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Start with Art

We have gone all arty in support of local talent. At OPUS, we are delighted to feature the sculpture of Viv Astling throughout the summer.ARIEL is made from Hoptonwood marble on Welsh slate and is on display in the bar area of the restaurant.Viv is an elected Member of the Royal Birming...

Adopt a School

Executive Chef Ben and Sarah, our Sustainability Champion, were back in school last week for a practical session with this year’s Year 5’s at St Clare’s primary school. As part of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt a School charity (Irene here is our Academician), we run ...

#TeamOpus goes abseiling

Call us crazy... Last Friday, Ben Ternent and Natalie Robinson took #FridayFeeling to a whole new level (literally, we’re talking 16 levels high!).Ben and I participated in Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice #FlightorFright challenge at Park Regis Birmingham. To help raise money for the charity, Ben and I had to tag team which r...

What’s the beef?

Beef Dinner with Aubrey Allen Last Friday, we hosted our final Source Dinner of the year; Beef. We were delighted to be joined by our friends and butchers of Aubrey Allen. As usual it was 5 delicious courses including wine and an aperitif to kick start the evening. Our kitchen team had ...

#BritishFoodFortnight with Opus

It’s British Food Fortnight, an annual celebration of British produce that has been running for around 14 years. At Opus, we celebrate British food every week! We create dishes from British produce around our region and country, always  seasonal and market fresh, whether it’s fish from Brixham harbour, lamb from Cornwall, fruit and veg from Worcestershire, or beef from Hereford.This week we contributed to the work of #...

Worcester Produce Visit

Thursday 21st July Last Thursday saw 10 of Team Opus head down to Worcester Produce to see all of the beautiful produce we use every day in the dishes and to get as much knowledge as possible crammed in before our Vegetarian Dinner in August.We arrived in sunny Wor...

Colmore Food Festival ’16

A festival full of food? You’ll see me right there at the front of the queue!Fortunately (for me) Opus are a part of the Colmore Business District amongst many more of Birmingham’s best bars, restaurants and cafes. The 2 day festival allowed people to sample dishes and drinks from 30 establi...

Fish Fridays at its finest!

Last Friday, we hosted our second SOURCE Dinner of the year; Fish Dinner with M&J Seafood.Each SOURCE dinner includes five delicious courses prepared and created by our innovative kitchen team using produce from the suppliers. Each course is paired with a glass of wine which complements the ...

OPUS participates in ITV’s Live EU referendum debate!

A week ago, we got an unexpected call from Chris at ITV inviting us to be within the audience of ITV’s live EU referendum on Thursday 9th June in London, having seen Birmingham Mail’s recent article on Opus’ own in-house debate that took place on Friday 20...

Opus visits The Bee Farmer!

BEES, BEES, BEES!Ben and I took a small group of our staff to the Idyllic fields of Leicestershire to visit David the Bee Farmer to gain some knowledge about the all important honey bee.We all know that pollinators are under threat from various environmental issues, such as weather, ...

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