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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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 591 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at the hotel and were pleased by the menu which has a variety of different choices from the norm. It is Asian influenced. A good variety to choose from for both food and drinks. Service was excellent and the waterfront setting is...More

Thank Musiclovermax
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at AURA for breakfast. Theiur breakfast menu offers a number of healthy choices in addition to theu usual breakfast items such as eggs Beneditct with a twist (seafood for example). All tables have a great view of inner harbor and on nice days,...More

Thank 283foodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious. But the portions were comically small. And the service was not over-friendly. We were here for Thanksgiving dinner, and the plates were too pretentiously organized for this family, holiday meal. Three drips of cranberry coulis. Three leaves of brussel sprout. Three...More

2  Thank FVgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 3 visits over two years this is our preferred spot to relax for lunch after a busy morning. We are not familiar with the other times. Staff is very professional, engaging and attentive but not smothering. The food and selection is outstanding. In particular,...More

Thank pickypickypicky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i had a lonely xmas once. and i went here for the buffet.. fabulous. lovely place too. it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling to walk around there.

1  Thank hugz2302
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining our family for Christmas! This comment makes me both sad and incredibly happy at the same time, thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back anytime!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate breakfast here as we were staying at the hotel. Had mixed experiences of the quality of food; fruit plate was excellent value consisting of a large variety of fruits, but continental was disappointing and tasted stale. Some of the prices seemed high for the...More

2  Thank moll404
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so sorry to hear of this disappointing experience! I would welcome hearing from you directly if you are comfortable in doing so, my email address is janis.goard@laurelpoint.com. This definitely is not a usual comment for us to hear but it sounds like we missed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally I like getting out and exploring a new city on foot, and discovering restaurants and shops by serendipity, but sometimes the finest place is right at your doorstep. I was staying AT the Inn at Laurel Point, and this is their fine dining entry...More

Thank Christopher C
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad to hear that you enjoyed our offerings! We love what we do, and love it even more when we can share it with our guests. We hope to welcome you back to both the Inn and AURA soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only used for a couple of drinks and a breakfast but very pleasant setting with good service and good food.

Thank David T
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it, thank you for the comment!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We ate brunch here and the food was great. The seafood latke benny is very, very tasty. Very artisitic in presentation. Not inexpensive but large portions and really good. The other choices were also excellent. The service was really good and very accommodating. The amusee...More

1  Thank gajgmusic
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

The location is fantastic. The menu is in need of more options. The service is fantastic. The prices are a bit too expensive for what you get.More

1  Thank brother2004rich
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your comments! We do keep to a smaller menu in hopes of maintaining focus and being able to execute what we offer well. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the service, and you are right about the location - we are...More

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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
US$13 - US$40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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