About Ochre

In July 2016, after 22 years in Shields St, Ochre has moved to a brand new custom-built restaurant located along the Harbour Lights boardwalk.

Owner Craig Squire, his family, friends and staff are very excited to be settled in this prime location, the best spot in Cairns for quality restaurant dining.

Seating 70 guests inside in air-conditioned comfort and 90 outside under the covered terrace, these areas are available for group bookings including exclusive use for corporate and private functions. Ochre can also cater to the Harbour Lights Catalina Room, completely private and suitable for up to 60 guests.

Sweeping views of the inlet, mountains beyond and the bustle of the reef fleet create a backdrop fitting for Ochre’s exciting Australian cuisine, which continues to feature the best local produce.

Craft beer on tap, extensive well-researched wine list featuring over 50 wines by the glass and the largest selection of Australian spirits in the region, Ochre’s comfortable lounge bar is a great spot to eat and drink.

Ochre’s chefs are working with the regions best producers to bring you fresh and healthy dishes, including dry aged Tablelands beef, selected seafood and market produce married with the distinctive native flavours that are now the must haves of the worlds best chefs.

Some of their most famous dishes include Salt and Pepper Prawn and Crocodile, Grilled Kangaroo with Quandong Chilli Glaze, Wattleseed Pavlova and their Australian Antipasto Plate – the latter of which is a great meal to start giving diners a delicious insight into the country’s cuisine. The menu is an excellent read for any visitor and delivers on taste and value-for-money. Be sure to leave room for dessert which the Lonely Planet Guide urges its readers to try with the quote “desserts worth moving to Cairns for”.

This dedication to quality Australian dining translates to tourism with a range of menus to suit all markets from student tutorials to luxury degustation menus with matching wines, available for both group tours and individuals.

Our experience in large groups and catering will guarantee timely food service and a memorable dining experience for all group bookings