Outside photo showing sun reflecting off of Inn at Laurel Point and water gardens

Food Philosophy

We believe in choosing local ingredients first, our menu changes depending on what’s available for the season. We might not have that same amazing dish from the spring when you stop by in the fall, but we’re certain that you’ll find something decadently delicious every time you visit.

Chef Ito with award medals

Meet Takashi Ito

Our Executive Chef who oversees all food served in the hotel including banquet cuisine, Inn-Room dining and of course AURA waterfront restaurant + patio.

“My culinary philosophy at AURA is to create a unique Pacific Rim inspired menu, while respecting the character of the food ingredients. Our menu is thoughtfully designed, innovative and original. Equally important is mentorship and collaboration. We strive to create a fun loving kitchen, with noise, laughter and some seriousness. I am a strong proponent of the Culinary Apprentice programs and love to see young colleagues push themselves to be the best they can be.”

Chef Takashi Ito releases a new menu seasonally to take advantage of the beautiful local ingredients available from Vancouver Island.

AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

Discover our waterfront dining experience! We like to play with our food. In fact, all kinds of rules are broken daily at this 70-seat restaurant, throwing protocol right out the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Our guests talk with their mouths full as they rave over the latest gastronomical delight. Many of them stare openly at the ocean vistas from the 36 seat patio. Some are stunned speechless over the artful meal presentation and obliging staff.

You’ll likely find your mouth agape too, over the rich flavours of meticulously prepared dishes.

AURA’s Private Dining Room

For gatherings our Private Dining Room, with an expansive table to seat 12, creates the ideal setting for both larger and more intimate get togethers. Wine, dine and play with your food in privacy.

Bright, open dining room
Breakfast food

Sunday Brunch in Victoria

Brunch is available a la carte for most Sundays. Enjoy favourites such as our delectable eggs benny, waffles, or quiche. The first Sunday of the month we instead have our unbeatable buffet brunch.

Reservations are always recommended to ensure your table is available & ready.
Please let us know of any special dietary or accessibility needs of your party.

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