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“dodgy soup”
Review of Aula

Aula
Ranked #212 of 778 Restaurants in Vilnius
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The restaurant „Aula“is located in the vaulted mediaeval premises of Vilnius University, in the heart of the Vilnius old town, Pilies street, between the Cathedral and the town hall. We have made an attempt to preserve the traditions of old Lithuanian kitchen considering contemporary taste. As Lithuanians are proud of their traditional kitchen and beer, we provide a rich assortment of “Švyturys’ beer. All dishes in AULA are prepared only from fresh food; moreover, a cook can start preparing the meal only when a customer makes an order. If a customer prefers something special or cannot find what he wants in the menu, we can arrange an individual menu for him, however an individual order should be made a day before. A new-look menu of the restaurant “AULA“ continues old restaurant traditions formed since 1998 – an exclusive attention to the quality of products and freshness – new combinations of food products and forms of their representation are offered as well. The emblem of “Švyturys“ embassy guarantees that in restaurant “AULA“ there is always a great offer of qualitative food, its special presentation and healthy food. The main task of the embassy – to propagate a cultivate consumption of beer, to promote the understanding about good food, combination of beer with meals. On purpose of justifying the name of “Švyturys embassy“, most meals are offered with beer sauces, beer caramel or beer marinate used in their production. In the beer restaurant AULA a comfortable space for a small company can be found to have a business dinner. To have a good time when waiting for your order you are provided with a chance to enjoy the books on the shelves. During summer time a terrace in Pilies street and historical yard of Vilnius university is open for you. Furhermore, the summer terrase in Pilies street is available as well. All restaurant halls and gardens also have big TV sets or projectors were all live sport translations are shown. In the cellar of the restaurant you will find two cellar halls. The VIP hall is designed for 10-15 people company that prefers intimate atmosphere for a nice evening. The VIP hall is provided with modern video and sound equipment. The cellar hall is usually used for bigger entertainments because here there is enough room not only to sit at the table but also to dance. Henceforth restaurant „AULA“ will be adorable place not only for food, but also for music gourmets. In the cellar of the restaurant is located live music club “AULA Blues club”. Three music styles (jazz, blues and rock) are united in „AULA Blues club“. This project designed for people who like live music or want to relax in democratic atmosphere. Most of the concerts in "AULA Blues club" are for free.
Vilnius
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“dodgy soup”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

watery soup, just just warm ribs in it. felt like ribs came from the freezer, throu microwave into some leftover stock. thank you very much. bye.

  • Visited May 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“The real thing, and too much of it”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

I ate light for a couple days just because of this filling and authentic lunch. Nice spot on Pilinus to people watch but also had its own courtyard.

Visited June 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Mediocre food with bad service”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Less than average Lithuanian food. The waitress was too busy polishing her nails to come to the table. We order a cold beetroot soup as an appetizer, came at the very end and the waitress told us is the Lithuanian custom! The Zepelinae were cold and the overall is poor .There are many other good restaurants in Vilnius to spend time and money in this one.

Visited June 2012
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Tampere, Finland
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21 reviews
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“Worst dinner I have ever eaten in restaurant”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Aula seems like a nice restaurant and we had really good beers here and therefore decided to eat as well. We took roasted duck leg and salmon fillet as mains. The "duck" was chicken leg, one hot apple and piece of potato and salmon fillet small piece of salmon, barley and cold basil sauce. This has to be the worst dinner we have ever had in a restaurant. You should just drink beer here.

  • Visited June 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Fair food at a reasionable price”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Right on the main street we had the traditional platter to share was lots of it but was average in terms of quality. Staff were pleasant and they do some cool beer cocktails very refreshing when its warm.
There are in my view better places for traditional food but it was good value and reasonable food.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Shart7
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