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Aurora's 2016 Music Calendar

About the acts:

MG Jazz-

Luke Perry-playing only the best in house music; Luke Perry brings the dancefloor alive expertly mixing deep house, tech house and future house anthems with his vinyl set up. Ibiza vibes brought straight to Aurora

HYBRD returns to Aurora with his inimitable mix of Funky, Soulful House & Garage, as well as upfront Urban & Bass anthems . A distinctive party atmosphere of unforgettable beats and blends from start to finish, all tailored for maximum impact on the dance floor.

Darren will bring a night of Soul, Swing, R & B, Hip Hop tunes of the past decades. A night never to miss!

Jade MayJean Peters- accompanied by Kazeem on keys. Playing a range of soulful covers both old school and modern. This duo is perfect for creating a chilled & relaxing ambience on a Sunday afternoon

Kayona Duo- are Matt Keane and Rachel Dawson. They have been performing together for over 12 years and have developed an exciting and high quality sound. Their set includes pop, soul, dance and swing music which is played with power and top class musicianship.Rachel’s powerful voice is accompanied by Matt’s stylish and professional keyboard playing.


Jakob Deist- is an acoustic singer/songwriter playing a wide variety of covers from classics like Bob Marley, Queen, Pink Floyd to modern songs including artists such as George Ezra, Kings Of Leon and The Lumineers

Yoji Munuo- Yoji is a Soulful Alt Pop singer, songwriter and pianist from Suffolk. Inspired by artists such as Alicia Keys & Aretha Franklin, Yoji’s songs are heartfelt, honest and depict fragments of her life.

Rhys B.Bowman-


Saturday 2nd- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 10th- Matt & Rachel from 3pm

Friday 22nd- MG Jazz from 8pm

Saturday 23rd- Kayona Duo from 8pm in the restaurant, MG Jazz from 8pm

Saturday 30th- MG Jazz from 8pm


Sunday 1st- Kayona Duo from 4pm, MG Jazz from 8pm

Saturday 7th- DJ Bret from 7:30pm

Saturday 14th- Jakob Diest from 9pm in the restaurant

Sunday 15th- Idriess from 3pm

Friday 20th- Hybrd presents The Aurora House Party from 8pm

Saturday 21st- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 22nd- Jade MayJean Peters from 3pm

Friday 27th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 29th- Kayona Duo from 3pm, MG Jazz from 8pm


Sunday 5th- Jakob Deist from 3pm

Saturday 11th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Friday 17th- Luke Perry's R&B Nights from 8pm

Saturday 18th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 19th- Kayona Duo from 3pm

Friday 24th- Kayona Duo from 8pm in the restaurant, MG Jazz from 8pm

Saturday 25th- IBIZA NIGHTS hosted by Luke Perry from 9pm

Sunday 26th- Jade MayJean Peters from 3pm


Sunday 3rd- Idriess from 3pm

Saturday 9th- Kayno Duo from 8pm in the restaurant, MG Jazz from 8pm

Friday 15th- Luke Perry's R&B Nights from 8pm

Sunday 17th- Rhys B.Bowman from 3pm

Friday 22nd- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 23rd- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 24th- Adam English from 4pm

Friday 29th- IBIZA NIGHTS hosted by Luke Perry from 9pm

Saturday 30th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 31st- Jakob Deist from 4pm


Friday 5th- Idriess from 8:30pm

Saturday 6th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 7th- Kayona Duo from 4pm

Friday 12th- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 13th- Jakob Diest from 8:30pm in the restaurant, MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 14th- Yoji Munuo from 4pm

Friday 19th- Hybrd presents The Aurora House Party from 8pm 

Saturday 20th- IBIZA NIGHTS hosted by Luke Perry from 9pm

Sunday 21st- Idriess from 4pm

Friday 26th- Luke Perry's R&B Night from 8pm 

Saturday 27th- Kayona Duo from 8pm in the restaurant, MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 28th- Jade MayJean Peters from 4pm, MG Jazz from 8pm


Friday 2nd- Yoji Muno from 8:30pm

Saturday 3rd- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 4th- Jakob from 4pm

Friday 9th- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 10th- Luke Perry's R&B Night from 8pm

Sunday 11th- Kayona Duo from 4pm

Friday 16th- Yoji Munuo from 8:30pm

Saturday 17th- Jade Peters from 9pm in the restaurant

Sunday 18th- Rhys B.Bowman

Friday 23rd- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 24th- Kayona Duo from 8pm in the restaurant, IBIZA NIGHTS hosted by Luke Perry from 9pm

Sunday 25th- Idriess from 4pm

Friday 30th- Hybrd presents The Aurora House Party


Saturday 1st- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 2nd- Kayona Duo from 4pm

Friday 7th- Yoji Munuo from 8:30pm

Saturday 8th- Luke Perry's R&B Night from 8pm

Sunday 9th- Rhys B.Bowman from 3pm

Friday 14th- Yoji Munuo from 8:30pm 

Saturday 15th- Kayona Duo from 9pm in the restaurant, MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 16th- Idriess from 3pm

Friday 21st- Daren from 8pm

Sunday 23rd- Jakob Diest from 4pm

Friday 28th- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 29th- IBIZA NIGHTS hosted by Luke Perry from 9pm

Sunday 30th- Jade Peters from 3pm


Friday 4th- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 5th- Luke Perry's R&B Night from 8pm

Sunday 6th- Rhys B.Bowman from 3pm 

Friday 4th- Daren from 8pm

Saturday 12th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 13th- Kayona Duo from 4pm

Friday 18th- Hybrd presents The Aurora House Party from 8pm

Saturday 19th- MG Jazz from 8pm

Sunday 20th- Jade Peters from 3pm

Friday 25th- Jakob Diest from 8:30pm

Saturday 26th- Kayona Duo from 8pm in the restaurant, Luke Perry from 9pm

Sunday 27th- Idriess from 3pm

If you are a talented artist and would like to play at Aurora please send a demo to


Ideal for pre-dinner cocktails, a morning coffee or drinks
with friends, the Aurora bar has a sophisticated laid-back
charm with stunning waterfront views. 

Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5pm- 11pm
Thursday: 12pm- 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm- 1am 
Sunday: 10am-11pm

  • CLOSE Deluxe Mojito

    Deluxe Mojito

    This indulgent cocktail is made with fresh mint, limes, sugar, Havana especial and is topped up with Tattinger Champagne. Sharp, sweet and exciting.

    WATCH »

  • CLOSE Swedish Kiss

    Swedish Kiss

    A perfect combination of Limoncello, Chambord and Passionfruit, topped up with Champagne.

    WATCH »

  • CLOSE Expresso Martini

    Expresso Martini

    Adding a kick to the traditionally smooth martini, the Aurora Expresso Martini is a perfect after dinner cocktail.

    WATCH »

  • CLOSE Elder & Wiser

    Elder & Wiser

    Made using Makers Mark, Elderflower Cordial and various apples, this cool and refreshing tall drink is best enjoyed on the balcony, overlooking the River Orwell and watching the sun set.

  • CLOSE Old Fashioned

    Old Fashioned

    Featuring a warming Woodford Reserve with a combination of orange and sugar, this cocktail takes a little bit longer to make. But the muddling of the flavours makes it worth the while once you have your first sip.

    WATCH »



Behind the Scenes at Aurora

Thanks to our brilliant kitchen team, each Aurora dish is made from scratch using only the highest quality of ingredients. 

We use free-range pork tenderloin from a farm in between Ipswich and Lowestoft, stuffed with mushrooms and spinach.

Sit back and watch how this seasonal dish is created.


Artist, illustrative designer and social entrepreneur Emily Tan has created this amazing artwork; 'The King', which hangs proudly in our bar.

A lover of bringing ideas to life, you can see more of Emily's work on her website:

Starter of the Season

Starter of the Season

Seared Tuna 

Quinoa, Avocado, Wasabi,  Lime & Coriander Dressing 



We have a range of eight Champagnes and sparkling wines on offer to suit even the most discerning of palates, including Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé.

Available by the bottle or by the glass (Rocco Prosecco and Taittinger Brut Réserve only), a glass of something sparkling is the perfect way to begin your visit to Aurora.
Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

Did you know Aurora has a private dining room available for hire all year round. 

This room can be used to celebrate birthdays, engagements & wedding anniversaries or it can even be used for Corporate Events. The room offers space for up to 20 guests, spectacular waterfront views & direct access to our free car park.

For more details or to book, please call 01473 857027

Cocktail of the Moment

Cocktail of the Moment

At Aurora, we are very passionate about not only our food but also our cocktails. 

The Cocktail of the MOMENT is:

Purple Rain 
Absolut Original, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, Pineapple Juice

In memory of Prince

Aurora Cocktail Hour

Aurora Cocktail Hour

Two Cocktails for £10

on cocktails marked with * 

Available Wednesday & Thursday 5-7pm, Friday 5-6pm, Saturday 4-5pm, Sunday 6-7pm, expect during special events. 

We also offer 3 bottle beers for £10!

Buy 6 bucket Corona for £20! 

First Anniversary

Way back in November 2013, we celebrated our first anniversary. 

As a thank you to all of our supporters, we created a special seven course tasting menu featuring highlights of the past year. It was a fantastic evening and please enjoy watching our video of the event. 

Thank you to everyone that supported us and we look forward to continued success.

Let's Drink To That

Let's Drink To That

Our two fully stocked bars, custom-made by Orwells Furniture, are the hub of both floors. Our bottled beers include Corona, San Miguel, Becks, Peroni and Budweiser.

We also have Kozel, Peroni, Aspalls, Guinness and Adnams Southwold Bitter on draught via our specially imported beer pumps from Italy.
Main of the Month

Main of the Month

Tenderloin & Belly of Pork

Toasted Pearl Barley, Chargrilled Leeks, Apple & Rhubarb

The Aurora Experience

To have a taster of what the Aurora experience is & to have a tour please click the link.
Dessert of the Day

Dessert of the Day

Toffee Apple Cheesecake.

Caramel Sauce, Granny Smith Sorbet 
Get into the Spirit

Get into the Spirit

At Aurora, we stock 16 different kinds of vodka, including Grey Goose and Belvedere, 8 types of gin and over 10 types of whiskey. The bar staff have been well trained to recommend which flavours will work well together and best compliment the food.

If you’d like to try something new, we’d be delighted to recommend or, equally, if you have a particular fondness for a favourite tipple, we will deliver.
Head Chef

Head Chef

Originally hailing from Clacton-on-Sea, Stuart has worked as a Chef for over 10 years, all over the world. His culinary history includes time spent at ‘Arbutus’, the Michelin stared restaurant in London’s Soho, Auckland-based ‘The Grove’, and most recently Russells of Broadway, which boasts 2 AA Rosettes.

An ambitious chef, Stuart is not afraid to push the boundaries with what he wants to achieve in his new role.
Corporate events at Aurora

Corporate events at Aurora

From coffee mornings and cocktail evenings to networking and client entertaining, Aurora is the ideal place for you next corporate event.

With our versatile space spread over two floors and a private meeting room also available, we can cater to your requirements - whether you're hosting 10 people or 100.

Download our corporate pack here to find out more.
Raise Your Glass

Raise Your Glass

With a wide and varied wine list, our staff are more than happy to advise which wines will best compliment your dish. For instance, we have a Errazuriz 1870 Sauvignon Blanc which is a lovely easy drinking wine - the flavours (herbs, cut grass and tropical fruit) all balance very well together.

And if you fancy something slightly fruiter, the Red Knot Chardonnay is unoaked to show off the diversity of grapefruit, lime juice and minerals.
Chef's Table

Chef's Table

Dining with a difference. 
At Aurora, we offer a complete dining experience. And it's with this in mind that we have created a unique Chef's Table experience. Simply tell us your budget and we will create a bespoke, unseen, menu paired with excellent wines to compliment the flavours. There may also be other surprises along the way...
Call us to discuss (01473 857027)
Sunday Best

Sunday Best

Every Sunday we offer a choice of two roasts, in addition to our A La Carte menu. Priced at £19.50 for two courses or £23.50 for three courses, there will always be the traditional Roast Beef with either Roast Pork or Lamb to choose from.

So why not sit back, take the weight off and let us do the hard work for you.
Live music

Live music

Live music sets Aurora apart. From jazz and soul to funky beats and house, there’s live, local talent to suit everyone. 

To see the full calendar, visit the 'what's on' section.

Careers at Aurora

Careers at Aurora

If you're enthusiastic about great food and fantastic service, and would be keen to join our growing team, then please email a CV and brief covering letter to We're currently looking for bar staff, commis waiters and a hoster/greeter to join the team.  


Aurora has a range of flexible spaces available for hire. Complete venue hire for a wedding, cocktails and canapés in the bar or marking an occasion with a celebratory meal in the restaurant - our events team will make it an experience to remember.

Call Us 01473 857027

Private Room

Our private room, located on the ground floor, has its own entrance, immediate access to the Aurora car park and can host up to 20 guests. Whether you're looking to host a corporate event or a meal with friends, this waterfront room can deliver.
Call Us 01473 857027