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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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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61 - 70 of 628 reviews

Reviewed May 24, 2017

Love this bar/restaurant. Always great atmosphere, staff friendly and attentive. The food is incredible. Lots of choices of drinks - their cocktails are really amazing. Would highly recommend this place

Thank 405aliona
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide a such a positive review! It means a great deal to the whole team.. We look forward to seeing you again soon wether it be in the bar or restaurant..

Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

We were down by the marina in Ipswich on a hot Sunday afternoon having spent six hours on the M3 and A12 due to diversions. There were not many people there and it was waiter service. So, we waited and we waited and eventually I...More

1  Thank kingland20
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for providing a review. We appreciate knowing where we need to focus in terms of staff training and use this feedback to improve. Certainly, table service is a new addition to the bar following feedback of long queue times and we now believe...More

Reviewed May 19, 2017

Aurora used to be my favourite place to go in Ipswich, I have spent many cosy summer afternoons and evenings there and enjoyed meeting friends and there for a few cocktails over the last few years, I would call myself a loyal customer. just imagine...More

1  Thank aldoe1
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for providing a review. Naturally, it is very disappointing to hear this sort of feedback. That said its imperative to improve and I do appreciate the feedback. To take your points in turn; Thank you for your support since we opened. We appreciate...More

Reviewed May 16, 2017

We've seen lots of social media posts about this place, most of them people who are celebrating a special occasion. But actually the prices are pretty good so you could go at any time – even just for a nice Sunday lunch or drinks in...More

Thank gillianbendall
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

I was taken out for a Mother's Day treat .... late treat be it but it was totally worth waiting for. I have been to the restaurant a few times and have enjoyed every meal but the evening was exceptional. The tasting menu is definitely...More

Thank Charliehad
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent meal at Aurora last night. The tasting menu option was fantastic. Staff were all very friendly and it's an attractive venue all round. We'll be back asap.

Thank Dutch021
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

A lovely evening in a great setting. We opted for the 9 course tasting menu at £58 a head. With a nice bottle of pinot noir. The bread selection is interesting with lots of different flavours and textures. The marmite butter was delicious (if you...More

Thank Melsy1
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tasting menu and thank you for the small pointers regarding improvements to service.. Thank you also for keeping the details of the Tasting menu experience a surprise for future guests. Please...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017

I have not written a review for quite a while. It is just laziness. And this one is a bit over due as we had the Tasting Menu experience on its first few days during the Easter break. Living in London, we are surrounded by...More

2  Thank ZDA-London
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We had the non-veggie taster menu last night and, as I wasn't paying, I was free to focus on the experience! Across the taster menu, the combination of tastes and visual appeal of each plate was brilliant. Travelling home today, my wife and I were...More

Thank Frank-and-Doreen
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Aurora. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your tasting menu. We love the idea of a souvenir menu and will be discussing at our weekly meeting tomorrow. We look forward to accommodating you...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

Well what can I say? I'm not vegetarian but wanted to try Aurora's new vegetarian 9 course taster menu (They also do a meat one). This was some of the best vegetarian food I've ever had! Really interesting dishes with wonderful flavour and incredibly detailed...More

Thank fx64
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thank you ever so much for your review. We are very pleased that you tried the Vegetarian Tasting Menu and we think its a great experience even for a meat-eater like yourself. We are continually changing the tasting menu so please try again in a...More

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Topnotch2014
November 16, 2015|
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Response from Secretary-Aurora | Property representative |
Yes. We close for two weeks in January and then re-open as normal.
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Hannahbenlauren22
October 4, 2015|
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Response from Secretary-Aurora | Property representative |
Good afternoon madam, We are very happy to offer gluten free alternatives to any course on our menu as our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, prepared on the day. If we are unable to amend a dish we can offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $52
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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, 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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