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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (12 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great meal at Aurora. Callum continues to steer the ship in exactly the right direction with his top class service, exceptionally efficient team and his personal touch which shines through on all levels. Starts; chicken liver parfait and ham hock terrine. Mains; pan roasted...More

Thank Thomas D
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our Head Chef is passionate about food and his dishes and puts a lot of thought and care into the preparation, so I will pass on your amazing feedback. We do hope you come back to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most amazing afternoon tea here for my pre-birthday celebrations yesterday! Considering half of the party had special diertary requests the food and service was absolutely top notch! Callum and Josie couldn’t do enough for us and made every one of the girls feel...More

Thank shekiradione
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your party enjoyed your Afternoon Tea. Our customers personal requirements are a priority to us and we aim to meet them wherever we can. We do hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch at 1.30pm when the restaurant was in full swing We ordered a fresh cooked chicken for 2 and I ordered a roast beef Sunday style lunch The chicken my family had was great by my beef was over cooked, tough...More

1  Thank Kay C
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, thank you so much for writing this review. We are glad you brought this to our attention. We are sorry to hear about your roast beef. Its such a shame you didn't make a staff member aware on the day as this would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant, the food was excellent. I had pork belly nibbles, pan fried chicken and then the cheese board. My friend had duck and sticky toffee pudding. The staff we very friendly and chef is passionate about his food....More

Thank Adam G
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Aurora experience. The pork belly nibbles are super tasty and the pan fried chicken is a great choice. We would love to accommodate again in the future, may I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

was my first visit to this bar but my partner had been several times previously. it's in a great location. but disappointed to have been issued a parking ticket at a car park that's for aurora. was rejected an appeal even though i had receipts...More

Thank Katie C
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the location and your partner has revisited us on many occasions. We are however sorry to hear about your bad parking experience. We do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night and downstairs is like a club, with the DJ playing different music to the bar! Drinks were good and service was swift, although we sat down 40 minutes after our reservation time. Dinner was overpriced and the menu uninspiring. The...More

Thank greg g
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your time. We always appreciate your feedback and will learn from your comments. We do remember your booking and it seems there was a misunderstanding with regards to timings. As for the food we can assure you this is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my 60th birthday meal with my family. Lovely atmosphere and setting, also spotless clean. Very friendly staff, but a little disorganised. Sat by the bar upstairs on 2 occations trays were dropped causing a right racket. Food was a while coming, a member...More

Thank HappyoldGal
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Firstly I would like to wish you a happy belated birthday. I do hope you enjoyed this special milestone and i'm so glad you chose to celebrate here at Aurora. I am...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I feel this review will be quickly removed, but if I save one person from a terms and conditions nightmare, then I feel I've done a good duty. Having just paid £77 for a set meal including service charge for a meal I didn't see,...More

1  Thank Nick H
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nick, Whilst we completely appreciate how paying for food that you didn't get to receive is on the face value unfair. However, this isn't the whole story, there are other factors that contributed to this, are innate within booking via just one guest and...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The food here is quite outstanding. Perfectly flavoured and cooked, elegant friendly service and one of the best views in Ipswich. At £14 for the house menu it is also really good value.

2  Thank Peter T
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for a great review... We look forward to accommodating again. our "Get Set" menu is available Wednesday to Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch.. Hope to see you again soon,

Reviewed 7 March 2018

I do like this place but having been here a few times, i always leave feeling the decent food is let down but a substandard service. When we arrived, we were told to wait in the bar area but were not actually told when our...More

Thank samZ6241RH
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and that you keep coming back to Aurora. Its such a shame that you were unsatisfied with the service received and we apologise for your appetizers...More

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georginahart12
27 January 2018|
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What did your review say?
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31 December 2017|
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Response from Charliehad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Distilled Republik run them - maybe worth a try :-)
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Topnotch2014
17 November 2015|
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Response from Secretary-Aurora | Property representative |
Yes. We close for two weeks in January and then re-open as normal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$56
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 857027
  • E-mail
Description
Aurora Bar and Restaurant is a dining experience, located on Ipswich Marina. Serving pan-European cuisine and with unrivalled views, Aurora is truly a destination venue.
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