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AustralianFine Dining

Ochre Restaurant

Average price $75
9.2/10
163 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 163 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    • one review
    9/10

    My wife and I are on honeymoon, and we decided to check this place out because they serve native Aussie meats and had good reviews. From beginning to end, the service was great. The food and drink came out pretty quickly. They accommodated our request for a smaller order of emu wonton. We also ordered the Australian game platter to share. The kangaroo and wallaby were very tender and had strong good flavor. The most underwhelming one was the crocodile, as it had very little flavor. I would recommend people check this place out if they haven’t had Australian meats yet.

  2. Tehlia T.
    Tehlia T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food and atmosphere was sensational, excellent service and presentation of dishes. Fantastic flavours using local produce. Highly recommend

  3. Ashley L.
    Ashley L.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    I’ve read so many reviews about this restaurant. It’s near the harbour and has a great view. Servings are a good portion. But the soup is not served with bread. I’d say the staff were very professional & accomodating. Highly recommend!

  4. Martial  W.
    Martial W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Awesome food! Dishes with a good size and fair priced! High quality of food. Very good service! I'll definitely come back! Keep going that way guy's!

  5. Joey W.
    Joey W.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    We really enjoy our night there. Food was really good and the plum foam dessert was excellent! Our waitress Natalia was very friendly and advise us right!

  6. Helen S.
    Helen S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Whenever we come to Cairns we always dine at Ochre. Their food is always interesting, clever, but never pretentious and beautifully presented. An absolute FNQ gem.

  7. Rory F.
    Rory F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Awesome food in a great setting with fabulous service

  8. Mark P.
    Mark P.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Had a really enjoyable and relaxing Saturday night. Thanks guys!

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    9.5/10

    Our waiter was just fantastic! Set up a table outside for us given it was my bday! He was very flexible in tasting some wines before I ordered a bottle.

  10. Priscille L.
    Priscille L.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Food quality was good but was expecting more "bush food".

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    8.25/10

    Food serving was generous. Proteins were all well cooked. However flavors of food were average

  12. Renee P.
    Renee P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    We had the lunch platter. The food was lovely, perfect portion for lunch. And great value with the wine and chips included. Will definitely recommend and visit again.

  13. Stewart W.
    Stewart W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing Amazing Amazing

  14. Georgina H.
    Georgina H.
    • 9 reviews
    7/10

    Solid set menu. Nicely made and a satisfying meal. Very good without being great.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    9/10

    Nice food with view

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8.5/10

    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.

  17. Sarah R.
    Sarah R.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Lovely menu. Best variety in Cairns

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    10/10

    Overall impressive - we really enjoyed our night out and service was excellent. Presentation of food could be worked on slightly to make the degustation courses speak more to 'fine dining'. Saying this, the presentation was fairly good - just needs to go slightly up a notch to make it more representative of the price paid for the degustation. Flavours were great. Just a note to revise menu description for the quail dish as the watermelon we received was not 'pressed' but did make a fresh complement against the salt and chilli. Everything else, spot on.

  19. Will L.
    Will L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Service was really good. Loved the atmosphere.

  20. Ron E.
    Ron E.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Exceptional quality of food using native products

More information

How to get to the restaurant

6/1 Marlin Parade, 4870, Cairns City, Australia

About the 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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