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Aura Restaurant

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2131 Lake Placid Rd | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
+1 604-966-5700
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:30
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It is clear that Anita is lovely. The Aura restaurant clearly the owners hired someone to set the menu however they clearly aren't paying the money for a good chef. The ingredients seem good. Had the venison ordered medium rare it was almost well done. The soft crab appetizer was tasteless. Does the chef even taste his food. He has... More 

Thank Skier53
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went to Aura Restaurant during a recent stay in Whistler. WOW! The food was superb. Original, fresh, interesting, tasty. I judge a good restaurant on the quality of ingredients, the passion behind the preparation and the generosity of the servings. Aura did not disappoint. The venison was tender, not over cooked and the partnering of it with the sweetness... More 

Thank miccla11
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Aura for dinner on a friend's recommendation. The service positively impressed and the orders came quickly with solid presentation and excellent preparations. The wines by the glass options are limited and mostly confined to North American producers, so ordering a bottle probably is a better choice.

Thank Andrey Y
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Overall the experience was less than satisfying. Nobody offered to take our coats when we arrived. We reserved for a late seating and it seemed that half the restaurant was scheduled at the same time as everyone arrived together, resulting in inconsistencies like not receiving a bread basket. Our meals were lukewarm and uninspiring. We had to pour our own... More 

Thank Read-and-Feed2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is located in the Nita Lake Lodge and it has a fantastic chef working behind the curtains. The brunch options were great during the holiday buffet. The coffee is worth the trip alone. The service is friendly and not too overwhelming, they are willing to accommodate for their guests.

Thank Laura S
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Aura restaurant is one of 3 dining options at Nita Lake Lodge. This lakeside restaurant has lovely views of the water and creative menus. Its open for all meals of the day. Its so convenient to have a good restaurant located on site when you are staying at Nita Lake Lodge. They are known for using local produce and growing... More 

Thank Ruveens_Reservations
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the best views in whistler. Sitting at the end of Nita lake have brunch with good friends telling fishing story's about the lake eating fine food. Tuff to beat. I had waffles. Very small but I was not hungry. The boys had eggs bennies. Everything was as prefect as expected.

Thank Preston S
Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great food and the chef was very accommodating with our meal request. The restaurant is overlooking at the lake .

Thank mirekmadros
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Service was very slow. We had venison tacos and the venison was tough. We also had a burger on gluten free bread but the meat was dry. The bread was tasteless. The fries were dry and salty. In the morning I had gluten free pancakes which were dry in spite of lots of syrup.

Thank Gershon666
Meridian, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

When we reserved the room I saw they had a breakfast plan. I decided that was the best plan since we both love breakfast and did not have to worry on where to eat. Excellent decision. They had 8 items on the menu from waffles and pancakes to eggs, omelets and healthy items. I rarely will eat pancakes but glad... More 

Thank Alan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Lake Placid Rd | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-966-5700
Fresh. Casual. Local. Inspired and influenced by our people, our place and our produce, AURA creates a casual and comfortable dining experience in a unique lakeside setting. Whether it's freshly-caught salmon from the west coast of BC or black trumped mushrooms foraged from the forest around us, we create unforgettable dishes using lovingly-harvested seasonal ingredients and then we share it with friends. Fresh and local, Chef Dean celebrates all things BC. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest ingredients by presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic, cultivating a healthy relationship between our plates and our planet. Served lakeside and with a smile, join us at AURA for breakfast, dinner or your next special event.

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