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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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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local on occasion I treat myself to a meal at AURA. I usually go in slower times when staff at other places can disappear. I've always been delighted with the food, the coffee is delicious, and the style of service is exactly what I prefer; quiet but always nearby. The location is great. The prices are in line... More 

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Thank Ben324
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ben324, we love our local guests and are happy to hear that you like us too. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to your next meal with us. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here many times during our stay and each meal was fantastic. Surrounded by great views. Also a lovely place to stop for a cocktail on a walk around the harbor.

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Thank 2plus3luxfamily
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meals in AURA 2plus3luxfamily. We love our little corner of the harbour and are so fortunate to have such great views of the city. Thank you for your review, Louise - Guest Experience More 

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We eat here twice, Once went we first got here. It was late and we had never been to Victoria so we did not want to try to find a restaurant at 800pm at night. The portions are very small and the dinner menu very expensive. We also had breakfast here one morning . the toast was good but at... More 

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2 Thank Gail M
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you Gail M for taking the time to review AURA Restaurant. I am sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience in AURA. While our portions sizes are not huge or over plated like some restaurants we feel they are substantial enough to satisfy most appetites. In regards to pricing our menus are comparable to others of our caliber... More 

Victoria, Canada
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150 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We don't go often enough to this lovely spot on the Inner Harbor. On this occasion we had a sit down snack after viewing the annual gingerbread house display. The whole building is a beauty, looking like a landlocked cruise ship and the Aura restaurant has food choices for every taste. Every time we come we are greeted from reception... More 

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

Thank you Robert T for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience last year and hope that you will join us again this year for a nibble following the gingerbread showcase. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the pleasure of eating at Aura 3 times during our stay at the Inn at Laurel Point. Wait stat is very professionaland friendly. We ate at the bar one night and had great experience with the bartender. (That has to be one of the hardest jobs!) The presentation of the food is absolutely gorgeous, Each plate is like... More 

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

Thanks for your review Julie S, we are thrilled that you dined with us 3 times during your stay and are so glad that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for recognizing our team. we look forward to welcoming you back. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Oregon Coast, Oregon
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

They adapted a vegetarian meal for my husband and I for our 30th anniversary. One afternoon at the start of happy hour, they ended up opening up another section of the outdoors as they had so many people who wanted to enjoy. That was good service and accommodating!

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

Thank you for your review dgsg. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary with us. Happy to hear that your visit included some patio time, we are so fortunate to have such a picturesque vantage point! We hope to welcome you back soon, Louise - Guest Experience More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Good quality food, nicely presented. The brunch was really good. For some reason though, they did not want to substitute salmon for bacon and sausage. Kids well catered for.

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

We're so glad that you enjoyed brunch with us CycleVon. e hope to see you and your kids again. Louise - Guest Experience More 

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140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The staff can't do enough enough for you, I know it was quiet when we went in, but they ere super attentive. Nice setting on the waterfront. Good omelette, tea and coffee extra.

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2 Thank Dawn J
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you Dawn for your review & for recognizing our team. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast and look forward to seeing you again. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Beautiful facility and location, pleasant staff. Very limited menu and very small portions. Probably won't go back after trying it twice.

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

Thank you for reviewing AURA restaurant robinmarilyn. I’m sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our menu selection when you dined with us. We launched our new winter menu just over a week ago and have received great reviews. Having 10 appetizers and 7 entrees plus features; we feel that there are many wonderful items for our guests to... More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The waitress killed the evening. We booked in advance and said it was for a birthday. There was no valet and we parked our car. We were seated at the best table and view in the restaurant. The waitress was friendly and got us specific craft cocktails we asked for. we then said we'd be dining and asked for 2... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing AURA restaurant and allowing us to respond to your concerns DBLJAM. We do offer valet upon request through the hotel valet service. Had you inquired, we would have been happy to park your car for you once the valets had returned from assisting other guests. Although we do have many tables leisurely dine with us, your... 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
US$12 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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