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AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

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$$$
American, Canadian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, International
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680 Montreal Street | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge) (Belleville St.)
12504146739
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Duncan, Canada
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in this restaurant twice , during my stay in Victoria , both times for breakfast , I would recommend a reservation for larger parties . Everyone there thoroughly enjoyed their meal . The service was very good , even though very busy the staff was very pleasant .

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Thank EHott2
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks for your review EHott2. We're happy you enjoyed breakfast in AURA and appreciate you mentioning our staff. Thanks! Louise - Guest Experience More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Victoria. The waiter, Terry, was great. And the food was fun, creative, filling, and incredibly tasty. I would HIGHLY recommend.

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Thank Susie W
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Susie W. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and especially the food. Thank you for recognizing Terry - we think he is pretty great too! We really appreciate your recommendation and can't wait to welcome you back! Louise - Guest Experience More 

victoria
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we are from Victoria we have come to Aura many times especially in the summer. We like to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the amazing views,people watching and of course the very good food and service. Nice place for a late lunch and a glass of wine. We especially enjoy the fried sushi and the tomato salad.... More 

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Thank tylercon
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recommendation tylercon. We are so fortunate to have such loyal local guests and as an independent & locally owned hotel & restaurant, reviews like yours mean a lot. See you on the patio! Louise - Guest Experience More 

Guelph, Canada
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu and quality are very good. The happy hour appetizers and drinks were great as well. Service is top notch and the view spectacular.

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Thank BernieK55
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for Happy Hour BernieK55. We are so glad that you enjoyed your food, drinks and the view. Thanks again for the review! Louise - Guest Experience More 

New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate there and asked for a window table, it was so worth it. The view is beautiful, the food was awesome. As for the service, the staff goes above and beyond the call of duty to make you feel welcome. We'll be back!

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Thank aeroed
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you'll be back aeroed. Thank you for recognizing our team, we are so glad that they made your dining experience special. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Salt Spring Island, Canada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends and family for lunch on the patio. The service was great and the food excellent. Everyone had something different. The waitress recommended the burger and she was right... Excellent. Some of the others had the Heirloom tomato salad and the steak sandwich (kind of different with an Asian twist to it) and all were pleased with their meals.

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Thank Curlygirl64
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time on our patio Curlygirl64. Hopefully next time you'll have room for dessert! Thanks for your review, we can't wait to welcome you back. Louise - Guest Experience. More 

Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazingly delicious and the service was one of the greatest I ever had. The only downside for us is the portion. A little bit bigger would be nice. If you are hungry, you will have to order an appetizer + main + dessert in order to fill yourself. This tip comes from a girl who needs smaller... More 

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Thank whatevernamegosh
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review whatevernamegosh. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service so much! We do base our portion sizes on a 2-3 course meal, we don’t want you to be full and not get to try our amazing desserts! That being said there are some larger options for appetizers(risotto, deep fried sushi and... More 

Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice patio, yummy food on the menu and great service! The hotel made a note that we were there for our anniversary celebration and offered us a complimentary dessert. Not only did they bring us a nice dessert, they put a note Happy Anniversary on it too! The server was super friendly and helpful when we asked for anything.It's not... More 

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Thank lizalau
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We're so glad that you joined us for Happy Hour lizalau.Thank you for your review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your anniversary dessert and hope to welcome you back. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Parksville, Canada
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table by the window with a nice view. The atmosphere is conducive to a quiet dinner and the staff was helpful, efficient and friendly. They prepared a special off-the-menu dish that was vegan, which was appreciated. It was nice not to have to drive somewhere for dinner. The price was fair.

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1 Thank normpimm
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks normpimm for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your vegan meal, the view and the service. We hope that you can join us again! Louise - Guest Experience More 

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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service staff were helpful and accommodating. Although there were few vegan options on the menu the waiter and chef designed an outstanding dinner for me. My main course was extremely creative (avocado wrapped mushrooms, seaweed and rice, zucchini bundles and more) the presentation was beautiful and the tastes were varied and delicious. We had a window seat and a... More 

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Thank Laura T
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your meal Mercer66! Chef & his team always enjoy the opportunity to create vegan meals for our guests, it keeps their knives sharp ;) Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back! Jeremy Pott, Director of Food and Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $38
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Montreal Street | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge)
    (Belleville St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 12504146739
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.

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