Shell Service Station Uluru
After the disaster at the Culture Centre, I needed to give Uluru another chance to shine. After all this place is absolutely majestic and words cannot describe the beauty of this place.
Now the Uluru precinct hasn’t got a bakery (it bloody should though) nor overflowing with options, but there was one place I found ’s and I was prepared to give it a crack.
The place I was heading to, was the only place to fuel up and grab a few items and that was the Shell Servo Yalara.
Now servo ’s aren’t my normal thing but these ’s were not your average Mrs Mac or Four N Twenty plastic bag show !!!
The manager went to Tasmania a while ago, tried these things and liked them that much he decided to import them directly into the rock.
Choosing a this week was a difficult choice. I needed a bit of help from a few of the staff as the choices were endless. So after chatting to the staff it was decided I give classic chicken curry a go !!!! So the staff whipped one out of the oven and I was ready to rock n roll.
1. Value for Money – Look $4.99 was ok value. It wasn’t the biggest pie I’ve had. Its probably slightly bigger then the size of those traveler ’s you see in other Servos. Also you are in a remote part of , so you need to take that into account with the price tag. 6.5/10
2. Meat Ratio – Not bad, maybe a little saggy in the middle but overall satisfactory. 7/10
3. Meat Flavour – To be honest the favor wasn’t too bad at all. The curry wasn’t hot enough for me personally, but the flavor was evident. The was littered with a assortment of veggies as well. Not bad 7/10
4. Pastry – Photos will show the base was under cooked, but top was good. As
far as stability was concerned the pie never moved. It was also quite buttery and had a nice flavor about it. 7.5/10
5. Temperature – A little hot. Not sure what temp the warmer was at but I had to wait a little bit for it to cool down. But some people way like it that way 7.5/10
Overall Rating 35.5/50
As far a servo ’s go this one wasn’t to bad. After my Uluru horror show the day before, this was a pleasant surprise. Just to clarify these ’s are not cooked locally but imported in from Tassie. The Servo manager Aaron informed me these ’s fly out the door, about 200 to 250 are sold each and every day.
Servo ’s can be very hit and miss but I am glad to inform you all this one gets a big from me. I would be more than willing to have one of these the next time I’m at the Rock. My little mate Nate also gave it the ’s up. He smoked his plain beef in about 4 bites.
This Servo has most little items you need if you get stuck. Side note – you may need a second mortgage to pay for your fuel with diesel at around $2.06 a litre.
As always a huge thanks to the crew at the Shell Servo Urulu for allowing me to run a muck in your workplace. We had a bit of fun and I’m truly grateful. This was my first official Servo review as well !!!! Might need to do a few more of these.
The ROCK and OLGAS are EPIC. I encourage anyone living in who hasn’t been out here to do so. Words cannot describe how majestic this place is. Whether your 8 or 80 this place will leave a lasting impression and put a huge smile on your dial.