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“It's okay . . .” 3 of 5 stars
Review of AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

AURA waterfront restaurant + patio
680 Montreal Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge)
250-414-6739
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Ranked #46 of 1,086 restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Canadian, Pan-Asian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Belleville St.
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.
Modesto, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“It's okay . . .”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We came for drinks and dessert one night. The food is good, but it is small portions served on large white plates with sauces artistically smeared across. They had an extensive drink menu and my husband and I were able to find something that suited us.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Powell River, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“just as good as our last visit in 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The menu has changed quite a bit since our last visit. It is definitely a more adventurous menu and their new chef certainly loves his profession :) I enjoyed the chicken dish and my husband had the lamb... outstanding. The service was amazing. The only negative that I would comment on is that the wine prices are extremely high.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andover, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great view of Inner Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were walking along the path by the harbor when we saw the restaurant 's outdoor patio and decided to stop and see if we could just have a glass of wine. Well a nice glass of wine turned into two glasses and dinner. The portions are not large, but the food was delicious with a lovely presentation. I had the duck breast and my husband had the pork. Both were very good. We certainly enjoyed the view off the harbor with seaplanes, ferries, kayaks, and the Empress Hotel. The staff were also very nice and friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The VIEW!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely view out on the patio of the inner harbour. Shaded and cosy while receiving excellent service. The Salmon eggs benny were filling as was the croissant melt. We left for a walk along the waterfront with huge smiles on our faces.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Food selection was top notch - presentation and flavour were outstanding and the wait staff that attentively looked after us, were some of the best!

Visited June 2014
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