A real taste of the Outback involves surprisingly little beef, no bloomin’ onions, and to be honest I never once saw “shrimp on the barbie” on even one menu! What I did find was kangaroo, emu, wattleseed, and lots of bush tomatoes! So here’s your sneak peek at what we really ate in the Australian Outback at Ayers Rock Resort!
Pira Pool Bar
By the time we landed and checked into Sails in the Desert, we had worked up quite an appetite! Fortunately for us, the Pira Pool Bar was just steps from our room, with a view of the pool to boot!
The day we arrived was my birthday, and we had reservations for A Night at the Field of Light, which involved sunset canapes with view of Uluru, dinner, a fun lecture on the stars, and a walk through the Field of Light art installation! Dinner was buffet style, and since it was night time, my pictures aren’t the best, but I tried to get some good ones for you!
Ilkari Restaurant Breakfast
As you can see above, my buffet plates are not beautiful! So instead of showing you my breakfast plate from each morning, I sneaked into the restaurant just before it opened and got pictures of everything before anyone dug in! There was also a chef preparing omelettes, French toast, and more on the griddle.
Gecko Cafe is a very popular spot, but thankfully we were able to get a couple of pizzas to go after a long and wonderful day. We made quick work of them!
Breakfast to Go
Honestly, this was not the ideal breakfast! There was very little protein, but this is what the resorts puts together for everyone who misses breakfast to take a sunrise tour.
This coffee shop in the Town Square has great coffee and food, too! This business also supports hospitality education for the indiginous people of the area. We stopped in for lunch after hiking the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta.
Ilkari Restaurant Buffet Dinner
Our package deal included a buffet dinner at the Ilkari restaurant, the same place we had breakfast. The dinner buffet was set up similarly, with a variety of foods surrounding a made-to-order, open kitchen with a chef and a menu for what she could make for guests.