Mike, Lloyd and our team at No 8 in the Town Basin, Whangarei are truly proud to deliver an experience unique to the North. Starting with our ambient interior designed by Lloyd, the moment you walk in you are taken on a journey, which is enhanced when you view the menu. Our head chef is constantly updating the modern asian influenced meals to ensure there is something to tantalize every palate, including vegans, who can look forward to a new special each week. We encourage diners to combine their choices with plate sharing recommended.
Mike and Lloyd are passionate well-travelled foodies. They strive to always bring the best of what they have loved from all around the world to No8 and her sister restaurants The Quay, The Cove, The Dune and also No8 the Mount and Fire in Mount Maunganui.
The Great Highgate Trading Company Ltd was formed to manage the restaurant and farming ventures of Lloyd Rooney and Mike Fraser. The group has grown from a single restaurant, The Cove in Waipu Cove, and their beef and sheep farm, Highgate Hill in the Waikato to now include The Quay in Whangarei and The Dune in Mangawhai. Our farming ventures have also grown in recent months to include a market garden, The Vege Shack, in Maungakaramea near Whangarei in Northland.
It’s a cookbook with a personal story, tracing the background of charismatic British entrepreneur Lloyd Rooney and his partner Mike Fraser, who have now just opened there 4th restaurant together in NZ.
Together they have the Cove in Waipu, an iconic cafe that made the top 100 eateries in NZ last year - The Quay in Whangarei, The Dune in Mangawhai and now Number 8 in Whangarei.
Available for purchase at all of our restaurants and from all good book stores!
We are currently in the process of writing our second cookbook which will touch on the lives and recipes of our 6 amazing head chefs.