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Case Study

Where The Light Gets In

Where The Light Gets In


Fine dining experience Where the Light Gets In launched in Stockport in December 2016, thanks to a £25k Start Up Loan.

Located in the heart of Stockport’s old Market Town area, Where the Light Gets In focuses on European cuisine, offering an intimate and creative fine dining experience. Already a big hit with reviewers and customers alike, the restaurant has been hailed by GQ magazine as “The best restaurant you’ve never heard of”.

The restaurant is owned and run by Samuel Buckley, a chef with more than 15 years’ experience working in the food and hospitality industry including working with celebrity chef Gary Rhodes.

Samuel will be using his £25k Start Up Loan from BFS to purchase kitchen equipment, initial stock and fittings for the premises. Operating from an open plan kitchen, the restaurant offers an evolving and seasonal set menu using as much locally sourced produce as possible as well as offering a selection of bottled craft beers from local breweries, wines from independent growers in France and homemade soft drinks created with handcrafted syrups.

Samuel said: “Every chef dreams of opening their own restaurant one day and, thanks to the Start Up Loan from BFS and a lot of hard work, we have been able to create Where The Light Gets In as a really different way to enjoy great food in a friendly and creative environment.”