Where the Light Gets In

“Superb cooking in a former warehouse with a truly convivial, relaxed feel.” - AA Inspector



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Where the Light Gets In occupies a industrial-chic former warehouse that’s fully in tune with contemporary sensibilities and the industrial heritage of Manchester. The music is loud, the vibe is casual and chefs deliver dishes hot-foot to tables. Expect a procession of small dishes – around 10 courses-worth – that takes in current trends for fermenting, pickling and sustainability. There is a truly convivial, relaxed feel to proceedings and menu sequencing is very well thought through. Among the many picks, try the flavoursome buttermilk and corn-battered oyster, wildflower sourdough and cultured butter, mackerel and fermented turnip. Finish with the lovely clean flavours of the elderflower custard tart, rhubarb molasses and berries.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Where the Light Gets In


Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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