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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” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
The Tented Building Helena Road, Ipswich IP3 0BT, England
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1 - 10 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maybe it’s the nostalgia but I love this place. The staff are always helpful; not just doing their jobs but clearly enjoy working and delivering a high standard of service. It’s a popular place and a peak times it can be busy, this doesn’t detract...More

Thank tomkellie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok but seriously overpriced for nothing special. There are many other, better, places in Ipswich without the pretentious rubbish.

1  Thank Honeywell-Trev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off in Ipswich after a wasted journey to Norwich. Served by very friendly staff and the food was excellent. There was a small problem with the lamb but the staff couldn't have done more. All round it turned a waste of a day into...More

Thank 391Dolph13
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time ti visit and leave such a nice review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service! Great food! Me & my partner thought we would give it a try & were far from disappointed, thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit. We will be back!

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We hope to accommodate again,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table booked for four as pre theatre early evening dinner. Easy parking just outside and great view from upstairs set the scene. Overall one to recommend. Excellent meal and attentive service. Chef also introduced himself after our meal which was a nice touch and much...More

Thank 121chiffchaff
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much... Are we right in thinking you dined on a Sunday night? Either way your review is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited Aurora for a family meal.The food and service was fantastic we all loved loved it.The food was lovely very yummy clean plates all round.well done guys we will defo be back loved the food.

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

Great! Thank you ever so much

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I recently celebrated my 40th birthday at Aurora. I couldn't be happier how the evening went off. Josie and the team looked after everything from start to finish. Great venue, great staff, great drinks! I'll definitely be back!More

Thank Joe B
Secretary-Aurora, Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for your recent review regarding your experience at Aurora. There have been lots of changes in the past month, we would love the opportunity for you to try our new lunch menu or a la carte menu. So as a thank you for...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Have not been back to Aurora for nearly three years, but delighted to see that the food and service was still excellent. The Sunday Lunch Menu is good value for money and the Beef just melted in the mouth. My wife who is Coeliac was...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Aurora for a friends 70th birthday party. We had a wonderful meal. 3 courses . Ham hock terrine , chicken breast and strawberry cheesecake. The food was amazing! Great atmosphere too. There was. Disco and space to dance after our meal. Would...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Secretary-Aurora, Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for your recent review regarding your experience at Aurora. There have been lots of changes in the past month, we would love the opportunity for you to try our new lunch menu or a la carte menu. So as a thank you for...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Should have written this review much sooner, but better late than never right?? So this year we decided to have Christmas Dinner out, and dragged my mother for the meal, I was looking for somewhere a little special and Aurora was the place! We arrived...More

Thank John C
Secretary-Aurora, Owner at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day.. This years Christmas pack is available on the website should you wish to see it and perhaps we can accommodate you again this year. Thank you again,

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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$ 52
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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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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