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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (30 reviews)
“duck rolls” (13 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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1 - 10 of 843 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch and dinner at this resraurant and the food and service were excellent and reasonable priced. For lunch my husband and I shared a generous sized grazing platter that included cured meats, olives, prawns, three dips, pickled vegetables and grilled sourdough bread. For...More

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is with great disappiontment that I have to submit a negative report pertaining to what was once a great restaurant. Having dined at Rising Sun for some years myself and a friend went to the restaurant for dinner. The waitperson was both unfriendly and...More

1  Thank RNPCairns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here while on holiday. Although the service is perhaps a little slow by city standards, it fits with the classy but relaxed vibe of the cafe. The food we ate was fantastic - I had a Super Food Salad...More

Thank ABee82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful seafood and friendly service. We enjoyed the rice paper rolls with prawn and papaya , and the grilled Cobia. Happy to recommend.

Thank Ambassador779616
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went for dinner with my daughter. I had the pork ribs, which was delicious, and my daughter ordered the nachos. Serves were very generous. The waitress was pleasant, though under the pump. Overall a pleasant evening, would recommend.

2  Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our best experience in Palm Cove at this hidden gem. What I really liked was the attitude of the staff. They were all friendly and competent which is a rarity in my experience of this beautiful area of the world. Our waitress Zoe...More

Thank lke63878
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals and my daughter has food allergies and they were very accommodating. Beautiful spot and friendly staff.

Thank Mary Q
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This little gem is the casual sideshoot of the well known NuNus, and you can tell that the concept and management are influenced by genuinely experienced restaurateurs. It deserves a gong all of its own. The great location and relaxed vibe are solidly backed up...More

Thank minonloso
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

First looks in the day looked tropical, fun and like a good place to go. Kids eat free 5-6 so that was a draw card. Well this place really did not live up to first impressions. The cocktails looked amazing on paper but the real...More

1  Thank Lissylewis
Reviewed 2 October 2018

disappointing two times in the row. once I got served a very bad espresso and waiter snapped on us after we ask to remove from the bill. this weekend we had maybe the most expensive chips, just a serving of chips, for a total of...More

1  Thank MichaelPort
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Questions & Answers
2 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BryceM286 | Property representative |
Yes. The chefs are more than happy to assist with gluten free requests. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Geoff W
23 May 2015|
Response from our56 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that review but my review may shed some light on it more clearly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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