At Red Ochre Grill the emphasis is on fresh, seasonal and mainly local. South Australia is blessed with some of the nations best seafood and meat producers and much of our produce is very, very local. Marron from Kangaroo Island, crayfish from the Southern Coast, beef from the Coonawarra or oysters from Pristine and Coffin Bay, baby abalone, line caught snapper...and endless list of amazing bounty.
We made a last minute online booking but our table was ready when we arrived. The service all night was excellent - drinks were topped up, orders taken in a timely fashion etc. The food got off to a less than promising start when the bread arrived at the table looking very blonde our suspicions of undercooked bread were confirmed when it was sliced and the interior was still slightly doughy. The bread itself was a letdown - even the cooked bits didn't have a fantastic taste.
However, I'm pleased to advise that that was the only letdown. Our entrees of pork rillettes and ceviche were delicious as were our mains of lamb and steak. We ordered a salad off the specials - fig, candied walnut, radicchio, emu proscuitto and blue cheese dressing - it was sensational (the emu proscuitto wasread more
Warning: Don't eat here unless you've got a generous credit card overdraft remaining - main courses alone are $35++pp. However, if you do you will not be disappointed. Absolutely unique menu including Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile, Camel - their grill platter is absolutely divine and huge. Fantastic place to take overseas visitors if they want to taste unique Australian food.
View over the Torrens is nice, especially at sunset. Good wine list, great service.