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The Rising Sun Bar & Bistro

££ - £££
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0889
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As some who doesn't eat sea food ( I know I'm crazy) I found it hard to find a place in Palm Cove that that sold decent food I would enjoy. The rising sun exceeded all my expectations !! It was a beautiful setting and was run by beautiful people. Could not recommend this reasuturnat more. P.s cocktails were as... More 

Thank Kayla1224
Cairns Region, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and we were disappointed in the experience. The service was poor, the food was ok but overpriced. It was a quiet day so a lot more attention could have been given to customer service for us and a few other customers also looking for attention. I probably wouldn't recommend and as locals we probably won't be back.

1 Thank CocoRJR
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar on the esplanade food is good albeit a little pricy. Staff are friendly and efficient. I like to think I'm a bit of a margarita aficionado and at Rising Sun I was not disappointed. My biggest dilemma was knowing I had to go home to Sydney at one point. And, I wouldn't be able to make my daily... More 

Thank Jayne M
Warrnambool, Australia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first day in Palm Cove we went to the Ring Sun for lunch and later dinner. Lunch we had the grazing plate between the two of us - always good and always interesting plus lots of cold drinks. Dinner was the fish of the day - whole snapper (for two), baked and served with an Asian salad and... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Brisbane Region, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked past all the breakfast spots we chose here as it looks good and had a sign about how good their coffee was,we were totally underwhelmed by the coffee, we had mugs and it tasted like there only 1 shot. The food wasn't much better and we found better at lesser prices elsewhere. The saving feature is the setting... More 

1 Thank darenpurvey
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and coffee was good however service was not so good. We also bit down on a piece of cracked ceramic while eating our shared plate. 😕

1 Thank Rachelbroek
Sydney, Australia
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the location we were staying in, located right in the heart of the shopping/dining strip. Staff were very friendly and bubbly from the moment we walked in, they asked us to pick a seat that we liked and received our menus. Took drink orders straight away, gave plenty of time to make up our mind on what to... More 

1 Thank patty g
Mildura, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, the coffee some of the best and the playlist the best I have ever heard in a cafe. I could just go here for the music. Staff helpful and a view that is also as enjoyable as the rising suns atmosphere!

1 Thank winelover1998
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi all, I had dinner in this place and it was a nice experience. They have a lArge choice of wines and cocktails. I got grilled burrimundi with vegetables and chips which was pretty good. Then as dessert I had the pannacotta with passion fruit.... But the service was best thing! Thanks

2 Thank enealma
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals (of 3 years), we used the entertainment book to suggest where to go. Since we were having a celebration and actually found a meal we both liked the sound of, we chose the Sun Feast. OMG it was awesome. Garlic & parsley beef on cabbage with chats and roasted corn cobs. Was absolutely divine. Could easily be shared by... More 

1 Thank bubblzmac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 0889
Standing proudly in the middle of Williams esplanade we offer all day dining with a relaxed coastal vibe. We focus on being a house of good food and a home of hospitality, offering locally sourced products, a great variety of beverages, outside dining and a kids corner. So go where the locals go and come on down to The Rising Sun!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?