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Aurora's 2020 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. 

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.

DJ Alkmy - a producer, DJ and all round music fanatic, he has recently come back from ibiza where he has just completed his summer set. A multi genre DJ.

Jacob Diest - Singer/Songwriter who sings a variety of covers and original music.

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


January 2020

Friday 10th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 11th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 17th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 18th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 24th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 25th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 31st - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm

February 2020

Saturday 1st - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 7th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 8th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 14th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 15th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 21st - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 22nd - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 28th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 29th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm

March 2020

Friday 6th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 7th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 13th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 14th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 20th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 21st - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 22nd - DJ MJ Soul  in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 27th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 28th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm

April 2020

Friday 3rd - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 4th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 5th - Singer Jakob Deist in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 10th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 11th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 12th - Singer Elliot in the bar from 3:30pm
Monday 13th - TBC 
Friday 17th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 18th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 19th - DJ MJ Soul in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 24th - DJ MG Jazz Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 25th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 26th - Singer Jage May Jean in the bar from 3:30pm

May 2020

Friday 1st - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 2nd - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 3rd - Singer Irie J in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 8th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 9th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 10th - Singer Jade May Jean in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 15th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 16th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 17th - Singer Jakob Deist in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 22nd - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 23rd - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 24th - Singer Elliot in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 29th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 30th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 31st - DJ MJ Soul in the bar from 3:30pm

June 2020

Friday 5th - DJ MG Jazz Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 6th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 7th - Singer Jakob Deist in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 12th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 13th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 14th - Singer Elliot in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 19th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 20th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 21st - Singer Jade May Jean in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 26th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 27th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 28th - DJ MJ Soul in the bar from 3:30pm

July 2020

Friday 3rd - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 4th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 5th - Singer Irie J in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 10th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 11th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 12th - Singer Jakob Deist in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 17th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 18th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 19th - Singer Jade May Jean in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 24th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 25th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 31st - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm

August 2020

Saturday 1st - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 2nd - Singer Irie J in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 7th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 8th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 9th - Singer Elliot in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 14th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 15th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 16th - DJ MJ Soul in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 21st - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 22nd - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 23rd - TBC 
Friday 28th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 29th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 30th - Singer Jade May Jean in the bar from 3:30pm
Monday 31st - Daisy Jackman in the bar from 3:30pm


September 2020

Friday 4th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 5th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 6th - Singer Elliot in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 11th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 12th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 13th - Singer Jade May Jean in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 18th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 19th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 20th - TBC 
Friday 25th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 26th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 27th - DJ MJ Soul in the bar from 3:30pm

October 2020

Friday 2nd - DJ MJ Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 3rd - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 4th - Singer Elliot in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 9th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 10th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 11th - Singer Jade May Jean in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 16th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 17th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 18th - TBC 
Friday 23rd - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 24th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Sunday 25th - Daisy Jackman in the bar from 3:30pm
Friday 30th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 31st - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm

November 2020

Friday 6th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 7th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 13th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 14th - DJ Alkmy in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 20th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 21st - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 27th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 28th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm

December 2020

Thursday 3rd - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 4th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 5th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Thursday 10th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 11th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 12th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Thursday 17th - DJ MG Jazz in the bar from 8:30pm
Friday 18th - DJ Officially Jon in the bar from 8:30pm
Saturday 19th - DJ Luke Perry in the bar from 8:30pm
Thursday 31st - TBC 


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 - Closed
Thursday - 12-11pm
Friday - 12-1am
Saturday - 10-1am
Sunday - 10-10:30pm 


  • 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 - Closed 
Thursday - 12-2 Lunch / 3-4:30 Afternoon Tea / 6-9.30 Dinner
Friday - 12-2 Lunch / 3-4.30 Afternoon Tea / 6-9.30 Dinner
Saturday - 10-11:30 Brunch / 12-2 Lunch / 3-4.30 Afternoon Tea / 6-9.30 Dinner
Sunday - 10-11:30 Brunch / 12-6 Lunch / 3-4.30 Afternoon Tea

Call Us 01473 857027

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

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

Brunch

Brunch

Join us for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday Morning between 10:00 and 11:30

why not go bottomless for an extra £19.95 (this does not include the cost of the food) and enjoy a choice of Prosecco, Bloody Marys or Smoothies / Bottomless Max. 2 Hours

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 (Da Luca 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 

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!

Please see our party pack which includes our party menu and our buffet and canape options


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

Join us at Aurora for Mother's Day
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.
COCKTAILS OFFERS

COCKTAILS OFFERS

2 for 1 Cocktails ALL DAY Monday - Thursday (on selected Cocktails)

2 for £10 Cocktails (on selected Cocktails - must be 2 of the same)
Friday 12-9
Saturday - 1-5 & 9-Close
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