Opus Restaurant in Birmingham makes finding great quality cooking easier than ever. On Cornwell Street, Opus Restaurant is a winner of two AA Rosettes and counting with the food making the most of excellent, local and seasonal produce – a real homage to modern British flavours. Opus Restaurant’s Market Menu, in particular, celebrates this ethos with affordable two-course set menus as well as a newly launched vegetarian menu. The food is fresh and ingredient-led, something that the Sustainable Restaurant Association have rewarded, crowning Opus Restaurant Birmingham’s most sustainable restaurant.
The team at Opus Restaurant in Birmingham are committed to bringing the freshest produce into their kitchen and only food made with market-fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. Opus Restaurant’s suppliers represent a who’s-who of superior British suppliers – drawing lamb from Cornwall, fish from Brixham market, beef from Aberdeenshire and fruit and vegetables from Worcestershire and Warwickshire, all brought into the Birmingham kitchen and given the Opus Restaurant treatment. Diners at the Opus Restaurant on Cornwall Street restaurant can expect a daily changing menu in a dining space that emphasises the circuitous path to success the restaurant has charted – celebrated in the dining room’s artwork.
The team behind Opus Restaurant Cornwell Street (there’s also Cafe Opus over on Brindleyplace and Opus Bar by Snow Hill) opened their doors over ten years ago and have gone from strength to strength since then. Serving the best of British food, with two AA Rosettes to attest to their quality, Opus Restaurant is a serious restaurant indeed. As if the menu isn’t enough to tempt diners, the team at Opus Birmingham offer a number of dining experiences to showcase their food and their process. The Market Menu offers two satisfying courses at great prices culled from a list of dishes like cream of cauliflower soup and lemon & thyme goats cheese mousse with walnut bread and beetroot salad to start, and mains like slow cooked beef with creamed potato and winter vegetables or wild mushroom risotto with crispy hen’s egg and sherry vinegar reduction. The restaurant is also proud to introduce their brand new vegetarian menu, which includes options like roasted butternut squash tortellini and porcini mushroom risotto. The ever-popular Kitchen Table brings diners into the kitchen for a five-course tasting menu of the chef’s preferred dishes of the day and gives guests the chance to see a superb kitchen staff in action. This, coupled with their terrifically successful Source dinners, where diners are treated to a speciality menu and the chance to meet the producers behind their food, are a good indicator of the quality and ambition on display at Opus Restaurant Birmingham.
Excellent all round, great service, good atmosphere, and fir a group of 6 everyone’s food was perfect - a great night had by all. Thank you
Beautifully presented food. Would highly recommend the haddock fish cakes with poached egg and lemon sole, wonderful flavours and expertly crested dishes. Knowledgable, attentive staff. A lovely birthday dessert presented to my husband. A very enjoyable lunch date
Great food, wine, and service with a lovely calm atmosphere. A regular senior manager lunch venue and has never let us down. The fishcakes are great and the chef does not mind that I need my steak burnt to be able to eat it ! This restaurant will stay on my top 4 list of places in Birmingham City Centre to eat at.
Always first class staff excellent I think it’s one of Birmingham best restaurants great value I always feel relaxed and comfortable Fish dishes are always excellent my preferred meal but had the pork Excellent Starter main course lemon sole was beautiful G!!’
My wife and I wanted a special meal whilst staying in Birmingham and Opus certainly delivered it. We both had monkfish for main course with a macaroni cheese and chorizo sauce. It was extremely tasty and was everything we expected it to be. The side of buttered kale complimented the dish and the pot of Chips ordered between us was superfluous but great. We were too satisfied for dessert and the coffee and petit fours were quite sufficient. I would recommend Opus to anyone.
We meet in Birmingham for lunch twice a year, and have made several visits to OPUS, usually going a la carte. Always a warm welcome, good food and great choice of wines; service very competent at every stage, and we can talk easily because there is NO MUSIC in the main restaurant-- very much a plus point for us. I do hope that they keep it that way. We shall definitely visit again, perhaps in 2016.
Food and service very good only detractor was one of our party requested scrambled egg rather than poached egg with the fischcake starter. Advised chef could/would not accommodate, which was not an issue until we were settling the bill, when asked if everything had been alright, we mentioned that the chef would not provide scrambled egg, to be told "this is a restaurant not a cafe" which we felt was offhand and a little rude and put a slight damper on what had been a pleasant evening.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Opus Restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully cooked. The service was excellent, as usual, and nothing was too much trouble for the waiting staff, who were very courteous.
We were very disappointed with our visit to Opus. On arrival we were asked if we would like to have a drink at the bar and we agreed. However, there was absolutely no ambiance - very bright lighting, a huge area behind the bar (like you would expect in a busy high street pub), inexperienced barman who produced fairly unsatisfactory cocktails and generally not at all as one would expect when being offered a pre-dinner drink in a nice restaurant - not helped by a particularly raucous group of six seated next to us who screeched with laughter every 30 seconds or so and who were not asked to tone it down. My food was very nice (I had the cauliflower soup followed by blade of beef) but my husband was disappointed with his (he ordered fishcakes and a filet steak) but they do a far better steak that the one he was served at our local Ember Inns pub. The staff seem to all be training (possibly from the local College of Food) and they are far from polished. All-in-all not a great experience.
First time visiting. Food was amazing and the restaurant staff were very good and helpful. I'm a vegetarian and went off the £25 set meal and every course was delicious, my family went off the Al a Carte and I'm informed the food was equally delicious. Good wine choices and the pairing with the dessert was amazing.