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Aura Restaurant

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2131 Lake Placid Road | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B2, Canada
+1 604-966-5700
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited as part of a large group with an alternate drop menu. The food was well cooked, the waiters were really on the ball with water and wine top-ups and the food was delicious. The alternative GF dessert (opera cake) was delicious.

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Thank Anderst04
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had breakfast here, but I imagine the dinners were very good as well. The food quality, preparation, and the wait staff is excellent.

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Thank businesstrvlr50
Englewood, New Jersey
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is lovely in the Nita Lake Lodge and the room beautiful. As for the restaurant food and service--I would not necessarily dine there again as there are far better options in the area. It is totally overpriced for what you get and the meal was not memorable at all. I think the chef/manager has reached to high in... More 

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Whistler
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Skier53
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Andrey Y
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Read-and-Feed2016
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Laura S
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
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
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Lake Placid Road | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-966-5700
Description
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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