YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2024 celebrates Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene, judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts. 


Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio, Best Patio, YAM Best Restaurants 2024

Best Patio: Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio, Inn at Laurel Point

680 Montreal Street  |  $$-$$$ |  aurarestaurant.ca  |  Reservations suggested

Victoria’s patio culture is growing and one of the nicest spots to dine al fresco is the seaside patio at Aura, at the Inn at Laurel Point.

Set on a prominent point in Victoria’s harbour, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy a classic city view, with cute harbour ferries darting across the water to Fisherman’s Wharf, float planes landing and ferries arriving from points south.

Stay all day to explore all of the fine food from the Aura culinary team, whether a sunny breakfast or the hotel’s impressive, Asian-inspired afternoon tea, complete with savouries and sweets from pastry chef Kimberley Vy.

Enjoy the daily happy-hour cocktail flights and snacks, or admire the sunset and city lights over a tasting menu dinner from restaurant chef Gabe Fayerman-Hansen. Go dine outside!


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