<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Lancashire Life today click here

Food profile - Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill

PUBLISHED: 11:19 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:43 04 December 2017

The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill

The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill

Archant

The sophisticated Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill looks certain to be the place to be seen in the busy run-up to Christmas.

The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill

Clitheroe’s latest restaurant is a vibrant new venue that really raises the bar in what is already a popular destination for fully paid-up foodies.

Part of the ambitious Holmes Mill development in the heart of this bustling market town, this elegant new eatery is gearing up for a sparking debut festive season.

Clitheroe has always been a popular destination for a big night out thanks to the profusion of pubs, restaurants, bars and cafés and this latest addition looks set to join the circuit that makes a trip around town such a lively night out.

The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill

To anyone already familiar with the impressive surroundings of the Bowland Beer Hall next door, the new restaurant is on a similarly grand scale. As the name suggests, the Spinning Block occupies the entire ground floor of the elegant Victorian Mill and there’s ample space to stretch out and relax among the low-lying leather sofas or brunch tables.

All the interior design hallmarks of the James’ Places Group, which specialises in loving restoration of fine old buildings, are very much in evidence. The original fabric of the mill has been preserved wherever possible and the juxtaposition of slick modern design with sections of exposed original stonework, creating a very modish urban chic ambiance.

The straightforward menu is refreshingly free from overblown odes to gastronomic pretension – quality produce is front and centre – flowery descriptions, jus, foams and infusions are pleasingly absent.

The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill The Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill at Holmes Mill

With an array of appetisers and starters that includes ‘Pressing of Ham’ served with a side of the famous Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese to a selection of charcuterie from Porcus in Todmorden, the wide choice of local produce means there is something for everyone. If you are in a large group, you can order a selection of small dishes and share them tapas-style.

The main courses are a diverse mix of all types of meat and seafood, the grill section has a good selection of prime cuts (20oz Porterhouse, 10oz Sirloin, 10oz Rib Eye) along with Lobster and Megrim Sole for seafood lovers.

If you fancy something lighter, you could opt for the Charred Sirloin Beef Salad; medium rare strips of char-grilled sirloin with finely sliced onions and peppery chicory leaves dressed with a rich and gently spicy chipotle sauce.

You may think that this is a bit of a meat-fest, but don’t worry, the vegetarians haven’t been neglected; the cauliflower cheese dish is served with a supporting cast of a polenta cake, girolle mushrooms, black garlic puree and sweet shallots or you could go for the ‘Vegetarian Mixed Grill’ which includes: aubergine, avocado, sweet potato and smoked almond.

If you still have room for dessert, you could opt for one of the specials that include a decadent Chocolate Marquise or a cracklingly crisp Crème Brûlée.

A night at the Spinning Block comes with a distinct sense of occasion and although there’s some pretty hot competition in Clitheroe, this lively bar and grill might just be the best restaurant in town.

Explore the Spinning Block menus

More from Food & Drink

Yesterday, 18:33

Chefs, restaurateurs and food producers were honoured at this year’s prestigious Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards. Emma Mayoh reports.

Read more
Yesterday, 00:00

Meet the artisan chocolatier creating the perfect Christmas treats in Mawdesley. Emma Mayoh reports

Read more
Chocolate
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas 2017 is going to be special at The Butlers Arms, whether you’re looking for a Christmas with family, friends or work colleagues we are the perfect choice.

Read more
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Butlers Arms Annual Ladies Christmas Party - 14th of December 2017.

Read more
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sunday Lunch with Santa at The Butlers Arms Pleasington - 10th and 17th of December 2017.

Read more
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lisa Goodwin-Allen has taken over the top spot at Michelin starred Northcote. She talks to Emma Mayoh about getting the keys to the castle

Read more
Northcote
Monday, December 4, 2017

The sophisticated Spinning Block Bistro Bar and Grill looks certain to be the place to be seen in the busy run-up to Christmas.

Read more
Saturday, November 25, 2017

We love our food in Lancashire, and there are some famous dishes that have originated from this county. But there are some culinary delights that have remained a regional secret. We pick some of our favourites.

Read more
Lancashire Food
Monday, November 20, 2017

Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

Read more
Christmas
Monday, November 13, 2017

There is no challenge too small for cake maker Molly Robbins, writes Mairead Mahon

Read more
Sunday, November 12, 2017

It’s the home of the UK’s longest running vegetable box scheme and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mairead Mahon reports

Read more
Lancashire Food
Friday, November 3, 2017

The beautiful woodland John Collinson’s hens explore on Longridge Fell is what makes Bowland Forest Eggs taste so good. Emma Mayoh reports

Read more
Lancashire Food Bowland
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The inaugural Taste Lancashire conference united the county’s food industry

Read more
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Saddleworth actor is relishing a new career as a restaurateur, as Emma Mayoh discovered

Read more
Oldham
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Lancashire Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Lancashire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search