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Ilkari Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Sails in the Desert | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I certainly did not expect the high standards I experienced at Ilkari Restaurant, given the remote location. The buffet breakfast and buffet dinner were both excellent, comparable to a 4-5 star hotel in a major city. Well done to the teams at the restaurant.

Thank ng_ryan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast every morning and loved it. LOADS of choice, maybe a few more GF options would be good but havin a choice of ways to cook your eggs was great, boiled, fried, omlette, eggs benedict and nothing was an issue for staff. Fantastic service

Thank Kerrie D
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The chefs especially the indigenous lady serving at the carvery was amazing.

Thank Andrea G
Noosa, Australia
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196 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ilkari is the flag ship restaurant at Sails in the Desert - the 5 star option at Voyages at Uluru. (Voyages seems to own everything here). Therefore we had an expectation going in that the standard of cuisine and service would be good. We were not disappointed. We had 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner included in our Lux Escapes package.... More 

Thank martyjoe
Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined in the restaurant on each of our 3 mornings at the resort, and for one buffet dinner. The international staff were awesome. We particularly appreciated the servcie from Pragi (Sri Lanka) and Claire (Australia), albeit that there were many others whose names we did not note. At both breakfast and dinner, there is a significant... More 

Thank Ericguy19
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ilkari is a really good restaurant with an excellent service. Dinner is absolutely fantastic and breakfast too. Unfortunately I have to deliver a 4 star as I find a bit ridicolous to pay an extra surcharge for cappuccino or any other hot beverage which is not tea or black coffee when you already pay $40 for a full breakfast.

Thank Filippo G
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast buffet is very special but the dinner buffet is a culinary delight. The lamb was succulent and delicious and the pork belly was memorable. Their famous chocolate fountain is a chocoholic's dream.

Thank Catieob
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffet style dining where you can also obtain cooked-to-order meals. Good food and lots of variety although a little expensive. Service was great.

Thank 508sylviaj
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Amazing range of food. Great atmosphere. WOrth the money if you had to pay for it, however, ours was inlcuded in our package.

Thank Michelle F
Magenta, Australia
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The top restaurant out of the three hotels at Yulara. The buffet is very extensive with a lot of local bush flavours. Service is attentive and friendly and many of the staff are graduates of the 12 month indigenous truing program - good to see these young people being given a chance by Accor hotels in particular. Highly recommend the... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sails in the Desert | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Yulara
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8296 8010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?