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Aura Restaurant

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2131 Lake Placid Rd | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
+1 604-966-5700
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17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
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Sun 07:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 11:30
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Coquitlam BC
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We sat at window tables with lovely lake views for dinner & breakfast. For dinner, I had one of the best mussel dishes ever as an appetizer followed by perfectly roasted chicken with roasted potatoes & baby bok choy. Dessert was a bit of a miss. I would describe it as cold deconstructed peach cobbler. It just didn't work. My... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I can't rave enough about brunch at Aura yesterday. We happened to be in Creekside and thought, "hmm I bet Nita Lake Lodge has a nice restaurant for Sunday brunch." Wow, we weren't disappointed. I was amazed by their patio view...sitting directly alongside Nita Lake, what a gorgeous setting to sit and enjoy a wonderful meal. The brunch really was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

On a gorgeous evening, our party of 14 had a long table on the patio, looking out over Nita Lake as the sun went down. There are very few locations for dinner that command such an idyllic setting. The food was very good, and their $49 Summer Trio menu is good value. While I was very happy with my choices... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We ate a late dinner for the first time at Aura. A number of reviews had mentioned poor service so we were curious to see how it turned out. This wasn't our experience at all. The service was excellent. The food was superb and we will definitely be going again. Although there weren't many people in the atmosphere was warm... More 

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Memphis
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband and I went here for dinner on our last night at the Nita Lake Lodge. It was so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather and have an amazing serene view of the lake. We had the mussels (still thinking about how good that broth was) and the salmon. Our meals were so... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had breakfast here on 4 occasions simply because we had paid for a B&B package at Lake Nita Lodge. Whilst the food was good, the service was the exact opposite.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

For a restaurant in a perfect location & serves high quality food... Our recent experience was a disaster. We were the first table seated for dinner service at 5:30 and ordered the trio menu consisting of a starter, main and dessert. The starter came out very promptly, but it was over an hour later before the main course was served.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Aura is a lovely restaurant with a beautiful view to Lake Nita. I had the Summer Trio menu with a beautiful smoked trout, creme fraiche, blini, roe and lemon salad. It was wonderful. A real treat for the palate. The app was followed by the NY steak, cippolini onions and braised kale. Very tasty, except for the steak. I t... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Had Dinner at Nita Lodge. Beautiful setting on the lake, lovely building but food and service lets it down. No real passion from the staff. No going that extra mile. Attention to detail lacking - clearing table, offering drinks. Food mediocre, overcooked, Had several order the same but plating and presentation varied considerably between them.

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Liverpool UK
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Impressed by the very freshly cooked breakfast. Not a buffet but freshly cooked to order. Care and attention to the food not only happens in the kitchen but by the staff serving it. Coming from the uk we are used to freshly cooked breakfasts in B&Bs and small hotels, but this is no small hotel. What was on show here... More 

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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
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Lake Placid Rd | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?