Where the Light Gets In – Stockport

Congratulations to Where the Light Gets in for their inclusion in the Sunday Time “Where are the best places to eat in Britain”.

“Nope, I didn’t expect to come out of this idiosyncratic restaurant, hidden up a flight of stairs in a steep alleyway in sooty central Stockport, utterly besotted, but I did.  It’s like being in someone’s cool, loft style kitchen, but only if that someone were a) supremely stylish and b) one of the most interesting chefs in the country (the owner, Sam Buckley).  There’s no menu, but you can be sure of an enthralling culinary lark.  It might involve meat aged for weeks in caramelised cultured butter, or mussels  served with fresh horseradish and scintilla of peach juice – all of it from “the day’s catch, harvest and slaughter”.  Dinner, typically around 12 small courses, is now £80 a head, but it’s worth every penny.  As I said when I discovered it, I’d cross continents for this one. ”


Well done to Simon and his team.  Definitely worth a visit – but  recommend booking  early !!!!!