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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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (13 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings over Ipswich waterfront. Gorgeous interior, ambient setting. Service was very good, food was incredible and creative menu. I would love to come back for another experience. One of the nicest restaurants around.

1  Thank snopif
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the tasting menu and it was amazing. The chef took sensible enough, familiar ideas and transformed them into something truly bonkers and special. For example, you start with tomato tea, and you think, yes yes some sort of soup, possibly clear, probably hot...More

Thank zodd2017
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

This is the best review we have ever received. Possibly ever. Probably ever... ... Thank you.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good place to chill out especially on a Sunday afternoon with a glass of chilled wine. The Aurora is beautifully located and provides very comfortable chairs and sofas outside and overlooks the River Orwell and Ipswich Marina. What is there not to like! There...More

Thank Val N
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You really must try our food... As you can see from other reviews we are very fortunate to rarely receive negative feedback on our food. Perhaps you should come for a Sunday roast and then enjoy the entertainment in the bar in the afternoon? Either...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing dining experience! The food was to die for, so many different flavours and unusual choices off the menu. Fantastic ambience, great service, with lovely waiting staff, very attentive. Can't recommend the food enough, unfortunately, I was unable to give the dessert menu...More

Thank jo1817
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten at Aurora a number of times now and have never been disappointed! The good is always delicious and the atmosphere amazing. It feels classy without being too pretentious and the employees always make you feel very welcome. Most recently I booked the private...More

Thank lucylockett82
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ever so much for leaving such a great review! I will pass on your feedback to Josie.. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to accommodating again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently hosted a dinner for 35 at Aurora. I worked with Josie to arrange everything and her professionalism and knowledge ensured the dinner was a huge success! We had “foodies” and 1 chef and people who appreciate well prepared and presented food … and...More

Thank O-Neau
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your evening. Thank you again,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have recently made major improvements in their kitchen and restaurant. We only popped in for a few bottles of champagne with friends that we had not seen for some time. They have a full bar and good wine and cocktail list and also offer...More

Thank Klaus E
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review is very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time and we look forward to accommodating again soon,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The environment is wonderful and adds a sophisticated air to the eating experience . The best food I have eaten in a long time! Cocktails are very good as well. Waiting staff are very professional and friendly. Definitely will visit again. Probably will try The...More

Thank 405aliona
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you also for your review. We will pass this on to Ollie - Who looked after you on the evening. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aurora has been my favourite restaurant in the area for some time, so I was excited to see that they had a new tasting menu available. we arrived early for drinks and a member of staff came over to introduce himself and to let us...More

Thank foodfootballbeer
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your evening. Thank you for dining with us and choosing Aurora for such a celebration! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to the Aurora restaurant and I was impressed with the style , décor and attention to detail. Everything about the food was surprising , the rolls were in the shape of tiny loaves and the main courses looked like works of art but...More

Thank david p
Callum H, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit. We're pleased you enjoyed it! Regarding the amount of vegetarian choices please note we always have other option but these just aren't written on the menu. Please feel free to mention on your next visit to the waiting...More

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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
4 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
US$24 - US$50
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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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