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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
+44 1473 857027
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (13 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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1 - 10 of 590 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing food at fair prices. Staff were very attentive, atmosphere was great for couples and little touches just added to the evening. The cocktails were also top class.More

Thank Emma A
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much. We are all very pleased that you felt so positively about what we do. In particular it is nice to see you felt it was fairly priced - the Chefs all work very hard to develop strong relationships with our great...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a group of 20 the waiting staff worked hard to make sure everyone had their chosen drink as quickly as possible. The selection of sandwiches was amazing and the scones were the talk of the group, so light and tasty. The group included...More

Thank julieclapson
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for trying our newest addition- the afternoon tea. We are so pleased you liked it. We think its great and we're pleased to hear this sort of great feedback. We hope you will try the other menus in time and look...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'd spoken to the general manager before our meal explaining that I wanted to ask my better half to marry me. We had the taster menu which was so perfect. Every dish was completely different and were stand alone dishes. After the meal we decided...More

Thank Josh V
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We hope to see you both again soon. Well done.... Aurora wedding?

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was having a quiet drink when a gang of want to be Romanian gangsters showed up and shouted for an hour. Will not be returning if this is the sort of clientele that frequent this place!More

Thank halleh129
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this, However we would have preferred you brought this to our attention more directly rather then such a platform where bad reviews are weighted much heavier then positive ones. We are of course sorry to hear these guests had a negative effect...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Aurora for dinner last night. We had cocktails in the bar downstairs and it was buzzing in there at only 6pm. We had an early table booked as they had squeezed us in to a busy night. The cocktails...More

2  Thank Alex W
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for coming and also for such a brilliant review. We are all really pleased that you enjoyed it. We hope to accommodate again soon and fingers crossed for accolades...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy some amazing cocktails, fantastic choices, great wine and spirit list too, not necessarily cheap but we'll worth a try especially if you want to spoil that special someone. Nice sitting outside on a summers evening too.

Thank oddjob30
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you... Did you mean 4*? if so what would have made it a 5?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the private room at Aurora for our daughter's 18th Birthday Party. She and her 13 girl friends had a wonderful evening. They were treated so well by the waiting staff and by Josie, our host at Aurora, and were made to feel very...More

Thank TouringTorres
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure to accommodate your party and we are all very pleased that it was a success. We look forward to accommodating in the future,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic afternoon tea. It was presented beautifully and every part tasted delicious. We had a yummy game sausage roll each to start which was delightful. Then we tucked into a great range of sandwiches. The sweet treats were beautifully created and very yummy....More

Thank FrancescaWar
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much. It's great to hear that one of our newest additions- the afternoon tea was well received. We hope you will come again soon to try on of our other offerings.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was rude, slow service and we were given a different menu to what we were told on the phone. Tiny potions and over priced. Definitely won't be returning.More

3  Thank Laura C
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As you can see the majority of other reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Perhaps you might wish to come again on a Sunday as i feel following our conversations this might be more what you experienced in the past and are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have let count of the times I have visited Aurora, this alone should tell you how consistently excellent it is,from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. In fact, before walking in the door, you are instantly taken back by the...More

1  Thank CarnellCook
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! It's definitely our favourite title to date. Thanks also for your continued support, we hope to see you soon.

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Topnotch2014
16 November 2015|
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Response from Secretary-Aurora | Property representative |
Yes. We close for two weeks in January and then re-open as normal.
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Hannahbenlauren22
4 October 2015|
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Response from Secretary-Aurora | Property representative |
Good afternoon madam, We are very happy to offer gluten free alternatives to any course on our menu as our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, prepared on the day. If we are unable to amend a dish we can offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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