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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place to wine and dine..we had a large party sixteen plus adults..could not fault it fabulous food and even better staff..well done aurora..great service..

Thank Mel2036
Reviewed 3 days ago

We eat in the restaurant upstairs (in fact outside as it was such a lovely and warm evening). First class food from the very reasonable fixed price menu, first class service from all the staff (thank you) and very nice cocktails and wine. Highly recommend.

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Difficult to beat this place to watch the sun go down on a nice summer’s evening. There are tables outside on the waterfront and on a balcony. The outside menu offers simple snacks and sandwiches. You need to work out where to park but since...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

5* Gintonic I went down to Ipswich to visit some of my friends and suddenly I turned up with an unexpected surprise. Joan , one of the barman who was working behind the bar surprised with a nice performance at the same time he was...More

Thank Avelino R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

12 of us came for afternoon tea over the bank holiday weekend. There was an original selection of sandwiches, cakes, etc all of which were delicious. We weren't rushed and it was a relaxed atmosphere. We stayed on for cocktails too which were amazing. Lovely...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here many times before always had great service but today was a disappointment. not one took our food order after a 25 minute delay I had to go to the bar even though they have a table service .starter arrived after a further wait...More

Thank robinson279
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food tasted great .slow service.. Childrens main course came with adults starters. Why not offer a 3 course childrens menu then we could all eat together. I main meal missed so my grandson had to wait 15 mins for his to be cooked while the...More

Thank linbs2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having missed going to a party my husband took me out for a drink in the sunshine to cheer me up. This turned into dinner at Aurora. I cannot fault the amazing food and professional service from start to finish. The staff were attentive but...More

Thank Jo F
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful review. I will pass on your kind words to Callum and the Kitchen. We're sorry to hear that you missed your party but hopefully your Aurora experience made up for it. We will look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had food here on the 23rd May. In short it was fantastic; food and service were great. Sat by the Window looking out to the marina just topped off the whole occasion at the Aurora. Bit of a buzz around the Aurora...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

I attended brunch with friends and service and food was amazing, as was the setting on such a warm day. Will definately be returningMore

Thank nicolemeadows05
Secretary-Aurora, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Bottomless Brunch. It certainly is proving to be extremely popular. Now the warmer weather is here, the sofas are out giving an extra excuse to enjoy a...More

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April 24, 2018|
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Response from 391Dolph13 | Reviewed this property |
Yup. It's all flat round there. easy to get to from the pay and display too.
January 26, 2018|
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Response from 391Dolph13 | Reviewed this property |
What did your review say?
December 31, 2017|
Response from Charliehad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Distilled Republik run them - maybe worth a try :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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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