McLeod 9 @ Spring Cottage

Rivington Ln, Rivington BL67SB
$$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Rivington Ln, Rivington BL67SB
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 07568994216
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Tasting Menu, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

Photos

McLeod 9 @ Spring Cottage - November Menu
McLeod 9 @ Spring Cottage - 5 Course Tasting Menu

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
McLeod 9 Private Dining at spring cottage 19:00 - 23:15
Friday
McLeod 9 Private Dining at Spring Cottage 19:00 - 23:15
Saturday
McLeod 9 Private Dining at Spring Cottage 19:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.91 out of 5 stars based on 446 votes

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May 06, 2024
Cath L.
Another fabulous evening, stunning food and lovely ambiance

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May 04, 2024
Shauna P.
This is our third time visiting Joe at Spring Cottage in Rivington and we are always floored by his attention to detail and creative flavours. We absolutely love the tasting menu and talk about each dish before enjoying. It is always nice to see Joe afterwards and thank him for an amazing meal.

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May 01, 2024
Kev A.
Awesome Evening, service was as good as the food & drink package We’ll be back in May

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Apr 19, 2024
Zoe C.
Amazing experience! Lovely setting fantastic service and outstanding food and wine pairing! Can't wait to visit again, thank you for a lovely evening ❤️

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Apr 16, 2024
Sharon S.
Fabulous food and great staff and lovely ambience .I understand why but I would have preferred a little more time between courses .We opted for the wine flight and I didn’t get chance to savour the glass before the next course and glass arrived .We did manage to slow down the final course .This didn’t affect the evening which was lovely but I do prefer a longer time with a tasting menu

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Mar 26, 2024
Carol W.
Had a fabulous evening. Thank you McLeod team

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Mar 17, 2024
Lesley W.
Great experience. Lovely place and we will be booking again. Having an additional green vegetable on your main meat based dish would have made it perfect.

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Mar 15, 2024
Melanie B.
We loved it - so much so that we have already booked again for April. The food was delicious and beautifully balanced. The wine flight worked perfectly and included some more unusual choices. Collette and Jen were wonderful hostesses - passionate, knowledgeable, fun and attentive. We understand now why people say that they hesitate to leave reviews in case others discover you and then they can't get a table. You are a hidden gem!

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Mar 08, 2024
Nicola B.
An absolutely fabulous experience! The food was amazing, couldn’t decide which course was our favourite! Service was excellent, really attentive and great product knowledge. Can’t wait to go again

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Feb 28, 2024
Janet H.
Lovely setting with superb food and professional friendly staff. We will definitely be back!

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Feb 20, 2024
Steve S.
Excellent as always!!

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Feb 12, 2024
Deborah A.
We visited Spring Cottage McLoad 9 on Friday evening for the first time, we were blown away with the venue, staff knowledge and service, last but not least the outstanding food. Thank you for a great evening we will be back.

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Jan 28, 2024
Kay H.
What a lovely evening with amazing food and wine. Beautiful setting and great staff and service. Will definitely be revisiting.

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Jan 02, 2024
Jayne W.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal on 23 Dec, a perfect Christmas gathering for us. 4 of us had the wine flight, which was perfect. Service was exceptional, professional, & very knowledgeable of what they were serving. The food, with the flavours were mouthwatering. Loved every course. Thank you.

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Dec 25, 2023
Cath L.
Just Amazing !!!

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Dec 16, 2023
Mike C.
Fabulous food and service and great intimate atmosphere.

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Dec 09, 2023
Frank C.
What a fantastic night excellent food in a lovely cosy setting and looked after tremendously by the hard working team,i have booked again for January 2024,hurry up people before this excellent imaganite chef Joe Mcleod gets snapped up or moves on to gain a michellin star

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Dec 05, 2023
Greg L.
We loved every second of the evening and shall be back very soon

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Dec 05, 2023
Nicola S.
Beautiful setting, ambience relaxed, food amazing as always front of house staff friendly and knowledgeable. Fantastic night. 5 star

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Dec 04, 2023
Kay F.
Everything was perfect! and delicious. Unbelievable talent... watch this space as McLeod 9 will be going on to much grander things. Well done! good team.

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Dec 04, 2023
Edward K.
We all loved the evening, and will definitely be coming back soon . Also it's local to us. another plus, as we've never found anywhere around Bolton to dine . Many thanks to you all for a perfect evening

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Dec 03, 2023
Hallam T.
Fabulous evening. The food was amazing, a taste sensation. Staff were very attentive, great informative around the wine pairing. Absolutely loved it, would highly recommend

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Dec 03, 2023
Karen M.
What an amazing night! Fantastic food in a lovely setting. The menu was so creative and the flavours blended together exceptionally. Joe took time to chat to all the guests which was a really nice touch. We will be back!

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Nov 20, 2023
Deborah W.
I have to say I have been to many restaurants for their taster menus and this matched, if not surpassed many of them. From entering, the staff were extremely friendly, the place was small and cosy with a lovely ambience. All 4 at our table enjoyed every course and also enjoyed the wine flight to match. Over all it was a fantastic evening with sublime food. I would highly recommend this place without hesitation

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Nov 20, 2023
Nick K.
We absolutely loved it. A real hidden gem. Looking forward to going again.

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Nov 18, 2023
David T.
Fantastic food, as always. The snippets on the November menu were delicious. To be fair, everything was delicious. Was a little disappointed that the Amarone wasn't available, but the Shiraz was an excellent alternative.

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Nov 14, 2023
Kathryn W.
Joe McLeod is an excellent chef turning out imaginative and delicious food. Every course is a delight. The wine flights were very well judged, and the staff are lovely. A great experience.

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Nov 13, 2023
Litrizza S.
Second visit and didn’t disappoint. The food, atmosphere , waiting on staff and Chef Hello all work really well. Really enjoyable and looking to get. A 3rd visit booked in . Have been recommending to others !

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Nov 12, 2023
Sharon A.
Absolutely superb food & service. Lovely setting very relaxed . Food was just amazing . The staff & Joe the chef were so nice. Would highly recommend. Will be back . Thank you

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Oct 30, 2023
John P.
We had an amazing evening and dinning experience. The venue, staff and the food all worked well. Thank you for the amendments to the menu to fit our needs.

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Oct 30, 2023
Mark C J.
The only improvement is for your signage at the bottom of the drive. It needs lighting. In winter nights in pitch black with no street lighting to see we drove past twice. Everything else was fabulous, can’t wait to come back and support fabulous new talent.

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Oct 28, 2023
Martin G.
Already booking for next month!

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Oct 28, 2023
Nicola F.
Fantastic quality food with depth of flavour only delivered by the highest calibre of cooking. Would be nice to get a link to the wine collaboration so you can purchase the wine - or buy on the night to take home!

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Oct 23, 2023
Shond L.
Overall really good. However portions were a little small so left still hungry. Quality and service however were excellent.

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Oct 22, 2023
Julie W.
No improvements needed, everything perfect. Staff very informative and attentive, ambience cosy but quiet and unobtrusive. Each course delicious and leaving you wanting more. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2023
Janet C.
This was our second visit to Spring Cottage and it didn’t disappoint. Our first visit was in the summer and we watched deer outside as we ate our delicious food- extremely charming! This visit was in the cold and dark but a lovely warm room with a log burner welcomed us and the food was outstanding yet again. We also enjoyed a wine flight with our food this time which was really well matched and made the food all the more enjoyable.?Please don’t hesitate to book, you won’t be disappointed. Could do with a light over the Spring Cottage sign at the end of the road and turn the lights up just a tad in the room - difficult to read the menu or see the detail of the food in the dark!!

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Oct 16, 2023
Carolyn R.
A very special evening , loved the time taken to explain each dish and the suggestions of what order to eat the different components of the dish .

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Oct 15, 2023
Mark G.
Even better than we expected! The best dining experience we have ever had. The explanations of each dish were a great touch. The food was amazing. Cannot fault any of the team - great work! Will definitely return.

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Oct 10, 2023
Nicola B.
Our first time but def won’t be our last. Such a lovely cosy place limited numbers makes it feel very exclusive. The service was fabulous both ladies were excellent at explaining the menu and the concept. The food was amazing we couldn’t decide which of the first three courses was our favourite

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Oct 10, 2023
Donna M.
Only mark down is because wine portions in the wine tasting could be a little larger.

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Oct 09, 2023
Caroline B.
Fabulous evening amazing food! Been twice and will return !

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Sep 30, 2023
Michael F.
Yet another wonderful supper experience for us both thanks so much for catering for our dietary needs and making sure we didn’t miss out on a single thing!!!

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Sep 18, 2023
Sue M.
We were a table of 4; without exception we all rate McLeod 9 Dining at Spring Cottage as a 10/10. Thank you to the team; beautiful food, fabulous service by (sorry, can’t remember his name!) and great wine pairings. Really enjoyed the late summers evening ambiance outside whilst having pre and post dinner drinks. Absolutely Recommended!

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Sep 17, 2023
Catherine R.
Having eaten at Michelin Star restaurants our standards are high and the evening met them in every way. Food was gorgeous both in looks and taste and the service was friendly and professional. We will be back.

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Sep 09, 2023
Christine T.
Our second visit , just as good as the first. Lovely venue , efficient friendly staff, every course delicious . Can't wait to visit again .

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Aug 06, 2023
Sonya M.
A wonderful experience!! Amazing food and wonderful service! We will be back!! X

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Aug 06, 2023
Denise P.
Delicious food prepared by a very talented chef. Attentive, knowledgeable and engaging service throughout. A coffee would have rounded our evening off perfectly but certainly did not detract from our enjoyment. Well done Joe and thank you

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Aug 06, 2023
Lorna R.
Perfect evening! Lovely venue, attentive staff and most of all, by far the best meal I have had in a very long time. Highly recommended to anyone who loves a fine dining experience.

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Aug 03, 2023
Sandra M.
The setting is beautiful and the service perfect. Attentive, without being over bearing. The food was delicious and of a high quality. We had a fantastic evening and will definately return.

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Jul 29, 2023
Jane W.
Excellent dining experience right in the heart of Horwich Couldn’t fault it

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Jul 25, 2023
Michael C.
Great food and service. Hope residency extends and leads to permanent restaurant at Spring Cottage or elsewhere nearby. Lovely evening

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Jul 22, 2023
Kathryn H.
Beautiful setting and lovely dining experience. Will be booking again.

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Jul 05, 2023
Katie C.
The venue was great, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Couldn’t fault a thing.

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Jul 03, 2023
Diane P.
If you're seeking an extraordinary dining experience that surpasses your wildest culinary expectations, look no further than Mcleod 9. Tucked away in a secluded woodland, this small restaurant redefines the concept of fine dining. With a mere sixteen seats available on any given night, it offers an intimate and exclusive setting that immerses you in a world of gastronomic delights. From the moment we stepped inside, we were captivated by the quirky ambiance of the room. It had a distinct café-style atmosphere, blending comfort with an air of... well I'll let you decide. The cosy setting added a touch of warmth to the overall dining experience, making us feel right at home. What truly sets Mcleod 9 apart is its exquisite set menu, a culinary masterpiece divided into four sections and snippets: the ground, the sea, the land, and the forest. Each course showcased a harmonious fusion of flavours, textures, and presentation that demonstrated Michelin Star quality. The meal began with delightful snippets that served as a prelude to the culinary adventure awaiting us. The attention to detail and the playfulness in the arrangement of flavours was evident from the very first bite. It was a testament to the chef's artistic vision and culinary prowess. One standout dish from the menu was the Lancashire beef Strip loin. Cooked to perfection, it was accompanied by a rich bone marrow sauce, crispy tempura onions, roasted Roscoff onion, dauphinois gratin, peppercorn, and burnt cauliflower purée. The combination of flavours and textures was a symphony on the palate, leaving us craving for more. The staff at Mcleod 9 were not only engaging and attentive but also knowledgeable about each dish served. They were passionate about their craft and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a memorable experience. What impressed us the most was their ability to strike the perfect balance between offering guidance and allowing us to savour our meal in peace….

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2023
Craig H.
We had the most amazing experience with Joe and his team, the taste experience was incredible and we cannot wait to go back. Joe you are doing an incredible job

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2023
Charlotte R.
Absolutely fantastic evening, felt really well looked after by the waiting staff and the food was exceptional, what a treat and what a fantastic addition to the local area as well.

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Jun 24, 2023
Julie K.
40th Anniversary celebrations with our daughters. Lovely evening, we all enjoyed very much. Thankyou to Jo, Jo and Jenny

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2023
Michael J.
Everything from the service to the quality of the food was 1st class

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Jun 10, 2023
Bill B.
Amazing food with a considered wine pairing, in a cosy intimate setting, with friendly and attentive service truly couldn't ask for more

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May 28, 2023
Joanne M.
Lovely food, lovely setting . Will be back x

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May 27, 2023
Helen W.
Absolutely wonderful experience. It was my partners 50th birthday and her twin had come from Denmark to celebrate together. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate. What beautiful food and a new experience for us

Overall: 10/10
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May 19, 2023
Heather D.
Excellent. Food was fabulous, service excellent. Only criticism is the wine selection. We drink white but don't like Sauvignon Blanc and that was the only choice.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2023
Amy S.
Excellent enjoyed all the food and experience we will be back !!!

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Mar 12, 2023
Gillian N.
Excellant

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Mar 11, 2023
Mel F.
Amazing evening x

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May 07, 2024
Neville L.
Our first visit, loved it and cannot wait to go back. Food is super tasty and really good value for the quality of dishes you get. Top food and top service from the 2 front of house staff who were perfectly efficient, friendly and informative. Whole experience was perfectly paced from start to finish. Fine dining food and a rare treat in this particular region. Whilst we are spoilt in the North West as a whole, it normally involves travelling 45 mins+ in all directions (for us) to get this sort of experience. Only slight criticisms, we felt that the size of wines given as part of the wine flight were potentially a bit on the small side (albeit, very good). Prices looked similar to the wine that could be bought by the glass, but they were much bigger glasses. Was also left wondering if the food portions could be a fraction bigger - although was it more that it was perfectly balanced and we were just missing the feeling of being bloated like we had gorged ourselves to a near coma. Regardless, we are definitely going back again!

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 06, 2024
Sarah S.
Amazing food and fabulous staff. Will definitely be back

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Dec 24, 2023
Tracey L.
The room went a little cold later on the evening as the fire died down but didn't spoil the overall night

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 11, 2023
Carl O.
Lovely night and great food with excellent friendly informative service . Just a bit tricky to locate

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 18, 2023
Karen H.
Drinks package was slightly overpriced, would prefer a steak knife as a table knife was not sharp enough for the beef loin dish. Staff were informative on food and wine and pleasant. Would definitely recommend and book again.

Overall: 8/10
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Jan 21, 2024
Stephen M.
Good place, nice ambiance. Good service and very informative. Wine flight good but could really concentrate on local (English and European) wines to reduce air miles. Could do with more volume-say 100ml. Would like more veg with main course. Bread and the butter was fantastic. Not so keen on the deep dishes as didn’t show off the food and difficult to eat from. Dessert clever, but less interesting.

Overall: 8/10
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Jul 31, 2023
Kim A.
Hi The food and service was absolutely fantastic. However, we felt the restaurant could have been made more suitable for evening - candles, fairylights, music etc.