Information regarding the following can be found in order on this page
General Information & Price
Making a reservation
Catering to dietary restrictions
Minimum age of guests
We gained valuable experience operating during 2020. In order to ensure proper social distancing for our guests we will continue to serve dinner on both floors of the Twine Loft with required social distancing between tables maintained. We have shifted from our traditional sitting times of 5:30 and 7:45 to 5:15 and 8:00pm to ensure our staff have enough time to reset the dining room while following necessary Covid-19 protocols and to avoid guests arriving for the second sitting prior to the first sitting guests leaving.
Please do not come to the Twine Loft if you are supposed to be isolating or if you have been in contact with someone who should be isolating.
General information regarding evening dining
The Twine Loft serves as the dining room for the Artisan Inn, however, we are licensed to serve the public and accept reservations for those not staying at the inn. Our restaurant is recommended by Where to Eat in Canada and is a recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador Restaurateur of the Year Award. We categorize ourselves as a “casual-fine dining” experience. Our meals are meant to deliver the same satisfied feeling of having a home cooked meal while on the road, highlighted by local flavors, served in a uniquely Newfoundland atmosphere with professional and friendly service that is both attentive and relaxed at the same time.
Price: A 3-course evening meal is $60 plus tax in 2021. Our pricing is based on the cost of ingredients, whether that cost is from employing a gardener to grow our greens and herbs, purchasing from specific local food harvesters or covering the fuel and human resource costs involved in making trips that are sometimes up to 6 hours to procure ingredients. We also believe in ensuring our staff a livable wage deserving of someone who dedicates themselves to taking care of those who travel to our small corner of the Canada.
Dining Times: May & October 7pm, July through September 5:15 & 8pm. (Please note that during the should season we run on nights when we have either guests of the inn or our vacation homes with dinner reservations or if we can have a minimum of 6 guests from outside the inn request dinner for that night. ex if a table of 4 then a table 2 requested evening dinner by 12pm that day, we would operate) If you want to dine with us in the shoulder season and do not wish to rely on others to book, we recommend booking a room or vacation home through us. Stay and Dine packages are also available for certain properties.
The Meal: Because of our small kitchen size, we have decided to focus on a small, but well-prepared menu each night. Guests are served a three-course meal with a choice between 2 appetizers, 2 main courses (usually a meat or fish option), and a dessert. 3 course Vegan, Vegetarian, Celiac and Lactose-free menus can be arranged in advance. Please see the section below regarding dietary restrictions. All guests must pre-select their main course option the morning of the reservation and will be sent their choices the evening prior by email.
Please note this may not be your option on the day of your meal
Choice of Cod Chowder or Warmed Spinach and Bacon Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing
Quidi Vidi Honey Brown Beer Braised Lamb Shank served with Roasted Root Vegetables and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Local Cod en Papillote served with Sauteed Asparagus and Roasted Lemon Potatoes
Blueberry Lemon Torte
Other sample menus: Please note we can only confirm our menu for a certain night by the day prior. When booking you will have the opportunity to let us know if there are any principal proteins you won’t eat to help us plan then menu for that evening.
Catering to your dietary needs
We understand that set menu dining can sometimes be difficult for clients with special diets or allergies. For this reason, the Twine Loft has developed special gourmet menus for those with such needs. Because we require our guests to identify any allergies when they book and to contact us the morning of their reservation to pre-select their main course, we are able to have a discussion in advance so that when guests arrive for dinner they can relax and enjoy the experience.
We do request that when discussing dietary concerns guests clearly identify between a severe dislike, an intolerance and an allergy. Guests will have the opportunity to provide this information on our online booking form that accompanies dinner reservations made online.
Example of a 3 course Vegan Menu at the Twine Loft
Please note this may not be your option on the day of your meal
Carrot Orange Soup
Lentil Ragout on a Bed of Rice
Making a Reservation:
Guests can contact the Twine Loft at 1-709-464-3377 to make a dinner reservation request or email email@example.com. You may also use our online booking system to request a reservation.
When emailing please include
1. The primary date you are interested in reserving
and if there are additional dates you would be interested in if we cannot accommodate you for your first choice.
2. Number of people in your party
If you are hoping to book a private reservation for one bubbled group please contact us with as much detail as possible.
3. Dietary restrictions
The Twine Loft is a set menu restaurant and a number of our courses are slow-cooked and prepped throughout the day. Last-minute notifications of dietary restrictions cannot always be accommodated. Please be specific when providing details regarding allergies during the booking process.
If you inform us that you or someone in your party does not eat a specific ingredient let us know if it is because of an allergy or if it is a personal preference.
If someone requires a gluten-free option, please specify if it is because they have Celiac Disease, a strong sensitivity or if gluten is something that is avoided, but eaten sometimes.
If someone in your party is lactose or dairy intolerant/sensitive, please specify if dairy can or cannot be baked into dishes. Specify if the intolerance includes butter as this is an ingredient used in a number of our dishes.
If someone in your party is vegan or vegetarian please use the correct terminology for their diet since vegan and vegetarian meals are prepared differently.
Confirming a request
The Twine Loft will require a minimum of 6 guests to operate on a given evening. Exceptions may be made for guests staying in Artisan Inn properties.
Once a request is confirmed, a credit card number will be required to hold the reservation. There is a $25 cancellation fee per guest for a reservation cancelled within 22 hours of the reserved dining time and the full meal price is charged when a cancellation is made within 2 hours of the dinner.
A seat at the Twine Loft will range between $60 and $65 plus tax per person. This means that even if 2 guests request to split a meal, or someone wants to opt-out of a course the price for each seat will remain at full price.
We recommend a minimum age of 12 years old to attend our evening dining experience. We do make exceptions to the minimum age. More details are available here. Minors are required to eat at our earliest sittin.
Dinner will be served both upstairs and downstairs to maximize the number of people we can safely serve in a night. Please indicate if someone in the party has mobility concerns and must be seated downstairs.
Like other years, requests for window tables will not be taken. Accommodating this request for everyone is simply not possible and depending on the table size it could impact our ability to give parties proper distancing from each other. During these challenging times please respect our staff’s decision on where to seat people and understand that a number of factors are being taken into consideration when deciding this.
The first floor of the Twine Loft (the dining room) is wheelchair accessible. We have 1 wheelchair accessible washroom and the waterside deck is wheelchair accessible as well. If you or someone in your party uses a wheelchair, scooter or walker, please inform us in advance and we will arrange for the closest parking spot possible.
Because our property uses gravel in accordance with the town heritage laws, we recommend guests with wheeled mobility aids take advantage of our closer parking spots for more direct access to the ramp. The ramp is located to the right of the driveway therefore, we recommend the guest requiring the ramp enter and exit their vehicle on the right hand side.
Should you or someone you are travelling with have a disability, do not hesitate to discuss ways we can better serve you when you make your reservation, or when you are on the premises. It is our goal to provide the best dining experience to everyone we serve and continuously educate ourselves on best practices.