There are places to eat both inside and outside the park, offering a range of options from five-star dining under the stars to self-catering.
Inside the national park
The Cultural Centre is the best place in the park to get something to eat but if you are bringing your own picnic then there are a couple of options.
Dine under the stars
Dine under the stars at the exclusive AAT Kings barbecue, the only evening dining experience inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
In the afterglow of an Uluru sunset, enjoy a unique and exclusive dining experience with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. It's a chance to relax in the company of friends and fellow travellers after a day of sightseeing, feel the amazing aura of Uluru and gaze at a night sky full of stars.
Hosted by AAT Kings' friendly guides, you'll enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and dine on a classic barbecue menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, as well as a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. You can even try an outback favourite - kangaroo. A choice of red and white wines, beer and soft drinks are also available throughout the evening.
For more information visit aatkings.com or call 1300 228 546.
Enjoy light refreshments or a main meal with a magnificent view of Uluru. Ininti offers a selection of souvenir gifts, books, videos and clothing. It is recommended groups book in advance to avoid delays.
Open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed Christmas, New Years Day and June 30) | 08 8956 2214
Gas barbecues, sheltered picnic areas and toilets are available free of charge at the Cultural Centre. The viewing area at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku also has shelter, toilets and drinking water. There is a supermarket at Ayers Rock Resort outside of the park where you can purchase groceries.
Outside the park at Ayers Rock Resort
Ayers Rock Resort has a huge range of places to eat so there is definitely something to please everyone.
Sounds of Silence
An award-winning dining experience under the stars, "Sounds of Silence" is a unique event, offering the best of the Red Centre distilled into four unforgettable hours. The event includes transfers, entertainment, canapés, beer, wines and non-alcoholic beverages, barbecue buffet (vegetarian arrangements made with prior notice), dessert, tea, coffee, port, star talk and stargazing. Departs daily one hour before sunset. Bookings are essential.
More information on the Sounds of Silence dining experience
'Tali Wiru', meaning beautiful dune in our local language, encapsulates the magic of fine dining under the Southern Desert sky. Limited to an intimate group of 20 people, the Tali Wiru experience begins with French Champagne and canapés around a firepit and progresses to the dune top for a Table d'hote four-course dinner, matched with premium Australian wine. Be seated with your partner or with your party of up to six people and experience a night you will remember for the rest of your life.
More information on the Tali Wiru fine dining experience
Mayu - a-la-carte dining
The Sails in the Desert hotel's premier dining experience, Mayu takes the traditional and ancient Pitjantjatjara name for flavour and serves up a truly innovative and modern a la carte menu. The finest ingredients are transformed into inspired dishes before being served with your choice of Australia's foremost wines.
Open for dinner on Friday and Saturday only.
Situated at the premium Sails in the Desert Hotel, a personalised breakfast experience begins with an international menu and is completed by an egg and pancake station that allows the guest to define their very own signature dish. Ilkari continues to offer a tantalising menu of international flavours through lunch and dinner. An array of salads, vegetables, antipasto delights, pastas, Asian favourites, roasts and a grill selection abound with our chef's signature dishes enlivened by Indigenous flavours.
Children's menu available. Reservations are essential.
Walpa Lobby Bar
For centuries travel has been defined by the wind. Taking on the Pitjantjatjara name for wind, Walpa Lobby Bar instead provides a sense that your journey is complete - a sense of arrival. A relaxed setting for coffee and cake, casual lunch or dinner, a pre-dinner drink or night cap after a sunset tour, Walpa Lobby Bar is contemporary and welcoming.
Children's menu available. Open from sunrise to late (seasonal). All-day dining menu available from 11.00 am - 10.00 pm.
Pira Pool Bar
For the Anangu people the moon or, pira, is a guide through the seasons. At Sails in the Desert Hotel, Pira is a sun-kissed, poolside setting for casual dining or a relaxed holiday cocktail. A menu of Mediterranean, tapas style dishes and classic Australian steaks, burgers and fish and chips delights.
Children's menu available. Open for light meals or drinks from 10.00 am - 7.00 pm, seasonally for dinner.
White Gums Restaurant
Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is home to the popular White Gums Restaurant which offers a hot and cold buffet breakfast in an open and relaxed setting. Children's menu available. (Open seasonally).
Pioneer BBQ and Bar
A popular dining option at Ayers Rock Resort located at Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge. A do-it-yourself BBQ (meat must be purchased at the BBQ Bar) with traditional Aussie charm. Meet up with your fellow travellers and enjoy live entertainment and an ice cold drink. Open daily for dinner.
Situated at Voyages Desert Garden Hotel, Bunya Bar offers an indoor alfresco cafe experience and a wide range of light meals. The bar is also great for an afternoon tea or early evening cocktail. Open daily. Children's menu available.
Bough House Restaurant
Located at Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, the Bough House Restaurant offers a traditional Australian breakfast. For dinner, share in the spirit of Outback Australia and enjoy traditional flavours at this popular buffet featuring traditional Australian 'tucker' and local delicacies, including meats, special breads, pastries and desserts. Children's menu available. Open seasonally, subject to demand.
Ayers Wok Noodle Bar
Ayers Rock Resort's quick and tasty dining option boasts oriental flare with classic Asian cuisine. Enjoy take-away noodle boxes such as Penang Beef Curry, Green Chicken Curry and Seafood Miso Soba Noodle Soup or choose from some simple favourites like Chicken Teriyaki and Singapore Noodles.
Lunch 11.30 am - 3.00 pm (seasonal). Dinner 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm daily.
Outback Pioneer Kitchen
A low-priced alternative to restaurant dining with pizzas, burgers, salads, wraps and sandwiches on the menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Kick back with gourmet pizzas, pasta and Mediterranean style dishes, in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a coffee, cocktail or snack outdoors on the terrace. Open for lunch and dinner. Located in the Resort Shopping Centre. Children's menu available.
Conveniently located in the Resort Shopping Centre, Gecko's offers quality burgers and chips with fast and friendly service. Open seasonally.
Located at the Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel, Arnguli Grill features a table d'hôte menu of two and three set menu options, in relaxed surrounds. Children's menu available.
Kulata Academy café
The Kulata Academy café menu includes a wide range of freshly prepared sandwiches along with salads and breakfast classics like fresh yoghurt, smoothies and fruit options. Located in the Resort Town Square. The café is run by the trainees of Ayers Rock Resort's National Indigenous Training Academy.
There is a supermarket in the Resort Shopping Centre where you can purchase groceries.