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The Rising Sun Bar & Bistro

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95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0889
07:00 - 22:00
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed today NEW

Nice food and great atmosphere.,, very friendly but they don't have high chairs. They have normal menu and kids menu. Coffee was ok but no lactose free milk (except soy).

Thank meisonite
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were meeting family, and yes, the restaurant was busy. However, our booking was expected but the restaurant appeared to be totally out of control. Not enough staff - I counted two wait staff in our area over a period of three hours - delayed service, wrong orders and really poor quality of meals. The jugs of sangria appeared a... More 

Thank FlyingTheCoop
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Palm Cove. The super salad was amazing. It was tasty and filling. They have a variety available on the menu.

2 Thank winelover3004
Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food enjoyed every course the location overlooking the beach makes it very nice we sat in the center of the restaurant next to the open double windows. The prices are very reasonable & you wont be disappointed with the food. Only 2 wait staff who did a very good job but were run off their feet, they did forget... More 

2 Thank Colin V
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd time at The Rising Sun. A little worse each time. Burgers were really poor. Shoulder of pork just ok. Messed up the drink order. Two stars really because the staff were very friendly and the ambience is good

1 Thank Anthony S
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely selection on the menu, and great friendly staff. With so many restaurants to choose from, this one provides a lovely relaxed atmosphere, and lovely fresh specials on their board.

Thank Lakesidelady66
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first meal in Palm Cove was here over Easter. The service was good and the food delightful. My husbands chicken burger was tasty. I had the crispy duck salad with an asian salad. Beautiful flavours and I just loved the rice which was very memorable. As it was a duck salad the only thought I had was it didn't... More 

Thank ptbabe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here with guests from Sydney, lovely to hear the sounds of the waves and birds while eating alfresco under the giant meleluca trees. Great service, fantastic food, we all couldn't go past the paella, if you've eaten this before you'll know it's a 30-40 minute cook time but worth every second of the wait! Thanks guys 5 stars

Thank Paul B
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Service amazing food ! Staff go out of there way to make sure everything is perfect very happy and will eat there on each visit!!

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cute restaurant and bar is always busy - breakfast, lunch and dinner so we grabbed the opportunity to grab the cane sofa overlooking the beach to watch the sun set over a mahjito and caprioska instead of continuing our walk. They were well wort the stop. The menu looked interesting, the cocktails yum and the service friendly and fast... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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?