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Ochre Restaurant- MOVED

43 Shields St | Shop 6, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
29 Nov 2016
“Great Australian cuisine”
13 Nov 2016
“Love Ochre!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Australian
$$ - $$$
43 Shields St | Shop 6, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is the place to go for local cuisine. We sampled kangaroo, wallaby, emu and crocodile. The food was very good. They also have a wide selection of Australian wines. The service was excellent. It is expensive but worth it for a splurge.

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Ochre Restaurant has long been a favourite, menu never disappoints. I send visitors there as if adventurous they can try Emu, Kangaroo and Crocodile. The menu caters for all tastes, the best local seafood and ingredients, using Australian flavours. The wattleseed Pavlova is a winner,...More

Thank Eugenia65
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Ochre has moved to the Pier and we ate there for the first time last night. The view is outstanding looking across the marina inlet and watching the boats come and go. The restaurant is brand new and it is rumoured they spent a million...More

Thank Cruiserkids
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Based on a friends recommendation we included Ochre Restaurant on our list of dining experiences. I decided to order a couple of entrees - Salt and pepper quail served w compressed watermelon with finger lime, Tempura gulf bugs on lemongrass w green papaya salad sweet...More

Thank Unforget2014
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to lunch at Ochre just as it opened at its new venue at Harbour Lights. Unfortunately it did not meet expectations. Had a shared platter with my friend. I chose the tempura battered bug. It arrived on a stick of lemongrass and had thick...More

Thank SA0907
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Came here just before they moved to their new location. Service was below average despite having a booking. Food was decent but took over an hour to come out for 2 people even though it wasn't a busy evening. All the empty tables around us...More

1  Thank ellede2016
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very nice dinner. Very busy for a monday night but great view on the waterfront so wny not. A couple of big groups in the restaurant , service was still good but we b prob waited 45 mins for our meals. Very nice waitress too...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had seen a television programme about innovative Australian Chefs and Restaurants. Ochre was on this programme.We knew that when next in Cairns we had to eat there The service was of a high standard The waitress was French and very new to this establishment...More

1  Thank William A
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant does a fantastic job of bringing native flavours to the plate without it being a gimmick. We came here a few years ago and both had really fond memories. It was the same experience as last time, friendly staff one of whom was...More

Thank DomK602
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

FNQ day one Only one day in Cairns and decided to go to Ochre restaurant which is soon to relocate to the wharf. This was a very busy restaurant but having booked well ahead we were seated outside and enjoyed a great table on a...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 16 - USD 29
Seafood, Australian
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Shields St | Shop 6, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0100
  • E-mail
Celebrating its 22nd birthday in April 2016, Ochre Restaurant is a local dining institution. Imaginative native food including emu, kangaroo and crocodile as well as a good sampling of Pacific rim-inspired dishes can be found here. An excellent wine list and efficient service. Ochre Restaurant makes dining out a sensory adventure.
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