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Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

Average price $75
8.7/10
575 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $75 Special request

The chef recommends...

Oysters (ea)
$4.5

Streaky Bay oysters with samphire and finger lime

Lamb Bao (3)
$15

Braised lamb, Red Ochre harissa, slaw, chipotle aioli, steamed bao bun

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 575 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Brian P.
    Brian P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent greeting and seating. Starter choice had good options and all selected had great flavor and value. Mains were perfect for all. We are still praising the night experience and expect to return.

  2. Sacha C.
    Sacha C.
    • 7 reviews
    8/10

    Lovely setting and ambience, great for date night. Service was friendly but a little slow. The food was really good, would definitely come back

  3. Tina P.
    Tina P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Had a wonderful meal topped of with a great view. The Salmon and Crocodile entrees were shared by 3 of us and was a nice way to start the meal. We all enjoyed our mains - Pork, Kangaroo and Barramundi. Decided to just share the pavlova and it was a nice way to finish off the meal. Would go again.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Tina, We are so glad you enjoyed all aspects of your evening with us. Thank you very much for joining us and we do hope to see you again!

  4. Anthony L.
    Anthony L.
    • 16 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great food. Service was efficient and friendly. Setting is excellent and great ambiance for a date night. Wine list is ok - cocktails are interesting.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Hi Anthony, Thank you for your review. We too love the ambiance of the restaurant. It certainly is a great spot for a date night! Looking forward to hosting you again soon.

  5. Mark H.
    Mark H.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Unfortunately my meal was only warm. Fortunately I don't mind that. Also fortunately my wife's meal was hot so she was happy about that. Both were really delicious and well presented. Shoe-string fries cool off very quickly and I would suggest they should be served in a warmed bowl. Welcome and service were excellent and our anniversary was acknowledged with a little extra. This was greatly appreciated.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Hi Mark! Thank you for your comments and feedback. I apologise that your meal was not served hot enough, and I have followed this up with the chefs for review. I agree that our fries cool off too quickly, and we will do our utmost to ensure the bowls are warmed to assist with keeping the fries warm. I am so glad you enjoyed your anniversary with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

  6. Mary G.
    Mary G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food was good but had sold out of entree. Service was excellent professional but friendly. Atmosphere excellent. All together a great evening. Gondala ride prior to meal excellent

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Thank you for your review Mary, we are happy you enjoyed your night. I apologise that the entree you had selected was sold out. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  7. Marianne F.
    Marianne F.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Staff were friendly and welcoming, quite knowledgeable with food. The food was very well presented and flavoursome. Our pick for unique dish was Sesame Crusted Salmon Tataki. Would have loved to try the desserts but couldn't fit it in, we'll have to go back.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Thank you for your review, Marianne! The Salmon Tataki is a favourite of many and we are so happy you enjoyed it! We hope to welcome you again soon for dessert.

  8. Shanice T.
    Shanice T.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Great service great food

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Thanks for your review, Shanice! We hope to see you again.

  9. Helen T.
    Helen T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We enjoyed every aspect of this dining experience. Cocktail to start was enjoyable. Efficient friendly staff with subtle attention. Fabulous food, delicious oysters, barramundi and pavlova desert.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Thank you Helen. We do hope to see you again for perhaps another cocktail to start!

  10. Vus A.
    Vus A.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Wish they would clean the windows given the view is one of the nicer parts of the restaurant, I was served a steak that was obviously frozen when cooked very disappointing the manager gave us a free desert wine as an apology, might give it another try if it’s under new management

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Hi Vus! We have our windows cleaned professionally on a regular basis, however at the moment we are home to a family of birds who have conveniently chosen our restaurant as their place to nest! We have been advised that they will move on soon, and we will be able to take measures to avoid nesting in the future. In regards to your steak, we did replace your rare steak with a bleu, and I can assure you we do not freeze our steaks. It is a gorgeous deep colour as it is certified Black Angus which is grass fed. In future, we will make a better effort to communicate this to our guests to ensure there is no confusion. Thank you very much for your comments, and we hope to host you again in the future!

  11. Chauey K.
    Chauey K.
    • one review
    6/10

    Steak was tough and too thin for a scotch fillet. The Lamb bao was cold and tasteless.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Hi Chauey, Thank you for your feedback. I hope you were able to communicate this to the waitstaff on the night so we could amend these issues. Nevertheless, I have passed your feedback onto our chefs for improvement. Please note that our scotch fillet steaks are all weighed to meet the 300g standard, and size and shape may vary in order to meet this standard. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

  12. Tania S.
    Tania S.
    • 8 reviews
    8.5/10

    Disappointed not to be able to have our usual Feed Me experience as this is now apparently only available for the whole table to order & my partner is now vegan. This is despite the menu on their website making no mention of this needing to be ordered by everyone. Good news was they had a vegan menu although pretty basic. Ordered bread, starters & entrees before mains but all this came at the same time so half of it was cold by the time we got to it. Usually love the Red Ochre, it's our go to restaurant but might need to start expanding our horizons.

    Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

    Hi Tanya, thank you for your feedback! I apologise that this was not mentioned on the website, and I have now changed that by adding that the Feed Me experience is now whole table only. I will adress the issue in the arrival of your dishes with the staff to ensure they are following the correct service procedure. Thank you again for your feedback, and I do hope that we can redeem ourselves from your most recent visit.

  13. Natalie L.
    Natalie L.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Great experience. Loved the food and its flavours. Can't beat those views!

  14. Tom K.
    Tom K.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic for romantic dinner, special event dinner, and family gathering. The meals were exquisite as was the service with magnificent views of the Adelaide City background reflecting off the surface of the River Torrens in the foreground.

  15. Stephen K.
    Stephen K.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Red Ochre was excellent as per usual. Partner had strip siriion that cut like butter. My barramundi had a beautiful crispy crust. Service was excellent. The furniture is a bit tired, but it was comfortable and the restaurant was clean.

  16. Judy M.
    Judy M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant always provides wonderful service and food. There is space between the tables and carpet on the floor to give a quiet, serene feel, which is complimented by the large windows and great views of the city. I had the linguine, which was unfortunately very dry as if it had been standing for some time. However the steak and kangaroo were cooked perfectly and the barramundi was moist and delicious. Great menu choices with an Australian flavor. Red Ochre is a must or those who enjoy good food and service.

  17. Regina Dave C.
    Regina Dave C.
    • one review
    10/10

    We really enjoyed our meals and the service was very good, we will definitely be eating here a lot more in the future, would highly recommend having dinner here

  18. Enid M.
    Enid M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Lovely food. Service was prompt and very polite. Would return again

  19. Michael B.
    Michael B.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food and service as always. A true Adelaide institution for fine dining.

  20. Dianne H.
    Dianne H.
    • 14 reviews
    9.5/10

    Really really good! The starters/entrees we're my favourite. Pork bao and the Kangaroo gyoza were delicious. Friendly and prompt service. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

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How to get to the restaurant

War Memorial Drive, 5006, North Adelaide (SA), Australia

Directions to get there

Adelaide City, North Adelaide

About the restaurant

In the Red

Red Ochre is a firm favourite amongst South Australian locals and visitors alike, after a successful move several years back to its current, permanent home on the banks of the River Torrens which accentuates the views of the beautiful Festival Centre, major hotels and Adelaide skyline. The cuisine at Red Ochre has always been top notch, and service is of the highest quality. The décor is light, airy and hushed, allowing that perfect first date or special occasion to flourish. Try the signature dishes such as the salt and pepper crocodile, or perhaps some miso and sesame-crusted yellow fin tuna. Just don't forget to save room for the Red Ochre liquid Toblerone - it's sensational - or if you’re trying to impress an overseas guest, suggest they try the wattleseed pavlova.

Best dish: North QLD Fortune Bay barramundi.

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