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Aurora's 2019 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

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.

 

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)’

If you are a talented artist and would like to play at Aurora please send a demo to admin@aurorabarsandrestaurants.co.uk



April:

Fri 5th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 6th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 7th - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 3pm
Fri 12th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 13th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 14th - 
Fri 19th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 20th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 21st - Honor Smith in the bar from 3pm
Mon 22nd - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 3pm
Fri 26th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 27th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 28th - Idreiss in the bar from 3pm

May:

Fri 3rd - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 4th - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 4pm
Sat 4th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 5th - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 4pm
Sun 5th - DJ MG in the bar from 6pm
Mon 6th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Fri 10th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 11th - Richard & Michelle in the bar from 4pm
Sat 11th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 12th - Irie J in the bar from 4pm
Sun 12th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 17th - DJ MG in the bar from 6.30pm
Sat 18th - Daisy Jackaman in the bar from 4pm
Sat 18th - 
Sun 19th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Sun 19th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 24th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 25th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 26th -
Sun 26th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Mon 27th -
Fri 31st - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm

June:

Sat 1st - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 2nd - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 4pm
Sun 2nd - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 7th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 8th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 9th - Irie J in the bar from 4pm
Sun 9th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 14th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 15th - 
Sun 16th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Sun 16th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 21st - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 22nd - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 23rd - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 4pm
Sun 23rd - DJ MG in the bar from 6.30pm
Fri 28th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 29th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 30th - Richard & Michelle in the bar from 4pm
Sun 30th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm

July:

Fri 5th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 6th - Richard & Michelle in the bar from 4pm
Sat 6th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 7th - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh from 4pm
Sun 7th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 12th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 13th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 14th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Sun 14th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 19th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 20th - 
Sun 21st - Idreiss in the bar from 4pm
Sun 21st - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Fri 26th - DJ MG in the bar fro m 8.30pm
Sat 27th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 28th - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 4pm
Sun 28th - DJ MG in the bar from 6.30pm

August:

Fri 2nd - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 3rd - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 4th - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 4pm
Sun 4th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 9th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 10th - 
Sun 11th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Sun 11th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 16th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 17th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 18th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 23rd - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 24th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 25th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Mon 26th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Mon 26th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 30th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 31st - Richard & Michelle in the bar from 4pm
Sat 31st - 

September:

Sun 1st - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 4pm
Fri 6th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 7th - Richard & Michelle in the bar from 4pm
Sat 7th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 8th - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 4pm
Sun 8th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 13th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 14th - 
Sun 15th - MJ SOUL in the bar from 4pm
Sun 15th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 20th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 21st - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 22nd - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Sun 22nd - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm
Fri 27th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 28th - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 4pm
Sat 28th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 29th - Idreiss in the bar from 4pm
Sun 29th - DJ MG in the bar from 7pm

October:

Fri 4th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 5th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 6th - 
Fri 11th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 12th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 13th - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 3pm
Fri 18th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 19th - 
Sun 20th - Honor Smith in the bar from 3pm
Fri 25th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 26th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 27th - Bongo Steve & Hadleigh in the bar from 3pm

November: 

Fri 1st - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 2nd - DJ Alkemy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sun 3rd - Richard & Michelle in the bar from 4pm
Fri 8th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 9th - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 10th - Bongo Steve in the bar from 4pm
Fri 15th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 16th - 
Sun 17th - Jade May Jean Peters in the bar from 4pm
Fri 22nd - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm
Sat 23rd - Officially Jon in the bar from 8.30pm
Sun 24th - Honor Smith in the bar from 4pm
Fri 29th - DJ MG in the bar from 8.30pm 
Sat 30th - Luke Perry in the bar from 8.30pm


 


Drink

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. 

Monday - Closed / Tuesday - Closed 
Wednesday - 16-11pm
Thursday - 16-11pm
Friday - 12-1am
Saturday - 10-1am
Sunday - 10-1am 
Mother's Day - 12-11.30pm

  • 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 »

Dine

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 - 6-9.30 Dinner
Thursday - 6-9.30 Dinner
Friday - 12-2 Lunch / 3-4.30 Afternoon Tea / 6-9.30 Dinner
Saturday - 10-1 Brunch / 1-2 Lunch / 3-4.30 Afternoon Tea / 6-9.30 Dinner
Sunday - 10-1 Brunch / 1.30-6 Lunch / 3-4.30 Afternoon Tea
Mothers Day - 12-9pm

Call Us 01473 857027

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

Party Information


Experience

 
CLOSE

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

Champagne

Champagne

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

Join us at Aurora this year for Christmas. Friday and Saturdays are party nights and include a drink

Christmas Day priced at £65 per person and £32.50 for under 12s

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.
New Year at Aurora

New Year at Aurora

Indulge in our premium A La Carte 5 course menu & enjoy a glass of fizz to celebrate the new year with us at midnight fro £49.99

Book now to fine with us from 6pm-9:30pm

Our DJ will be playing into 2020 with all of the classic hits of the last decade
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 COCKTAILS 2019

CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS 2019

Christmas Classics as well as some abosulte crackers for you to try
Sunday Best

Sunday Best

Every Sunday we offer a choice of our a la carte dishes plus the addition of 2 roasts.

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

Please call for pricing.

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.

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 admin@aurorabarsandrestaurants.co.uk.

We're currently looking for part time cocktail bar staff, part time restaurant waiters/waitresses and glass collectors.  


Hire

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


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