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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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portland,OR
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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309 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 

Vancouver,B.C.
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having drinks in our room at The Laurel Point Hotel and decided to give this restaurant which is part of the Hotel a try. We were seated quickly and the service was fast, friendly and professional. Drinks were delicious and not pretentious. Great selection of wine as well. Started with the deep fried sushi and perogies which we shared and... More 

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

We are so glad that you joined us in AURA HeyCanada59. Happy to hear that you had a great meal and were able to try and share many dishes. The deep fried sushi is a crowd favourite and you can't go wrong with dessert :) Thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you again Louise -... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying in the hotel for Christmas and decided to give Aura a try. It was one of the best restaurants I've ever been. Great and friendly staff and the food is just delicious.

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

You've made us blush Vitor C, thank you for your review. We appreciate that you chose to include us in your Christmas plans and are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Victoria, Canada
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table of 8 so booked a private room, It was well worth it as this was our Christmas Dinner. From start to finish the experience was excellent. Especially Simon our main server, he had assistance when the meals were being served. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you Paul E for your review and for choosing to enjoy your Christmas dinner with us, we are so glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for recognizing Simon, we think that he is pretty great too. We are fortunate to have such a great, customer service focused, team working for us. We hope to see you again, Louise... More 

courtenay
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and especially dazzling to see all the Christmas lights in the harbour area and Parliament Buildings. Food was tasty and lovely presentation, and although the prices were not unreasonable for a nicer restaurant, the portions were a little small. It's a special place to dine but came away not as enthused as I had hoped.

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

Thank you seca for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed view and are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your portion sizes. I have share your comments with our Director of Food and Beverage and our Executive Chef. 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
USD 12 - USD 38
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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