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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (12 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a business dinner with clients from London and left feeling extremely embarrassed. Service was slow. main course was tiny - what was there tasted ok but was the size of a starter. The dessert was bland and "deconstructed" although this wasn't made clear...More

4  Thank Faye B
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you for your review. Whilst we think this is most unfair it has certainly been taken on board and used to develop. We think now we are working to a far higher standard and level of consistency. Therefore, we would urge you to try...More

Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to start after dressing up and looking so much forward to my visit here I was totally disappointed . We were told using words and a hand gesture to "be quiet" before being served our food which was in all of...More

1  Thank Donnagiv
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you for your review, We do not feel this is an accurate representation of what we usually offer and certainly not typical of the feedback we often receive. We would appreciate you trying us again and sorry for any aspects of your evening that...More

Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Ipswich! Amazing food, and great cocktails! Great bar downstairs, always really excellent service

1  Thank curlyrow
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Aurora a few times with my family and I am very fussy with what I eat and my father who works in the restraunt trade always finds something wrong. However with Aurora it has been perfect every time. So I was...More

Thank Chris S
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you for your review, always lovely to hear such a positive one. Needless to say a certain Head Chef is very pleased with this and looks forward to the next time you are in. Thank you again.

Reviewed November 11, 2016

As part of a Hen party group that had a lot planned in one day, the cocktail making experience at Aurora was one of the highlights of the day, offering a great atmosphere and excellent value for money, Would strongly recommend to other Hen parties/...More

Thank jensquirrell
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you so much for a very good review. It's nice to be reviewed on other areas that we offer such as the cocktail experiences. We will pass on your positive feedback to Jordan and look forward to accommodating in the future. Please note we...More

Reviewed November 10, 2016

We went to Arora for a family celebration. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

1  Thank jac815
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

So pleased that you enjoyed the food and service.. We hope you will experience Aurora again soon,

Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

It has been a couple of years since I have last visited Aurora and we have always had a good experience, so we decided to book a table for a birthday celebration on Saturday evening. I had read the recent negative reviews recently posted and...More

1  Thank Patrick H
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience. In particular your food and service. We look forward to accommodating again in the future. Regarding negative reviews. We usually find that the overwhelming positive feedback is received directly and usually...More

Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening celebrating my birthday in a very good restaurant with friends. Very relaxed atmosphere with Great service. The food was very tasty and well presented!More

Thank Tracy R
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your food and evening. Perhaps, you would like to try a Sunday lunch if you haven't already. We think Sundays are great value and it's a great chance...More

Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We had never been to Aurora before, but decided to go for pre-dinner cocktails prior to a birthday meal. The bartender was quite unfriendly on arrival and when we chose two cocktails from the selection offered for "happy hour" we were rudely informed they had...More

4  Thank Libellule_Noire
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thank you for your time, we are so sorry to hear this with usually the bar and the bar team receiving very positive feedback. Please accept our apologies that your experience has fallen far below our usual standards. We will look into this further. If...More

Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Lived up to its reputation, superb meal :). Food was cooked to perfection, defo up there with one of best restaurants in ipswich, another nice meal, thanks guys :)

1  Thank sammarshipswich
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thank you for review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Becca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$27 - $55
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 857027
  • E-mail
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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