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“Great Burns Night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aurora Bar and Restaurant

Aurora Bar and Restaurant
The Tented Building, Helena Road, Ipswich, England
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Ranked #42 of 345 Restaurants in Ipswich
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Burns Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

From the moment we stepped through the door we knew we were going to have a great evening.
The menu was exciting as well as tempting.
We had a nice table for two in the corner so we both had a great view.
To start with we had haggis, from now on we will never eat it without brown sauce, the difference is amazing. The rest of our meal was delicious and the wine complimented it very well.
Our waitress Florence looked after us very well. My husband was so pleased when she said she liked his happy socks!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Emma_Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora.

We're so glad you had such an enjoyable evening. This was a second Burns Night that we've hosted and it has proved extremely popular!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Emma
Aurora.
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Christmas Party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I would highly recommend Aurora after having a great Christmas party here! The food was lovely, especially the main course of beef and the cheese board. We stayed in the bar after the meal for cocktails and enjoyed the live music until late.

All in all, delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere! I can't wait for my next visit!.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Emma N, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora.

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas party with us and that the food met your expectations and that the live music was well received.

We hope to see you again!

Many thanks,
Emma
Aurora.
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great setings for a very good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were there for the 1st year anniversary at the end of November 2013. The set menu was absolutely delicious. Staff was attentive but not over the top. Only one downside: the dishes did very from guest to guest. We had beef and mine was just perfect, slightly pink inside while my husband was too cooked and therefore not as tender.
Maybe this is because the night was really very busy, but these details should not be missed in a posh restaurant which is lnot cheap.
But overall the experience there was great. In the summer it must be amazing to dine and watch the views!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Emma N, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora and for helping us to celebrate our first birthday!

We're glad you enjoyed the overall experience and we hope to see you back again in the summer when you can sit on the balcony for dinner and watch the sun set.

Best wishes,
Emma
Aurora.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Christmas Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had our Christmas party here, and what an absolutely lovely evening it was! On arrival we stayed in the bar for drinks, before being seated in the restaurant. The food was simply divine. I had the Cauliflower Soup to start, Beef for main course after a recommendation from a friend, and I was not disappointed; it was beautifully tender. I then enjoyed the Cappuccino Brulee for dessert. Portion sizes and service were great, with the timings between each course spot on. After the meal we went to the bar to enjoy cocktails and live entertainment which had everyone up dancing. A fabulous evening, and one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in ages.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Emma N, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora.

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas party celebrations and that the food and service matched your expectations.

We hope to see you again in the future!

Best wishes,
Emma
Aurora.
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Christmas Day meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had an excellent Christmas Day lunch. High quality delicious food, excellent service and in a lovely atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Emma N, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora.

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Day with us and we hope you'll consider spending it with us again!

With best wishes,
Emma,
Aurora.
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