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Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio
Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aurarestaurant.ca
  • Email: info@aurarestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (250) 414-6739
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7am-11am, Monday -Saturday
    Lunch 11:30am-5pm Monday -Saturday
    Dinner 5pm-9pm Sunday-Saturday

    First Sunday of the Month Brunch: 10am-2pm,
    Sunday a la carte brunch, 11am-2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Takashi Ito c.c.c.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a small private dining space for groups of up to 12 people. (Only available to those who are 19 years of age or older)
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Spence (250) 414-6739
  • Special Events & Promotions: For special and upcoming events please visit our website at http://aurarestaurant.ca/events for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belleville St.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet or secure underground parking available.
A word from Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio
A true gem of the Inner Harbour, AURA waterfront restaurant + patio is Victoria’s premiere dining destination for Pacific Rim inspired cuisine.

Featuring an eclectic winelist, island microbrews and handcrafted cocktails, enjoy spectacular harbour views from the dining room, bask in the glow of the under-lit Onyx bar, or relax on the waterfront patio. For larger gatherings, retreat to AURA’s private dining room, where original works of art keep you company.

AURA is placed perfectly to watch the world go by.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The place was very nice and the service was good. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were told this was a fabulous restaurant and a must when staying at the Inn. Overall we were quite disappointed and would not eat here again. The food was unseasoned (and no salt or pepper available to help), steak overcooked, trout smelled and tasted extremely fishy (making everything else on the plate taste and smell fishy). We ate our plates because we were hungry, but not because we enjoyed eating them. There was nothing on the plate that made me say "yum" or want to eat there again. We did get breakfast delivered to our rooms and it was OK, kind of hard to mess up breakfast, although they missed part of the order while still charging us. While the Inn was fabulous, the restaurant was a huge let down."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nice location right on the water and had a great table for dinner. Service was a bit all over the place. Server did not know anything about wines and when asked she went to see a her mgr and forgot why she went and just brought the bottle even though we were still wondering if we should get it or not. Service was slow too and a bit scattered. Food was very good and quite enjoyed the dishes although too bad that most of the meals were served with mushrooms which a few of us did not really like so it limited what we could order."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I am new to Victoria and wanted a restaurant with amibiance for my Mother's birthday lunch. The location was lovely with the view of the harbour but the menu was small and although we arrived at 12:30 it only offered brunch, no dessert. Service was OK."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We were just desiring a quiet lunch together, with a view, nearby and really had a pleasant time. Staff were there but not intrusive, lunch was tasty, well priced, good service time, , table reserved by Internet. We will definitely be back ....we enjoyed ourselves. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in Victoria. Excellent service. Interesting food, beautifully presented. I love small plates which allow us to try several dishes. Given the high standards, the price was reasonable. And for once we could hear one another because there was no loud music. And to top it off there is a million dollar view of the harbour."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I took my wife Susan out to Aura for her birthday. The staff were very attentive during our dinner and were very accommodating in setting up the table with a great view of the inner harbour. I was very pleased with all the attention and service from when I first mentioned the special dinner I had planned. The food was excellent as well. A truly satisfying experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Aura doles out the princess treatment Service is professional, attentive & well timed. Food is awesome & beautifully presented They make a great burnt martini Love their oyster selection It is intimate by the view tables. The patio is lovely on calm days One can walk the promenade before or after the meal to enjoy Victoria harbour"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The views were superb, but the price was too high. Ordinary breakfast fare, my fruit salad accompanying my crab cake eggs Benedict was minuscule and undeserving of the name 'salad'. Poor coffee, not worth $4 price tag. Will not be back. Wait staff slammed drawers at service counter behind us."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I got married at the Laurel Point hotel here last summer and I booked a dinner at the restaurant to celebrate her birthday. The views and setting during dinner were spectacular and very romantic. The food was far beyond our expectations and the service was over the top! We would highly recommend Aura restaurant for a local & memorable.dining experience."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Ate at this place a few times. The view and the restaurant is very nice and their food is improving admirably. Very much recommended."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My kids and I come to Laurel point the same time each year. Its a little holiday we look forward to. One of our favorite things is to have Sunday brunch at AURA. The food is fabulous! I dread the 363 days we have to wait to come back!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Service was not matching the standard of this restaurant, rather slow and except the welcome not always friendly. 1 person got the main course 45 minutes after everybody else despite 2 reminders. The initial bread baskets had 8 slices of bread despite we were 9... Asking for more bread resulted in the response "I have to check if we can do this". Considering groups pay a mandatory service fee of 18% I think the waitress was lucky as nobody would have tipped this high. As to the food, some dishes were good. Flavours in other dishes did not mix well and some were simply bland. Great view though!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was lovely, drink service was extremely slow. Will definitely give it another try."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was very good...., however we were recommended the cheese plate and told that it is the 'best' in the city and very generous for 3 people which we were. Well, not so accurate. The cheese pieces were very very small. The selection of cheese a tad pedestrian in that they are readily available at most supermarkets as opposed to coming from a cheese monger. The biscuits were great, as was the chutney. The wine was good, although perhaps a little on the high price point side. I will definitely be returning just not for the cheese plate."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Victoria for a weekend getaway and found information about Aura on Yelp so we decided to try it. We were there for Dine Around the Town and had a wonderful meal which had the choice of a wine or beer pairing. The food was great as was the service. The waiter was friendly and helpful with suggestions. I highly recommend going here."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went here for my friend's 30th Birthday dinner. Just the two of us. Wine was amazing and the food was superb. Great service! Swanky place :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Pros: Great dining experience Knowledgeable wait staff in regards to wine pairings Fantastic window views while a winter storm rolled in. Cons: There was no Sake to have with the Deconstructed Sushi, which was still fantastic with a glass of Gewurtztraminer."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband took me to Aura for my birthday dinner celebration. Food was delicious and well presented. Hosts were helpful and friendly. They made you feel special. At the end of the meal they brought complimentary after dinner chocolates with "Happy Birthday'' written on the chocolate - so thoughtful. I would definitely go there again and highly recommend it to others."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "It was a wonderful dinner the food and dessert were absolutely delicious and the service was informed, attentive and really friendly. I had failed to order a wine with my sea food pasta and when I changed my mind from tea to wine my serve showed up promptly with a perfect chardonnay pairing. It was a great experience from sit down to leaving. Good Job :)"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The cuisine was the best of the best. Our table of four all remarked on how good the flavours of the food were from each of the different foods we ordered. Compliments to the Chef! Our server was extremely polite and efficient. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Appy = seafood broth with a little Thai noodles was spectacular and balanced (all the ingredients mixed together). Linguine mains was cooked perfectly with a great tasting sauce (just the right amount of it) My wife had the duck for mains and she commented it was even better than a similar dish at Hawksworth... and that says something. The desserts were unique and not your ordinary desserts. The server was attentive even though he was super busy. The ambience was quiet, but the view of Victoria's harbour was AMAZING! Get a window table and book in advance because there are only 5 or 6 window tables facing the inner harbour. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Aura is outstanding in every way. The presentation of food is a feast for the eyes, and top notch for quality and taste This is our second stay at The Laurel Point and will become our special place in Victoria"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service was superb, but we arrived at 8:45 and were rushed to order."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "As a gift for my mother for the holidays we decided to treat her to a lovely brunch so she wouldn't have to cook. Little did we know that it would be like a gift for us as well. The service was impeccable and the quality of the food was wonderful. The brunch area ambiance was beautiful and open. The selection was vast with something for everyone, including the children. In fact their selection looked like a lot of fun and very interactive. It made the experience all the more festive and memorable. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a special twist to the every day. It's well worth it."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "They didn't seem to have our reservation, even though it was certainly made weeks earlier, thru Open Table. A glitch? Unsure. However the Xmas brunch was 'sold out'. As we were staying at the Laurel Point they 'found' us a table but for either a very early hour, or a later one. We took the later one and as it was nearing the end of the brunch we had less selection than the earlier times. We paid the same but had less to choose from. Also, for it being 'sold out', it was nearly 1/2 empty when we showed up for our later seats. This was a disappointing experience. We did also eat in the actual restaurant and the food and service was excellent. Esp. the service."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My wife & I came for dinner on Christmas Eve . We were delighted to experience the Canadian National Gingerbread Showcase in support of Habitat for Humanity in Victoria, which was on display in the Inn at Laurel Point lobby. The restaurant has a spectacular view of the harbour. Our dinners were well presented and tasty. The service was excellent. We were delighted with our experience and will return, perhaps for Sunday Brunch or for a summer lunch on the patio. as victoria residents we are fortunate to have many fine choices. aura will continue to be a favourite."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Aura's "fusion" offerings are creative, beautifully presented and tasty. Most tables have water views, complemented by the interior lighting. During our dinner, service was excellent."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My sister and I ordered the Short Rib poutine and we were not disappointed. Heavenly."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The brunch exceeded our expectations: exceptional food - all of it- not just a few dishes, decadent desserts, excellent service, beautiful venue - no wonder Santa showed up:) I think we've started a new tradition and we will be sure to return with our families. Thank you for a wonderful weekend."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This restaurant offers a good variety of food and presentation. The Asian influence is apparent in the attention to detail and fusion of tastes. From appetizers to deserts nothing was disappointing. Try it for yourself and for a real treat have a sleepover."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Appetizers were amazing. Staff was very friendly but waitress did not frequent table very often. The only real complaint I have was the steak was lacking some flavor."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We stayed at the hotel and loved it but was very let down when it came to the food, very small portions and only ok food and service. We were going to order breakfast in the morning but decided not to after the dinner we had."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The view is speculate! The service was great! The food was tasty we had the sole but really two Spoons full of fish is hardly an entre!!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "A great dining experience with an interesting menu selection for those who want to try something new and exciting. Excellent food and service and very diligent in catering to those with food allergies."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We are from Edmonton. We come to Victoria every 1-2 years for a conference. This is the 5th time I've stayed at the Laurel Point In , and a big reason is the fantastic restaraunt. Chec's newest menu is on e again fabulous! Everything is always cooked to perfection, tastes beyond expectations and presented with style. We truly love it and look forward to each visit. I always refer friends who are travelling to Victoria. No one has ever been less than thrilled with the overall dining experience. Great job and we look forward to our next visit Cheers"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Aura continues to be a reliable restaurant for fine dining in Victoria. For a city that is not noted for fine dining, aura continues to deliver, imaginative fare at reasonable prices. The wine list has a good selection of British Columbia wines. The view of the harbour, sets the mood."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "Very nice upscale dining on the harbour in Victoria. Great patio dining available, weather permitting. Nice menu, food well prepared, nice portions. Nice wine list to complement your dining choice, though felt costs a little on the high side. Service this evening a little slower than previous visits. The setting and view of the harbour makes for a memorable dining experience. Definitely worth the visit."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Very good food and service in a beautiful hotel. Loved being outside and would recommend giving it a try."
    Dined on 7/28/2013