come out quick!!!
I would not be recommending this restaurant in a hurry. Average food, average service!!

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1  Thank sellyg20
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

A quality restaurant at a reasonable price. On the night we went it was busy and deservedly so.
The staff were incredibly helpful, explaining each dish and its ingredients.. We ate our way through the Australian flora a fauna which included crocodile,emu, wallaby and kangaroo among the more exotic offerings. The unusual fruit and seeds in the sauces added extra flavour to the dishes. A truly memorable meal. We bought the house made dukkah to take home; it was so good. We were amazed at how little the degustation menu cost with a decent bottle of wine and we certainly couldn't have eaten anymore. Easily the best restaurant in Cairns as it ticks all the boxes.

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Thank olderbutnotout
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I wanted to try the local fare, and found Ocher's menu. We ordered the sampler plate with Wallaby, crocodile, and kangaroo, all were prepared wonderfully. The service was the best we have had during our visit to Australia. She answered all our questions, offered wine suggestions to go with our meal, and was attentive without being obtrusive. Would highly recommend the Ocher to anyone.

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Thank Tina3620
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The rave reviews of this restaurant sparked the desire to dine at this impressive establishment. The whole experience was amazing, we went for our version of the digestion course, 6 delicious courses were delivered to us perfectly spaced. We never yearned for attention as the wait staff were observant, polite and efficient. This expected however there were two huge parties also happening while we were there. The atmosphere was loud given the number of patrons however our table position was far enough away to remain private and intimate. The scallops were amazing, the bugs to die for and the pork belly unforgettable. We can't wait to make a reason to return.

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Thank Joshua J
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