The Good Food Guide 2018 has included one of Stockport’s newest and most adventurous of restaurants – Where the light gets in – @WTLGI.
Huge congratulations to Sam Buckley and the team at Where The Light Gets In whose innovative approach to dining has been recognised by the Good Food Guide 2018.
Where the light gets in has already received many five star reviews from some of the UK’s most respected food critics, including a spectacular account from Marina O’Loughlin, the Guardian’s acclaimed food writer who said:
Where the light gets in served “the most exciting food I’ve eaten in years”
WTLGI location is as surprising and delightful as the eight exciting courses that await the lucky diners who have been fortunate enough to reserve a table in what has quickly become a hugely treasured dining experience. Situated in on the top floor of a three-story former warehouse on Rostron Brow, the open plan layout centres around the totally open kitchen where the team prepare the food of the day, much of it foraged locally, reflecting Sam’s affinity for the ‘realness’ of food: its provenance, its quality, its relevance.
There is no menu or a description of what the diners are about to be served. Sam explained:
“Most restaurants that operate like us have a menu at the table so people can guide themselves through what they are eating, but I don’t want any paper. Food is transient. You spend all day preparing it and it’s gone in 15 minutes. And we want to keep that”.
Sam was brought up locally in Marple but learned his trade in some of the most revered Michelin-recognised restaurants around the UK.
Not to rest on his extremely skilled hands, Sam has plans to open a kitchen garden on the roof of the building and create a grocers-cum-coffee shop where he can sell their own charcuterie and bio-dynamically grown veg. Ideally they would like to add a cheese counter and bakery.