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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

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The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hadn't eaten at Aurora for a few months and for no reason other than having eaten out at alternative cities a lot recently. After this weeks spontaneous visit I have certainly been reminded of what an excellent team Callum has. From start to finish the service we received was truly first class. Never shy of mucking in and being... More 

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Thank Thomas D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd year in a row we have had the works team Christmas meal and it did not disappoint at all. Food is excellent, service was good, atmosphere and decor were great. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Robert W
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are all pleased that you enjoyed and thanks for your time in leaving the review. We have contacted the organisers of the Christmas Bookings to ask for feedback already, so if not we would love to know more. Please could you advise what we could have done better to receive 5 stars etc? Thank... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the Aurora a number of times with friends for cocktails, and to put it simply, I don't believe it is as good as it believes itself to be. The drinks are exceptionally over priced, and although the staff are polite and hospitable, the atmosphere overall is far from what you would expect.

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Thank 16218Anna
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We take all reviews and feedback very seriously and appreciate it is imperative for us to improve. Please can you contact our Director on callum@aurorabarsandrestaurants.co.uk as we would appreciate knowing more of your experiences and what you think coudl be made better. Recently, the downstairs at Aurora has been the focus of an internal review... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hosted my 50th birthday party here for 15 friends in the private dining room downstairs behind the bar. Food and table service excellent. The staff couldnt do enough before and during the evening to make sure everything ran smoothly. We had a set menu which was competatively priced and they went out of their way to accomodate the dietry requirements... More 

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Thank 43gordons42
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time in leaving such a positive review. It really does mean a great deal to the whole team. Certainly we focus most of the week on looking to develop and improve service and food. So it's great to hear that you enjoyed both. As everything is made in house accommodating dietary requirements really isn't... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for 20 guests on Sunday the 5th, booking process was simple and accurate. I have to say both food and service was exceptional, the team did a fantastic job of looking after us all and making the afternoon one to remember, Aurora's is defiantly one of Ipswich's premier places to go.

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Thank davidcolli
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much, We are pleased that you and your family chose to celebrate your daughters birthday with us and very happy to hear it was a success. We hope to accommodate again soon. Perhaps, next you should try us on a Sunday as the Sunday set menu is well regarded and we are soon to release an... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I booked I was very clear that I was looking for somewhere that did food and entertainment, I was also very clear on what time we would start arriving, our arrival time was between 18.30-19.00 on the Sunday, I book Sundays as we work in retail and it's the only day that no one has to miss out, arrived... More 

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Ipswich
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is easy to complain and write a critical review but credit must also be given when a business goes out of its way to rectify any issues to win back your trust. Having written a negative review in October I was given the opportunity to go back to Aurora. I know from experience that things do go wrong and... More 

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2 Thank B5795WDdavidh
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this classy bar. Great decor. Great cocktails. Love happy hour. Fantastic location. It is one of my favourite bars in Ipswich

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1 Thank Oceanbreeze2271976
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review, We appreciate yiur kind words and feedback. Remember the Happy hour is: weds & thurs 5-7, Friday 5-9 sat 4-5 Sunday 6-7. So perhaps you might wish to take advantage of the cocktails during these times. Thank you again and we look forward to accommodating again soon, More 

Ipswich, Suffolk
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our food last night. It was absolutely fantastic and highly recommended. Well done to Callum and his team.

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1 Thank MCMEL
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on here and also on facebook. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your evening - in particular because of your previous negative experience. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to show you are more typical representation of Aurora as requested. We genuinely feel we have developed so much since your... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it. The restaurant was fairly quiet but that's to be expected on a Sunday evening in January and actually worked out better for us as we had two young children who were hard to keep quiet. However... the food was excellent. We could see and hear the kitchen staff taking the service seriously despite the fact it was... More 

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1 Thank AaronDouglass
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, We are all very pleased that you and the family enjoyed your evening with us. Certainly Sundays are great for the family but perhaps you might wish to try the a la carte on your next visit available all week except Sunday. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Nibbles. These are the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$49
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?