Just a few weeks ago, pop superstar Dua Lipa kicked off the UK and Ireland leg of her Future Nostalgia tour at Manchester’s AO Arena. And it seems that while in town, she added a quick trip to Stockport to her itinerary.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Stockport, but on this occasion the singer visited one of Greater Manchester’s most well-known restaurants – Where The Light Gets In. Sharing his visit on his stories Instagram, the singer can be spotted sitting at one of the restaurant’s tables, sipping a drink against a backdrop of industrial brickwork and plant life.
The snap was shared by Stop in Stockport, a site that regularly shares news and updates about the city, including the latest home and retail openings. Taking to Twitter, they said: “So @dualipa was in Stockport last week @wtlgi #stockport.”
Sitting proudly in Rostron Brow, Where The Lights Gets In was launched by chef Samuel Buckley in 2016 and has amassed a strong legion of foodie fans. Its fine dining experience has received rave reviews from national and local restaurant critics since its opening, and last January it was awarded a “green” Michelin star, in recognition of its exceptional accent and commitment to the sustainability.
Serving a daily changing menu created around the ingredients available each day, the Stockport-based restaurant sources produce from sustainably sourced seafood suppliers, as well as its own farm and The Landing, a community growth space located on the roof of the city’s Merseyway shopping centre.
The former coffee warehouse, which only seats 30 diners, is a little off the beaten path, but can be spotted from Lower Hillgate below, thanks to the yellow light in its dining room. The restaurant’s creators are also set to open Yellowhammer, a new bakery project on the street below in collaboration with potter Joe Hartley and baker Rosie Wilkes, in the coming months.
The community bakery, delicatessen and pottery studio in Old Town Stockport will take over the old Tudor cafe at 15 Lower Hillgate. Although an official opening date has not been confirmed, the owners have been busy restoring the building to its former Edwardian glory.
When it opens, customers can expect deli sandwiches, baked treats and pies, and sourdough breads, presented in handmade ceramics by Joe, who will also be hosting pottery workshops. A series of workshops and events are also planned on Friday.
Dua Lipa is due to play the final two UK dates tonight and tomorrow at the O2 in London. After that, she’ll embark on the European leg of her tour, stopping in cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
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