Aura

Address: Carretera de Sant Joan, KM 13.5, San Llorenzo, Ibiza, 07812, Spain
Telephone: 971 325 356

- Expensive

4.5

A modern, world-class garden restaurant and cocktail lounge with intimate club hidden inside.

Aura is a shining example of modernity in an otherwise rustic area. All shiny and new after a huge makeover in 2010, it features a gorgeous garden restaurant and cocktail bar, plus an indoor intimate clubbing space where Jade Jagger is a regular, Jude Law and Sienna Miller were spotted canoodling in the DJ booth and even Kylie Minogue has popped in for a dance. I like to make a night of it. Tuesday nights in fact, for dinner followed by the wicked Wax Da Jam party.

Food and drink
4.4
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.4
90%

Food and drink

It’s modern tapas with an international twist, with all plates designed for sharing. There’s also a classic bar menu and a cocktail list that bartenders the world over would salivate over!

Recommended dishes

My absolute favourite is the sweet chorizo parcels – somehow a cross between chorizo and a spring roll that sounds gross but is actually mind blowing! Other favourites include the ox steak, the ham plate, tempura asparagus and the amazing salt and pepper squid, which is on the bar menu, but I’m pretty sure a wink and a smile will ensure you can eat it in the garden restaurant too.

Ambience

Aura is the place to go out in the north, so the atmosphere builds as the night goes on, starting out social and chatty in the early evening, ending with raving inside in the early hours if you’re that way inclined.

Service

For me, the service at Aura in the bars is the best on the island, however I think the wait staff in the garden restaurant could learn a few lessons from their workmates on busier nights.

Location

Glowing like a gold beacon on the San Juan “Restaurant Road”, you can’t miss Aura thanks to the signage and huge private car park; it’s about 20 minutes from Ibiza town and 20 euros in a taxi.

Price advice

The portions are quite small, so I recommend ordering at least three dishes per person. Around 50 euros per person is about the norm for dinner at Aura.

Tables to book

For really special occasions, Aura offers two private dining rooms seating up to 25 people with their own private bar and bathroom so you never need mingle with the “commoners”.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife

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