Welcome to Ochre Restaurant

Cairns dining at its best

Ochre Restaurant is the most highly awarded restaurant and catering company in Cairns.
Ochre Catering delivers quality functions throughout North Queensland for conferences, corporate events, weddings and special occasions around Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

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Opening hours at Harbour Lights

Monday- Friday
Lunch: 11.30am- 2.30pm & Dinner: 5.30pm- 9.30pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
Lunch: 11.00am- 2.30pm & Dinner: 5.30pm- 9.30pm

Bar Snacks available every day: 2.30pm- 5.30pm

Sunday: ‘Chill Sessions’ 1.00pm- 5.00pm
Live music on the first Sunday of every month

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Sunday Chill Session 2nd July

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Leanne Tennant is coming back for our monthly Sunday Session.

Local singer / songwriter who has just returned from her album tour including a string of festivals. She will perform a mixture of originals and old classics.

waterfront bars cairnsIntroducing Spritz Sundays!

Combined with our Monthly Sunday Session we will be offering Spritz & cocktail specials.

Come along and enjoy some chill tunes, our delicious cocktails, craft beers on tap, great company & excellent food (only if your hungry)

Be sure to reserve your table or couch! – 40510 100

Paired with stunning waterfront views of the Trinity Inlet, lounge chairs, Cocktail Specials and great service its a perfect Sunday Session!

Queensland Tourism Awards

2016 Winner

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

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14 Experiences Aussies Would be Crazy to Miss

Ochre Restaurant was featured in the Expedia article ’14 Experiences Aussies would be crazy to miss’.

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Dining at Ochre Restaurant is like a virtual tour through the culinary delights of Australia. With a dedication to local produce and experience like no other in crafting native foraged ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, Ochre Restaurant offers a range of exquisite dishes, specialising in sustainable Australian regional produce, for tourists and locals alike.



Ochre Catering has a clear focus on providing the best concept catering in North Queensland, with some amazing themed events and functions under our belt, we are looking forward to assisting event planners in creating a unique event that will provide delegates and participants with a truly memorable experience.



Ochre Restaurant and Catering  has extensive experience in providing quality wedding catering and wedding planning services, our attention to detail is faultless, service friendly and professional, and assistance in planning your special day practical and efficient. We cater to an average of 40 weddings per year.




The Boss

Since founding Ochre more than 22 years ago, director and executive chef Craig Squire has been dedicated to creating the ultimate Modern Australia food experience – from opening his first restaurant at just 20 years of age, with a loan from his uncle, to an international restaurant consultant in demand across the globe.



General Manager

General Manager Carley leads by example, dedicated and hard working she is constantly striving for the best in service and guest experience.

Contact her for your wedding and restaurant enquiries.



Head Chef

Passionate and creative, Luis loves his food nearly as much as his daughter. A great leader for our tight kitchen team Luis started in 2005 as a young cook after completing his apprenticeship. A few years off for travel he came back with a commitment to leading and training. Proud of his Chilean heritage but very much an Aussie, Pity his footy team (Carlton) are so hopeless.


We’re unique because: We are the most award winning Cairns restaurant and we are included in countless documentaries, editorials and cook books, Ochre has been at the cutting edge of innovative cooking using local produce and native Australian ingredients for more than 23 years.
Now more than ever these ingredients are highly prized around the world by leading chefs and yet easily available to try right here in Cairns.

When Customers visit, they can experience: Cairns best, award winning, wine list with over 80 wines including 40 by the glass, individually selected to provide a balance of varietals and regions, including a personally selected range of Queensland wines from the Granite Belt. They also offer an extensive Australian spirit selection with tasting ‘flights’available. Unique original cocktails, some featuring Australian native fruits and spices, as well as all the classics are available for enjoyment whilst chilling on the lounges overlooking the harbour and all the eclectic activity of the Cairns inlet.

Be sure to try Ochre’s beautifully presented and tasty food and make sure you leave room for dessert, which Lonely Planet quotes “as worth moving to Cairns for”


Ochre Restaurant at Harbour Lights,

6 / 1 Marlin Parade,
Cairns Queensland 4870 Australia
07 4051 0100 info@ochrerestaurant.com.au


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