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PRICE RANGE
AU$20 - AU$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

Delicious food Lovely presentation. Taste was great. Only quarm would be the chicken herm portion was a little small. Other than that. Fully recommend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Voyages Travel Centre, Other at Ilkari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at our Ilkari Restaurant. We hope to be able to welcome you back one day soon!

Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed this, highly recommended. Staff are super and the setting is terrific. The Buffet is really very varied with seafood, meats, soup, salad and great desserts. Really I cannot criticise anything it was all excellent. Highlights for me the cooked prawns and amazing salad...bar. In addition to International offerings there were a number of Indian dishes, all just perfection. I have been to India often and someone knows what they are doing. For A$89 it may seem costly however given the transport costs and faultless quality we thought it very well priced for a top-notch dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Voyages Travel Centre, Other at Ilkari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the variety and quality of our buffet offerings, especially the cooked prawns and salad bar! and the inclusion of authentic Indian dishes. We hope to welcome you back for another delightful dining...More

Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

We had the buffet breakfast here as it was in our accommodation package. There is a large selection of food to choose from as well as an egg selection, the poached eggs were cooked really well & I loved the option of smoothies in addition...to the normal fruit juices. We also had a buffet dinner here & again the selection of food was extensive. Great staff & great food.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

We decided to try this buffet dinner while we were staying at Sails in the Desert. We couldn’t have been more impressed with the freshness, quality and range of food available as a buffet in the middle of nowhere. From the oysters to the red...meats, salads and incredible desserts, everything was well prepared and provided in abundance. Also the staff were very well trained and hard working. Great dinner experience!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

The buffet offered very fresh seafood and deliciously prepared metas and salads. There was an extensive dessert range. A great dining experience, well attending staff and a lovely ambience.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023 via mobile

Ilkari is a buffet restaurant located within Sails in the Desert hotel. It’s $48pp for breakfast and $89pp for dinner . I thought dinner was better value than breakfast. There were prawns, oysters and steak available among plenty of other dishes and vegetarian options. Personally...I preferred Arnguli the restaurant in the Desert sands hotel which had table service. Staff were efficient and friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

We had buffet breakfast and buffet dinner at Ilkari. There was a great selection with something for all tastes, even vegan desert options . Staff are very attentive and removed dirty plates and refreshed drinks often.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023

We thought we would book the buffet meal for our last night here we knew it was going to be expensive from the reviews we had read but we didn’t expect to pay $225 for a meal which to be honest whilst nice wasn’t exactly...outstanding! The restaurant is nice, lots of tables and you need to book. A bottle of Pale Ale, and a small one at that was $15 a bottle of water was $10 so it’s a case of buyer beware here, because if you’re not going to eat your own body weight in food don’t go, unless of course you can afford to do this every night in which case fire in! The staff were very attentive, very polite and friendly. We did tip but there’s no information on what happens with the tips, are the pooled and distributed amongst the wait staff or what? It would be nice to know what happens to the tips so you know wait staff are getting what they should.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2022

The first night we had this restaurant booked for us but we enjoyed it so much we went back the 2nd night. Plenty of choice, good service and a the ambience is good too.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2022

When you go to Central Australia and they talk about bush tucker, you expect to get some different flavours. This restaurant doesn't deliver. We visited once for the buffet dinner and once for breakfast. At tge dinner The smoked kangaroo was delicious. The buffalo steaks...chewy. The lack of bush spices was very evident. Yes there was a good amount of food. Curries, Asian, charcuterie, a little seafood but nothing to rave about when the cost is $90 a head. Then the water was $12. And my one cocktail cost $27. They missed the mark on showcasing amazing bush flavours. But we had to do it once. Breakfast was the usual food at buffets. Nothing special except the bread and butter pudding was to die for. Once again pricey. $49 a head. The chai pudding was disgusting and fizzed on your tongue like it was rancid. Don't try it.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022

We went to the buffet dinner and was amazed at the selection on offer and the presentation. Service from our waitress and everyone else was first class. Very well priced.Wines on offer were very good.We enjoyed our last evening and had a special time

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Delicious buffet to choose from with heaps of yummy oysters which is kind of strangle for Uluṟu which is inland!…. However lots of food to choose from so something for everyone to enjoy both starters, mains and desserts.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022

If you are staying at the Sails then I would recommend this breakfast for each day of your stay. Even if you do a sunrise activity (like camels), the buffet is available when you return. Also it is much cheaper to purchase it with your...room rather than when you get there.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

We had 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners… it was a buffet style and it was great! You managed to find something new to eat ( def the dinner lambbbbb chops were so good as well as breakfast Great service and real abundance

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

Make sure you book because this is a great buffet restaurant. Lots of good vegetarian and meat options - all nicely cooked. My family of 4 really enjoyed this buffet. Service was good too. My daughters over indulged in the creme brulee which were amazing!

Date of visit: September 2022
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I recall this place does not serve wine or alcohol
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Response from cls72020 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Sails in March so I'm not sure what additional options you may have now, but I agree with Rob M the noodle bar in the shopping square would be a better option or the bar/cafe next to the noddle bar I don't... More
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Hi c0p0lla I would highly recommend contacting the Voyages Travel Centre directly and they will be pleased to assist you with your reservation. Kind Regards Georgia Customer Relations
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Ilkari Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4