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Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010
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New York City, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has a strange ordering process. A waiter would seat you at a table and give you the menu, but he or she will not take your order. You need to go to the counter yourself, place your order, and pay--like what you do at a fast food place. Unfortunately, the price is no fast-food price. And the food... More 

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Warragul, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was ok meals, I had salmon which was lovely, staff said it came with chips, no chips so I had to order them separately. Breakfast was buffet which was great old get what you wanted. Service could be improved all staff are friendly and happy to help.

Thank Kymw12au
Adelaide, Australia
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88 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here a few times during our stay at Yulara, the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was fresh, impressed with the freshness of the calamari being we were in the centre of Australia! Good variety of food on the menu catering to different tastes.

Thank Mathilda J
Cardiff, Australia
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast included in our room rate and its one of the best breakfasts weve had on our travels. Fantastic staff ..enjoyable surroundings and top breakfast

Thank kalmy1961
Curitiba, PR
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554 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are not many options to dine at Ayers Rock resort and you will end up eating at Gecko's. The staff looks demotivated, with only a few smiling to or welcoming the customers. I've ordered a chicken parmigiana, which was overcooked. The gnocchi was good but the sauce tasted like canned sauce. In my experience, the pizzas are the best... More 

Thank DC-3Viator
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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yulara is not the cheapest of places to eat. This is a cafe with an 'order at the bar' system. It's not cheap but reasonable and the food is OK. We had 2 meals and 3 of the 4 dishes were fine; just the pasta was overcooked and pretty small. Service was friendly. A bit odd that it shuts at... More 

Thank ianf22
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun café where we had breakfast and dinner. the buffet breakfast is fantastic. One advice order a specialised coffee instead of the coffee being served part of the buffet. Other than that the food was great. the dinner menu is fantastic and there are daily specials which offer great deals. Especially the Thursday night $10 sangria jug night. Overall great... More 

Thank petervlahos
Paris, France
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found out AFTER we arrived at Desert Gardens that all restaurants closed for renovations and breakfast was supplied at Gecko's 10 min walk from hotel and closed before the shuttle started at 10.30 but excellent buffet, good service and great coffee

Thank BarbaraMWB
Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gecko's Cafe is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We dined here 2 times whilst in Ayres Rock and both times found the food to be fresh and tasty. Prices are reasonable for Ayres Rock and you can find unusual things like emu strips and kangaroo on a pizza. Portion sizes are generous. They have a good menu to choose... More 

Thank Gianna1958
Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners at Geckos in February. The Desert Gardens hotel dining facilities are under renovation and they are using Geckos for their breakfasts. Buffet breakfast was very good each morning. Poaches figs, fruit, yogurts to choose from and the regular array of bacon, sausage, eggs and mushrooms prepared beautifully. Congi available as well. Table service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Yulara
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8296 8010

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?