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Aurora's 2018 Music Calendar

About the acts:

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.

DJ MG - Plays a selection of R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Motown and Old School R&B

Myster Ced - Plays a selection of R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Motown, Old School R&B and Hiphop

Luke Perry - Playing a range of Hiphop & R&B - Luke also plays his very popular 'Ibiza house nights' bringing you the latest house music tunes from the iconic dance floors of Ibiza with some classic thrown in for good measure!

Daisy Jackaman - A singer/songwriter based in Colchester, Daisy sings a collection of Jazz, Acoustic & Pop. 

MJ Soul - Covering a wide range of styles from Soul to Reggae - R&B to Swing , featuring artists from the 70's 80's and 90's and right up to the current day. Artists such as Luther Vandros, Barry White, Al Green , Bruno Mars, The Temptations, George Benson, Bob Marley, Michael Buble’, Kool & the Gang, and Lionel Richie. 

Jakob Diest - Singer/Songwriter based in Essex, Jakob sings a variety of covers and original music.

Idreiss - performs a wide variety of styles and genres such as chart, soul, funk, Mowtown, R&B, swing, classic hits.

Marc Halls & Bongo Steve - Marc Halls and Bongo Steve are an acoustic duo from Essex. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and some light percussion, they've been playing bars & restaurants across the county together for years now. They love to put their own spin on all your favourite songs, covering anything from Bob Marley to Foo Fighters.

Adam English – 


Keith Sadler – ‘Come and share a few hours of popular acoustic hits performed Keith Sadler. The chilled out sound of this Stowmarket based singer-songwriter has been described as ‘wonderful’ by BBC Radio Suffolk Introducing and “Up there with the very best” by Stephen Foster (BBC Radio Suffolk DJ)’



Dionne Clarke - a 21-year-old vocalist from Ipswich. In 2017 she received a First-Class Honours in Professional Music Performance from The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.

Dionne writes her own R&B originals, whilst gigging a broad range of covers with her own artistic spin and interpretation. Drawing vocal inspiration from R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Dionne has a soft but soulful R&B style vocal, with rich soothing undertones and an urban flair.

Aside from her solo endeavours, Dionne is the lead vocalist in a function band, and has performed at a variety of venues, events and festivals across the East of England, covering a wide range of classic soul and R&B repertoire, whilst also delving into some contemporary dance tracks.


Poppy Scarlett – a singer/songwriter based in East Anglia. Poppy embraces a folk feel to many upbeat covers from Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman to Ed Sheeran. Poppy writes her own songs with a raw, acoustic sound and lyrics that are true to self with hope they resonate with the listener.



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

Friday 30th – DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm


Saturday 1st – DJ MG in the bar
Sunday 2nd - Idreiss live in the bar from 3pm
Thursday 6th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Friday 7th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Saturday 8th – Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sunday 9th - Jakob Diest live in the bar from 3pm
Thursday 13th  - DJ MG in the bar

Friday 14th – DJ MG in the bar
Saturday 15th - Luke Perry (R&B) in the bar
Sunday 16th - Marc Halls & Bongo Steve live in the bar from 3pm
Thursday 20th – DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm

Friday 21st – DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm

Saturday 22nd – Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sunday 23rd - Adam English live in the bar from 3pm
Friday 28th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Saturday 29th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sunday 30th - 
New Years Eve - Officially Jon in the bar from 6pm



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: 12pm- 11:30pm
Friday: 12pm-1am 
Saturday: 10am- 1am 
Sunday: 10am-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 Espresso Martini

    Espresso Martini

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

    WATCH »

  • 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 »


Join us for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in our beautiful restaurant. A simpler offering is available in the bar or outside from our downstairs menu. Unparalleled views, modern British cuisine and an intimate atmosphere ensures that the Aurora experience will be one to remember. 

Service Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed 
Wednesday- Saturday: 12-2pm (Lunch menu) / 3pm-4.30pm (Afternoon tea only - pre-booking required) & 6pm-9.30pm (Dinner menu)
Saturday: Brunch 10am-12.30pm
Sunday: Brunch 10-12.30pm / 1.30pm - 6.30pm (Lunch), 3pm-4.30pm (Afternoon tea available - pre-booking required)  
Call Us 01473 857027

Please remember to register your car if using our customer car park!

Party Information
Christmas Pack - To book your party date please call direct



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.
Get Set Menu

Get Set Menu

Mid-Week Set Menu

We are now offering our Set Menu from Wednesday (lunch & dinner), Thursday (lunch & dinner) - Friday (lunch only).

1 Course - £12
2 Courses £15
3 Courses £18

Please view our 'dine' section for menus.

Pictured: Dedham Vale Beef Burger

Starter of the Season

Starter of the Season

Chicken Liver Parfait

mandarin - roasted grapes - onion textures - Parma ham



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:

Espresso Martini

Absolut original vodka - Kahlua - Gomme - Paddy & Scotts espresso 

Christmas at Aurora

Christmas at Aurora

Aurora offers diners a festive welcome this Christmas with a whole host of exciting menus and events to enjoy.

From festive Afternoon teas to Christmas parties all throughout December, there is more than enough choice for all the family. 

To enquire about Christmas dates please call 01473 857027.

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.
Parties at Aurora

Parties at Aurora

With a range of spaces available to hire, best to call direct to see how we can best accommodate your celebration!

We have now released our brand NEW party pack which includes 3 different set menus and includes the addition of our NEW buffet menu!

For more information please call our booking team on 01473857027.

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

Mint Chocolate Marquise

Maldon sea salt, chocolate, bee pollen, strawberry, lavender 
Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

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

Full afternoon tea £20.00
Cream tea £5.50

Includes a tea & coffee of your choice

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Have you seen the newest addition to our a la carte menu? We have added a cheese page!

Now offering either a 3, 5 or 7 selection, our favourites include Baron Bigod & Binham Blue.

Not to be missed!

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.
Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Aurora is the perfect setting for a festive get together for your colleagues, family or friends. Check out our Christmas pack for full details.
Sunday Best

Sunday Best

Every Sunday we offer a choice of three roasts plus the addition of some of our a la carte dishes. 

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

2 Courses £18.50 - 3 Courses £23.50

Photo Credit: The Suffolk Resident Magazine
Live music

Live music

Live music will be played every Sunday from a variety of local artists.

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

Christmas careers at Aurora

Christmas 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 Christmas 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
Corporate Hire
Christmas Pack - To book your party date please call direct

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 or click here to view our Party Pack.
Party Terms & Conditions

Christmas Pack - to book your party date please call direct