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AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

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680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge) (Belleville St.)
+1 250-414-6739
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant many times while staying in the hotel. This past December & January I again enjoyed the ambiance, delicious seafood, vegetarian choices, and fine wine. Dined here on New Year's Eve, wonderful service, table overlooking the water & fireworks. Robin the manager and our wait staff made sure to make this... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated on the waterfront in Victoria, the restaurant offers pleasant views. I started with the salad which sounds boring but they did a nice job making it different. I had the beef short rib for my main and it was very good. Food was good, service was good, overall a good spot for dinner.

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you ELC_Freddy_Beach for your review. We're so glad that you had a great experience in AURA, we look forward to welcoming you back. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Nanaimo
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect setting on Victoria's Inner Harbour waterfront. The meals are carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The service was prompt and courteous, despite the fact that there was a large conference party going in another hotel area. Excellent squash soup, rockfish and duck dinner.

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you chrissC3065AS for your review. We are honoured that you chose to celebrate with us and are thrilled that you enjoyed the service and your meal in AURA. We look forward to welcoming you back for another celebration or maybe even happy hour! Louise - Guest Experience More 

Agassiz, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Aura restaurant in Victoria We had nice cozy table with a beautiful view DInner was ok, but nothing spectacular! THe waitress was great!

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us deedrum57 and for recognizing our team. We appreciate your review. Louise - Guest Experience More 

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Victoria during their dine around event so we tried several places that were offering a $30 3 course meal. This was likely our favorite meal of the trip. Without the dine around deal we probably would not have tried a place this nice or expensive, but after eating here we would probably consider coming back even at... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Dan S, we are so glad that you gave us a try! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Dine Around menu and are excited to hear that you will be back. We look forward to your next visit, Louise - Guest Experience. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience was not great and despite extenuating circumstances and a sincere apology, I left feeling a bit like a second class citizen. I was in Victoria on business and looking for a nice dinner on my own. Hotel restaurants are usually a good option, especially those that serve food at the bar. I ordered the table d'hôte special, assuming... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review See Tee-27. Please accept my apologizes that we did not have your main course out to you in a timely matter. Regardless of a busy night, being a solo diner, or part of a group we always strive to serve our guests within an appropriate amount of time. While this type of wait is not... More 

Langley, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go for some appy's & a couples cocktails early in the afternoon upon arrival. David was great and mentioned a few wines to us. We ordered the cheese platter with crackers and they were delicious. We did go back here for dinner on the Sunday Evening and had a great dinner and what a beautiful romantic view.... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments BCHappy. We're so glad you liked the cheese platter – it's actually one of my personal favourites too (& you can't go wrong with wine)! We work really hard to serve the best food in a great environment and we’re glad to see our efforts pay off on your most recent visit.... More 

Lagos, Portugal
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Tried Aura with friends for dinner. Right on the harbor in James Bay Laurel Point Hotel. The view out the window is spectacular in the evening with lights glowing on the waterr, very romantic. Our Server was very knowledgeable about wines and once we decided on which bottle to order she not only poured the wine but decanted the remaining... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review yeshiyang. We are so glad that you enjoyed the view. We have passed along your comments about the braised beef to our Executive Chef. Happy to hear the rest of your evening was a hit! Jeremy Pott- Director of Food and Beverage More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Loved the deep fried sushi and the risotto The salads were good too The breakfast was awesome Good choice of vines

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments paolapU145FM. I'm so glad you liked the sushi – it's actually one of my personal favourites too (along with the cheese plate of course)! See you again soon, Louise - Guest Experience More 

Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

WE have dined or sipped a cocktail at Aura several times since late last summer and we have found our experience to be most enjoyable and rewarding! The staff are 'top of the mark' without question! We feel welcomed and well looked after always! The view without a doubt is marvellous,day or night...we do enjoy the selection of food and... More 

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Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

You've made us blush 319kathryn. We are so thrilled to to be one of your "go to" places and really appreciate that you took the time to share your experiences online. We work really hard to serve the best food in a great environment and we’re glad to see our efforts pay off on your most recent visit. We’ll make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
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
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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