Stockport restaurant, Where The Light Gets In, has been acknowledged by the elite of the gastronomic world and awarded a Michelin Green Star for its sustainability.
Housed in a former Coffee Warehouse in Stockport town centre, at the helm of Where The Light Gets In is award winning Chef de Patron Sam Buckley. Sam leads a fantastically enthusiastic team who, pre-Covid restrictions, created culinary masterpieces from local suppliers, the day’s forage and gathered fresh from the local roof top urban kitchen garden situated a brief 4-minute walk away – a distinct bonus in WTLGI’s quest to create a successful, sustainable business.
Due to coronavirus, for now the restaurant has had to close its doors to the 30-head-per-evening diners who book months in advance to ensure their table in the light airy loft-style setting surrounding the open kitchen.
Sam is delighted with the award and said it couldn’t have come at a better time:
This comes at a really valuable time during lockdown when many people are struggling, feeling isolated and away from the limelight.
“I’m really proud to see the work that the team have done and great recognition for us all.”
Until last year, a lot of Sam’s supplies came from a farm in Marple. During lockdown the whole area shielded so they created their own urban space, a rooftop kitchen garden at Merseyway in Stockport. The idea was inspired by Manchester Urban Diggers, a Community Interest Company who created a kitchen garden on a former bowling green at Platt Fields in Fallowfield.
Determined not to let an opportunity pass them by, Sam and his team have directed their talents to create a takeaway shop that serves the ultimate home-produced food: seasonal organic veg, bread & pastries, flour, grains, pulses and preserves from the kitchen. There’s even a takeaway wine, beer and cocktail menu perfectly matched to ‘meals to go’.
Open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 to 4, WTLGI will continue with the ‘shop’ until they are able to reopen and welcome back diners to the restaurant.