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RSL Social Club

) #50 of 437 Restaurants in Cairns $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
115 Esplanade | Qld, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5804
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“roast dinner” (11 reviews)
“schnitzel” (17 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115 Esplanade | Qld, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten a few times here and really enjoy the fish and chips, schnitzel and steak options. Quite large servings too!

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the quality of the food and the service. the food took ages to come. The entrees and the mains were served at the same time. I had the roast it was tasteless and cold. Very over priced for what we got

Thank ShazzaMaree
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our several trips to Australia, we have been introduced to the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL). This unique, interconnected system of locations around the country always provided an option for food and beverage most anywhere in Australia. We found RSL locations consistently...More

Thank eelSeattle
cairnsrslclub, Guest Relations Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

eelSeattle Thank you for taking the time to inform fellow travellers about your pleasant experience at the Cairns RSL Club, very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Cairns. Have a great day :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the staff were super lovely and others should not be working in hospitality. Food was average pub style. Chicken parmigiana uninspired. Kids meal was supposed to come with activities according to the website but didn't. Not businesses fault but I was bemused to...More

Thank BigBandBear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked forward to supporting RSL. Decided to take our son on his day off. Found some staff uninterested. Wine expensive. Couldn't get a salad. But coleslaw could be served with calamari.(extra cost of 4.50) worst coleslaw ever. Bland cabbage and carrot. Disappointed in meal. Would...More

Thank downinglois
cairnsrslclub, General Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Downinglois Thanks for your feedback, so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We will pass your comments on to our Chef. Our house-slaw comes standard with a number of our meals; sorry you were disappointed with it. While you can purchase a salad as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic pub food, nothing special. Avoid the garlic pizza. A single piece made my eyes water from the psychotic amount of garlic and I LOVE garlic. There's nothing wrong with most of the food, but it's certainly not special. Better than Cazaly's, not as good...More

Thank Teleost
cairnsrslclub, General Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Meh Wow sounds like someone was a bit heavy handed with the garlic, our entire pizza range is generally spot on. Sorry your visit was less than satisfactory. We have spent a lot of time on our menus; with separate extensive offerings for breakfast,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice simple breakfast, great drinks, lovely bar area. TAB and pokies out the back. Family friendly prices.

Thank Kazza59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the RSL for a light breakfast... French toast and raison toast. Friends arrived so we stayed for lunch.... Just lovely focaccia and a sportsmans platter.... so after the casino back to RSL for dinner... lamb kormer curry and Caesar salad. Not a...More

Thank Ldw06
cairnsrslclub, Public Relations Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we're very happy you took the time to review our Club, and we will pass on your praise to our lovely wait team. We look forward to welcoming you and your guest's back to the Cairns RSL Club, have a great day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the Esplanade. Even better if you are lucky enough to score an outdoor table (there is only limited space outside). The prices are pretty good, but you get what you pay for. We endured a long queue to order and then a...More

Thank 49philt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This RSL had great ambience, good food, excellent staff then decided to give the property an upgrade, with the new decor came a new and more expensive menu, dearer bar prices, fewer staff leaving customers with a long wait. Food we have experienced recently has...More

Thank travellintrudi
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Patrick O
8 August 2017|
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Response from Ozzmo1962 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Just remember that it is an RSL and therefore a certain amount of respect is required. All RSL's have dress codes. No singlets or muscle tops for men and they will stop you at the door if you are dress inappropriately... More
Patrick O
8 August 2017|
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Response from Leonie G | Reviewed this property |
Neat casual dress. No singlets, thongs. sandals ok.
Margaret N
4 October 2016|
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Response from cairnsrslclub | Property representative |
Please contact the club directly on 4051 5804 for full information. Have a great day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Esplanade | Qld, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 5804
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All day dining from 7am-9pm daily. Visitors Welcome, magnificent view over the Esplanade, local hospitality.
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