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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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Whitecourt, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

overpriced , small portions. wife is not a vegetarian , but we has a seafood lunch earlier in the day so she opted for something lighter ,. It's a good thing the portion only took up a third of the dinner plate , between her and myself it was all we could do to gack it back. At 24$ they... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view, service and of course the food was exceptional. Kate our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. Made reservation via open table for 6 but needed to change to 6:30 but were still able to be accommodated. I highly recommend this restaurant as the service was exceptional and was only surpassed by the quality of the food

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2 Thank Rod B
Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were visiting Victoria on a cruise ship, and AURA was a perfect location to enjoy the Victoria harbor and have a delicious dinner. The weather was spectacular the day we were there, and we had a great table on AURA's patio. We started with the scallops, which were very good. For mains, we had the rockfish and fish &... More 

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2 Thank rj2002
Vancouver, Canada
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aura is not a big restaurant, so reservation is a good idea. Breakfast is pleasant, especially when a window seat is available. The mains at dinner were actually very good, and the wine menu decent. But we waited for 30 minutes before the server could get to our orders - a new person? Our annoyance rather spoiled the dinner.

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Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last week to celebrate our anniversary. The food was so tastefully presented it seemed almost a shame to break up the display and eat it! We thoroughly enjoyed everything we had ordered and would gladly come back. The service was excellent. Make sure you ask for a window seat overlooking the harbour.

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2 Thank Robert C
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful - the host/hostess and service staff are all exceptional. But of course it's the food that gets me. Delicious but not too sinful - a west coast take on the lighter side. Have eaten here several times - never disappointed. It is in fact where I take visitors when I want to give them an excellent... More 

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2 Thank leaf1001
Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only speak highly of AURA. This is a higher end restaurant that is more than worth the price. Simply amazing food and service. 9.5/10

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff and food were excellent and were able to answer any question we had and catered to my husband's allergies

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1 Thank Jgburns1
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given window tables, which was great. Knowledgable staff and good service. A nice creative (but not off puttingly too creative) menu. Food was delicious.

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2 Thank S P
Victoria, Canada
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant with a clear goal. Its food is served in what I think of as California style - smaller portions artistically arranged. The food was fabulous. The smaller portions are fairly priced. The in house bread was incredible! Service was attentive if a tad slow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?