Aurora Cafe

49 Lexington Street
London W1F 9AP
+44 (0) 20 7494 0514

The Michelin rated Aurora Cafe serve a variety of modern European dishes at their restaurant. You are bound to find something you enjoy in this relaxed atmosphere. Catering for private parties of up to 20 guests is available upon request. Seating in the garden area is provided (heating and awning available in winter, but still dependent on weather).

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4.5 out of 5.0

Based on 14 reviews

  • Price: £££
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Type: European
  • Keywords: garden, vegetarian dishes, european, private parties: up to 20 guests, romantic, organic, modern international, small, intimate, delicious food, continental cuisine, alfresco, soho, modern cuisine, romance, cosy, cafe
  • Nearest Transport: Oxford Circus (0.22 mi), Piccadilly Circus (0.24 mi), Tottenham Court Road (0.3 mi)
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January 16, 2012

Truly magic place, like everything there!

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December 16, 2011

I really enjoyed the lovely setting at Aurora's!

Keywords: cafe

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May 19, 2011

Nice place to hang out at the weekend. Cool vibe. Nice.

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February 03, 2010

It reminds me of some cafe in Paris , will go back again soon.

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October 05, 2009

we chose the Aurora again for our wedding anniversary and were not dissappointed. the menu was supurb as usual (even tho it changes monthly) Jason the chef is goldust!!! Its quiet, friendly, romantic the ambiance is spot on the place is just perfect. Its such a small place i would recommend you book well in advance, cos it seems as if the word is getting around, at least 4 parties were turned away whilst we were there, gutted!!! you will never regret visiting this priceless gem in the city!! thankyou too Bruce, Billy and Jana too the wonderful front of house, see you next year.

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December 10, 2008

I've priced this as 'steep' because the next step down is 'moderate'. Went there for a family xmas dinner last night due to other recommendations on tipped.

My wife said her venison was extremely good and my mother's pear and gorgonzola cheese starter, despite sounding like whole pears and being slivers, was very refined supported with an anise dressing and rocket.

They both enjoyed their shared dessert too. I however found my main -- the vege dish -- only ok. Not in the class of Roka or Provedores but it didn't have to be. 2x starters, 3x mains, bottle of table Rioja, 1 dessert, 1 espresso, £84. Mains £12+ (+service)

Service was extremely attentive and friendly -- there being only 8 tables possibly helped this. Noise level was reasonable because of its intimate setting to. Nice decor, great location. It's amazing how much noise just a few londoners can make though.

Would suggest they start following the trend of leaving service as a decision for the patrons rather than including it by default but in this case was very happy to pay the 12.5%.

Keywords: venison, cosy, quiet

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March 03, 2008

I'm new to town and I was looking for a nice place that wasn't fancy, stuffy or overpriced. After reading the reviews here, I decided to try out Aurora Cafe, and I was not disappointed. I had a delicious vegetarian meal, some soup and a poached pear with chocolate sauce and ice cream for dessert.

The atmosphere was relaxed and not too noisy, with most diners in jeans. And the paintings on the walls were interesting, though I was with my parents and they did make some comments about how many naked men were up there.

Everything was also reasonably priced -- I don't think there were any entrees over £14.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Keywords: vegetarian dishes, soup, dessert, relaxed atmosphere,

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October 30, 2007

This was supposed to be my best-kept secret in Soho...not anymore ;) I love this place for the intimate atmosphere, the wonderful menu and the little garden...a little 'peace' in the middle of Soho! A fresh, innovative menu that has never let me down the 6 years that I have been going there...you won't be disappointed!

Keywords: romance, intimate, alfresco, european

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October 23, 2007

I agree with everyone here: Aurora is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in London -- the atmosphere is cosy and intimate, the staff are friendly and I've always had great food there. There is always a choice of meat, chicken, vegetarian, and the cloistered garden is a real treat, and they have just installed an awning and heaters, so the garden will still be used in the winter.

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August 13, 2007

Aurora has the reputation of, `if you can't get in to Andrew Edmunds, then book across the street at Aurora's.` But there is something unique in this gem of a restaurant. It's great for a birthday dinner for 10 or even a romantic dinner for two -- you can't go wrong. The room downstairs is more intimate than upstairs in my opinion, but there will always be something unique on the menu. I've never had a bad meal or experience at Aurora. Book a reservation...go on, I dare you.

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