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“Best meal of our three in Cairns”
Review of Ochre Restaurant - MOVED

Ochre Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 3, 2012 via mobile

Really good food (one of us had duck, the other wallaby) with really excellent service but not cheap.
Of the three meals we had here (others at Barnacle Bills and Tha Fish) this was by far the best.
Excellent gluten free menu also.

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Thank RaymondJT
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

wonderful atmosphere and the waiters are very enjoyable and attentaive! Especially Danita :) I keep going back for the desserts but the mains are amazing too!
Def a favourite in Cairns!

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Thank Amanpreet K
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Having been recommended by the hotel staff we decided to try this place. As a couple we dine out frequently and I was disappointed that considereing we were looking forward to a great meal it was not. My mortan bay crab meal was tastless and quite bland, my partners duck fatty and over cooked. We were hard pressed to find anywhere great to dine in Cairns. Even the locals when asked couldn't give us any suggestions.

Thank grace_villani
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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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