Review on Opus Restaurant
A monolithic sign set in concrete highlights this upscale, high-flying addition to the Birmingham restaurant scene. Inside, Opus has been cleverly designed, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and acres of wine racking adding to its cool metropolitan buzz. No wonder it's a favourite with the city's business set, as well as families and shoppers.
The owners are serious about keeping 'air miles' to a minimum when it comes to procuring ingredients: they make use of Cornish lamb, Aberdeenshire dry-aged beef and free-range Suffolk pork, as well as cheeses from British producers, but the star turn is seafood (check out the bespoke Crustacea Bar located in the atrium of the building, where the Carlingford rock oysters are unmissable). Alternatively, the full restaurant menu also lists a selection of dishes 'from the sea', including seared cod fillet with pumpkin risotto and crispy bacon or pan-fried scallops and belly pork with spring onion mousseline, Puy lentil and leek sauce.
The section headed 'from the land' promises equally inviting possibilities like corn-fed duck breast with pickled red cabbage and fondant potato plus vegetarian options such as sweet potato and almond gnocchi with sun-blush tomato and baby spinach. As a finale, get lively with strawberry and rhubarb crunch, served in a Martini glass with yoghurt sorbet. The wine list is a 'disarmingly straightforward' assortment from around the globe, with helpful notes and plenty by the glass.
Opus Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express