The award has been introduced just this year.
Acclaimed Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In has been awarded the brand new Green Michelin Star – an accolade that was created to recognise the establishments championing sustainability. Led by chef Sam Buckley, the restaurant becomes one of just 23 recognised – making it the only restaurant in the region to be honoured in this year’s ceremony.
Known for its ‘no menu’ approach, the restaurant has its very own farm and garden where they grow their own produce, helping them to cook with as many home-grown and sustainably-sourced products as possible. The concept is kind of like turning up at a friend’s kitchen and being surprised with whatever’s on offer for tea that day, except the chef has been trained by Michelin Star chefs such as Simon Rogan and pioneer of British modern cuisine, Gary Rhodes. Where The Light Gets In was met with critical acclaim upon opening just four years ago, and continues to lead the way with its green approach to dining.
The guide reads: “This large, loft-style restaurant is located on the top floor of a Victorian coffee warehouse and its open kitchen forms part of the room. The surprise menu is formed from whatever they have foraged that day and beasts are brought in whole and fully utilised. Matching wine flights focus on natural wines.”
Sam Buckley said: “We aim to generate as much naturally grown produce as is possible from our farm. We only work with suppliers who respect the land and who farm using heritage methods and without chemicals. Waste avoidance is the core of our creative process.”
Ancoats restaurant Mana retained its Michelin Star – originally awarded in 2019 – which made it the first restaurant in 40 years to be awarded the honour.
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