We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
680 Montreal St | Located at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada (Formerly Cook's Landing Lounge) (Belleville St.)
12504146739
Website
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

486 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 481: English reviews
Dallas, United States
Level Contributor
106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious food, well prepared, with an expert touch. Different than your run-of-the-mill preparation. We are always surprised and delighted with the way the chef puts a modern twist on each dish. The flavors are always spot-on, and the serving size is just right.

Helpful?
Thank Joan C
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

want top chef rated food, great service and fabulous harbor views this place if for you. can't say enough about how great it was.

Helpful?
Thank Jean H
Lambertville, NJ
Level Contributor
86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here on our first afternoon and again on our last evening while staying at the Inn. The dishes were so beautifully presented, and tasted as good as they looked. On our last night I had the halibut, hubby who was not too hungry, had the tomato salad. There was not a morsel left on either plate. We followed... More 

Helpful?
Thank LJW47
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was terrific! The service was great! The view was terrific! I will be coming back here as many times as I can fit in before we move on in the holiday.

Helpful?
Thank PW03
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although a wonderful location for the view. My husband is gluten sensitive , but there is nothing on the menu for him.

Helpful?
Thank Gail M
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to AURA and enjoying the view Gail M. We're sorry to hear that you found nothing on the menu for your husband to enjoy, as we offer gluten free options on all of our menus. Our servers are fully knowledgeable on which dishes can be prepared gluten free when asked, and our kitchen is very accommodating... More 

Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a late morning brunch on the terrace and it was great! The view was lovely and convenient to our hotel.The waiter was fabulous too!

Helpful?
Thank M M
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Bunch on the Terrace sounds pretty great M M! We're so glad that you enjoyed AURA and can't wait to have you back. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Gresham, Oregon, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in Victoria and had an amazing time at Aura. The service was outstanding. They met both of our gluten issues along with dietary preferences. Simon was spot-on with his service. Thank you for making our celebration even more special!

Helpful?
Thank Eric C
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Thanks Eric C for your review and for choosing to celebrate your silver anniversary with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your gluten free meals and thank you for recognizing Simon - we think he's pretty great too! We hope to welcome you back again before your next anniversary, Louise - Guest Experience More 

Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I walked over to "Lolo Point" [my nickname for it ~ long story] from Fisherman's Wharf so we could sit on a nice patio and decompress a bit. What a perfect location for a leisurely, late lunch and some people/scenery watching. We had a carafe of white wine and a couple of appies and watched the world... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sahali
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

Your afternoon sounded just perfect Sahali! We are so glad that you joined us for lunch and that you enjoyed your meal. It sounds like the only thing missing was dessert, so you'll have to come back ;) Thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you soon. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lovely evening meal here with attentive service, although it took a little while ( another table threatened to walk out if their food did not come in 2 minutes). We were happy with the wait we had though. Also feel they need to get some lights on terrace area as people were trying to read the menu later on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Colin C
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast out on the patio overlooking the harbor. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would come back again.

Helpful?
Thank MaeveSF
Inn_Guest_Experience, Manager at AURA waterfront restaurant + patio, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your patio breakfast MaeveSF. Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back. Louise - Guest Experience More 

Travelers who viewed AURA waterfront restaurant + patio also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 

Been to AURA waterfront restaurant + patio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 Options, Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from AURA waterfront restaurant + patio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?