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Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Deep Fried Sushi
torched albacore tuna, sambal mayo, shiso, tobiko
Banana Mille Feuille
miso butterscotch, Orelys ganache
shiso & mint pesto, parmesan
My review is with regards to your open table reservation service.
YesterdAy afternoon we used your service to book a reservation for steamship bar and grill for 6:00pm sept 18. You told us nothing within 2.5 hours if that time. We then phoned and they were happy to take our reservation We were there for almost two hours for supper and the place was
Very quiet. Your service saying cannot book is hurting their business
I spoke to head waiter and actually demos on my iPhone what I am saying here. He was shocked!
You got to fix this.
I would tell any users bring turned down currently to Call direct instead!
Service was great and food was amazing, we will definitely be back!
Thank you for the great review and kind words, Alyssa! We look forward to welcoming you back!
Aura was recommended by a friend but didn't totally know what to expect but WOW, it did not disappoint and would eat here again and again. Love the small plates, gives you a chance to try everything!
This is so fabulous to hear, thank you for your kind words Genevieve! We will look forward to seeing you again (and again, and again we hope)! I love to hear when our guests journey through our menu and experience all the different flavours we love so much!
Excellent food, service and ambience. They also did a little something extra for my 70th. It’s a jewel in Victoria’s harbour
The food was phenomenal and very unique. We love going to restaurants that serve food we could never make at home. The service was top notch and the view spectacular. We sat on the patio due to Covid and it was chilly in the evening as it is out of the sun. It would be great if the could set up a heater system that works to lengthen their patio season. But we highly recommend Aura for a special meal out.
The staff was very Covid-aware and our waiter was timely but not rushing in his service. Amazing view of the harbour and downtown Victoria.
Thank you for your amazing rating! We take your health and comfort as seriously as we do your enjoyment, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed both... while taking in the stunning view that we are so spoiled to have!
Wonderful post wedding rehearsal breakfast for the mother and father of the bride, rehearsal ran late but Aura still took us and served us a delicious hot breakfast on the sub filled patio!
Thank you Andrea! It was such a pleasure to have this wedding here at the hotel, and we were delighted to be able to accomodate you after the rehearsal. So glad everything came together and a beautiful day was had!
Great service and food
Absolutely fantastic food! My friend and I ordered 8 dishes between us (2 girls). The duck tater tots were on the salty side but everything else was delicious. Special mention for the Skate Roll and the Fried Cauliflower & Broccoli!
The Only disappointment was not to be able to sit outside because umbrellas were not there.
Poor menu choices and ridiculously small portions. Had I known this to be the case beforehand it would never have been a choice. Left hungry!
Aura is an elegant restaurant with an inspired dining concept. They offer a well-curated small plate menu, and each of the plates was a visual and a gustatory sensation.
Beautiful scenic views! Delicious brunch. Friendly staff.
Amazing place! We will definitely be back. If I had one negative thing to say, it would be that the greeter needs to be more friendly :)
Breakfast was yum. Friendly service but we did exit for condiments fir a bit. Beautiful setting. Will go again soon
Small plates were flavourless. Staff was inattentive when they realized I was not ordering everything on the small, lacking menu they quite putting any effort in. 3 waiters/waitresses came over to ask how my experience was in the span of 25 minutes which made it feel like an interview rather than a dinner. Drinks were lacking on liquor and honestly tasted gross.. and I even tried 3. Had to ask 3 times for a straw. wont come back or recommend to anyone
Great breakfast with a fantastic view!!
The small plates were lovely and the presentation was excellent. Service was very professional.
Quality breakfast menu which is very tasty. Terrific views over the harbour. Staff are friendly and attentive.
COVID process was strictly enforced but pleasant and easy to understand and navigate. Simon was our server and he was efficient, prompt and knowledgeable. We were very pleased that we got a spot on the beautiful patio!
We had the charcuterie board which was amazing and partook in some light refreshments for Happy Hour! We will definitely be back!!
Disappointing food, Limited menu, over priced. Wouldn’t go there again
Our servers were well informed, pleasant and prompt.
The wine suggestion was pleasant and well suited to the menu.
They even served a "perfect" Dubonnet, something not often done in restaurants!
The menu offered a variety of small, interesting and tempting plates.
We ordered several of those small plates and all of them arrived in a smooth sequence, beautifully prepared and presented. They combined interesting flavours and were simply delicious! We are already looking forward to revisiting on our next trip to Victoria!
Any complaints? The City of Victoria should proceed with the replanting of the beautiful trees and shrubs that used to adorn the pathway in front of the hotel!
Went for Tasting Tuesday but decided to get something lighter since it was warm weather and they were serving reds. Also, it was better value to get a 9oz pour. We had the 3 cheese plate and miso hummus. Both were good but were a little on the pricey side for happy hour. Nice views of the harbor and our server Colleen was excellent.
This is already our favourite happy hour patio in Victoria, and we were blown away by the new small plates dinner menu!
We loved the view and the service. The only complaint that we had was the price and the food. The price was quite expensive for the food we had.
Excellence staff and food. Prompt service, staff friendly.
Excellent food. Very attentive service. We will come back
It’s wonderful to have Aura back! The renovation is showing well in summer light. The welcoming people and super service are still great. The menu and wine lists are fun and well thought out. What a treat.
Food was excellent, view spectacular and staff were awesome.
Met up with our daughters for brunch. Very well organized for Covid-19. Nice surroundings and friendly staff.
Really great food and a very pleasant experience with attentive service.
Covid 19 has certainly made it challenging to enjoy dining out with friends, but the care and consideration at Aura made it possible to have a very enjoyable time in spite of this.
We sat outside the weather was perfect the music level was just right the food was spectacular and service lovely
Great place to actually be able to talk to and hear your companions, enjoy the nice view and enjoy some very delicious and unique tastes. Although called “sharing” plates, they are very small shares.
Great food, service was efficient. The view is lovely, the room is a bit stale. A somewhat forgettable restaurant other then the food which was very good!
We went there last Friday for our anniversary. It was our first time to be there. Loved their food, the view, and the service. We were very happy.
The new dining room has a wonderful view of the Harbour.
We all enjoyed that very much.
The menu was interesting but the food was great.
The views from every seat in the restaurant are stunning, even on an overcast day. The servers and greeter were really friendly, and the food was wonderful. The new menu allows you to order smaller dishes, so you can sample a number of items, at a very reasonable cost. The desserts were excellent! Especially the black sesame bar! I recommend the restaurant to anyone.
I look forward to my next chance to dine at Aura. I've been for brunch once and now once for dinner and everyone was very pleased with their dining experiences. And such great views of the city!
Had wonderful dinner with a great inner harbour view! We love Aura's small plates concept, which allows us to taste a lot of menu items even though we were just two of us!
Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio is rated 4.4 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.