survey result

Summary

£121
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Rooftop views towards nearby Robinsons Brewery and dishes using plants grown on the local multi-story car park” both add to the epic street cred of Sam Buckley’s famous hipster hotspot, housed within the vibey brick-lined first floor of an old Victorian warehouse, with huge windows. Feedback is very good all-round including when it comes to the sustainably sourced small plates that have earnt it such renown, but this is one of the few UK venues where a massive media profile is not reflected by a huge volume of feedback in our annual national diners’ poll.

Summary

£121
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The high-ceilinged, brick-lined first floor of an old Victorian warehouse in Stockport Old Town – complete with open kitchen and seating for 30 guests – provides a casual, very ‘now’ post-industrial venue for Sam Buckley’s acclaimed destination. The meal itself is a hipster-ish succession of small plates, whose local sourcing credentials earned the place one of Michelin’s first green stars in January 2021 (although no-one’s quite clear what the green stars actually mean). As often is the case with WTLGI, though, its reputation exceeds how many reports it generates, and though such feedback as we have says the experience is an all-round outstanding one, it’s hard not to conclude that there’s some mismatch between all the foodie kudos and customer esteem. The breads and baking here are often highlighted, which augurs well for Sam B’s forthcoming new bakery nearby, called Yellowhammer.

Summary

£112
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just phenomenal – the tasting menu is sublime and the wine pairing so well matched” at Sam Buckley’s “relaxing but luxurious” set-up in an old, Victorian brick-walled warehouse. There is the odd gripe that the hipster succession of numerous bite-sized dishes – often using produce from their own farm – is on the pricey side, but all reports acknowledge the “amazing tastes and ideas” the experience delivers, while “the service is just wonderful – you’re made to feel important as soon as you walk in the door”.

Summary

£112
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just phenomenal – the tasting menu is sublime and the wine pairing so well matched” at Sam Buckley’s “relaxing but luxurious” set-up in an old, Victorian brick-walled warehouse. There is the odd gripe that the hipster succession of numerous bite-sized dishes – often using produce from their own farm – is on the pricey side, but all reports acknowledge the “amazing tastes and ideas” the experience delivers, while “the service is just wonderful – you’re made to feel important as soon as you walk in the door”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Dinner only 12

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
7 Rostron Row, Stockport, SK1 1JY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday6:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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