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dined on Thu, 11 Jul 2019

Some outstanding dishes as well as some average ones. Service was not as good as previous visits and wait staff unable to answer simple questions. eg where ate the oysters from?

dined on Thu, 27 Jun 2019

Food was fantastic and very interesting.great to have something a little different. Tasting plate for vegetarians was great and more than enough food. Overall a lovely experience.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

Great food and wine list, great service. A great suprise

dined on Sat, 11 May 2019

A Cairns gem. Great food that showcases local food in imaginative but entirely approachable ways. The service was knowledgeable and attentive. Wine list catered for almost all budgets. Very good value given the quality and flair on display with this cuisine.

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Loved it. Did have to wait as staff was limited but a beautiful experience.

dined on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

No sens of service, we ask to have our cocktails before our food, the entrées arrive whereas we haven’t any cocktails. Meats are good but sides and flavouring wasn’t good. And the waiters seems to don’t know what they serve. Too expansive for what it is, my advice : find a local restaurant!

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

Good service and great atmosphere

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

Booked for a client dinner. Great local food and the service was great. We were there at night but I imagine the view would be great during the day.

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

Excellent starters that really impressed us: double cooked pork belly, with scallops - reminiscent of the best Cantonese roasted pork; battered prawn and crocodile that had been crisply fried, the latter being our first introduction to crocodile meat, which turned out to be surprisingly like chicken. For mains, the Morganbury pork fillet was a little gamey and chunky for our taste, although the salad balanced that out as well as it could. The gulf bugs (lobster) were very good; the green papaya salad that went with it was very Asian and thus a little predictable, but it was well done.
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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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