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Ochre Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0100
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The menu displays an interesting mix of food styles. We wanted to try some of the Australian native foods and so selected the Australian antipasto, Red claw lobster with lemon myrtle fettucine, Wattle seed pavlova and Davidson plum mousse. The native food accompaniments (green ant...More

Thank bumsky
Reviewed 3 days ago

We return to Cairns at least 2 times per year and hadn't tried Ochre since it had moved. We went for lunch and had the lunch special and shared it all. The food was amazing and considering the ingredients it was very generous and the...More

Thank DarlingOO7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expecting much more from one of the bests modern Australian restaurants in the country. Food was bland, the pasta with lobster literally tasted like nothing. Service was cold and I had to calm my boyfriend down for not starting and argument with the most arrogant...More

Thank lelly_kelly23
CJS63Cairns, Owner at Ochre Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi So sorry to hear this. Can please advise what else you had to eat and the date you dined so we can check what waiter was working. That way we can improve. Thanks

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so impressed the first time we ate there we came back the following night. The menu selection was outstanding. Both times the service was 5 star. We were a party of 4 and everyone all agreed it was one of the best meals...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly this is a good restaurant perhaps are choice was the wrong one. Ate the set menu beautiful belly pork scallop entree but then beef served with caramelized onion was a little strange certainly didn't complement the meat. The deconstructed dessert was not something i...More

Thank R S S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was excellent at Ochre. We sat overlooking the water as we tooked into Yabbies and succulent kangaroo steak. The desserts were equally as good and to top it all off the restaurant stocked our favourite sparkling shiraz. Brilliant meal.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting was lovely - right on the Esplanade. The food was great. I had twice cooked belly pork and it was lovely.

Thank Nomad726516
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I have lived in cairns for many years, but had never eaten, primarily due to the restaurants previous location. Now that it has moved to the waterfront it is much more appealing. It has a great view now which provides a far better atmosphere which...More

Thank Bob_the_cat13
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Built on a reputation of using locally sourced product and 'native' Australian ingredients, the restaurant is in a nice location with waterfront views. Two friends and I ate there on a quiet night, without a booking. We choose it for its reputation. For entree, we...More

Thank Jo_Rose_Gum
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Good food, good service and table with a view, what more could you ask for. Not the cheapest in town but worth every penny

Thank Vicky J
CarlzOchre1994, General Manager at Ochre Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Vicky J We are so pleased you enjoyed all the fantastic things we have to offer! Hopefully you can return soon :)

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Questions & Answers
23 July 2018|
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Response from Helane G | Reviewed this property |
No. Just be casual and comfortable and be aware that there is indoor/outdoor seating.
Jessica S
9 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
The Australians are very friendly and wonderful hosts. No problem with children, but the food is different, so you might want to bring something for your child to eat if he or she is not inclined to try new foods.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0100
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