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“Try something different!”
Review of Ochre Restaurant - MOVED

Ochre Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Try something different!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I've been here 3 or 4 times. On the menu you'll find those dished OZ is famous for: kangaroo, wallaby and crocodile, cooked at perfection. All food is always great, so different and tasteful and always excellently presented. Also service is always impeccable.
So if you are in Cairns, even just for a short trip, you must try it!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank OnYaSonia
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Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meals in Cairns”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We only had three nights, but we came back here twice for dinner. The cooking was excellent. Very tasty and nice presentation. The place is very busy. You must have a reservation. The hostess was a little stuck up, but we got pass her because of the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DaveAmherst
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Sydney
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

It started out so well but ended far from expectation. Dry, flavourless barramundi and tough tenderloin. Should have known better.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank W1lsie
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing dining experience and food. Beautiful flavones, just totally delicious!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This is the third time I have eaten here, and each time has never disappointed. By far exceeded my expectation. This restaurant is now my favorite, with lovely service and food, it has never disappointed.The food is nothing ordinary, the menu all looks interesting and fabulous, and the taste is just the same. I really enjoy every flavor that compliments each piece of food. I had the duck with arancini. I think my favourite part about this restaurant is the menu, but also that they source everything locally. And the waiter told me this in great length. Well done, great dinner, Thankyou.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Agoodpavlova
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Nth Qld
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Sensational food!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This dining experience was fabulous! From the moment we, a group of 3 arrived, to our informative chat with the chef afterwards, we loved our night here. This is genuinely a wonderful restaurant to experience 'traditional' Ozzie flavors in. We enjoyed the Australian Mixed Platter as an entree, followed by Gulf Bugs, Tenderloin Steak and Wallaby Topside roast...all a taste sensation. Couldn't resist the desserts...the Chocolate **** (need I say more?), the Quandong Brulee and Sticky Date Pudding with Basil Icecream! All washed down with Dead Horse Hill Shiraz.
Just an excellent night with genuinely cheery service. We will return!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Tropicalshowers
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