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RSL Social Club

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Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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115 Esplanade | QLD, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5804
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Adelaide
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Breakfast with a beautiful ground floor location. Great Staf, and nice priced food. Kinda took me back to the good old days of a solid breakfast not too much of the fancy pants "smashed avo"

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Thank Bograt17
Kangarilla
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just around the corner from the Novotel Oasis, and on the waterfront, this was an affordable and pleasant place to get a feed and a coldy! Good selection of hearty meals and friendly staff. Thanks RSL!

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Thank Andrew H
Cairns, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would say that RSL restaurants are known for serving reasonably priced good meals, simple meals but good. Our experience eating in different RSLs had always been fine, including Cairns RSL as we had dinner there once. However, today we had one of the worst meals ever. As they’re making renovations they’re only offering a temporary buffet lunch and a... More 

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Thank Betty O
cairnsrslclub, General Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this review

Hi Betty Thank you for your feedback, so sorry your experience was disappointing. As you have mentioned we are currently under refurbishment of our kitchen and dining area; our chefs are utilising a very small temporary kitchen "container" in the car park area. Whilst every day throws us a new challenge we are endeavouring to produce an accordingly priced buffet... More 

Coochiemudlo Island, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a meal, and they are going through renovations at the moment so would be interested to see what meals are like when completed. we had the buffet dinner , parts were ok mostly dry. Drinks were ordered at your table, which we were not even served even though the woman working there advised we were waiting to place... More 

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Thank Tinky255
cairnsrslclub, General Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this review

Hi Tinky255 Thanks for your feedback, as you have noted our kitchen is currently closed for refurbishment, and unfortunately our normal awesome menu is unavailable. We are doing our best to provide an admittedly limited offering which is priced accordingly. Our apologies for the mix up with your drink order; our Bistro bar is also included in the project and... More 

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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times now and found it to be very good indeed The staff are always friendly and helpful The decor is quite modern and the setting is excellent being in the esplanade opposite the memorial The food is hearty and good quality better than I would have expected The wine list and beverage list is very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The people who worked there are beautiful, but maybe because of the renovations, the buffet was a little ordinary.

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Thank traxjary
cairnsrslclub, General Manager at RSL Social Club, responded to this review

Hi Traxjary, Thanks for your feedback. As you have noted our kitchen is currently closed for refurbishment, and unfortunately our normal awesome menu is unavailable. We are doing our best to provide an admittedly limited offering which is priced accordingly. We hope to return with new and exciting menu choices soon. More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We chose the RSL for a quick bite for dinner as it was close to the hotel where we were staying, and RSL's generally have a good reputation. The food was impressive and the meals were brought out quickly. But, sadly first impressions do count, and the girl who took our orders made us feel like Julia Roberts when she... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went twice to the R S L and did not have anything to complain about children were well catered for.

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Thank Andrea J
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

5 adults and 3 children had Very nice meals and drinks. Reasonable prices and atmosphere okay. Currently doing renovations but this didn't effect us. Staff friendly and the children were given special package including game, free drinks and ice-cream. Ideal venue for a change from tourist restaurants

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Thank Sandra P
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If it wasn't for TripAdvisor we would've completely missed this place. Typical club food, not trying to outdo themselves and succeeding. Hidden just beyond the northern "end" of the esplanade strip of eateries, it has a surprisingly pleasant outlook towards the water. We'll be back.

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Thank Peter V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 19
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
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
Description
A'lacate , Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Cafe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?