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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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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite renovations and a new look totally disappointed in the quality of the food. Tasteless bland, chips looked and tasted like they had been cooked a couple of times. Not worth the money!!

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Rochester, New York
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219 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Building is being renovated, which it is in need of. Food was served in a buffet line, with different selections of meat and vegetables available. I wouldn't rush to revisit. Compared to other restaurants in the area the value is good. Just don't expect too much.

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Thank JFHHMH
Brisbane Q
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187 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met an old Cairns friend here for lunch one day and it was a pleasant stroll along the waterfront to reach the RSL, just a few blocks out from the CBD on the Esplanade. She had picked a table with a view of the ocean which we both enjoyed whilst we slowly ordered a meal over a cool drink.... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Buffet is on due to renovations. Very basic, not tasty, cold & uninteresting. Will not return until renovations completed.

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Thank RozfromOz
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The manager looks like she has not even tried to smile in a very long time. The service reflects her enthusiasm.

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Thank Aissiejoe
Adelaide
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 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
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?