Arriving by Bus: #123/143/587/590/598, Bustop Name: Orchard Plaza, Bustop No.: 08137. Arriving by Train: Somerset MRT. Nearest Carpark: Orchard Central continue reading
<br>Originating from France, OChre has used contemporary techniques and combined with influences from the world over to create real food. Different flavours, fresh ingredients and colours are carefully calibrated to innovate on the traditional fare and offer creative new dishes for guests. continue reading
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Additional Information
Corkage Fee: $25 Valet Service: Drop your car off at Killiney Road entrance to enjoy complimentary valet parking Car pick-up locations: Killiney Road Level 1 entrance & Level 5 carpark. Orchard Central Carpark: Mon.-Sat, 02:00-18:00 •First Block - $1.50 for first hour or part thereof. •Subsequent Blocks - $0.80 per half hour or part thereof. Mon to Sat, 1800 - 0200 •First Block - $3 for first 2 hours or part thereof. •Subsequent Blocks - $0.80 per half hour or part thereof. Sun.&PH, 02:00-02:00 •First Block - $3 for first 2 hours or part thereof. •Subsequent Blocks - $0.80 per half hour or part thereof. Free Weekday Parking: •1st hr free from 1100 - 1800 with min $20 spent in a single receipt •1st 2hrs free from 1800 - 2300 with min $30 spent in a single receipt.
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Number of Seats
Other Info
Accept Credit Cards
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Alfresco / Outdoor Seats
Corkage Fee
Open Till Late
Takes Reservations
Valet Service
Restaurant Website
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Signature Dishes
Barolo Wine Risotto with Sous Vide Oxtail Milanese Veal Osso Bucco Oven-baked “Parcel of Seafood”
Review (10)
Located in the very heart of Orchard / Somerset junction, Ochre Italian restaurant is a place to look out for. Classic Italian setting with white table cloths, elegant decor and good service, this place brings out the goodness in fine Italian dining.My Duck Risotto arrived next. Being a risotto lover because I love arborio rice (the longish rice used to cook risottos), I absolutely enjoyed this dish. The gravy was creamy and flowed very smoothly with the rice. The duck meat was tender and absolutely tasty. The entire combination was just a treat for my tastebuds.For more detailed information and photos, please visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2013/12/dinner-at-ochre-italian-orchard-central.html continue reading
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Level4 2013-11-07
This was my second restaurant I visited for Restaurant Week last month. I've always walked past this place but never tried the food there before so I thought this was a good time to sample the food. My 3 course meal cost about $25 which was super worth it! Came here during lunch and there it was almost empty save for a couple at another corner. The place was quite nice and bright and has a sophisticated feel when you step in. Seems to be an open bar area and a TV which probably makes this a good place during soccer season. One thing I have to note, because this restaurant is located beside loads of greenery, there were quite a few mosquito buzzing around. I got bitten a few times! I would choose a table further away from the door if possible. First up was some complimentary olive bread. The bread was warm, chewy and delightful to dip into the olive oil and vinegar. We wish we have a bigger stomach space to ask for another basket but we didn't want to spoil our appetite for the meal itself (who makes themselves full on bread before getting to the mains?)The first course was the Oven-roasted Tomato Soup with Herb Oil. The soup was tangy, light and a fantastic start to the meal! You really taste the robust flavours of the tomato and the earthier flavours of the herb balances out the sour tang of the tomatoes. Save some of the bread to dip in this soup!My main dish was the Boneless Chicken Thigh, Potato Puree, Mixed Vegetables and Au Jus. Now when I read the words 'Au Jus' it racked up major points as Au Jus are super tasty concentrated gravy made from the natural oil and flavouring from the dish. The chicken was so tender and juicy! And that Au Jus was very nice too! I did like the medley of vegetables as they were cooked to the right texture (not too mushy or crunchy) and I love the potato puree. I need more of that puree! Highly recommend this dish. It's safe and simple but because it is done right, it's comfort food after a hard day at work.Lastly was the Lemon Cheesecake with Chocolate Crumble. I'm slightly disappointed with the dessert. The presentation was beautiful and looks like a galaxy system with the fruits as planet. But the cheesecake was a little too dense for my liking hence it felt a little dry as I ate it. The crumble was quite sticky and I didn't enjoy it too much. Nice to look at but I would give this dessert a skip. Overall, I enjoy the ambiance of the place and the starter and main dish were winners so I would come back to try other items. I reckon this place would be quite romantic at night so if you're in town and you feel like Italian food, why not give Ochre a go? continue reading
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I went during the restaurant week to Ochre Italian situated at Orchard Central. It was my first time there still. Located at the high floor next to the garden roof top in Orchard Central, this place seems like it is good for a romantic meal owning to the ambience. It will definitely be more romantic at night. It wasn’t very crowded during lunch when I went and in fact there were only us and another table but it was pretty nice and quiet to enjoy the meal with not many people around. The restaurant’s ambience is pretty classic contemporary yet stylish at the same time. The restaurant menu had two mains selections of either Boneless chicken thigh or Sea bass fillet for in for the restaurant week. Other than that, soup and dessert were standard. The first dish was the Zuppa, the oven-roasted tomato soup with herb oil. The soup was smooth and very tomato based. It has a rich tomato flavour and tasted really zesty. I enjoyed the soup and the herb oil sprinkled together with the cream added on top of it makes it even more flavoursome. It was served with warm bread which was made fresh and very delicious. I enjoyed it over the vinaigrette and olive oil. - Warm Bread - Tomato soup with herb oilThe next dish was the main, the secondi which I have picked the Sea bass fillet for my main. The Sea bass was fresh and it came with braised mushroom together with leek and saffron scented and seafood stock. Anyway fresh fish tells it all, cannot go wrong with it. The sauce was mouth-watering with a sweet leek taste. It has a strong smell of saffron and if you know saffron, it is a fragrant flower use in most cooking. - Sea Bass Fillet Finally, the Dolci and the dessert was a Lemon cheesecake with chocolate crumble. This dish came in an interesting dessert art which makes the cheesecake looks like it is one of the planets in space with the berries surrounding it. The lemon cheesecake was heavy with a taste of zest and the crumble was coarse which goes well with the cake. The desert was totally delightful. Best of all, we could end off by selecting a cup of coffee or tea that came with the set which really just complemented the cake.- Lemon cheesecake with chocolate crumbleThe set for restaurant week lunch at Ochre Italian only cost about $26 with everything inclusive. It was a total deal. And anyway this gives us an opportunity to just try out the food there and will definitely return to try out their other items in the menu there. As for service, the waitress was quite attentive and courteous to us and in addition the ambience also gave them a plus. Needless to say, my friends also cannot stop complementing the place and the food. We totally enjoyed it. continue reading
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Level4 2013-10-06
for photos and more reviews, http://thelittlemomentsofmylife.blogspot.com/ ochre is a very nice italian restaurant (with some japanese fusion cos the chef is japanese) with a to-die-for view. granted, it's not on the 70th floor like equinox, but at nearly the highest floor of Orchard Central, this is a great view for a price that is relatively kinder to your wallet.we started off the meal with the antipasti misti ($20) which is an assorted plate of 6 appetizers. the mesclun salad was fresh and lightly seasoned and helped to refresh the palate before our meal. i loved the prosciutto and mango salad - the saltiness of the ham matched with the sweet mango evened out the taste nicely. the pan fried scallop was another worthy mention! it was so fresh and well-cooked, soft with just the right amount of bite. the other three appetizers we tried were the caprese, yellow fin tuna 'tataki' and smoked eel & horseradish cream.the next dish we had was the saffron tagliolini ($28). i loved the thick gravy with the flavour of crystal bay prawn, mussel & crab meat tomato cream all blended into a smooth puree. it was delicious!the pan seared beef tenderloin 'rossini' ($36) was the ultimately decadent dish. see that fat slab of caramelized foie gras?! i think this is the first time i've ever tried it properly and it was superbly awesome. it simply melted and the flavour burst in my mouth. the beef was cooked beautifully too, medium-rare, just tender enough.finally, we ended off the meal with the dolci misti ($20) which was a dessert platter with chocolate terrine, tiramisu, caramel mousse, passion fruit panna cotta, pistachio gelato. the tiramisu was AWESOMEEEE (: i am drooling just thinking about it teehee. the passion fruit panna cotta and pistachio gelato were really refreshing! (: continue reading
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Level4 2013-08-19
I went to OChre last month together with my family. The place is quite posh and high class so it is an ideal place to bring your date if you want to impress her. The ambiance is also great as it is at the 11th storey of Orchard Central and the views are very nice if you take the window seats. We ordered two pastas to share as well as rocket salad. We requested for smaller plates since we wanted to try different food on the menu. The two pastas that we got are really delicious. I especially loved the Fettuccine $48. The noodles texture is something like the mee pok but this is the high class mee pok that we are eating. The flavours from the wine, chili and basil are well absorbed into the pasta and it is very smooth to eat. The lobster meat in the Fettuccine is also fresh. However, it is quite expensive though, but the taste is really good. The other pasta we ordered is the squid ink pasta ~$28. After eating the Fettuccine, this seems to be quite sub par because our taste buds have adjusted to the rich taste of the Fettuccine. Also, the pasta seemed to be slightly dry, maybe it could do with more sauce. Overall, it is an enjoyable italian meal. continue reading
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