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The Rising Sun Bar & Bistro

95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0889
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“paella” (30 reviews)
“duck rolls” (10 reviews)
“samosas” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner on a wet Monday night in this restaurant. The food and wine menu is very comprehensive. We had the grilled barramundi and the twice cooked duck. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff are great, especially on weekends. Clearly passionate about their jobs and proud of their food and service. Amazing oysters, cocktails, seafood, everything. Keep up the amazing work, great place to dine and soak up the Palm Cove relaxed lifestyle!

Thank Newtravelerfromoz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and location. Service was underwhelming with them turning lights off and closing up at 9pm trying to push us out.... Didn't feel comfortable

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wife and I enjoyed a very delicious dinner in the chilled atmosphere of The Rising Sun. The trio of dips were sensational. Barramundi and fish of the day were great with perfectly cooked greens. Staff very helpful and attentive without being intrusive.

Thank Travis2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location overlooking the esplanade and ocean and relaxed atmosphere. Settled in for a cold drink listening to some Jazz music. Had a basic lunch with a steak sandwich hitting the spot but the tandoori chicken wrap presented was tasteless and not up to scratch...More

Thank Perricoota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a number of times but it’s average to say the least. Service is great, staff are lovely but the food is plain and not tasty. I keep hoping it will improve but it doesn’t. There are other better restaurants in the area.

Thank EuroChik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late breakfast and among the three of us we had a good serving of food, nicely presented and tasted great. Coffee was good. Service was on par and not intrusive. We enjoyed the view and the laid back atmosphere.

Thank jkl615
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal for dinner on a Tuesday night. The vista of the beach and islands was outstanding as was the service, price and quality of the meal. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Adrian1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu and wine list. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked sirloin with fries and salad. Friendly and courteous staff this place is downstairs in the Sarayi resort right on the beach. The also own the popular Nu Nu restaurant just up the beach.

Thank MarkFlintoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this restaurant a few times and never been disappointed. Lovely cocktails, they have a cocktail happy hour, although don't think cocktails are cheaper during happy hour. Service is very good. Highly recommended.

Thank Robyn O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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