April/Easter 2022 Update: This post has been reviewed for accuracy however I have not visited since 2016. Please note as of April 2022, some restrictions apply at this restaurant, with the Grill currently restricted to in house guests and a set menu for dinner (you can call to try for last-minute reservations) however the bar is still taking public walk-ins. These restrictions will likely lift once covid restrictions are lifted.


The Sunset Bar and Grill is famous for having one of the most iconic restaurant views in Australia. It looks out over Cable Beach where the sun sets spectacularly over the water of the Indian Ocean.

The restaurant is part of the beautiful Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa (read more here) however anyone can visit for a drink or a meal and watch the sunset.

Buffet Breakfast at the Sunset Bar and Grill

The Sunset Bar and Grill is open for breakfast and serves a full buffet menu with lots of choices. It’s a relaxing way to start the day with beautiful views out over the aqua water and white sand of Cable Beach.

Holiday Tip: One of my favourite activities in Broome is an early morning walk along Cable Beach from Gantheume Point, followed by a well earned breakfast at the Sunset Bar & Grill!

During the busier times of the year you can catch a local bus from Cable Beach to Gantheume Point so you can do this as a one way walk with breakfast for your motivation 🙂
The view from Breakfast at the Sunset Bar and Grill by See Something New
The breafast views of Cable Beach from the Sunset Bar & Grill at Cable Beach Club Resort.

Dinner at the Sunset Bar & Grill

The restaurant has two sections open for dinner, the casual Sunset Bar and the more formal Sunset Grill which has table service. You can see their menus on the Cable Beach Club Resort dining information page.

 The Sunset Bar

The Sunset bar generally opens a couple of hours before sunset and serves drinks and bar food. The drinks menu includes many of the signature cocktails they make at the other bars in the resort and the bar serves beer, wine & spirits.

Afternoon cocktails with a view at the Sunset Bar and Grill by See Something New
Afternoon cocktails with a view at the Sunset Bar & Grill. I visited several years ago now, hopefully they now have compostable straws!

Snacks and bar meals are priced similar to what you would expect to pay at popular inner city bar around Australia. Snacks start from around $12 while meals are from approximately $25.

Pre covid no booking was required for the tables in the bar. This meanst in busy season you are best to come a bit before sunset to get a seat. Now, I would check with the restaurant well in advance on current restaurant booking requirements to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

The view of sunset from the back of the bar at the Sunset Bar & Grill
The view of sunset from the back of the bar at the Sunset Bar & Grill

The Sunset Grill

While the Sunset Grill is technically a more formal style of dining, it is still open to the outdoors and has a relaxed atmosphere.

It is best to book a table in advance to ensure you can be seated with a view of the sunset. I found by booking in advance they were able to accommodate my request for a table at the front of the balcony. That being said, the views are good from nearly everywhere in the restaurant.

The Grill a la carte menu has a range of snacks, entrees, main and grill items.

Expect to pay what you would for fine dining in other cities, with sides starting from $12 and main meals starting from around $30.

 

The sunset over Cable Beach viewed from our table at the Sunset Bar & Grill
The sunset over Cable Beach viewed from our table at the Sunset Bar & Grill

Sunset Bar and Grill Review

My sister and I visited in February 2016 (right at the end of the wet season) and we enjoyed it so much we ate there or called in for a drink nearly every night of our 6 day stay.

Pro’s

Location: We found it to be conveniently located as we were staying at Cable Beach Club Resort.

Price: Both the bar and grill are priced on par with what I would expect to pay at a similar standard venue in my home town of Geelong or Melbourne. We found it was quite reasonable as we mostly shared an entree main meal like a Pizza so we could save room for dessert!

We splashed out in the Grill on the last night and thought it was a special way to spend the last night of our trip.

Atmosphere: Broome is a friendly town and the Sunset Bar & Grill is no exception with a relaxed tropical vibe to both parts of the restaurant.

Dietary Requirements: The Grill caters well for vegetarians and gluten across all meal courses. Like most resort restaurants it seems their vegan options are very limited. They are also able to accommodate other dietary requirements and allergies where possible.

Cons:

Not so healthy choice: There are limited healthy options on the bar menu but this is pretty typical for a bar. If you are a vegetarian who wants choice your best off in the Grill (I overcame the issue by eating lots of pizza lol).

Why I love it

Ultimately I am a sucker for the view – I chase beautiful bushwalk, hotel and restaurant views all over Australia and the Sunset Bar & Grill is one of the best.

It’s not the only restaurant at Cable Beach (Zanders is another popular option – it’s menu has changed substantially since I last visited so I can’t compare the two). But the Sunset Bar and Grill combination of quality food, relaxing atmosphere and gorgeous views for me is irresistible.

The view of the Sunset over Cable Beach from the Sunset Bar and Grill at Cable Beach Club Resort
The favourite photo of the spectacular Cable Beach Sunset from out table at the Sunset Bar and Grill

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The spectacular view of sunset at Cable Beach from the table at the Sunset Bar & Grill