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AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada
+1 250-414-6739
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 626 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a snack and a drink here before heading off to dinner at another restaurant. I saw the corn soup on the menu and was disappointed when I was told it was served chilled. As no other small menu options were...More

Thank Michelle4620
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fancy restaurant with fancy wait-staff. We were underdressed, but they served us anyway. It is inside the hotel, so was hard to find, but beautiful views. Don't bother with the corn soup (cold and tasteless) but the watermelon salad was amazing!

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience of the restaurant is dodgy, as it hasn’t had a renovation in 10 years and it looks like it hasn’t.......actually it’s probably more the state of the hotel it’s attached to that brings it down. However.....the butter infused brioche bread to start with...More

1  Thank Nmuirhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

The patio here can not be beat. The view was amazing. The service was fast, friendly and had great suggestions.

Thank yasureyabetcha
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to start a day in Victoria if you're staying at the Inn at Laurel Point (or even if you're not)! In addition to a wonderful menu, well prepared, Aura offers harbour views and a patio.

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago

TThe Aura Restaurant wraps around the right side and back of Inn at Laurel Point with sections suitable for small groups and large banquets, there are also outdoor terraces for seating. The view of Victoria Harbour is fascinating. The food is international with many Asian...More

1  Thank Veronica L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn at Laurel Point and ate both breakfast and dinner at the Aura during our stay. All the meals were well prepared and dinner was delicious and very well presented. Service was excellent and each time we were seated at window...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast was good, just a little expensive for what it is. I liked the Parmesan potatoes, though the eggs left something to be desired. Our waitress was nice, but the service was not outstanding. We got there early so we were able to get...More

1  Thank LittleLadyG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having a terrible breakfast at our hotel, we decided to try theirs. The pancakes were light and tasty. My husband had Korean Chicken special. It was an odd combination but he loved it. The prices were very reasonable. We sat at the patio. Great...More

Thank Cathy J
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed AURA! It sounds like you had the chicken & pancakes, I think this one is a hidden gem, but as you say, it's not your traditional pancake dish. Thanks so much for your comment!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Laurel Point for two nights and we enjoyed a nice dinner at Aura restaurant. It was a celebration for my wife ‘s Birthday and to celebrate our daughter’s promotion. We had a nice view from our table and...More

Thank Brian021
Janis G, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing AURA for two such special events! We are thrilled to have been a part of it. Happy birthday once again to your wife, and congratulations to your daughter!

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319kathryn
October 14, 2016|
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Response from Inn_Guest_Experience | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $38
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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 St | 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: +1 250-414-6739
  • E-mail
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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