Awards & Reviews


Awards - View all Awards


AA Hotel and Restaurant Guide 2015

2 rosettes since 2006


Michelin Guide, Great Britain & Ireland 2015

Assured cooking underpins modern menus with traditional base


Good Food Guide 2015

There’s an unmistakeable buzz about the place.

The kitchen is serious about sourcing and hosts regular events celebrating regional food heroes –as well as producing consistently excellent market-driven food.

Welcoming discreet service is applauded.


Sustainable Restaurant Association 2015

The most sustainable restaurant in the Midlands 2013


University College Birmingham

Chef Director David Colcombe named Honorary Fellow and Visiting Professor of Culinary Arts, 2009



Reviews - View all Reviews


Award winning wine

There’s an award winning wine list with good by-the-glass selections.

- Decanter


Precision makes venue Brum's magnum Opus

This accuracy of cooking and balancing of flavours is a hallmark of the food at Opus, which eschews fashions and trickery, instead favouring dishes based on excellent seasonal ingredients handled with utmost respect and skill and combined in ways that make absolute sense. There can be few restaurants in the UK currently cooking with greater confidence and craft than Opus.

- Paul Fulford, Birmingham Mail, 23 November 2012

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Tremendous Value

If you want to save the planet – well don’t we all – then fine, but please don’t think that buying carrots from Peru and drinking Innocent juice is the answer. But if I must be ethical when choosing a restaurant then I’ll choose an independent, which uses local suppliers, to assuage my guilt. Independents can’t squeeze their suppliers with their spending power, or hide their profits away in tax havens. They are part of the region they operate in and the name on the door is of the person responsible. Therefore, if there’s an independent near you doing the business then enter guilt free and munch away. Opus is one such guilt free eatery, with a market menu which offers tremendous value.

- Birmingham Living May 2013

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2 AA Rosettes 2015

Top quality seasonal British produce anchors the whole operation

- AA Restaurant Guide 2015


Excellent seasonal Ingredients

There can be few restaurants in the UK currently cooking with greater confidence and craft than Opus. Which explains why it was packed and buzzing on the Saturday evening I ate there with my wife. This accuracy of cooking and balancing of flavours is a hallmark of the food at Opus, which eschews fashions and trickery, instead favouring dishes based on excellent seasonal ingredients handled with utmost respect and skill and combined in ways that make absolute sense.

- Paul Fulford, The Birmingham Mail, November 23, 2012