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“A tasting sensation.”
Review of Ochre Restaurant - MOVED

Ochre Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $29
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
“A tasting sensation.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Absolutely amazing food! Make reservations early and avoid tables bordering the sidewalk.

  • Visited January 2013
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Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great tasting experience in Cairns”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

On our last night in Cairns we found Ochre Restaurant through Tripadvisor which was high recommended. It was a great experience! The food was excellent and so was our host Valentina. The menu has a great palate of diverse dishes with ingredients sourced locally. The dishes were beautifully balanced! We highly recommend this place!

  • Visited December 2012
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Exotic meats and bush tucker”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

While on a tour of Cape Tribulation, our guide recommended we visit Ochre in Cairns for some traditional Australian fare. We made a reservation for our last night in Australia and were not disappointed! The menu offers lots of unique, regional dishes with descriptions of unfamiliar items and sourcing information in the back pages. First, we had the Australian antipasto, which included crocodile, emu, and some local fish samplings. The waitress told us about each item and suggested how we should enjoy them. For our main courses, we had the kangaroo and the wallaby. If you haven't tried kangaroo, this is the perfect opportunity. The meat comes fresh from the West of Australia and was cooked to medium rare perfection-- a truly excellent plate. I didn't enjoy the wallaby as much, but my husband seemed to like every bit. I appreciated the use of local foods and thought the waitstaff was friendly and helpful. I have a nut allergy and was concerned about the macadamia nuts on the menu, but our waitress spoke with the chef to assure our plate were nut-free. Ochre is a gem amidst the many mediocre and overpriced restaurants in Cairns.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cairns
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best lunch in Cairns!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Been there a few times for dinner and the food has always been nice, but the lunches are fantastic. I went with a work friend when we had an hour for lunch. There service was fantastic and the food came out quick and was really tasty.

  • Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Must do food Mecca in cairns !”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent!

Staff were friendly and very knowledge on food and wine !

They use Australian native foods and high quality food. The menu had a fine spread of dishes, not an extensive selection but rest assured each dish has an outstanding composition of taste and quality.

They have a passion for what they do HIGLY RECOMMEND ! We've been there twice in the week we were in Cairns.

PS have the chicken

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