About

Fire at the Mount

Fire at the Mount, Restaurant & Bar

Restaurateurs Mike Fraser and Lloyd Rooney are bringing the winning combination of flavour and style from their four restaurants in Northland to the Mount with their latest restaurant Fire.

Our head chef Shane Kearns has designed a menu with a South Pacific influence in keeping with the holiday vibe of the Mount that caters for everyone, including the kids.

In keeping with Mike and Lloyds other restaurants, Fire uses fresh local organic produce where possible, freshly caught seafood and regionally farmed meat to ensure their 'gate to plate' philosophy. Grab a spot outdoors and take in the view or be seated inside amongst the lush new interior, designed by Lloyd.

We serve local beers and wines and our mixologists' are always ready to create a cocktail to keep you feeling like you're getting away from it all.  Book a table today or call by to see if we have room for a walk-in.

Our Story

Owners Lloyd Rooney and Mike Fraser have 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, The Dune in Mangawhai and Number 8 Whangarei. The farming venture also include our market garden, The Vege Shack, in Maungakaramea which we supply all our Northland restaurants with fresh seasonal produce.

Our Story

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.

The Quay to the Cove Cookbook

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.