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Red Centre and Uluru restaurants

Treat yourself to a hearty meal in the heart of Australia at these satisfying tables.

Long days spent exploring are best concluded with a long night enjoying a hearty meal. As Uluru is located within a national park, your base camp and the township where you’ll likely find your meal for the evening is Yulara. It’s a short drive from the entrance of the park and offers a handful of restaurants and dining options for visitors, including the following top recommendations.


Top Red Centre and Uluru restaurants

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Sounds of Silence Dinner

More than a restaurant, the Sounds of Silence Dinner is a sensory experience where you’ll dine in the desert under a canopy of stars. You’ll start your evening just before the sun sets, the national park in your sights and the sounds of a didgeridoo in the background. As the sun dips below the horizon, you’ll be served a bush tucker buffet as a star gazer locates and explains the night’s stars for you.

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock Resort


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Ilkari

Located inside the Sails in the Desert hotel, you don’t need to be staying there to enjoy Ilkari’s culinary delights. Breakfast is a buffet complete with egg and pancake making stations while dinner is a smorgasbord of Asian flavours, Italian favourites and signature dishes with a dash of indigenous influence.

163 Yulara Drive, Yulara


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Arnguli Grill

If you want a steak fix, the place to visit is Arnguli Grill. Located in the Desert Gardens hotel, this restaurant offers a wide variety of meat including beef, kangaroo, pork and lamb, cooked to perfection and destined to hit the spot after a long day out. Being one of the few restaurants and steakhouses in Uluru, the price point is quite steep at Arnguli Grill, so be prepared to pay for your dinner.

Yulara Drive, Yulara


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Gecko’s Cafe

This relaxing cafe can be found in the centre of the Yulara township and is for lunch and dinner, providing the hungry with standard cafe offerings including pizza, pasta and burgers.

Yulara Drive, Yulara


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Pioneer BBQ and Bar

Housed within the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Pioneer BBQ and Bar is a hot favourite with backpackers and those who prefer to DIY. Choose your preferred cut of meat or fish from the provided selection and then cook it yourself on one of the allocated barbeques. Sides are also available to purchase. This BBQ and grill is open for dinner only.

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Yulara Drive, Yulara

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