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Red Ochre

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War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tired environment. Needs a good make over. Friendly staff. Food didn't taste as good as it looked. Such a beautiful view and tourist destination that unfortunately didn't represent Adelaide well.

Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Ochre provided us with a fabulous experience on christmas day. THe food was delicious, beautifully presented, staff absolutely lovely (considering they were working on christmas day), location on the river fabulous. it worked well for young and old

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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff extremely friendly and on the ball. Food sounded really interesting but on arrival seemed to lack flavour. Ordered the lamb dish with kofta for mains. Kofta was extremely dry and lamb lacked flavour. Other dishes we ordered were fine but not great. Dessert was delicious. Lovely setting and ambience.

Adelaide, Australia
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223 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it started off slowly, it didn't really matter as we had until midnight. It was a friends birthday celebration as well as NYE, 16 of us and the restaurant was full. The food was fairly nice considering so many people to feed, there was an Asian girl waiting on us, who by the way was run off her feet... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is fantastic and so is the menu, however the service is below par. Amongst other dishes we ordered a watermelon, pickled quandom, goat cheese etc, etc... guess what? NO quandom, we had to ask for it and got a lame excuse!? The service seemed confused, rushed... We felt rushed to eat and go. The dishes were really nice,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Food: What is Australian food? Difficult question, particularly if you try to find a restaurant. Australia is multicultural, and that's the beauty of the place, the beauty of exploring the food of Asia, Middle East, Europe...which is often so much better than you fine in place you come from. Australian food though is simple, maybe Kangaroo, Lamb, Crocodile? Charcoal.... More 

South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a good view to look at towards city. I took my sister from overseas for dinner and see Adelaide's view The food is not spectacular, it is just ok but have nice selection of wine. Too noisy to have quality chat, suggesting to make a booking during wk end.

Adelaide, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm sure the food and service here is great. However it was disappointing to be told, 3 weeks before we want to dine, that our request for a table near the window couldn't be assured. This is a largish venue and I would have thought with so much notice and so much space, our request could have been accommodated. It's... More 

Red_Ochre_River_Cafe, General Manager at Red Ochre, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't try us as the restaurant only has five tables across the window our policy has always been to not reserve any tables. The floor plan changes daily and even on the night. Our aim is to protect small tables from large tables or groups and to impress all guests. The restaurant enjoys an elevated position... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Our social group had our annual X-mas lunch and the food and service was impeccable. Personally I had the curry duck which was an Asian style whole leg of duck and was amazing, and I was told buy others in our group the steak and the barramundi enjoyed by others in our group were both also superb. The service was... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our group found the Red Ochre to be very expensive for the quality of the food served. No meal was particularly good. The Pate was tasteless and uninteresting. A main course steak was at best average, the potatoes over cooked and soggy. The pork belly entre was the best tasting and cooked meal for the night. For the prices of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$46
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: 6182118555
Red Ochre Grill restaurant enjoys one of Adelaide’s best city locations. Literally sitting on the water the restaurant has beautiful river views and wonderful night time city views from every seat in the restaurant. The restaurant is a 10 minute walk along the River Torrens from the Adelaide Festival Centre and or 10 minutes cab ride from any city hotel. Additionally there is ample free parking. The Red Ochre Grill is a spacious stylish contemporary room and our approach to service is professional and informed without being stuffy.

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