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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

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The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for lunch on Mothers Day and restaurant busy. Food quality was very good and food served in a timely manner. Choices from the set lunch time menu were good and although prices were somewhat higher for Mothers Day the normal Sunday lunch is more reasonably priced. Outlook from the first floor restaurant over the waterfront is a feature and... More 

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unexpectedly we arrived at the harbour side ready for lunch, no booking, and there in front of us was this modern looking place with its stunning location. Mum, Dad and grown up daughter ready for a treat! And we were delighted, though we didn't maximise our visit as we did not know what to expect. Downstairs was completely empty, inside... More 

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Thank Charles S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Up market good food and service. The only reason not 5 stars is our server didnt understand our drinks order properly and we wernt asked for any until asked after meal order

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Thank Matt81111
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Congratulations to Callum and the team - sublime meal, you've taken things to the next level. Loved the 'bread board' and all the little extras that come with the a la carte menu. Such attention to detail. Recommend the chicken parfait with mini picked veg to start and the presa iberica for main was divine - not something you see... More 

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Thank Fiona E
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No words. From marmite butter to the fun fare last course - you guys have absolutely nailed it. Thank you for a perfect evening

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Thank 2fatladiesontour
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked up last week fo a 50th Birthday and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely wonderful as were the very attentive staff. The view overlooking the docks adds to the experience. A little expensive but on the whole it was a fabulous night and I would certainly recommend Aurora as a place to visit.

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Thank john f
great yarmouth
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had promised ourselves to have a meal here for a while, we have been to the bar on a few occasions. so this time we visited Ipswich Marina we booked The Aurora for Sunday Lunch, and we weren't dissapointed, a lovely meal, as were the staff, we will certainly go again, very relaxed atmosphere and great views. A lot... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, 9 year old and I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch. The set menu was excellent value. We ordered house wine by the glass and it was good. The service was perfect, and even better than the waterside views (which can be a bit dazzling in the sun). The food was the star though. We all had the beef... More 

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Thank Darren H
Kempton Park, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just poped in as we were walking past and it turned out to be one of the most amazing meals. The food was interesting and the menu catered for all tastes yet had items on for the more adventurous too. Something that is right up my street. The flavours were intricate and beautiful. The presentation a feast for the... More 

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Thank phillipdeklerk
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review, It is always great for the whole team and provides a great boost to us all, We look forward to your next visit- Perhaps next you should try the Sunday menu. Thank you again, More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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526 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as I heard there was a new chef at Aurora I was keen to try the food again and I wasn't disappointed. The surroundings, decor, service and wine were all as good as ever and the food has gone to a whole new level. We can't wait to go again

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Thank foodfootballbeer
Secretary-Aurora, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us again and enjoying your meal. We appreciate such a positive review and look forward to your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$49
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?