Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Stockport
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Stockport restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 13 restaurants in Stockport and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Stockport restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Where The Light Gets In British, Modern restaurant in Stockport 7 Rostron Row - SK1
“Yes I know, it’s Stockport but… WOW!” Sam Buckley’s “splendidly hipster” bare-brick-walled converted Victorian warehouse with open kitchen and a tasting-menu-only format has taken the foodie world by storm since it opened in late 2016. On most accounts it fully lives up: “the hipster foodie intensity might be a turn-off for some people but the warmth and enthusiasm of the staff and sheer quality of the food make it a wonderful experience”. “The pace is leisured and slow, focused on the kitchen and with the chance to chat and absorb; there’s great music; plenty of chef-based action, and without a doubt it has killer appeal to anyone wanting to be immersed in food and watch a talented team”. And “you leave feeling sated, but in a really good way, from the beautifully judged surprise menu”. Well, that’s the unqualified version anyway. But there are also a number of reports which are supportive but with reservations: e.g. “there’s a lot of ambition on show at WTLGI, and I think their determination to pare back to the basics and tell a story with their food means that their regularly changing menu will sometimes hit, sometimes miss; for us it mostly missed, but I can see the potential; we were no doubt unlucky in attending on one of the coldest days in the year, and our expectations were sky-high because of stellar reviews and travelling specially from London, but this was just too austere and worthy” (or as another reporters said: “so pure you have to be an expert to appreciate the subtlety and get joy from it”). Still, everyone agrees that although it’s a little “earnest”, “they try very hard to look after you well”. And even most critics feel: “I wish them well, because they are outstanding in some aspects and genuinely different”.
2. The Easy Fish Company Fish & seafood restaurant in Stockport 117 Heaton Moor Road - SK4
“They know what to do with a fish at this restaurant behind a fishmonger” in this Victorian suburb of Stockport (which was upgraded from a more deli-style offering a couple of years ago).
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