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“good location, nice food but high cost, not many drinks choices”

Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs
Ranked #17 of 92 Restaurants in Alice Springs
Price range: US$7 - US$37
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs is fully licensed with innovative & exciting dishes specialises in Australian seafood, Australian game meat, bush food and regional Australian cuisine. Dine in the vine covered courtyard or inside in air-conditioned comfort.The restaurant is tastefully decorated in the colours of the outback, featuring a gallery of world-class panoramic photos of Central Australia taken by Ken Duncan.The Red Ochre Grill Restaurant is situated in the heart of the Todd Mall is open 7 days 6.30am - 9pm for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for just a great cup of coffee. EARLY BIRD DINNER OFFER : 20% off your food dinner bill when dining in the Red Ochre Grill Courtyard. Must contact restaurant before 6pm. Courtyard reservations 6 to 6.45pm and order placed before 7pm. Not available on spilt bills, Sundays or Public Holidays. This discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Closed Christmas Day.
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good location, nice food but high cost, not many drinks choices”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We were staying in the hotel nearby and were tired so we decided to go to the red ochre restaurant as it was next door. The hotel had signs to say that if we booked in for dinner (book before 6pm and eat before 7pm), we get a 20% discount but when I rang the restuarant to make a booking they had no idea what I was talking about, so I rang the reception at the hotel and they made the booking for me, the downside was that as part of the deal we had to eat in the courtyard outside not inside in 40 degree heat. (even though the tables inside were empty). We went down for a few drinks before dinner but found that they don't offer cocktails which was a bit disappointing as they also only had a few wine choices none of which I was familiar with, so I stuck to drinking spirits. The service was ok, not great but not really bad, they weren't very familiar with the menu or drinks options and we got different people coming to us not the same waitress each time. We heard the waitresses talking to other tables and telling them that they had run out of damper and also some other items so we then had to reassess what we were going to order. We had the corned beef ($28) and ribs ($30 approx), both of these were good meals. With drinks it came to over $100.

  • Visited December 2013
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the review. I am sorry that you miss read our 20% conditions as it is very clear this offer is on Courtyard dining only. I offer this discount in good faith irrespective of weather conditions and it is not compulsory to take up the offer as you can sit inside and pay normal prices, as a matter of fact sometimes I wonder why I give discounts, specials and other meal deals as there is always someone who complains, no one ever says thank you, strange eh?

EARLY BIRD DINNER OFFER: 20% off your food dinner bill when dining in the Red Ochre Grill Courtyard. Must contact restaurant before 6pm. Courtyard reservations 6 to 6.45pm and order placed before 7pm. Not available on spilt bills, Sundays or Public Holidays. This discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Alice Springs, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too expensive for very average food.”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

I have been here twice before and its been okay. Today at lunch they informed that they no longer serve chips with meals. So they charge $17 for a very ordinary club sandwich, no side salad and the same price for a chicken burger that looked like it came from MCDonalds with manufactured chicken. The burger was tiny on a big plate with nothing else.
I was embarrassed that I had recommended the place to my friends for lunch. Very poor.

  • Visited November 2013
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you for bringing your concerns to my attention. I will address your complaints with my team as this is a new summer menu and all feedback is appreciated.
The menu descriptions do mention what is included before placing an order and any extra side dishes of salad,chips etc that may not be included on some lunch items are available to either share or individual at an addition charge.

Once again thank you for your constructive review.

Kind regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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“Nachos.......orsum”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Great lunch menu friendly cool place eat inside or out in heart of Alice
Have not been here for couple of years,,,,,, still great!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the review, great to have a return patron confirm that we are still on the ball and once again we were able to leave you with a dining experience that made you SMILE"

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Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Geelong, Australia
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“Desert to die for....”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We loved this restaurant so much that we ate here most days. The T Bone was amazing but the highlight was definitely the desert platter! Friendly, attentive staff and excellent value for money...highly recommended!!! Linda & Tony

  • Visited November 2013
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thanks Linda & Tony, yes I love my desserts as well and if they aren’t good enough to die for they aren’t worth having.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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Olympia, WA
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“Good Food”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 11 am until 5 pm. We arrived around 4:30 pm and ordered a kangaroo burger, Greek salad and a pizza from the lunch menu. The kangaroo burger arrived very quickly, but the other entrees took a long time. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating area is covered by a room in one section and grape leaf vines in the other. Be prepared to be bothered by flies if sitting outdoors. No complaints about the food. It was very good and came with a generous portion.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank mdcwa
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AuroraAliceSprings, General Manager at Red Ochre Grill Restaurant Alice Springs, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
"We are glad we made you SMILE"

Thank you for the review, flies we don't like but you would be pleased to know that they have seemed to have decreased since your review, fingers crossed.

Kindest regards

Ron Thynne - General Manager
Red Ochre Grill Restaurant/Aurora Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT
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