About Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio
A true gem of the Inner Harbour, AURA waterfront restaurant + patio is Victoria’s premiere dining destination for Pacific Rim inspired cuisine.
Featuring an eclectic winelist, island microbrews and handcrafted cocktails, enjoy spectacular harbour views from the dining room, bask in the glow of the under-lit Onyx bar, or relax on the waterfront patio. For larger gatherings, retreat to AURA’s private dining room, where original works of art keep you company.
AURA is placed perfectly to watch the world go by.
Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday:
Breakfast: 7am-11am, Lunch 1130am-230pm, Intermezzo 230pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-9pm, Intermezzo 9pm-10pm
Breakfast: 7am-11am, Brunch 11am-2pm, Intermezzo 2pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-9pm, Intermezzo 9pm-10pm
First Sunday of the Month Brunch Buffet: 11am-2pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet or secure underground parking available.
Takashi Ito c.c.c.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a small private dining space for groups of up to 12 people.
Private Party Contact:
Kimberly Spence: 2504146739x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For special and upcoming events please visit our website at http://aurarestaurant.ca/events for details.
Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio Ratings and Reviews
We ate here twice while staying at the I ...
We ate here twice while staying at the Inn at Laurel Point - having eaten there on our first night we were delighted to go again a second time. High quality and very good service. Special occasion or holiday dining and although I am sure children would be welcomed, perhaps this would not be a first choice for families.
We had a lovely time. As the weather ch ...
We had a lovely time. As the weather chilled down out on the patio, the staff brought blankets. Aura needs to broaden its bar choices to include a tequila silver. Also, I think that something had MSG in it, as I was awake all night. It never occurred to me to ask about MSG or ACCENT. The setting was wonderful and the food quite tasty. Mostly British Columbia wines, and I guessed wrong on the first glass. If I can determine they are not using MSG, I would happily return. Great view and people watching.
Very imaginative menu. The best part is ...
Very imaginative menu. The best part is that while they have a good selection, they don't try to do too much. They do what they do and do it very well. The Gnocchi was the best I have ever had anywhere in the world - keep in mind I travel extensively for work including to Italy often.
The halibut and scallops were also very good. Don't miss the bread!
Great atmosphere also. We sat on the patio and it was a perfect setting.
That was possibly the best Sunday brunch ...
That was possibly the best Sunday brunch my wife and I ever ate! Every item was fresh and the best it could be. The breads were out of this world, salad and vegetables super fresh and the meats cooked to perfection. Can't wait to return!
Service was friendly and attentive witho ...
Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The menu, as others have noted, is quite limited. About eight salads or starters and six entrees -- salmon, halibut, scallops, duck and steak. But it appears that allows them to focus on what they do well. Might be a bit on the pricey side for some folks, but a worthwhile splurge.
a good solid restaurant. the service a b ...
a good solid restaurant. the service a bit on the go, but it is part of a large restaurant, mostly from the wine server. but the food was tasty and well prepared. we decided not to dinner outside as it was windy and cold for us.... but it was a pity as the location is just on the Victoria BC harbour
We went to Aura for an anniversary dinne ...
We went to Aura for an anniversary dinner, and we were thoroughly impressed. A request for a nice table for two resulted in them preparing the best seat in the house in advance, with a beautiful view of the inner harbour in a quiet, secluded section of the restaurant. The food was impeccable, and the drinks beyond impressive. Thank you for the wonderful experience! Our time here will be a fond memory from our trip to Victoria.
My wife and spent an afternoon in Victor ...
My wife and spent an afternoon in Victoria while visiting from the US. We took the ferry from Port Angeles in the early afternoon and returned on the last ferry. Before departing we had dinner at Aura. We requested an outside table and got one with a nice view from the patio. It was the end of the Happy Hour when we arrived and the restaurant got pretty empty soon after Happy Hour was over. We ordered beers, appetizers and main courses. Everything was very good. The portions are more on the smaller side. Our server was very attentive and friendly. She gave us plenty of time to finish our dinner before she brought the check.
The patio seating is very nice with a beautiful view of the Inner Harbour.
Aura is maybe a five to ten minute walk away from the busiest area of town which we found very nice.
When we return to Victoria we will put Aura on our list for dinner again.
Great location overlooking the Inner Har ...
Great location overlooking the Inner Harbour of Victoria. Leisurely paced service, just right for a special occasion. The view of the harbor is partially obscured by a large tree, you would think that they would not block out the primary purpose of eating there.
The food was excellent, we had a deep fried sushi appie that was delightful and then scallops and halibut for both of us. Very well prepared and creatively presented. No crumbs left on each plate.
Kudos to Colleen for great service.
We look forward to going back for another meal on another special occasion.
As always this dinner was fantastic... t ...
As always this dinner was fantastic... the appetizers and entrees were exquisite and awakened the taste buds to new and various flavours. Every bite was savored by both of us. As a special birthday, the dessert came with a chocolate birthday "card". The service was attentive , friendly, and informative.
We could not asked for a better experience to celebrate a birthday!
The entire team at Aura did an outstandi ...
The entire team at Aura did an outstanding job helping us celebrate our anniversary. Everyone was expecting us and ensured our experience was excellent. We were given the best table with an amazing view of the inner harbor and decorated with the flowers I had sent in advance. They delivered my surprise gift to the table and added an edible note to our dessert. The service at Aura was the best we have experienced in the city!
Food left me full and on cloud 9
Firstofall, yes the view is amazing but honestly I was more amazed by the food. Scallops perfectly cooked. Steelhead Trout perfectly cooked. Beautifully plated, explained thoroughly by our waitstaff and was the best meal i have had in a long time. The mango Panna Cotta desert was so simply sweet and a refreshing finish to my meal. Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful experience while we visited Victoria BC. We will surely come again and would recommend you to anyone.
Guest from Montana, USA.
Location was a bit hard to find per look ...
Location was a bit hard to find per looking at the maps, but we found it and that was good. Staff was great and very accommodating as well as friendly. Manger came over and greeted us as well and congratulated us on our special occasion.
Food was excellent and very tasty, we ordered desert and they created a special sign made from chocolate with an additional message for our occasion. Great experience.
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