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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (12 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Been here many times before always had great service but today was a disappointment. not one took our food order after a 25 minute delay I had to go to the bar even though they have a table service .starter arrived after a further wait...More

Thank robinson279
Reviewed yesterday

Food tasted great .slow service.. Childrens main course came with adults starters. Why not offer a 3 course childrens menu then we could all eat together. I main meal missed so my grandson had to wait 15 mins for his to be cooked while the...More

Thank linbs2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having missed going to a party my husband took me out for a drink in the sunshine to cheer me up. This turned into dinner at Aurora. I cannot fault the amazing food and professional service from start to finish. The staff were attentive but...More

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Four of us had food here on the 23rd May. In short it was fantastic; food and service were great. Sat by the Window looking out to the marina just topped off the whole occasion at the Aurora. Bit of a buzz around the Aurora...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended brunch with friends and service and food was amazing, as was the setting on such a warm day. Will definately be returningMore

Thank nicolemeadows05
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Bottomless Brunch. It certainly is proving to be extremely popular. Now the warmer weather is here, the sofas are out giving an extra excuse to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a party of 8 on the Sunday of the May Bank Holiday weekend when MJSoul was singing downstairs. You will note from my previous posts that I do try and give a balanced view with my reviews. We were seated upstairs and...More

Thank Colin C
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your experience, yet I am pleased to hear that our staff tried to rectify this with the discount and drinks offered. Due to the weather and bank holiday, sunday was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to give a fair appraisal of my experiences when eating out as you will see if you check my other reviews so I am going to say right away that I can't say anything negative about the food. The whole party agreed...More

Thank gillianward66
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food, and will pass your kind words onto our kitchen. Thank you for also bringing to our attention the service you received. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Aurora a few times now, I'd pass on a Sunday lunch but the rest of their menu is fantastic. Service is always excellent, up there with the Marquis and Talbot for us. Food recently has been great, the menu is original, interesting...More

Thank Hannah C
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to read your comments. We do offer a fantastic cocktail menu so maybe we can twist your arm to try one on your next visit. We do hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Another great meal at Aurora. Callum continues to steer the ship in exactly the right direction with his top class service, exceptionally efficient team and his personal touch which shines through on all levels. Starts; chicken liver parfait and ham hock terrine. Mains; pan roasted...More

Thank Thomas D
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our Head Chef is passionate about food and his dishes and puts a lot of thought and care into the preparation, so I will pass on your amazing feedback. We do hope you come back to...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Had the most amazing afternoon tea here for my pre-birthday celebrations yesterday! Considering half of the party had special diertary requests the food and service was absolutely top notch! Callum and Josie couldn’t do enough for us and made every one of the girls feel...More

Thank shekiradione
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your party enjoyed your Afternoon Tea. Our customers personal requirements are a priority to us and we aim to meet them wherever we can. We do hope you...More

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TheHammond
24 April 2018|
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Response from 391Dolph13 | Reviewed this property |
Yup. It's all flat round there. easy to get to from the pay and display too.
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26 January 2018|
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What did your review say?
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31 December 2017|
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Response from Charliehad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Distilled Republik run them - maybe worth a try :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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