Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio is a globally-inspired “small plates” restaurant set against the inspiring backdrop of Victoria’s renowned Inner Harbour.

Our award-winning chefs’ creative menu design combines local, farm-direct ingredients with international flavours on shareable plates designed to inspire conversation. With our curated wine list, and unique cocktails and craft beer focused on local producers, there’s always something new to discover at Aura.


680 Montreal Street, Victoria, British Columbia

Set against the inspiring backdrop of Victoria’s renowned Inner Harbour, let Aura be your journey to something spectacular.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday



Happy Hour


Saturday & Sunday


Small Plates Brunch

Happy Hour


Our Menus

Our ever-changing small plates menu wields locally-focused ingredients crafted into global flavours, taking you beyond the beauty of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

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Aura Restaurant Small Plates at Dinner
Table of weekend brunch items at Aura Restaurant

Best Brunch in Victoria BC

Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 3pm.

Weekends in Victoria are all about brunch.

Unique to Aura, we serve a small plates brunch – the perfect solution to “I want to try everything, what should I choose?”

Try everything, and maybe more than once!

Inlet Private Dining Room

Great for business meetings and get togethers, our Inlet private dining room offer views of the harbour, custom menus and great service.

Inlet Room
This refreshed space seats up to 12 at a custom boardroom table. Features include a 60” flatscreen TV, background music and middle harbour views. The Inlet Room is great for small private events, pharmaceutical dinners, and meetings. A group menu will be offered to parties of 8 or more and a custom pharmaceutical dinner menu is also available. Please contact us for more information or to reserve.

Contact Us to Book

Reserve a Table

Reservations are always recommended to ensure your table is available & ready.


  • 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!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!