Places to eat
From fine dining under the night sky to family-friendly budget options, Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara has plenty of places to eat.
Check out the resort’s range of restaurants and cafes below.
Sounds of Silence
Sounds of Silence. Photo: Tourism NT
This award-winning outdoor dining experience in Yulara treats you to a delectable buffet on a special viewing platform overlooking Uluru.
As the sun sets and the sky lights up with stars, you’ll enjoy bush tucker-inspired cuisine, sparkling wine, a didgeridoo performance and a special astronomy lesson from an expert star talker.
Sounds of Silence can cater for vegetarian and other dietary requirements with prior notice.
This seasonal gastronomic experience in Yulara combines stunning views of the park with a spectacular four-course dinner in the great outdoors.
Each dish uses the finest native ingredients and is paired with premium Australian wine.
Located at Sails in the Desert, Ilkari offers a selection of superb international dishes.
Breakfast is presented buffet-style, while the three-course dinner menu includes seafood, roasts, pasta, Asian dishes and specialities from the grill. There’s even a chocolate fountain for dessert!
Open for breakfast and dinner. Reservations essential.
Walpa Lobby Bar
Laid-back and welcoming, the Walpa Lobby Bar at Sails in the Desert is the perfect spot for a coffee, casual lunch, dinner or evening drink. The menu features burgers, sandwiches, salads and more.
Open from sunrise until late.
Pira Pool Bar
Unwind with a poolside cocktail and a selection of share plates, light meals, burgers and desserts.
Located at Sails in the Desert. Open from mid-morning until sunset.
Mangata Bistro & Bar
Situated at the Desert Gardens Hotel, the Mangata Bistro & Bar boasts a wide range of light meals encapsulating the best Australian and international flavours.
Help yourself to a buffet breakfast or order a la carte burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads and tapas for lunch and dinner
The contemporary indoor dining area opens onto an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a drink or bite to eat amid the hotel’s lush gardens.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations essential.
Arnguli Grill & Restaurant
Overlooking the pool and grounds at the Desert Gardens Hotel, Arnguli serves premium Australian fare in beautiful surrounds.
The menu includes a signature grill selection and features many native spices, grains and seeds. There is also a fantastic wine list.
Open for dinner only. Reservations essential.
The Bough House
Start the day with a classic buffet breakfast at the Bough House, located at the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge.
For dinner, the Bough House offers a succulent roast of the day accompanied by your choice of buffet options and dessert. Vegetarian options are available.
Open every day for breakfast and seasonally for dinner.
Pioneer BBQ and Bar
What else would you eat in the heart of Australia but a good old Aussie barbecue?
This popular eatery lets you choose your own cut of meat or fish and cook it yourself so it’s just the way you like it. You can also help yourself to side dishes from the salad and dessert bars.
The Pioneer Bar serves frosty cold beers and often has live entertainment.
Located at the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. Open from 11.00 am until late.
Outback Pioneer Kitchen
Not in the mood for anything fancy? This budget-friendly eatery at the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge has great burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Ayers Wok Noodle Bar
This Asian restaurant in the town square whips up sizzling stir fries and noodle dishes.
Open every day for dinner and seasonally for lunch. Takeaway only
Set on the town square in Yulara, Gecko’s keeps hungry travellers happy with terrific pizza, pasta, salads, burgers and more.
Open for lunch and dinner. Takeaway available.
Kulata Academy Cafe
Want to do good while eating well? This cafe on the town square helps trainees from Yulara’s National Indigenous Training Academy kickstart their career in the hospitality industry.
With sandwiches, salads, smoothies, coffee and a range of cakes and pastries, this is a fantastic place for a quick breakfast or leisurely lunch.
Open for breakfast and lunch. Takeaway available.