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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

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The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I feel like this is an honest review of our evening here. I have eaten at many restaurants of varying standards locally and whilst also traveling so I feel this is a genuine and fair review of what we experienced. The venue - this is a positive, it's a beautiful and classy place. It looks sleek and stylish with a... More 

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Thank carrie w
Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had Sunday lunch here a few weeks ago and I have to say the food was exceptionally good. Service was first class. Will definitely come again. This is not pub grub and you pay a little more for it but it is sooo worth it. Thank you

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Thank geraldgiraffe
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to provide a review. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Please pass on your thoughts to friends and family and we look forward to accommodating again soon. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good for a special occasion, nice downstairs bar area very relaxed feel, food was very good, a high standard set here thoroughly recommend!

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1 Thank GARY S
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to hopefully accommodating again soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is up there with the best in Ipswich. It hits the spot with top marks to the Chef, Staff and Venue.

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1 Thank Beau D
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for providing a review, we are very proud of what we do so it's great to receive this sort of feedback. We look forward to accommodating again soon, Thank you again, More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch on Mothers Day and restaurant busy. Food quality was very good and food served in a timely manner. Choices from the set lunch time menu were good and although prices were somewhat higher for Mothers Day the normal Sunday lunch is more reasonably priced. Outlook from the first floor restaurant over the waterfront is a feature and... More 

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1 Thank plotter21
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora following your visit on Mothers day. We are all pleased that you enjoyed it and thank you for your feedback. Certainly on such a peak day the price was higher than usual, as we thought it would be nice to make the day more special by providing a menu with a... More 

Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unexpectedly we arrived at the harbour side ready for lunch, no booking, and there in front of us was this modern looking place with its stunning location. Mum, Dad and grown up daughter ready for a treat! And we were delighted, though we didn't maximise our visit as we did not know what to expect. Downstairs was completely empty, inside... More 

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Thank Charles S
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are pleased that you enjoyed you experience and have taken from your review the areas that coudl be improved. We look forward to accommodating again, More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up market good food and service. The only reason not 5 stars is our server didnt understand our drinks order properly and we wernt asked for any until asked after meal order

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Thank Matt81111
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in leaving a review. We will look to learn from your experience. Thank you, More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Congratulations to Callum and the team - sublime meal, you've taken things to the next level. Loved the 'bread board' and all the little extras that come with the a la carte menu. Such attention to detail. Recommend the chicken parfait with mini picked veg to start and the presa iberica for main was divine - not something you see... More 

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Thank Fiona E
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your review, We are glad that you enjoyed all of your experience and know that since you have returned to try the afternoon tea. Thank you for such and we look forward to accommodating again soon, More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No words. From marmite butter to the fun fare last course - you guys have absolutely nailed it. Thank you for a perfect evening

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Thank 2fatladiesontour
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

What a great review.... Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked up last week fo a 50th Birthday and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely wonderful as were the very attentive staff. The view overlooking the docks adds to the experience. A little expensive but on the whole it was a fabulous night and I would certainly recommend Aurora as a place to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$50
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?