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Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio, Victoria, BC

Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

4.4
4.4
1419 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Aura plays with fresh local ingredients through global inspiration, crafting flavours and experiences to take you further. Beyond the backdrop of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Aura is an adventure into bold tastes and beautiful platings. Follow your curiosity through a curated wine list or splash into cocktails featuring BC’s finest spirit producers. Whether an evening out, a quick bite after work, or a relaxing patio afternoon taking in the views, let Aura be your journey to something spectacular.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:45 am Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 414-6739
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Ken Nakano
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a small private dining space for groups of up to 10 people.
  • Private party contact
    Frances von Aesch: (250) 414-6739
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Cross Street
    Belleville St.
  • Parking Details
    Validated parking available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Aura's Afternoon Tea

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Spend a lazy weekend afternoon enjoying tea in the restaurant or on our patio. With a postcard view of Victoria's Inner Harbour as your backdrop, our Afternoon Tea is a creative take on the traditional. A perfect way to share and reconnect! Tea is available on Saturdays + Sundays from 11:30am to 1:45pm. Reservations are required at least 24-hours in advance. Afternoon Tea is $65 per guest plus tax and 18% gratuity. Credit card details will be taken to hold your reservation; payment is due at the end of your dining experience. No-shows and cancellations within 24 hrs will be charged at full price.
    Aura's Afternoon Tea photo

What 1,419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Global, International

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Innovative

  • Victoria

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Victoria

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Victoria

    Romantic

  • Victoria

    Great for scenic views

1,419 Reviews
  1. Butch

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Aura specializes in shared plates, a concept we like. They also create very flavorful dishes that are generous enough that 2-3 dishes are a very satisfying and varied meal. We tried the mushroom risotto, charred octopus, and smoked lamb loin. They were all very different from each other and extremely good. Pacing was perfect, and the Pinot Noir from Kowachan was excellent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very little food. For alot of money

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  3. JanetL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A PLEASANT BEGINNING TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON, CHARMING SERVER.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded 4 days ago

    Hello Janet, Big thanks for the kudos! We're pumped to have jump-started your holiday vibes! Our charming server is practically doing a happy dance. Ready to amp up the charm even more on your next visit! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  4. BrianB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. We go a few times a year and are never disappointed.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Brian, Thank you for your kind words and continued support! We're thrilled to hear that you find our restaurant excellent and appreciate your loyalty throughout the year. We understand your sentiment about the burger, and we have good news for you! While it may not be on our dinner menu, we still feature the beloved burger during our happy hour. We'd be delighted if you could join us during happy hour and indulge in the burger you've been missing. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to serving you and meeting your expectations. Thank you again for your valuable feedback, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful dining experience. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  5. DinnerTime

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was just okay. The food was fine, seems over priced for what you received. Service was excellent, very nice waiter. Wouldn’t eat here again.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded 4 days ago

    Hello friend, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're glad to hear that you found our service to be excellent. It's important to mention that we are dedicated to using only premium ingredients to ensure the quality and excellence of our dishes. This commitment is reflected in our pricing structure, as we believe in providing our guests with a dining experience that meets the highest standards. While we understand that our approach may not align with everyone's preferences, we hope you can appreciate the emphasis we place on delivering top-notch quality. Your insights are valuable to us, and we genuinely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide an even more enjoyable experience in the future. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  6. FrancesH

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for their afternoon tea and it was perfect. The service was wonderful. Joe (our server) was all smiles and kindness. The savory sandwiches were all extremely tasty and the desserts were all delightful. The restaurant itself is gorgeous with stunning views. I can't recommend it enough. A must do when in Victoria.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 20, 2023

    Dear Frances, Thank you immensely for choosing our afternoon tea to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. We are honored to have been part of such a special occasion. We're thrilled to hear that your experience was perfect, from the wonderful service provided by Joe to the delightful flavors of our savory sandwiches and desserts. It warms our hearts to know that our restaurant's ambiance and stunning views added to the charm of your celebration. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're truly grateful for your kind words. Congratulations once again on your first anniversary, and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  7. Kaye

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Amazing The service was excellent with David being accommodating in every way, including helping us with parking. David knew his menu and guided us to a dining experience par excellence. The food has a fusion of flavours where every bit bursts in your mouth. We loved the salad with candied nuts, very fresh greens, poached apples and chèvre. The risotto with aged Italian cheese and a variety of mushrooms was a table favourite. Yum!

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 20, 2023

    Dear Kaye, We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your experience with us, guided by David's exceptional service, exceeded expectations. It warms our hearts to know that our fusion of flavors and culinary creations brought joy to your table. Your detailed appreciation of our salad and risotto is truly gratifying, and we can't wait to share your compliments with the entire team. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more exquisite dining experiences. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  8. EddieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Beautiful view. Delicious haute cuisine. Great wine. Excellent fine dining and much more. Fusion cuisine. The service was perfect. Great value. Highly recommended.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 20, 2023

    Hi Eddie, Your review just made our day brighter than a supernova! We're thrilled to be your go-to for amazing views, haute cuisine delights, and wines that make taste buds do the tango. Our fusion cuisine is like a culinary party where flavors mingle and dance, and the fine dining experience is our way of turning meals into memorable soirées. Your recommendation? We're blushing! If we could, we'd send you a virtual high-five and a gourmet confetti cannon. Thanks for choosing us, and here's to many more delicious adventures together! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  9. Susan

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose the chef's dinner and it fed us very well, in fact we had food to take home. All of it was very tasty and well presented.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 10, 2023

    Dear Susan, Thank you so much for choosing our chef's tasting menu experience! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the culinary offerings and that it provided you with a satisfying and delightful dining experience. Our team takes great pride in crafting dishes that not only taste exceptional but are also presented with attention to detail. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience in the future! Once again, thank you for choosing Aura. We appreciate your feedback and value your patronage. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tea at aura is absolutely phenomenal. Not only was everything prepared perfectly. The view of the harbour was an added bonus that made our family outing even more special.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 6, 2023

    Hello friend, I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us! It sounds like our afternoon tea and the atmosphere both exceeded your expectations. The combination of perfectly prepared tea and a stunning view of the inner harbor must have made your family outing truly memorable. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us, and we are committed to consistently delivering exceptional experiences to our valued customers. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback, and I hope you have many more enjoyable outings at Aura in the future! Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we look forward to serving you again soon! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  11. Lovely

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    High end flavour that is balanced and inventive without being too outside the box. Enjoyed everything. The view, service and ambience is great, but the food is the star.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 6, 2023

    Dear friend, We sincerely appreciate your thoughtful feedback and are thrilled to learn of your positive experience at our establishment. It's rewarding to hear that our culinary offerings resonated with you, striking the right balance between high-end flavors and inventive creativity. We take great pride in delivering a holistic dining experience that encompasses not only the exceptional food but also the captivating view, impeccable service, and inviting ambiance. Your compliments reaffirm our commitment to providing a memorable and satisfying experience for our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back, and continuing to make your visits exceptional. Thank you for choosing Aura! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  12. Gourmands

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very nice setting. We waited for awhile before some e greeted and seated us then waited awhile for drinks. After that, service was quite good. The food was unique and quite nice (snacks menu).

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 4, 2023

    Hello friend, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you appreciated our lovely setting and unique menu! We're sorry to hear about the initial delay in being greeted and receiving your drinks. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll address this with our team to ensure a more prompt and seamless experience for our guests. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again, and we'll make sure your next visit is as exceptional as it can be! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  13. JodyE

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great surprise. We were recommended to visit and were very pleased. The ambiance was better than the pictures showed. The view of the inner harbour was incredible. The staff were friendly and well educated on the menu. The cocktail selection was great. The food menu was not large, however the structure was very good and the food was incredible. We had the Mushroom Risotto, Fingerling potatoes, Scallops and Octopus. Each was well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The scallops were a bit pricy at $32 for 3 scallops, I would have expected 4. That was the only negative of the whole night. I would recommend for sure.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 4, 2023

    Dear Jody, We greatly appreciate your kind words and the time you took to share your wonderful experience with us. We're delighted to hear that your visit was a pleasant surprise and that you enjoyed the recommendations that led you to us. It's fantastic to learn that the service and ambiance exceeded your expectations. Our team takes great pride in crafting each dish to perfection and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Your compliments are truly rewarding. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  14. cwarlick

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. The view is so nice and adds to the experience.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 4, 2023

    Dear friend, Thank you for your kind words and your continued support! We take pride in our beautiful view, and it's wonderful to know that it enhances your dining experience. Your feedback encourages us to keep striving for excellence. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  15. theosch

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Menu options were poor - only a very limited number of items ... we would have liked to have more diversity ... We shared a number of plates and some portions were quite small.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 28, 2023

    Dear friend, We truly appreciate your input and take it to heart as we continuously strive to enhance our offerings. We understand your concern about the limited menu options and portion sizes. It's important to mention that we take pride in using locally sourced premium products, which reflects in our pricing structure. Our goal is to provide our guests with the freshest and highest quality dishes possible. However, your feedback is a reminder that we must continually evaluate and improve our offerings to strike the right balance between quality and variety. If you decide to dine with us again, please don't hesitate to reach out in advance. We would be more than happy to work with you to make your next dining experience more enjoyable! Sincerely, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  16. DanaR

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the small plate concept. It’s much easier to order the amount of preferred food this way. We shared several very flavorful dishes. Staff extremely professional and friendly. Will definitely be back. Actually this was our second time!

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 26, 2023

    Dear Dana, Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you appreciate our small plate concept. It's designed to offer our guests the flexibility to savor a variety of flavors. Our team takes great pride in delivering professional and friendly service, and it's wonderful to know that you had a positive experience with us. We're grateful for your loyalty, and we're excited to welcome you back for the second time. Look forward to serving you again soon! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  17. CoreyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Chef's tasting menu and it was exceptional. High quality service (Kate was our server) and great ambience. A great choice for our anniversary.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 16, 2023

    Dear Corey, Thank you for celebrating your special day with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found our staff to be hospitable. We will be sure to share your kind words with Kate! We hope to welcome you back soon! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  18. MatthewZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was tasty but you need to order many dishes to make a meal. The waiter was excellent but swamped and he didn’t come to our table for half an hour at a time.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 26, 2023

    Dear Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the taste of our food and that your waiter provided excellent service. However, we're truly sorry to hear about the extended wait times during your visit. We want every guest to have a great experience from start to finish, and it's clear we fell short during your visit. We'll use your comments to further train our staff and ensure that this issue doesn't recur in the future. If you do decide to return, please reach out to us in advance, and we'll do our best to make your next visit exceptional! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  19. Janmca

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was so personable (Cain) and really served us well. he was so knowledgeable ...lucky us... The chicken and octopus were top notch...The carrot dish and rolls were fantastic. The person who ordered the beef wasn't keen on it but that could have just been his taste... Sitting under the heaters on the patio was a real treat. We watched the lights, boats, and Harbor Air...great walkway for before or after stroll...

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 16, 2023

    Hello Janmca, We are overwhelmed with gratitude by your stellar review. As a globally inspired restaurant, we strive to provide thoroughly curated dishes while supporting locally sourced ingredients. We are pleased to know that we hit the mark with your recent dining experience! We will be sure to pass on your kind review to Kain and the entire Aura team! Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  20. JoanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service great and waitress very helpful. Food great but disappointing for family re no real vegetarian options.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 26, 2023

    Hi Joan, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you found our service great. We appreciate your positive comments regarding our food as well. We're currently working on expanding our culinary offerings to ensure that all of our guests, including those with dietary restrictions, can enjoy a satisfying meal at our restaurant. We take your feedback seriously and will use it to make positive changes. If you decide to return, please don't hesitate to reach out in advance, and we'll try our best to ensure your dining experience exceeds your expectations. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  21. Bill

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a short walk to the restaurant from the Fairmont Empress Hotel. We were greeted promptly and seated with an expansive and beautiful view of the waterfront at night. Our server was one of the best we've had in fine dining and she told us upfront that the food is meant to be shared and each dish will be presented only when it's ready. My daughter and I shared fresh shucked oysters and a warm Parkerhouse as the appetizer, then the seared lingcod, a 6 oz flatiron steak, and fingerling potatoes for the main course. Each was uniquely different from other presentations we've had at other restaurants (e.g. the steak came with a slab of blue cheese on the top). My daughter thought that the lingcod was the best which was music to my ears. For dessert, my daughter ordered Mille Feuille which we've only seen on the Great British Baking Show -- and never tried in person. All together a memorable occasion.

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  22. HilaryR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our best dinners in recent memory. Flavours are exceptional and presentation is beautiful.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 26, 2023

    Hi Hilary, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your dining experience with us was one of your best dinners in recent memory. Your appreciation of our flavors and presentation means the world to us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable dining experience soon! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  23. JamesG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent. Especially seafood— oysters, lingcod and especially the scallops

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 26, 2023

    Hi James, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us, particularly enjoying our seafood offerings. These are indeed some of our signature dishes, and it's wonderful to know that they stood out for you. We take great pride in sourcing the finest ingredients to create memorable culinary experiences for our guests, and your positive comments reinforce our commitment to excellence. We look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again in the future! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  24. SimonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent, friendly and attentive service. For a sharing plates menu, the food choice was a little limited but everything we had was well presented and very tasty. Good choice of wines and cocktails. Reasonable value overall.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 27, 2023

    Dear Simon, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to receive your positive feedback. Our team takes great pride in ensuring our guests feel well taken care of, and your kind words reaffirm our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our selection of wines and cocktails. Providing a diverse range of options is important to us, and we're glad you found it satisfying. Look forward to serving you again in the near future! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  25. DropletsOfJoy

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Hostess was very accommodating and the server was extremely professional. Not a typical take your order and, serve, check back and bill. He took the time to pay attention and observe the progress of our meal, with an overall comfortable demeaner. We order the octopus and the dry age ribeye, the octopus and ribeye was cooked to perfection but the ribeye did not taste dry aged at all, it did not have the distinct dry age funk taste. It is also smothered in two thick slices of blue cheese, it was a tad too salty and overpowering the ribeye's taste.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 27, 2023

    Hello friend, We sincerely appreciate your recent visit to Aura and for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. It's wonderful to hear that our hostess and server left a positive impression by going above and beyond to ensure your dining experience was exceptional. As an update, we'd like to inform you that the ribeye is no longer on our menu. We've recently introduced a new seasonal menu, featuring a variety of fresh and unique dishes. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to experience our latest offerings, which we believe you'll find equally satisfying. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again and provide you with an even more enjoyable dining experience! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  26. MichaelW

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    The experience was confusing. When we received the food it was good but we did not know when or what we would receive next. We have eaten at Aura before but not with the new menu and system of service and to be honest we did not really like it. As our doctor friend said, it is not a good idea these days to share food around.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 27, 2023

    Dear Michael, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. It's through feedback like yours that we continue to improve and enhance our offerings. At Aura, we specialize in sharable plates because we want our guests to explore and savor a diverse range of dishes, inspired by flavors from around the world. We believe that sharing food fosters a sense of community and culinary adventure. To address any concerns about hygiene, we ensure that each dish is accompanied by fresh side plates and cutlery to maintain a high standard of cleanliness. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. We would be more than happy to discuss your dining preferences in advance and tailor the experience to your liking on your next visit! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  27. CarolineD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with much harbour activity to keep kids happy.

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  28. IanH

    Buckinghamshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant and the idea of sharing plates helps with the choice!

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 28, 2023

    Hi Ian, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Our concept of sharing plates is designed to offer our guests a diverse and engaging dining experience, and we're thrilled to know it added to your enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, and please feel free to explore more of our menu and share more delightful moments with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and it motivates us to continue providing excellent service and culinary experiences. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  29. Griff

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was delicious and the flavors were wonderful.

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  30. BobS

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the beautiful view and great food. The server was polite and knowledgeable. A great place to enjoy a wonderful meal!

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 28, 2023

    Dear Bob, We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant! It's fantastic that you enjoyed the beautiful view, great food, and the service provided by our knowledgeable server. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We take great pride in delivering a memorable dining experience, and your kind words are a reflection of our commitment to excellence. We look forward to hosting you again in the future for another amazing meal. Your continued support and feedback mean a lot to us, and we can't wait to see you soon! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  31. DavidBiltek

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great patio and views of harbour. Friendly staff good food

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 28, 2023

    Dear David, Thank you for your kind words! While our patio is closed until next summer, we're excited to let you know that we have some new and exciting seasonal menus waiting for you in our indoor dining area. Furthermore, we're delighted to introduce a variety of new vegan options on our menu to cater to diverse dietary preferences. We are committed to providing a wide range of delicious choices for all our guests. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with a delightful dining experience in our indoor space with these new culinary offerings. Your continued patronage is truly appreciated, and we can't wait to welcome you back. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  32. SharonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and scenic views. Can’t get better than that when it comes to Victoria dining. Absolutely top notch, food was phenomenal, highly suggest everyone try Aura!

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on October 28, 2023

    Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing dining experience at Aura. We take great pride in providing top-notch service and serving phenomenal dishes to our guests. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we hope to welcome even more diners to experience the excellence of Aura. We can't wait to have you back and create more memorable moments with you! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  33. Jenny

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, unique menu choices and little orno notice.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 6, 2023

    Dear Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you found our venue lovely and appreciated our unique menu offerings. Your kind words are a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality, and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  34. RosegoldYogi

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely location overlooking the Inner Harbour. Wasps, though, are similarly enticed by the yummy afternoon tea fare, so beware. Food is quite good, though items that might have benefited from being heated up a bit, were less flavorful than they should be. the savory selection was interesting; the sweets could have used a tart, cookie and/or bar option; just a suggestion. Also guests should know that if you cannot cancel your tea reservation 24+ hours in advance, you will be charged for the guest(s) who can't attend. My husband took sick Saturday morning and we thought it best for him not to come to tea that day, both for his sake and for the sake of those he would be near. I was charged for his tea, and his savories and sweets were packed up for us to take home (not the tea, of course). Staff were excellent and service was efficient. Lastly, even on the outdoor patio, you cannot bring a dog (of any size).

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 4, 2023

    Hello friend, We appreciate your detailed feedback. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the lovely location and the quality of our food. We value your observations, and we'll certainly take them into consideration. We're sorry to hear about the challenges you faced due to our cancellation policy that is accessible through our reservation system OpenTable. Regarding our pet policy, we only allow service animals in all our dining areas in line with provincial regulations. We aim to strike a balance between accommodating our guests and ensuring our team is well-prepared, but we'll certainly review our approach. If you have any specific preferences for your next visit, please don't hesitate to share them with us! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  35. Teri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, view and especially the food was fantastic, desert was amazing We had a great time and will definitely go back

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 6, 2023

    Dear Teri, We sincerely appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear about your positive experience at our establishment. It's wonderful to know that you found our service, view, and especially our food to be fantastic. We'd like to highlight that all our desserts are thoroughly made in-house at our pastry shop. Our commitment to crafting exceptional desserts is an integral part of our culinary offerings, and we're delighted that you found them to be amazing. Your compliments and your intention to return are truly valued. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you again and create more memorable moments! Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  36. Chaz

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience with the chefs choice menu… excellent selection and a lovely surprise at each course, exceptional value, we will be back

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 6, 2023

    Dear friend, We are absolutely thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience with our Chef's Choice menu! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the selection and found each course to be a delightful surprise! Your kind words and your intention to return mean the world to us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another exceptional dining experience. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  37. Annelei

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great high tea in Victoria! Great food selection. Just absolutely beautiful. The view was amazing. Only complaint would be that I dislike yuzu and it was plentiful. Would definitely go again.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 10, 2023

    Hi Anneliese, Thank you for your kind words about your high tea experience with us. We are delighted that you found the food selection enjoyable and the ambiance beautiful! We genuinely appreciate your feedback regarding the abundance of yuzu. Your preferences matter to us, and we want every visit to be tailored to your tastes. I'd like to inform you that we regularly rotate our offerings to provide a variety of flavors. Rest assured, your feedback will be taken into consideration, and we will explore options to replace yuzu items with other delightful choices in the future. Thank you once again for choosing Aura. We appreciate your patronage, and we are committed to continually enhancing your dining experience. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  38. TracyP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The room was freezing, the menu shockingly small and for the offerings, way too expensive, and, my first drink, a margarita, seemed to have little to no alcohol. I mentioned this and had one more that was slightly better. Don’t think we will be back.

    Aura Waterfront Restaurant + PatioResponded on November 20, 2023

    Dear Tracy, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're disheartened to learn about the issues you encountered, from the room temperature to the size of the menu and the perceived value of the offerings. Please know that your feedback is taken seriously, and we're committed to addressing these issues to ensure a more enjoyable experience for our guests. We understand if you're hesitant to return, but we sincerely hope you might consider giving us another chance in the future. Our aim is to continuously enhance our offerings, and your feedback will undoubtedly help us in that journey. If you have any further details to share, please feel free to reach out to us at info@aurarestaurant.ca. Our Best, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

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  39. Luke

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and great sharing plates. The octopus was especially delicious and the best cooked octopus I've ever had.

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  40. Anneadriano36

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Overall, the food is delicious and fresh. This restaurant rated high and I thought I gave it a try. We’re from the United States and chose Victoria for a good weekend vacation and to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. I made the reservation long enough and I was disappointed on the lack of effort and they didn’t even try. I made a note that we are going to celebrate my best friend’s birthday and I had to remind the server about it. I felt that they didn’t even read or acknowledged my requests. Again, the food were delicious but no effort or special touch to make you feel that you are special for just one night.

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Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio is rated 4.4 stars by 1419 OpenTable diners.

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680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Belleville St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:45 am Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Validated parking available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Ken Nakano
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (250) 414-6739
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a small private dining space for groups of up to 10 people.
  • Private party contact
    Frances von Aesch: (250) 414-6739
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