Red Ochre Grill: Best restaurant in Alice Springs
After searching for a decent restaurant in Alice Springs, I decided on trying the Red Ochre Grill. This turned out to be a great choice.
The cuisine is a modern Australian style, using native foods and spices from Australia. There were some very creative dishes.
The staff was very friendly and could easily explain the items on the menu.
Favorite Dish: There are plenty of dishes I would like to have tried, but since I was in Australia, I had wallaby. I liked it. I think the best part of the food were the native spices and seasonings.
Other dishes on the menu include kangaroo, emu, crocodile, camel, and yes, beef and chicken. A wide range of wine and beer is offered. The desserts also looked very good.
Camp Oven Kitchen? (see below): Outback / Cattle Station Cooking
As part of an organised tour, we were offered this as an extra excursion and I don't recall the cost but whatever I paid (and I don't think it was much) it was well worth it.
An taste of outback life complete with camp oven cooking, homestead recipes and a bush balladeer. The secluded camp site is surrounded by natural bushland with an exclusive lookout along the spectacular East MacDonnell Ranges and over the Undoolya Valley. We were entertained with poetry, songs and Australian yarns
Dinner was in the (allegedly) “true” outback style beneath a canopy of stars, of traditional Australian food. A 4 course meal including soup and freshly baked damper (a kind of bread), roasted Central Australian Beef and vegetables. For dessert golden syrup dumplings with cream and Ice-cream, followed by Billy Tea. All of these were cooked in front of us on the open fire using hot coals and camp ovens.
After eating we walked a few yards away from the campsite and the lights were turned down so that we could really see the stars and galaxies of the southern sky while standing illuminated by the starlight of an outback night sky.
Believe me, for a suburbanite like me, it was amazing. I’ve never seen so many stars.
We were shown some of the constellation by a resident astronomer who really seem to know his stuff.
Favorite Dish: Frankly, the food, although tasty enough was nothing special, but the experience was fantastic especially the astronomy 'tutorial' after dinner.
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Bojangles Saloon: Great atmosphere and food
Great place to eat and drink. Food is local but good.
They also live stream to the web with cams.
Favorite Dish: Camel and stout pie
Bojangles: Eat your way through the Outback Fauna
Bojangles is the restaurant where I ordered (and ate) what was called the Outback Mixed Grill -- camel, kangaroo, crocodile and water buffalo.
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