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AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada
+1 250-414-6739
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“duck breast” (10 reviews)
“cheese plate” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 610 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, amazing presentation gorgeous location and friendly accommodating staff. Robin the Maitre' d was wonderful!

1  Thank kcpritch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to treat yourself with a beautiful and divine supper you have to stop at Aura. This is for the connoisseur of good cuisine. They have a good selection of wines, the service is the top of the profession, the quality and details...More

1  Thank jipig2016
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, it was our absolute pleasure to have you join us! I love seeing our industry peers able to relax for a meal out, I hope you are able to do it often and that we see you...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

AURA is the place to take that special person in your life. One of the best meals ever, our waitress, Jennifer was very attentive and explained what each part of the meal was, a very relaxing atmosphere with fantastic food full of wonderful flavours. A...More

1  Thank deerjaks
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We agree, Jennifer is wonderful and I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves! We'll look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 13 April 2018

At the start our waiter was not very attentive and came back with the wrong cocktail. It was up and down after that. I ordered the broth which could have been exceptional due to the ingredients and presentation. Unfortunately, the broth poured into the plate...More

1  Thank crazyglobetrotters
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of this experience, and I would love to speak with you directly to address your concerns if you are open to that. I can be contacted on janis.goard@laurelpoint.com. We are in the process of finding a new processing...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Aura is our “go to” restaurant for celebrating any occasion calling for something special. Tonight’s meal did not disappoint. The duck confit was perfect. The server recommended an excellent Pinot Noir pairing. The view of Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour makes this our favourite restaurant in...More

Thank Jeannine F
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

We are so happy to be a part of your special occasions! Thank you for spending them with us. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening, and we look forward to the next celebration!

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Was here with my parents and husband on a rainy day and still enjoyed the harbour view! As a huge fan of both seafood and charcuterie, I was thrilled to find a "seacuterie" board with various preparations of shrimp tartine, pressed octopus, tuna pate and...More

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Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! I can't think of a better way to spend a rainy day!

Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Aura restaurant was such a lovely experience. Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the wait staff were perfectly helpful, quietly efficient, and personable. At the first few meals, the waiter always asked if either of us had and food allergies, but after that, they recognized...More

Thank CdninQ8
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

This makes my heart sing, I'm so glad to hear that you experienced exactly what we strive to do in AURA! Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you back on your next visit to Victoria!

Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had burgers as there were not lots of choices on the menu. Nice view of the water. We had beer too and they were good !More

2  Thank fishlover22
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the beer! As the season progresses our menus will change, so please check back in with us again. Our menus are on our website so you can always look in advance, or see what else we have coming up...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Excellent service, Good food, Wonderful harbor view, Much better if you good summer time, Reservation is a must, restaurant not that big, Parking across the hotel, the restaurant will reimburse parking fees.

1  Thank oichingc2017
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Summertime in AURA is amazing, our patio is one of our favourite spots! Glad to hear you enjoyed it even without the warm weather!

Reviewed 27 February 2018

The Aura Restaurant is located at the Inn at Laurel Park where we stayed. While we did not eat at the restaurant, we did enjoy a nice post-walk local craft beer while taking in the beautiful harbor views and activities (float planes and ferries coming...More

Thank Greg R
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

A great way to end a fabulous afternoon! We are so fortunate to have so many great craft beer options available right on our doorstep; just one of the many things that make Victoria such a great place to be.

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319kathryn
15 October 2016|
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Response from Inn_Guest_Experience | Property representative |
Hi 319kathryn, although I am unable to put a link in this reply or attach menus, they can be found on our website aurarestaurant . ca
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 39
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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