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The Rising Sun Bar & Bistro

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0889
Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Cairns, Australia
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a local we have eaten here a few times. Usually pick from specials board and lovely fresh flavours. Great tasty cocktails and staff are friendly and genuinely pleased you have chosen to dine there. Great spot right on esplanade and stunning views of beach and another reminder of why we live in paradise.

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Thank FNQ118
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Palm cove for ten nights this month so ate in a few restaurants, we Tried this one because of the beautiful views and the lovely atmosphere, but we're very disappointed with the meals, partner and one son had the burger dish which was ok nothing special but Me and one son had the barramundi and chips, very... More 

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Thank Nicky L
Midlothian, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and friendly staff. We spent an enjoyable happy hour there. Beachfront location. Not inexpensive.

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Thank DSOVirginia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for Breakfast, Poached eggs were wonderful. The service was fast and served with a smile and wit even though they were quite busy they kept up with keeping everyone happy.

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

Went for breakfast and experienced tasteless food, no fresh juices and average service. The deco front view is inviting but the restaurant doesn't deliver well.

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Thank Keila D
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Cafe, bar bistro on the beach front at Palm Cove. Good menu Al freshco options as well as indoors. Good coffee and good food, hard to ignore. Good for breakfast. Lunch and dinner.

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1 Thank Jim T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night we had dinner and the food was amazing, best ribs I've ever had! Casual atmosphere and friendly people. After a fishing trip we brought back a beautiful Coral Trout and Left it in the hands of the Chef to prepare, the results were spectacular. We will definitely return to this Resturant next time we are in this... More 

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1 Thank Belinda H
Singapore, Singapore
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a quick dinner at the rising sun. The hamburger was very nice! (A little too much for me as I'm only a small eater.) Staff was friendly and quick.

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1 Thank Marcel-MG
Cairns, Australia
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told be friends a while back that the food and service here had deteriorated to a level not before seen. As we had not visited for a while, we thought that we would give it a go anyway. Ushered to a dirty table littered with glasses and running in water, the waitress left us with menu's and said... More 

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Thank John W
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for wine and nibbles. Ended up staying for dinner. Varied menu, lots of different options. The quality the food was superb and reasonably priced. Wine selection was good and again well priced. Great friendly service. Eat al fresco or inside & watch the sunset. Or come back for an early morning coffee and watch the waves. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?