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“Good food and a pleasant spot for a meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ilkari Restaurant

Ilkari Restaurant
Sails in the Desert | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61282968010
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Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Yulara
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food and a pleasant spot for a meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I had several breakfasts and one dinner at IIkari. I was impressed with the breakfast and I thought the range and quality of the food was good. Some elements, such as fruit were a little disappointing but this was more than made up by the fresh breads, pastries, etc. Breakfast was included in my room rate so I didn't have to consider whether I would have eaten there if paying separately. That said, given the location and comparing with what you would pay in a city hotel, the pricing is reasonable. Similarly the range of menu items at dinner time, including that the menu included several cheaper and lighter options, was good and the food well presented. My experiences of the serving staff were good and they were attentive and personable. I would certainly visit the restaurant again if I were visiting Uluru in the future.

Visited September 2013
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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice Dining Experience In The Desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good food inspired with tastes of the bush.. Cost is quite expensive but buffet means you can have as many servings as you want. Lots of yummy desserts available. Nice atmosphere, indigenous art hanging on walls, modern. Service is quick and efficient but perhaps not quite 5 star standard. Good selection of cocktails and australian wines. Bathrooms are always kept clean.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Delicious with nice outlook onto gardens/pool area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went for full buffet breakfast here on our last day. At $37 each it is comparable with 5 star hotels in Sydney. They have a chef making fresh omelettes, fried, poached & boiled eggs and pancakes. Have all the other usuals such as hot food in bain maries, cereals, fruit, yog, bread/pastries, charcuterie station plus congee, sushi and noodles or rice dish. Nice view into the grounds with a number of tall ghost gum trees. Very peaceful and nicely furnished. Since we had two other morning tours this is the only time we had breakfast at the resort and we were happy we chose Ilkari.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stow, Ohio
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Food is OK, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Most things in Yulara are expensive, and this is no exception. You are a long way from anything so I am sure their costs are high.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Buffet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had buffet breakfast included in our package at Sails in the Desert. There is a great variety of items available for breakfast. The service was also very good and I did like how you were given a coffee/tea pot per table - it was not self serve which I enjoyed.

Visited August 2013
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