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dined on Sun, 8 Oct 2017

Set lunch menu was good value - includes bread, entrée, main and drink for $35 p/p.

dined on Fri, 6 Oct 2017

Absolutely appalling food taste less and gluggy!

dined on Fri, 6 Oct 2017

Overall a decent restaurant along the marina. Pork belly and scallop is always excellent, however sometimes service can be a little slow and staff inattentive. Will visit again for the food though!

dined on Tue, 3 Oct 2017

Must be living on its past reputation. Disappointing. Quinoa salad very good as was lobster. Quail had soggy coating and wasuninteresting. Waiters ran around busily doing nothing. Hard to pull one down. Had to wait almost an hour between entree and main course. Would not go there again.

dined on Mon, 18 Sep 2017

We order 2 mains 1 Duck came out with blood still through it sent it back still came out under cooked (only outside cooked raw in middle and tough) 2 Pork dish Belly and Lion cooked ok but ribs over cooked (hard and dry)

dined on Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Excellent as always. My first time in the new location, and it lacks the intimacy of the previous, but the food and service were still some of the best n Australia. A bit disappointed in the lack of nternational wines.

dined on Sun, 10 Sep 2017

Been once before well over 5 years ago, was amazing then and is still amazing now.

dined on Sat, 9 Sep 2017

Food was mostly ok but not at any point special.

dined on Fri, 8 Sep 2017

The cocktail list inventive and enjoyed my Cassowary cocktail. The food is good but a little overpriced but I guess it is a tourist town. Service very friendly and efficient.

dined on Fri, 8 Sep 2017

Crocodile rack over cooked - a little too dry oysters had great flavor but were not served chilled - disappointing Barramundi batter had great flavor but t was not the freshest.
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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 pandanus panna cotta with a native tamarind coulis. Best dish: Wallaby topside slow-roasted in saltbush

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