Dining at Yulara (Uluru)

Delicious food is an important part of every travel experience. Not only will you get to surprise your taste buds with some fun new flavours, you’ll also get to acquaint yourself with local ingredients and culinary traditions. No other attraction or touristic activity is more immersive and rich than culinary tourism.

Are you seeking dining options in Yulara? Luckily, there’s a good range of options to test. There are culinary spots that cater to every taste, preference and budget. Let’s check out some of the best restaurants in Yulara and what they have to offer.

Dining Experiences

The Yulara restaurants aren’t the only ones that offer an exceptional culinary experience. If you want to have an Uluru sunset dinner or an outdoor dining experience, do consider the following options:

Sounds of Silence + Field of Light

If you don’t experience the Sounds of Silence, it’s almost as if you didn’t visit Uluru.  This is an award-winning outdoor dining fiesta that will let you enjoy a special buffet under the night sky. Sounds of Silence isn’t just about the delicious food. You’ll also get a didgeridoo performance, as well as an explanation of some curious astronomical facts. If you choose to, you can combine the Sounds of Silence dinner with exploration of the incredible Field of Light installation (called "a Night at Field of Light"). Since both are top attractions at Uluru, you should definitely make sure spots are available at the time you plan to visit.


Sounds of Silence 1

Sounds of Silence dinner overlooking Uluru

AAT Kings Uluru Sunset with BBQ Dinner

The AAT Kings BBQ is the only Uluru outdoor dining experience inside the national park itself. That alone is enough to make it exquisite. You’ll be welcomed with some sparkling wine, followed by BBQ classics. Fresh salads and finger-licking desserts are also available. The entire evening will be hosted by the AAT Kings guides who’ll make sure you’re having a lovely time. Book now and get ready for an unforgettable night.


Tali Wiru

Do you think it’s possible to combine fine dining with the ruggedness of the desert outback? The answer is yes and you can enjoy both at Tali Wiru. This outdoor dining experience is available from April to October. The dune-top restaurant is set under the starlit sky. There, you’ll get to try some delicious meals while an indigenous storyteller acquaints you with history and tradition. Online booking is possible and you should hurry to get your spot.

Tali Wiru

Dining Options in Yulara

Whether you’re seeking Yulara fine dining or something a bit more casual, some restaurants offer much better quality than their competitors. Here are five excellent choices to test out during your holiday:

Ilkari Restaurant

Serving Australian and Contemporary cuisine, this establishment is a favourite among tourists and locals alike. Located at Sails in the Desert, Ilkari is open for breakfast and dinner. There’s a high quality breakfast buffet, as well as an excellent selection of fresh seafood and local meats. Ilkari is open from 6:30am to 10:30am and from 6pm to 9pm. Because of its popularity, booking in advance is essential to reserve your table.


Walpa Lobby Bar

If you want a casual lunch, a dinner or just a cup of nice coffee, you’ll need to visit Walpa Lobby Bar at Sails in the Desert. The menu will definitely cater to those who want something a bit more down to earth – burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches, fries and lots more. The lobby bar is open from 10:30am to 10pm. Again – a popular Yulara dining spot, it necessitates preliminary booking.


Bough House

Located at the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, The Bough House is a country-style place that specialises in native ingredients. Kakadu plums, lemon myrtle and bush tomatoes are some of the staples you’ll get to try there. Getting a main course will entitle you to free entrée and dessert buffets. Bough House is open from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and you can easily book your delicious dinner there.

Ilkari Restaurant

Ilkari Restaurant

Walpa Lobby Bar

Walpa Lobby Bar

Bough House Restaurant

Bough House

Arnguli Grill and RestaurantArngulli Grill and Restaurant

Arngulli Grill and Restaurant

Many claim that this is Yulara’s best restaurant, so put it on your to-visit list. Arngulli Grill and Restaurant will give you a chance to taste some of the juiciest, locally sourced steaks and meats. It’s a stylish venue that’s ideal for a romantic night out. Located at Desert Garden Hotel, the restaurant welcomes visitors from 6pm to 9pm. If you’re keen on trying the delicious food here, make your booking as early as possible.


Ayers Wok Noodle Bar

The name says it all. The bar is a takeaway-only joint that has established its solid reputation among Yulara visitors. The stir-fries are excellent and if you’re seeking some diversity from hotel restaurants, this is the place to try. The Ayers Wok Noodle Bar is located at Ayers Rock Resort Town Square and it works from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is an independent supermarket (IGA) located in the town square of Yulara.
The only place that serves food in the national park is Ininti Cafe.
You can get alcohol with your meals at any of the dining establishments.
If you are wanting to get takeaway alcohol, you can do so at the Outback Pioneer Bar, however you must be staying at one of the accommodation providers and bring your proof of stay (a slip of paper, or your room key).


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