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Total Dimmi Score

8.6
600 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.5)
Value for money
(8.1)
Atmosphere
(8.5)

dined on Tue, 9 Oct 2018

(10)
Absolutely faultless, this was our first time at Ochre and definitely will not be our last. Food, service, atmosphere, and location were all perfect.

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

(8)
It was interesting food, we ordered all the australian fauna meats ( crocodile, emu, kangaroo, wallaby). We ordered the platters to share and the taste was quite unimpressive. If I went again I would stick to the normal dishes and probably eat the usual meats and seafood instead.

dined on Tue, 7 Aug 2018

(8)
Excellent bush food and unique flavours that make it an intersting treat
Tony

dined on Fri, 13 Jul 2018

(9)
Very enjoyable- interesting modern Australian food

dined on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

(8)
Enjoyable meal in indoor dining area; service was excellent and we lived our meals and wines

dined on Fri, 9 Nov 2018

(8)
The mains were great but the dessert fell short as though they were trying to incorporate too many things and it became too complicated.

dined on Thu, 25 Oct 2018

(10)
excellent dining experience showing off superbly local bush produce. fantastic flavours.
Dolores Hirsh

dined on Sun, 21 Oct 2018

(10)
The Australian appetizer of salmon, crocodile, kangaroo and emu is a must! Main dishes of macadamia encrusted pork and wallaby steak were phenomenal. We’ve had some wonderful meals in New Zealand and Australia but our meal at Ochre ranks as one of the best

dined on Sat, 20 Oct 2018

(9)
Busy night so noisier than ideal. Food and service very good as always. One of our favourite restaurants in Cairns.
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Specials

NYE Three Course Set Menu $99pp

Bring in the new year with Ochre Restaurant with the NYE Three Course Set Menu $99pp Welcome sparkling or craft beer Wattle seed Damper – native spiced dukka and macadamia oil Entree Twice cooked pork belly and seared Queensland scallops – Davidson plum jam and cauliflower puree Salt and pepper quail – compressed watermelon with finger lime Quinoa salad - roast beetroot and macadamia, fennel, orange, pickled muntrie and torn burrata Sugarcane mackerel sticks – seared pineapple and sunrise lime salsa, taro chips Main course Crispy Skin Salmon – mango & riberry salsa- lemon & coriander rice cake- steamed bok choi Tablelands pork fillet – macadamia crumbed, poached pear, rocket and Parmesan salad, riberry mayo Morganbury Tenderloin and braised cheek – citrus mash, onion purée, exotic mushrooms, pepper berry jus Chicken breast – mango and macadamia, lemon aspen, taro chips, baby carrots and sugar snaps Dessert Wattle seed pavlova – Davidson plum sorbet, mango coulis, macadamia biscotti Chocolate mascarpone cheesecake – mango and passion fruit – strawberry and rivermint sorbet Deconstructed riberry banoffee pie – macadamia crumb, dulce de leche, smoked Iridium rum, - caramelised banana and banana gelato Gallo cheese selection – pepper leaf lavosh, fig chutney
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 5:30 PM - 11:45 PM
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About Ochre Restaurant

Go native Ochre Restaurant has been wowing Cairns locals and tourists alike for more than 20 years with its fresh take on local produce that manages to showcase such tricky ingredients such as crocodile and wallaby with real flair. If you can, try to snaffle a table on the pavement to really get the full Cairns experience. Somehow the fresh seafood, native game and bush foods such as tempura Gulf bugs on lemongrass with a green papaya salad and sweet chilli lemon myrtle dipping sauce, or the salt and native pepper leaf crocodile and prawns taste even more authentic that way. If you’re game, leave it to the Chef and opt for the Taste of Australia Ochre platter, a four-course set menu. If you prefer a la carte, then make sure you leave room for the desserts, which, if you’re lucky, might be the wattle seed pavlova or the Davidson Plum Mousse. Most popular Dishes: Tempura Bugs on Lemongrass Skewers & Pork Belly with Queensland Scallops

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