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Pioneer BBQ and Bar

Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
61 2 8296 8010
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Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Yulara
Price range: $14 - $29
Cuisines: Barbecue, Australian, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: A popular dining option at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort located at Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. A do-it-yourself BBQ (meat must be purchased at the BBQ Bar) with traditional Aussie charm. Meet up with your fellow travellers and enjoy live entertainment nightly. Open daily for dinner.
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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Pioneer BBQ and Bar is a great, laid-back place to go for a beer and to relax. During my 11 months in Yulara this was usually where I'd meet up with friends for a couple drinks and a meal. The barrels, wooden picnic tables, live music, and the smell from the BBQ provides a typical Aussie atmosphere. I have not... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An average selection of all you can eat salads and a dessert. Shame you can't choose your own selection from the different type of sausages on offer and disappointed with the portion size of the barramundi. Cheap and not so cheery.

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello MrsBeachandSki Thank you for the feedback from your experience dining at the BBQ Bar. We will definitely look into your suggestion when next we look at the selections offered at this venue. Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

St Petersburg
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was the best place for dinner at Ayers Rock Resort. Opens at 17.30. Select the meat you wish and then cook on the bbq as you like. There is a board with instructions how long should each meat be cooked. You do not have to be professional cook. Staff always helps if you need while cooking. Salad and sweet... More

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Eyrice Thank you for your detailed review. Glad to see you enjoyed dining at the BBQ Bar, it is a unique dining option for our guests. Great atmosphere and live music Tuesday to Saturday. Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

Hadera, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The concept is self cook meat with all you can eat salads. They have a selection of standard stakes along with bush tucker (kangaroo, crocodile and emu). The live music adds to the atmosphere

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello YaEp Simple dining concept with a great selection of meats for people to try. The BBQ bar is one of the most popular dining options at Ayers Rock Resort, and I am please you enjoyed your dining experience. Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

Redditch, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Outdoor DIY BBQ - excellent. Exactly as we expected - you choose your meat - steak, kangaroo, fish, sausages, burgers - cook it yourself and then help yourself to any amount of salad, roast pots, veg. Also pudding and custard. Outdoor bench style seating. Great atmosphere.

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello RichdawnLane It’s great to see you enjoyed that BBQ Bar whilst visiting Uluru. Good selections of meals, drinks and nice relaxed atmosphere are best way to wind down after a day of sightseeing. Thanks for sharing your experience Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good bush BBQ where you get a great choice of BBQ wares to make yourself. Great to sit outside and have drink in a casual setting for the family.

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello AlbyS_1971 Yes an easy place for the family to relax and soak in the atmosphere. Also a great spot to meet other travellers. Thanks for the review. Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

Sunnyvale, CA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved this experience - you pick out your meat and you get to BBQ it yourself and also get a salad bar. It was a lot of fun especially since my boys love grilling and the meat was a really good quality. My boys & husband had the kangaroo, I had the high-end steak and the meal cost $95 total... More

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello lanamom Thanks for the great review. Fantastic to see you enjoyed the self-cook BBQ option here at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. You mentioned Ilkari buffet at Sail in the Desert and Sounds of Silence. These are both very popular dining options at Ayers Rock Resort. I hope you enjoyed them all, as they all offer very different dining experiences.... More

Perth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you don't mid cooking your own meat, this is an excellent way to dine. Besides the usual steaks and fish, you can also get kangaroo, emu and crocodile sausages. Salad selection is good though it didn't change from one night to the next. Same with the dessert - mixed fruit crumble and custard every night. A game of pool... More

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello .DaleBbB Thanks for mentioning the wide variety of meats available at the BBQ Bar in your review. For many of our guests that dine here it is their first opportunity to try these products and sometimes their only time. The crocodile sausages are a new line that was introduced a few weeks ago and they are very tasty. So... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Come here at nights as it gets busy and theres some live music going on and grills sizzling weird meats like emu, kangaroo, crocs and camels.

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Ildefonso O Thanks for the review of the BBQ bar. It's nice to know you enjoyed the atmosphere and shared your experience. Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We drank here a few times as it was cheap. 1 beer and 1 Southern comfort $12.60. You had to show your room key to be served, which was fine with us. We met some lovely tourist (overseas). We didn't try the BBQ but had a Hamburger,chips and drink combo for $18. One of the best burgers i've had in... More

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Pioneer BBQ and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Vanessa M Thanks for the reviewing the BBQ bar and mentioning the staff. We always try to provide a friendly fun atmosphere for our guests and I am glad to see you enjoyed it. Regards Mauri Van Den Bosch General Manager More

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