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Region: Victoria
680 Montreal St.


Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 7–11am | Saturday + Sunday, 7am-1:30pm
Afternoon Tea (Saturday + Sunday): 11:30am–1:30pm
Happy Hour: 3–5pm
Dinner: 5–9:30pm


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The People

Gabriel Fayerman-Hansen, Restaurant Chef
Katie Alva, Restaurant Manager
Ken Nakano, Executive Chef
Kimberley Vy, Pastry Chef

About Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

Food should move you. To socialize, to experiment, to savour, to indulge. Aura plays with fresh, locally-focused ingredients through global inspiration, crafting flavours and experiences to take you further. Beyond the backdrop of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Aura is an adventure into bold tastes and beautiful platings. Follow your curiosity through our sommelier-crafted wine list or splash into cocktails featuring BC’s finest spirit producers. Whether an evening out, a quick bite after work, or a relaxing patio afternoon taking in the views, let Aura be your journey to something spectacular.

Focused on globally-inspired share plates, Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio’s menu encourages its guests to try a bit of everything.

Awards & Accolades

“Best Patio” – Best Restaurant Awards 2023, YAM Magazine

“This is one of the most amazing restaurants I’ve been to. It overlooks the inner harbor with the parliament building and the empress hotel as the backdrop. I love the small plates that allowed us to try many different dishes. The value is incredible!” — Yelp Review

“This dinner was a winner on many fronts. First there is the view of the Inner harbor which cannot be beat – ask for a window table. And then there was a series of small plates that my husband and I shared. All were very well presented, expertly prepared, delicious and surprisingly more than enough. Was not sure about the small plate concept but found it allows you to try a myriad of dishes which was quite enjoyable. The service was also very good. Would highly recommend.” — Open Table Review

“Easily the best restaurant breakfast we’ve ever had. Vegetarian Bowl was delicious and the Seafood Benny was unbelievably good! Super creative Asian inspiration. Harbour views were outstanding. Highly recommend!” — Google Review

“If you want to experience a fabulous taste adventure, Aura has the neatest new exciting menu for you. It’s an eclectic mix of small plate offerings, perfect for two because you both have to share the taste sensations. The chefs bring a mix of Asian influences from Japan, Thailand, and China into dishes with flavours you won’t find anywhere else. We started with Deep Fried Sushi which was a piece of seared Albacore Tuna on top of the “crispy” rice, and topped with roe and wasabi beads. So fresh! Then it was the spicy miso soup, and just the smell of the broth made our mouths water. We followed that with a chicken wing stuffed with gyoza filling which was absolutely delicious. We finished our dinner with the Homemade Spam (yes I did say Spam but don’t let that turn you off) on top of a crispy rice cake, served with a soft poached egg, and a crispy sharp cheddar topper. Amazing flavour. Had to try the coconut creme brûlée for dessert and it did not disappoint! This is a first for Victoria and we’ll definitely go back to try some of the other dishes!!!” — Trip Advisor Review