If you’ve always wanted to taste crocodile or kangaroo, this is the place to come. You could accuse this restaurant/bar of using weird and wonderful Aussie ingredients as a gimmick, but the diners who have flocked here for the past decade or so know good food when they taste it. Daily specials are big on fresh local seafood, and the regular menu changes often. There may be ingredients you’ve never heard of—but this is the place to be adventurous! Try salt-and-native-pepper crocodile and prawns with Vietnamese pickles and lemon aspen sambal, chargrilled kangaroo sirloin with a quandong chili glaze, egg noodle cake and bok choy, or just slow-roasted wallaby. It can be very busy, and you may have to wait for a table, but the food is very good.
43 Shields St, Cairns
Our Rating Neighborhood In Cairns Hours Mon–Fri noon–3pm; daily 5:30pm–midnight Phone 07/4051 0100 Prices Main courses A$19–A$38. Australian game platter A$50 per person; seafood platter A$69 per person. Taste of Australia 4-course set menu A$70 per person (minimum 2 people) Cuisine Type Gourmet Bush Tucker Web site Ochre Restaurant Other Closed Christmas Day. Hours may vary on public holidays; call to check
Map43 Shields St Cairns Cairns
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