The Aura

4.1
301 reviews
£26 to £40
Lebanese
Adding charm to London's nightlife - The Aura is a progressive lounge and bar, offering a premium dine-in experience amidst a plush ambience. With spellbinding mixology, gourmet delicacies and premium range of shisha, its the place where the creme de la creme of the city come to let their hair down.

Experiences

  • The Aura Experience with Cocktail/Mocktail

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Exquisite experience of 3 course gourmet food with Garden Cocktail or Mocktail. Offer include choice of starter, mains and desserts per person. For menu go to www.theaura.co.uk/menu
  • The Aura Experience with Prosecco

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Exquisite experience of 3 course gourmet food with glass of Prosecco between 2 Guest or Bottle of Prosecco between 4 Guest. Offer include choice of starter, mains and desserts per person. For menu go to www.theaura.co.uk/menu

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 301 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9
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4.5
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3.9
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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The ambience is very calming and scenic, as it is quite dim and aesthetic. My friend and I went early and they had a 50% off shisha which was great, however when it came to ordering the food; the service went downhill. We only ordered appetisers and it had taken 45 mins for chips and hummus to come! With the 50% off shisha, 2 fizzy drinks, 1 portion of hummus and chips, 1 wrap and ridiculous service charge; the bill came up to £65. Along with this, the workers there may have lacked hospitality training as they wouldn't stop staring at us while we ate. The shisha tasted mediocre, we were let down as this lounge had high reviewing on TikTok. If you want bomb insta pics, come here but not for anything else.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the whole experience here was amazing, the food and drinks were 10/10 and they had so many offers on to make the night even more fun and special, we can’t wait to come back to London and come here again!

JK
JenK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was lovely, the food tasted great, cocktails were lovely! BEST SHISHA, So smooth!! We did wait a while to be seated after our reservation timee but all went well after that :) thank you!

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ShakeraK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Abit chaotic, good entertainment. Jodi is the sweetest. Would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jodi was are waiter and he was amazing helping us with are orders and keep coming and asking if we nead anything

JK
JadeK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Henry served us and he was very attentive and helpful.
Was a nice, fun atmosphere. Good music and good vibes.
Would definitely go again.

AM
AmirM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude manager I have ever seen bad experience will never go again.

JG
JeanneG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best birthday ever! The staff was amazing, service was good, everything was on point! Will definitely come back and recommend the Aura!!

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GenevieveO
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place .The workers ,the dj.they were all amazing.everything was all good vibes.

TJ
TheJR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The venue is beautiful
The cocktails are decent.
The service is swift
Only point to make would be about making it clear that you have to scan menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night the food was really nice , service was good and food was served fast , staff was friendly and great vibe & music , would definitely come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had THE BEST TIME last night - celebrating The Aura’s one year anniversary. Food came quick as well as the shisha, overall ambience was AMAZING!!! Friend was so impressed he mentioned booking his birthday celebrations at the venue. Lastly service this time around was much better than previous visits!

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NadiaH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing and it was first time visiting The Aura. It was such a vibe with wicked music and energy!

The food was delicious and the customer service was excellent. Will be visiting again!

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Sjayy
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Foods wasnt that great, drinks were very strong, was not able to drink it.
But the music and vibe was good

CB
CaritaB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great atmosphere and food and drink was lovely n shisha lasted

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a good experience. I enjoyed the cocktails and shisha the most.

IB
IbukunB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good place to go for food and drinks atmosphere is amazing and the music is really good will be coming again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Awful service.

EA
EliciaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and atmosphere. Drinks are pricey though

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I purchased The Aura Experience for 2 which involved a starter, main, dessert and choice of cocktail or mock tail for £25 each. The starter lovely and the sauces were really tasty but the main was pretty basic and the dessert was not nice at all. The cocktail was probably a 5/10. I understand we had to choose from a set menu but it was super limited and the portion of the dessert was adequate in my opinion. This looked like it was taken from a packet and put on the plate and I don’t believe the whole meal was worth the price, plus the 12.5% service charge.
Despite this, the service was brilliant until we received the bill. I can’t seem to put my finger on it but after we were ready to pay they weren’t attentive and were quite blasé. Maybe I had high expectations...
Nonetheless, I would perhaps go again and choose from the main menu as they seem like good people and the aesthetics were top tier.

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Ajibolak
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good experience. The magician was also very entertaining.

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Priya
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

After hearing many good things about Aura I booked it for an anniversary. When we arrived we were placed on a cramped table, when I asked the hostess to change tables she said there was nothing she could do as the seating plan was already picked - so that put an immediate downer on the evening. Staff were friendly, a few errors when we asked for chips instead of rice but still got rice and asked for condiments which never arrived. Food was the most disappointing aspect, I ordered a halloumi wrap which had no flavour and huge pieces of undercooked halloumi. The chips which came with the wrap were drenched in oil. Ambience was amazing, best music ever. Shisha was nice too and nothing was overpriced. Overall a pleasant evening but the door staff could be a bit more friendly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing decor, great food, good music and wonderful ambiance. Will be dining here again soon!

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Esther
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a vibe, absolutely loved it! The food was great and the service was lovely with a great DJ!

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haroon
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you you for a great service. Loved the food and well
Worth coming from Bolton Lancashire to visit u guys. Keep up the good work

SB
SharonB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue good food and cocktails music was on point good energy will come back again

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Santana
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely food and Shisha, will recommend to friends And family

MT
MayT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was so good. Staffs were amazing, food was so delicious, everything was 10/10. Thank you so much for a good time, we’ll definitely be recommending this restaurant to our friends and will be back ♥️♥️

MB
MBBB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great venue for a night out with the girls. Lively atmosphere. Good music. Friendly faces. Service was good however, we had a main course brought to us before any other food was ready. Sent back. Then arrived way after the others food arrived. Still charged for this- great service would have ensured this was not the case as ruined one dinner ! Would go again ... would recommend checking it out.

NK
NirubaK
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was very nice and staff were very friendly and attentive. However we ordered a chicken shawarma and it turned out to be very salty , it was my sister's first time trying out a shawarma and she assumed it was meant to taste that salty but after a few bites she couldnt eat any more. I then tasted it and I was certain something was wrong as I have tried many shwaramas at many places but its not supposed to be this salty. We informed the waiter who called the manager , who came upto the table and said we should have informed him on the first bite , so I explained that my sister being an amateur to lebanese/ turkish food just assumed that was the taste and carried on thinking it would get better and when she no longer could bare the saltiness I tried it out and that is when we were sure something was wrong. The manager then said 'okay this time I will deduct it from the bill' and made us feel like we were lying or trying to get away with not paying for it. Overall we spent £90 at Aura and the shawarma was £7 , why would we cheat ourselves out of paying £7. We were not happy with the tone the manager took and after this our table was not attended to and when we left the waiting staff did not even bid us goodbye properly , the place was lovely and we were having a good time untill the manager's tone and the way he looked down on us spoilt our entire evening. We had travelled from Birmingham specifically to try out this restaurant and now not sure if we would ever want to go back.

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nads
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Really loved the customer service and the energy was immaculate.

OA
OyinA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was come
Service was very slowww
But vibe and music was good

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Lily
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

45min wait for half of the tables drinks, manager extremely rude when this was discussed at the end of the meal. Got into our face and pointed this finger in our face. Very unprofessional way of dealing with a complaint.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated and yummy food also had half price cocktails to that was a bonus! Will be going again

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MunawarQ
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

At 5pm we were told we had the table until 8.00-8.30pm.
Without asking, we we brought the bill at 6.45pm and told we had to leave at 7pm.
Very expensive for what it is. All style and no substance. Shocking level of service. AVOID!

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friends
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience-would definitely come back!

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Zayna
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here, the vibe was amazing, service and food was superb! I’m definitely going to come again, may be my new favourite place!

TF
TanyaF
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, vibe was very enjoyable, great food atmosphere & music

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Ashley
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Booked this place for my birthday, the team made a mistake on their part and double booked my birthday booth. On arrival, minimal effort was made by the management team to rectify this, or offer suitable alternatives. My birthday group was made to wait over an hour before being moved to a small table whilst other booths were available. The service received was poor, no apology was issued. I used to regularly go to Aura, as it is local to me. Prior then I had not had any issues. I am so disappointed at the treatment I received that I will not be going back again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Aura using the Order Online button. The Aura also offers delivery in partnership with Just Eat and Uber Eats. The Aura also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07472 464789.

The Aura is rated 4.1 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.