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AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

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680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge) (Belleville St.)
+1 250-414-6739
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Lagos, Portugal
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried Aura with friends for dinner. Right on the harbor in James Bay Laurel Point Hotel. The view out the window is spectacular in the evening with lights glowing on the waterr, very romantic. Our Server was very knowledgeable about wines and once we decided on which bottle to order she not only poured the wine but decanted the remaining... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the deep fried sushi and the risotto The salads were good too The breakfast was awesome Good choice of vines

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments paolapU145FM. I'm so glad you liked the sushi – it's actually one of my personal favourites too (along with the cheese plate of course)! See you again soon, Louise - Guest Experience More 

Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE have dined or sipped a cocktail at Aura several times since late last summer and we have found our experience to be most enjoyable and rewarding! The staff are 'top of the mark' without question! We feel welcomed and well looked after always! The view without a doubt is marvellous,day or night...we do enjoy the selection of food and... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

You've made us blush 319kathryn. We are so thrilled to to be one of your "go to" places and really appreciate that you took the time to share your experiences online. We work really hard to serve the best food in a great environment and we’re glad to see our efforts pay off on your most recent visit. We’ll make... More 

Calgary, Alberta
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant at the Laurel Point Inn was absolutely lovely! We enjoyed everything about it. The views are incredibly beautiful at night! The food is excellent and beautifully prepared. The service is good, but please stop having the servers point at and describe every item on the plate. This is really unnecessary and kind of rude.

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1 Thank USCalgarian
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review USCalgarian. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. As there are many ingredients in our dishes, and some guests may be unfamiliar with some of our unique ingredients, we want to ensure everyone knows what they are eating, and certainly don't mean to appear as being rude. We hope to see you again,... More 

portland,OR
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Aura has a romantic location facing across the harbour to downtown. We went their for my birthday dinner and the ambiance and service in this beautiful restaurant, along with the outstanding view, are excellent. Our appetizers and seafood main course, along with our dessert, were very enjoyable, and we would definitely recommend this restaurant for its overall dining experience.

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you rcassresearch for your review and recommendation! We are so happy that you had a great birthday celebration with us and hope that you'll be back just becasue again soon. Louise - Guest Experience More 

oxford
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315 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We enjoyed the happy hour and watched the harbour and the government building light up. Food was excellent- the lamb special was cooked to perfection and included a cutlet of lamb and a deep fried ball of lamb- sometimes called a bon bon but I can't remember what it was called here At last a decent cheese board in Canada-... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Glinys W. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our lamb dish and cheese board and we hope to see you again. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Victoria, Canada
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great Amazing Seafood. Loved sitting outside in the summer. Great drinks great atmosphere. I will definitely come back to this place.

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks olie d we are so glad that you enjoyed your summer dining experience we hope to see you again soon. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Aura restaurant is one of the finest in Victoria. Situated on a point of land looking across the harbour to downtown Victoria and the seaplanes and ferries coming and going just adds to an already wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you etower for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Had a fantastic dinner at Aura on New Year's Eve. The service from Robin and his team is second to none. Food was excellent. We had the scallop starter, followed by the Rockfish, and then a spectacular chocolate dessert. Oh, and we highly recommend the chocolate orange martini!

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Thank lalabel1
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We are so glad that you chose to spend New Year's Eve with us. Thank you for recognizing Robin, we think that he is pretty great too. We are fortunate to have such a great, customer service focused, team working for us. Your comments and feedback are sincerely appreciated; we hope to see you again. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Woodlawn, Ontario
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Full view of harbour. Try the fish and chips. Beautifully battered and cooked to perfection. Was our lunch. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Caecilia G
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed our fish and chips Caecilia G. Thank you for joining us for lunch and for sharing your experience. Louise - Guest Experience More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge)
    (Belleville St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-414-6739
Description
AURA waterfront restaurant + patioWitness the ultimate appetizer: Victoria’s sparkling inner harbour as experienced from AURA waterfront restaurant + patio. Local, modern, west coast, Pacific Rim cuisine created by Executive Chef Takashi Ito and his team. Artisan wines and distinctive cocktails all served up with a side order of fresh ocean air, sailboats and waves. Stone underlit bar, leather sofas and lamplit tables, all part of this casually elegant dining room. At AURA you will feel at ease in jeans or in pearls or a bit of both.So come and dine different.

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