Eat and Drink in Trinity



Traditional Fishers storage shed converted into Twine Loft restaurant
Photo Credit Sara Monika

2020: The Twine Loft will be open Wednesdays-Sundays this fall. Serving at 6pm Wed & Thursday-Sunday and 7pm on Friday.  Should enough people request a particular Monday or Tuesday we may open.   Dinners may come early for drinks on the waterside deck or at their table prior to dinner commencing.

Potential hours in 2021: Clients enjoy a table d’hôte menu prepared before their eyes by local cooks in the open concept kitchen. The menu changes on a daily basis, so it is best to call ahead.  Diners will often be offered a choice between two main courses.  A pre-theatre seating begins at 5:30pm every night and the evening sitting at 7:45pm.  Reservations are recommended. During May and October one sitting is offered at 7pm.

The Twine Loft is recommended by “Where to Eat in Canada 2016-2017”  and is #1 of 5 Restaurants in Trinity on Tripadvisor.  Most guests of the Artisan Inn book their tables when reserving their accommodations, sometimes a year in advance of their arrival.  If you would like the Twine Loft to be part of your Trinity experience, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible.  A reservation request form is available in our booking section.   


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A great place to stop for a well-made soup and sandwich.  The Mercantile roasts its own coffee in-house and even smokes its own salmon in-house.  The Mercantile is mostly open 8am-4pm, however, during the height of the summer months, they sometimes extend their hours.


Head up to Hog’s Nose for great artisan ice cream and a fantastic view of Trinity.  Sorbet is available for those who cannot have lactose.

Waffle Cones and ice cream from Sweet Rock


The Dock Marina serves up typical family-friendly fare including fish and chips, burgers, pasta and so on. Take out is also an option you may wish to avail of if you are staying in one of our vacation homes.


Skipper Bobs offers a small dining room open for breakfast and lunch with some typical home cooking comfort food like moose bolognese or fish cakes.


Located in the Eriksen Premises, Sophia’s is open for lunch and evening meal service with a similar menu selection to the Dock Marina.


White deck chairs overlook an icy cove in Trinity


The Twine Loft is the main building and dining room for the Artisan Inn, built directly over the water.  While the Twine Loft is not a bar, a Happy Hour service is available to the public from 3-5pm daily.  Guest can choose between drinking on the waterside deck during nicer days (blankets are available for chillier one’s) or in the upstairs loft above the dining room.  During Happy Hour special pricing is offered on many of our drinks including wines by the glass, locally made beers and mixed drinks.  


About Twine Loft


 For information on dining please visit our main restaurant page.


Twine Loft Dining
Photo Credit: Sara Monika

Meal Services 2022

The Twine Loft will operate Between May 5th 2022 – October 22nd 2022 (The restaurant will be closed to the public October 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th)

Breakfast: The Twine Loft is open from 8:00am to 10:00am.  If you are not a guest of the inn or you are staying in one of our vacation homes you may still join us for breakfast, however, you must reserve your table ahead of time or call before arriving to guarantee a table will be available for you.  

Lunch: Please be advised that the Twine Loft does not serve lunch or any food between breakfast service and dinner service.

Price & Sitting Times: The Twine Loft serves a set menu evening meal at set sitting times. 2022 price:  approximately $60 plus tax. Beverages and gratuity not included 

During the months of June, July, August and September sitting times will be at 5:15 and 8pm.

During late May and throughout October, there is one sitting time.  

Reservations Required:
Dining is by reservation, however, we can sometimes take last minute reservations, so please do not hesitate to contact us.  This time will be set by the restaurant closer to those dates at sometime between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. This will be determined closer to the date.

Drinks on the Deck

The Twine Loft is one of the most beautiful places to relax outside with a drink.  One does not need to be staying or dining with us to drop in for drinks on the deck during the afternoon.  Our times of operating for the public will be advertise on our social media and on our website closer to the date.  Only guests with dinner reservations may have drinks on the deck within half an hour of dinner service.  


Artisan Inn Guest Services

Guests may register for their Artisan Inn room or vacation home between 11:00am and 7:00pm. Check-in for accommodations is officially at 4:00pm, however, our staff are available to provide you with a town orientation and accommodations information if you arrive earlier and if your room or house is ready we will check you in as soon as possible.  If you plan to arrive after 7:00pm please notify us ahead of time so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Visitor Information
The office is open to provide visitor information to the public between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm.  Please be aware that guests are checking out between the hours of 8:30am and 11:00am and check in usually happen between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  At these times the needs of Artisan Inn guests will be prioritized, but we will do anything we can to help you.  We have driving direction cards to most activities and attraction on the Bonavista Peninsula and can help you find hiking trails other dining options during your visit to the area and more.