At first glance, you may think 8 at Trinity is a luxurious five-star resort in Bali. It fits the bill with its serene waterfront setting, grand dining room and first-class design. However, unlike your average beachside hotel, 8 at Trinity is home to an elegant, modern Australian restaurant with one of the East Coast’s most deluxe seafood platters and a collection of world-class wines.
You’ll have to drive 80 minutes out of Sydney to dine at this $8 million pop-up in Lake Macquarie. Surrounded by the serene waters of Trinity Point Marina, the restaurant transports you to a luxurious Mediterranean seaside destination, complete with sophisticated food and drinks. Savour the natural beauty from 8 at Trinity’s elegant 350-seat dining room or take in sweeping views of Barden’s Bay from the sprawling lawn and sun-drenched terrace.
Despite only opening from Thursday to Sunday, 8 at Trinity operates more than 1,000 bookings per day. It makes sense to start with seafood and the premium seafood platter covers all the bases with fresh Sydney rock oysters, kingfish ceviche, sea scallops, Moreton Bay bug, Queensland tiger prawns, split king prawns, Murray cod, fried calamari and live eastern rock half lobster. Signature share plates pair high-end, local produce with global techniques and flavours, ranging from Singapore chilli style prawns with warmed baoger buns to Japanese Kagoshima A5 wagyu scotch fillet MBS 12+ with crispy duck fat potato maxim and 1.5-2.5kg wagyu tomahawk MBS9+.
Day or night, you can also dine comfortably with family favourites at a more approachable price point including lamb saffron pappardelle, crab spaghettini and overnight braised wagyu beef cheek. Of course, you’ll find gelato on the dessert menu, along with a deluxe or virgin affogato, summer bombe Alaska and chocolate daiquiri cocktail.
Whether it’s a classic or a signature, 8 at Trinity’s cocktails are a fusion of innovation and theatrics including their premium Golden Cadillac Margarita with citrus gold, the Magic Mushroom that arrives in the shape of green mushroom with a chocolate rim, and the Mango Mafia topped with a lemon and limoncello meringue. The restaurant also boasts a diverse and curated collection of 400+ wines and spirits, ensuring there’s something for every occasion and palate.
Trust us, it’s worth the road trip to Lake Macquarie for this luxe dining experience.