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If staying in Cairns or Port Douglas, it's well worth making the short drive to beautiful Palm Cove for lunch. It has a long shelter stretch of beach, and nearly all the restaurants make good use of their sea views.
We dropped in to The Rising Sun for lunch, a relaxed little bar in the Sarayi. It offers both indoor and outdoor dining, but as a very popular lunch spot, you need to get in early for an outdoor table. It also has the bonus of an open wall, so even if inside, you get the benefit of the breeze and sea air.
The kids ordered the massive, and very popular with the other diners, burger, which included beetroot, bacon and egg on a huge crusty roll.