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Restaurants & Bars

The restaurants, cafés and bars at Ayers Rock Resort are united by a single passion to transform Australia's finest produce into inspired culinary creations.

Restaurants & Bars


From relaxed dining under a desert sky, to grilling a barramundi steak on the BBQ, you can choose from 14 dining experiences. No matter which hotel you've chosen to stay at, the dining options at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort cater for every taste and budget.


Unique Dining Experiences

Sounds of Silence

An award-winning dining experience under the stars, 'Sounds of Silence' is a unique experiene, offering the best of the Red Centre distilled into four unforgettable hours. The evening includes transfers, entertainment, canapés, beer, wines and non-alcoholic beverages, bushtucker inspired buffet (vegetarian arrangements made with prior notice), dessert, tea, coffee, port, star talk and stargazing.

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Tali Wiru

These seasonal dining experiences encapsulate the magic of fine dining in the spiritual heart of Australia. Limited to 20 people in one evening, enjoy Champagne and canapes, and four exquisite courses infused with ancient Indigenous flavours paired with Australian premium wines. The contrast between the spectacular setting and the world-class gastronomic adventure on your plate is simply awe-inspiring. This is so much more than a dining experience; it's a moment in time remembered forever.

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Located at Sails in the Desert


Sails in the Desert Hotel Restaurant and Bars

Ilkari Restaurant

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 for dinner. Your three-course dinner experience includes a selection of seafood, an array of antipasto, cured meats and soups to awaken your tastebuds. An assortment of pastas, Asian favourites, roasts and a grill selection cooked-to-order abound with signature dishes enlivened by Indigenous flavours will settle your appetite. For dessert, indulge in a rich and creamy chocolate fountain served alongside an intercontinental selection of mouth-watering sweet treats.

Children’s menu available
Open daily for buffet breakfast and dinner
Reservations 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. The menu features a delicious selection of classic burgers, sandwiches, garden-fresh salads and light meals.

Children's menu available
Open daily from sunrise until late for light meals, lunch, dinner or drinks

Pira Pool Bar

For the Anangu people the moon or, pira, is a guide through the seasons. At Sails in the Desert Pira is a sun-kissed, poolside setting for casual dining or a relaxed holiday cocktail. The menu features a selection of shared plates, fresh salads, classic burgers, light meals and desserts.

Children’s menu available.
Open daily until late morning until sunset for light meals or drinks.


Located at Desert Gardens Hotel


Mangata Bistro & Bar

Mangata takes on the Pitjantjatjara name for desert quandong, its fleshy fruit crisp and tangy and rich in vitamin C. Mangata offers the perfect start to your day, serving a delicious buffet breakfast to ready you for a day of exploring the outback. For lunch and dinner the newly refurbished Bistro & Bar offers a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with notes of bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoors flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, where you’re surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel. Offering a range of sandwiches, burgers, pastas, tapas and salads, this is the perfect place for a relaxed lunch or supper; or simply to unwind with a cocktail or nightcap at the bar.

Children’s menu available
Open daily for buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner
Reservations essential

Desert Gardens Hotel Mangata Bistro and Bar 

Arnguli Grill & Restaurant

A gem of Australia’s rugged heart, Arnguli, the Pitjantjatjara word for bush plum, is a fitting name for a restaurant that celebrates its stunning surroundings. Quality Australian produce are enlivened by local Indigenous flavours using native spices, grains and seeds. In the shadows of the hotel’s quintessential ghost gums and overlooking the central pool and garden, this newly renovated a la carte restaurant offers an extensive menu and signature grill selection and a quality variety of Australian wines. Enjoy premium dining in a romantic, intimate setting.

Children’s menu available
Open daily for a la carte dinner
Reservations essential

Desert Gardens Hotel Arnguli Grill and Restaurant
 


Located at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge


Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge Restaurant Options

The Bough House Restaurant

The Bough House offers a traditional Australian buffet breakfast. For dinner, share in the spirit of outback Australia and enjoy a roast of the day served alongside a delicious buffet. Buffet selections offer international flavours that include vegetarian options, with a great selection of desserts to complete your meal.

Children's menu available
Open daily for breakfast and seasonally for dinner

Pioneer BBQ and Bar

A popular dining option at Ayers Rock Resort, Outback Pioneer BBQ is a do-it-yourself BBQ with traditional Aussie charm. Select your preferred cut of meat or fish including steaks, kangaroo, emu sausages and barramundi and then cook it yourself. Serve yourself to accompanying side dishes including a salad bar, jacket potatoes and dessert. Open daily for dinner.

Meet up with your fellow travellers and enjoy live entertainment and an ice cold drink at the Outback Pioneer Bar.

Open daily from 11am until late.

Outback Pioneer Kitchen

A low-priced alternative to restaurant dining with pizzas, burgers, salads, wraps and sandwiches on the menu. The Outback Pioneer Kitchen offers picnic table style dining with quick and friendly service.

Open daily for light meals and take-away.

Outback Pioneer Hotel Bough House laugh


Located at Resort Town Square


Ayers Wok Noodle Bar

Using the freshest of Australian produce, traditional Asian recipes are served up fast and fragrant. Have your noodle stir-fry just the way you like it or select one of the Asian favourites.

Open daily for dinner and seasonally for lunch. Takeaway only

Gecko's Café 

Sample some of the best produce cooked to perfection incorporating Indigenous herbs and spices such as gourmet pizzas, pastas, salads, burgers and sizzling steaks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Children's menu available
Open daily for lunch and dinner, take-away also available

Kulata Academy Café

SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS TRAINEES ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

At Kulata, trainees of our National Indigenous Training Academy take the first step in their hospitality career. Here, trainees learn a range of skills in a supported environment to help prepare them for exciting careers in the hospitality industry.

The Kulata Academy Café menu includes a wide range of fresh sandwiches along with salads and breakfast classics like fresh yoghurt, smoothies and fruit options. Enjoy a coffee or tea with an array of cakes and pastries.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and light meals. Take-away is also available

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Take a morning ride around the base of Uluru by bicycle. The 15 kilometre self-guided journey is easily made within 3 hours and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Stop and explore the pure beauty of this spiritual and unique wonder of the world at your own pace. Once you have finished your ride, you are free to explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Includes return hotel transfers operated by Uluru Hop On & Hop Off. Children toddler seats and tag-a-longs available on request, subject to availability. Departure times: Return transfer from your accommodation by Uluru Hop ON Hop Off 7:15am December 7:45am February 8:30am March 9:30am October and November 10:00am September 10:15am 16-30 April and May 10:30am 1-15 April and June to August Duration approx. 4 hours

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15min Uluru and Resort Postcard Flight (daytime)

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Bush Food Experience

Learn about Australian and local native bush foods with a tasting of seasonal seeds, fruits and spices. Your knowledgeable guide will describe how for centuries the Indigenous people used the bush for food.  You'll find out about the uses of certain plants, fruits, grains and spices and about traditional food preparation methods. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of a recipe using some of the ancient native bush ingredients. Tour duration approx. 45 minutes. 

Mani Mani Indigenous Cultural Theatre

Mani-Mani Theatre Company’s unique sound, lighting, 3D effects and performance take you on a visually captivating experience transporting you to the ancient lands of Central Australia where the story of Walawuru, Kakalyalya & Kaanka unravels. The symbolic story of Walawuru, Kakalyalya & Kaanka is a tale of love, jealousy and greed. Expressed through ‘Mani-Mani’, the local art form of storytelling, this contemporary Indigenous performance brings to life the ancient ancestral beings Walawuru the Wedge-Tailed Eagle and his two wives; Kaanka the black crow and Kakalyalya the white cockatoo. Walawuru is happy with his two wives but little does he know Kaanka is evil and very jealous of the kind and caring Kakalyalya. The word ‘Mani-Mani’ comes from the Yankunytjatjara & Pitjantjatjara language of the Anangu people of Central Australia. Anangu people would often tell stories by drawing symbols in the sand using a stick taken from a branch of the Mani-Mani tree. The stories were often about ancestors, real events in history and the Tjukurpa creation time. Please note: this tour will recommence 5 February 2018

Ecology & Museum Tour

Wintjiri museum provides an educational display highlighting local history, Aboriginal culture, geology, flora and fauna. On this interpretative tour of the museum your Aboriginal guide will introduce you to the region's unique ecology and classes of mammals and fauna types not found anywhere else in the world.  Gain insights into the Anangu land conservation and management practices as well as a brief historical overview; starting 30,000 years ago with the Aboriginal habitation to the early European explorers, and the development of tourism at Uluru. Tour duration approx. 45 minutes.
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