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Aurora's 2017 Music Calendar

About the acts:

Jakob Deist is a 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.

Kayona Duo have been performing together for over 13 years and developed an exciting sound. Their sets include pop, soul, dance and swing music. Rachel's powerful voice is accompanied by Matt's professional keyboard playing.

Jade MayJean is a highly motivated singer/songwriter. Aside from her original material Jade has a vocal range spanning genres including RnB, soul, house and Jazz. Jade is usually accompanied by a talented pianist.

Peter Hepworth is a professional singer/ guitarist who has just returned from Chamonix, France. As well as Peter's original songs he has a huge repertoire of Jazz classics, 60's & 70's Americana, contemporary pop/rock songs. 

Matt Kean is a talented pianist who plays stylishly and professional keyboard. With Matt's talented he is able to perform a range of pop, soul, dance and swing music.

19th - Kayona Duo in the bar from 3pm
24th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 7pm 
Mother's Day - Jakob Deist in the bar from 3pm (JOIN US FOR AFTERNOON TEA)

7th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 4pm
14th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm
21st - Peter Hepworth in the bar from 4pm
27th - Matt Kean in the restauarant from 7pm
28th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm

4th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm
11th - Kayona Duo in the bar from 4pm
18th - Peter Hepworth in the bar from 4pm
23rd - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 7pm
25th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 4pm

7th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 8pm 
9th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm
16th - Peter Hepworth in  the bar from 4pm 
23rd - Kayona Duo in the bar from 4pm 
30th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 4pm 

11th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 8pm 
13th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 4pm 
20th - Peter Hepworth in the bar from 4pm 
25th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 8pm 
27th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm 

3rd - Kayona Duo in the bar from 4pm 
8th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 7pm 
10th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 4pm 
17th - Peter Hepworth in the bar from 3pm 
24th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm 
29th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 7pm 

8th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 4pm 
15th - Kayona Duo in the bar from 3pm 
22nd - Jade MayJean in the bar from 3pm 
27th - Matt Kean in the restauarnt from 7pm 
29th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 3pm 

5th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 3pm 
12th - Kayona Duo in the bar from 3pm 
19th - Jade MayJean in the bar from 3pm 
24th - Matt Kean in the restaurant from 8pm 
26th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 3pm 

3rd - Kayona Duo in the bar from 3pm 
10th - Jakob Deist in the bar from 3pm 
17th - Jade MayJean in the bar 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 & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 5pm- 11:30pm
Friday: 5pm-1am 
Saturday: 12pm- 1am 
Sunday: 12pm-11:30pm 

  • 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


duck ham, watermelon, yuzu tapioca, espelette, water chestnut 



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:

Almond Old Fashioned

Patron Resposado Tequila - Disaronno Amaretto - Agave

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. 

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, Desperados and Budweiser.

We also have Aspalls, Guinness, Heineken, Birra Moretti, Amstel and Adnams Southwold Bitter on draught via our specially imported beer pumps from Italy.
Vegetarian Tasting Menu

Vegetarian Tasting Menu


black olive, cucumber & pine nut relish

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


ginger - cream cheese - almond - coriander - blackcurrant
NEW Afternoon Tea

NEW Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is now available every Saturday & Sunday from 3pm-4.30pm
Please book in advance!

Click to see here to see our menu.

Full afternoon tea £25.50
Cream tea £5.50

Includes a tea & coffee of your choice

Meet The Chefs

Meet The Chefs

A little insight into the amazing minds behind Auroras food. Head Chef Joe and his team work extremely hard behind the scenes to develop innovative dishes creating that Aurora experience we all know and love.
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.

Alternatively the Granfort Chardonnay showcases its unoaked nature with plenty of fruits on the palate.
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,priced at £19.50 for two courses or £24.50 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.

Photo Credit: The Suffolk Resident Magazine
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 part time cocktail bar staff, part time restaurant waiters/waitresses and glass collectors.  


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.

Private Hire

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