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Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio is temporarily closed. Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio is a globally-inspired “small plates” restaurant set against the inspiring backdrop of Victoria’s renowned Inner Harbour.
$18 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice table in a semi private room for our family. Brunch items were limited and very small compared to regular breakfast menu and brunch menu very limited. When I made reservation I did not realize whole breakfast menu would not be...available. Service okay but not outstanding.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Janis G, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry to hear that you weren't as happy as you could have been. The brunch menu is quite different than our breakfast menu, as it is part of our small plates program and breakfast is a more traditional...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is lovely. We were not impressed with the small plate limited selection for brunch or the high prices for sad presentation . Sadly our service was terrible. Our server disappeared after bringing the bill which we told her we needed the machine for...and no offers of more coffee, we had 1 top up on coffee the entire time. The restaurant was not busy, so she doesn't get that excuse. She totally forgot about us. After about 20 min we got up to leave and try to find somewhere to pay our bill. Too many other good restaurants in Victoria to eat at to ever set foot in there again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Janis G, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and I’m so sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction. In all honesty, we rarely receive negative feedback on menu or service, and it does sit heavily on us to hear when we’ve missed the mark,...More

Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

We thought that it was going to be an amazing restaurant, but it was really disapointing. Too snobby for its own good. Not much choice of meals, and frankly for the price you would espect better than "fried fish" and "squash soup" mouthful size. After...the excellent meals we had in other restaurants in Victoria, this one was simply too expensive for what we got. And of course, the desserts had to be strange combination of flavours, such as this one, directly out of an Indian bazare or something.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Janis G, Director of Food & Beverage at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, and I’m sorry to hear our small plates style and flavours weren’t to your liking. We do have a smaller than usual menu at the moment; due to covid and slower business volumes, we are doing our best to minimize...More

Reviewed March 2, 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely Family Day dinner at Aura. It was our first time having dinner there. The staff were very pleasant and the food was wonderful. The menu is la carte style so you’ll want to order a few dishes to share. We really...enjoyed the Kimchi Braised Beef Short Rib and the Karaage Chicken. The Short Rib was melt in your mouth delicious 👍🏻 It was a great experience and we would certainly recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Janis G, Director of Food & Beverage at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2021

Thank you so much for your comments! So glad that you were able to enjoy a family day meal together! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed January 11, 2021

Taste, service, location and view -- such a different menu, almost tapas-like, smaller portions and the opportunity to try many things. Service was exceptional, the view of Victoria's perfect inner harbour topped it off, part of a staycation at Inn at Laurel Point. Brunch was...excellent, so many tastes and flavors. Highly, highly recommend. Then go for a walk along the water.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 9, 2021 via mobile

Different but very good. There are small plates offered, so the website is deceiving, in that you think it is very reasonably priced but the portions are very small. But everything was delicious. The two of us had 5 different plates, then a shared dessert........again very small.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 1, 2020

I was in Victoria for a girl's weekend (within my "bubble"). Aura was within walking distance to our hotel. We were seated at a window seat with a great view. Our waiter was helpful and funny. For wine I decided on the feature wine flight...as did my companions. We each ordered a small plate dish and split a focaccia bread. The food was so tasty, as was the wine. I enjoyed the bread the most. Simply the tastiest focaccia bread I've EVER had. I ordered a second serving for myself and its a generous serving. I also appreciated all the safety precautions the venue and staff took. I'd like to come back here again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2020

My husband and I stayed at the Inn At Laurel Point, home to Aura. We enjoyed the food so much we had breakfast and dinner there twice! There was just so much variety on the menu and the food was so good, we had to...go back for more! As well, Aura has a beautiful view of the harbour. Ask for a window table at sunset!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020

Excellent Point Breakfast. Just wish more breakfast fries came with it. Will be back for breakfast for sure.

Date of visit: September 2020
janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you for your comment! The parmesan home fries are delicious,but I'm sorry to hear that you found the portion on the small side. Let us know when you are back, we'd love to encourage your breakfast habits!

Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

We stopped by for afternoon refreshments. Lovely day and enjoyed our deck time. Great setting along great service. We were especially impressed with attention to Covid protocol.

Date of visit: September 2020
janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your comments! So glad you were able to enjoy a beautiful September afternoon on our patio. Here's to many more!

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Hi 319kathryn, although I am unable to put a link in this reply or attach menus, they can be found on our website aurarestaurant . ca
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  • AURA is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5