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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 good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should have written this review much sooner, but better late than never right?? So this year we decided to have Christmas Dinner out, and dragged my mother for the meal, I was looking for somewhere a little special and Aurora was the place! We arrived...More

Thank John C
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day.. This years Christmas pack is available on the website should you wish to see it and perhaps we can accommodate you again this year. Thank you again,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant for special occasions. Anniversary dinner last night. Alongside our three course meal from the al a carte menu, we were treated to the most delicious bread platter, an amuse-bouche and a pre-dessert!

Thank Wendy J
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for choosing Aurora. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we really look forward to accommodating again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met as part of a group for lunch and enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal. The setting on the waterfront is great and with the glass walls the outlook provides a view across the harbour area. The food was very well presented and well cooked...More

Thank Ray P
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and choosing Aurora for your business lunch. We hope to see you all again - Perhaps, you might wish to try the a la carte, or sunday roast on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for Sunday Lunch again, Lovely! Amuse Bouche,excellent. starter very tasty, Roast, super. can't wait to visit again to a restuarant with great food, staff, and view.

Thank NigelA340
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to accommodate again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had considered visiting here for months and finally got around to it! Stunning food which is presented beautifully and little extra touches make it even more special! Can't wait for the next visit!

Thank ElaineT973
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ever so much for leaving such a positive review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it so much. We hope to cater again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner had a fantastic evening this Friday just gone celebrating her birthday. It was defiantly a good choice brining her here as the food and service were faultless, fantastic flavours and really well presented true professionals. My partner also is dairy free...More

Thank Lewis T
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing Aurora to celebrate your partners birthday. It's brilliant to hear that you all enjoyed it and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had afternoon tea at Aurora. Whilst the tea was nice the front of house let it down. We had to ask for cream and jam not something I expect to do when having afternoon tea. We were not asked if we wanted more...More

Thank ascot318
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry to hear this, as you can see this is very much not typical of experiences at Aurora. Please can you contact us directly to discuss.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were looking for a bar on the amrina where we could sit and relax with a bottle of fixzz to celebrate our wedding anniversary and ended up here. Very upmarket bar located right on the waterfront. Friendly staff especially Nish. Comfortable seating inside and...More

Thank fatboyuk
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review.. Anish will be pleased to have received praise so thank you on his behalf. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the grazing boards, these have proved a great success this year. We look forward to accommodating again.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Nice atmosphere pleasant seating area overlooking the boats. Although this is fine dining I did still feel that portion sizes were still a bit too much on the small side - although there were no faults with the actual cooking of the food

1  Thank paul s
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we will pass on your thoughts to the kitchen. It would be great to know what you chose to eat or at least the booking name. Please contact us on admin@aurorabarsandrestaurants.co.uk

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Me and a few friends had a fantastic meal at Aurora last night. The cocktails before 9pm were two for £10 and they are very nice with a great selection. The dining upstairs is very lovely with views over the docks and a pianist playing...More

Thank Joe P
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you very much, We hope tyo accommodate again soon.

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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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Hannahbenlauren22
5 October 2015|
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Response from Secretary-Aurora | Property representative |
Good afternoon madam, We are very happy to offer gluten free alternatives to any course on our menu as our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, prepared on the day. If we are unable to amend a dish we can offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 51
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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