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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taste, service, location and view -- such a different menu, almost tapas-like, smaller portions and the opportunity to try many things. Service was exceptional, the view of Victoria's perfect inner harbour topped it off, part of a staycation at Inn at Laurel Point. Brunch was...excellent, so many tastes and flavors. Highly, highly recommend. Then go for a walk along the water.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Different but very good. There are small plates offered, so the website is deceiving, in that you think it is very reasonably priced but the portions are very small. But everything was delicious. The two of us had 5 different plates, then a shared dessert........again very small.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 1, 2020

I was in Victoria for a girl's weekend (within my "bubble"). Aura was within walking distance to our hotel. We were seated at a window seat with a great view. Our waiter was helpful and funny. For wine I decided on the feature wine flight...as did my companions. We each ordered a small plate dish and split a focaccia bread. The food was so tasty, as was the wine. I enjoyed the bread the most. Simply the tastiest focaccia bread I've EVER had. I ordered a second serving for myself and its a generous serving. I also appreciated all the safety precautions the venue and staff took. I'd like to come back here again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2020

My husband and I stayed at the Inn At Laurel Point, home to Aura. We enjoyed the food so much we had breakfast and dinner there twice! There was just so much variety on the menu and the food was so good, we had to...go back for more! As well, Aura has a beautiful view of the harbour. Ask for a window table at sunset!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

Excellent Point Breakfast. Just wish more breakfast fries came with it. Will be back for breakfast for sure.

Date of visit: September 2020
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janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you for your comment! The parmesan home fries are delicious,but I'm sorry to hear that you found the portion on the small side. Let us know when you are back, we'd love to encourage your breakfast habits!

Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

We stopped by for afternoon refreshments. Lovely day and enjoyed our deck time. Great setting along great service. We were especially impressed with attention to Covid protocol.

Date of visit: September 2020
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janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your comments! So glad you were able to enjoy a beautiful September afternoon on our patio. Here's to many more!

Reviewed September 5, 2020

High quality however smaller portions of food for dinner. Breakfast was very good. Patio seating was lovelyMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Thank you for your comments! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us. As you mention, our dinner menu is a small plates style which hopefully gives you the opportunity to try a few different dishes (or to enjoy a couple portions...More

Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

We went with a large group seated at 2 tables for covid protocol. The view is amazing and the staff was very friendly. The food was very nicely presented and full of flavour, bit was quite taken aback with the tiny tiny portion sizes. The...entrees were the size of a small appetizer. We felt that for the price, there the portions should have been larger. We were left hungry. Also our drinks took about 20 min to arrive, while the other table received theirs much sooner. Upon receiving our entrees, 3 of us received our food, whe one of us had to wait at least 10 min longer. Not very impressed. Will not be returningMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Thank you for your comments, and I'm so sorry to hear that our restaurant style wasn't clearly described to you when you arrived. We have moved away from entrees and appetizers which we did serve prior to the renovation, and upon reopening launched a small...More

Reviewed August 19, 2020

It's my own opinion, but this is the best meal I had in three years in Canada, for the same price as a standard diner in Calgary or Vancouver. Delicious food: oysters (I usually don't eat), salmon, prawns, duck, etc. The dessert was incredible !...A mix of chocolate and mandarine: only the greatest pastry cooks are able to do this !More

Date of visit: August 2020
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janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your amazing comments! I'm so glad to hear you were able to join us, and had such a great experience. Our pastry chef and her team are incredible, as is our entire culinary team. We'll hope to see you back...More

Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Went for Tasting Tuesday but chose a light wine as it was warm out and they were serving reds. Also, it was better value to get a 9oz pour. We had the 3 cheese plate and miso hummus. Both were good but were a little...on the pricey side for happy hour. Nice views of the harbor and our server Colleen was excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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janisg2013, General Manager at AURA, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thank you for joining us for Tasting Tuesday! As you know, each week we feature a different flight of 3 wines (or beer, or spirits), and pair it with a small bite. It would be hard to pass up a 9oz glass of your favorite...More

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Hi 319kathryn, although I am unable to put a link in this reply or attach menus, they can be found on our website aurarestaurant . ca
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