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Aura Training Restaurant

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Australian, Seafood
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19 West Terrace | Caloundra RSL, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 5800
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17:30 - 20:00
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Caloundra, Australia
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371 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we were at the RSL last night we notice that this part of club was closed. There was a notice saying they were going to reopen soon with a new dining experience, hope they bring back their full table service restaurant Aura.

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1 Thank Michael-4551
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Aura has regained its excellence. The staff have always been the best - attentive, friendly and professional. The food has varied on occasion but that has regained its quality. Aura is once again one of the special places to eat in Caloundra. Thank you to all the wait and chef staff.

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Thank Shagarab
Shane B, Manager at Aura Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Aura has regained its excellence - You could not have used any better words, stay tuned for the same experience across the whole venue in coming months. Thanks for the review, see you again soon. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is usually very good, we know as we have eaten here many times. Tonight I ordered the seafood bouillabaisse, for the Nth time and it was very disappointing. It had 2 prawns, 2 small mussels and some small fish pieces. The menu says it has prawns, salmon, scallops and other fish, which is what I have had... More 

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Thank Shagarab
Brisbane
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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Located in the Caloundra RSL premises, Aura has had a refit with their windows which now slide open and the fresh air and breeze are welcoming on a "good weather" night. Wait staff were friendly and efficient (although one fellow was new but he did try hard). Food was really nice - especially enjoyed the Salmon. We'll be back!

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Thank Brissy2
Brisbane
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I dined here and very disappointed. Firstly our entree I order calamari which was over cooked and tough. My wife order a prawn cocktail but the waitress keyed in spring rolls so we had to wait till they made the prawn cocktail. MAIN COURSE. This was reasonable but not fine dining. DESSERT. I order the apple and... More 

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Thank Jayeloh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you for bringing back the seafood boulliabase!!! It is lovely and I have missed it for a while now. But it does need to be a soup not a vege dish. Mine was very tasty just a little crunchy and dry. He had the veal cultlet - medium. Very tasty but not medium rather very rare. He ate it... More 

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Thank Anne D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

You can't build a huge dining area with a glass wall that reflects and amplifies noise, especially the noise of screaming children, and then divide part of it off with a metre high wall and call that area FINE DINING. Plus, if you are going to charge what you charge for barramundi and chips then your cook should be able... More 

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Thank David J
Shane B, Manager at Aura Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback David. Please do not hesitate to send a meal back if it does not meet your expectations. I have no explanation as to why your chips would be soggy – each meal in Aura is always cooked to order and it has its own kitchen separate from Viva. We will take on your comments regarding noise.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The restaurant even though not busy, still had us waiting a while for service and fish that was ordered had a strange taste, so no charge was made for this. The other meal was fine though and was completely happy with it..

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3 Thank Graeme W
Shane B, Manager at Aura Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback Graeme. I apologise that your fish did not meet your standards on the night. We do deal in only fresh fish for Aura and I have no explanation for the strange taste. I am glad that you were not charged and I have passed your comments onto the Head Chef to investigate. I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The club has made some great changes. Their top restaurant Aura can now be opened up in good weather so that we can dine in fresh air!! I can not think of another restaurant of this calibre that can be airconditioned or open depending on the climate! Well done RSL and congratulations to your wonderful staff Suzie, Karen,Taylah and Kayla.

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Thank Anne D
Shane B, Manager at Aura Training Restaurant, responded to this review

This is such a beautiful review, thank you so much! We are really excited that you enjoyed the change in ambience that the open windows provide. Susie, Karen, Tayla and Kayla love the positive feedback. Thanks again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Decided on this restaurant and would recommend it .Food was fresh fresh fresh. Service was a bit slow but staff run off their feet.

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Thank KITTEN0072014
Shane B, Manager at Aura Training Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and apologise that the service was on the slower side. It was a busy night. It is fantastic to hear that you appreciate our fresh seafood that we have delivered daily! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 27
Cuisine
Australian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:00
Thursday
17:30 - 20:00
Friday
17:30 - 20:00
Saturday
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 West Terrace | Caloundra RSL, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 5800
Description
Aura brings together elegant surroundings, quality ingredients and creativity to present to you a dining environment unmatched in Caloundra. Located adjacent to Viva Restaurant in a quiet haven, the Aura staff will ensure you have a dining experience to remember. With a modern Australian a la carte menu and a wine list featuring the best of Australian and overseas wines, lunch at Aura may just turn into dinner. Your entree of Seared Scallops or perhaps Confit of Quail will set the scene for our signature dish of Karague Seafood or Blue Lagoon Tea Smoked Chicken.

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