Waterfront dining at Ochre @ Harbour Lights

It is like a virtual tour through the culinary delights of Australia in a amazing location right on the inlet.
With a dedication to local produce and experience like no other in crafting Native ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, Ochre Restaurant offers a range of exquisite dishes, specialising in sustainable Australian regional produce for tourists and locals alike.

The restaurant is styled to reflect the outback, with natural timber, and featuring a 4 metre artwork by local Indigenous artist Shane “Woodinda” Wallace capitulating the essence of contemporary Australia.

The menu changes seasonally and is unique in its use of Australian native foods and regional produce.
Stocking an eclectic variety of limited and new style wines and premium beers the potential for serious food and wine matching is limitless.

Its range of produce made in house under the ‘Tropic Spirit’ brand, such as sauces, chutneys and pesto, guarantees diners the freshest and highest quality food.

Ochre Restaurant is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most innovative modern Australian restaurants not only in Cairns, but Australia wide.
Ochre Catering offers a broad range of dining experiences to suit the varied markets of the tourism industry. Offering alternatives for both group and FIT clients.

Ochre Catering is highly regarded within the tourism, conference and hospitality industry within Australia.
Craig Squire, renowned Australian chef and owner of Ochre Restaurant aims to provide the visitor with the previously ‘missing link’ in the Australian experience….FOOD.


  • 90 seats outside – 60 seats inside
  • Exclusive use available
  • Group Menus and package rates – 1 to 15 FOC policy.
  • Fully licensed bar with extensive Australian wine list
  • Outside catering services including event co-ordination and theming providing professional service and quality. – anywhere, anytime