One of Brum’s hidden gems

Artichoke linguini, black olive, plum tomato, preserved lemon gremolata   £8.50 

Cafe Opus at Ikon has been named Birmingham’s “local gem” by the UK’s best selling restaurant guide.
The cafe was given the seal of approval by The Good Food Guide 2016 which described the food as “fabulous and excellent value for money” and he setting aas “the ideal opportunity to watch the world go by”.

The Good Food Guide, which was set up in 1951, reviews restaurants, pubs and cafes across the UK, to highlight the best eating establishments in Britain. Reviews are compiled by feedback sent in from readers, as well as anonymous inspections to ensure every entry is assessed afresh. It does not accept advertising so readers can be rest assured that every review is authentic and honest.

Irene Allan, director at Cafe Opus, said: “We opened our local gem two years ago on the ground floor of the magnificent Ikon gallery and to have this accolade from the UK’s best food guide is fantastic news. The fact that these entries are based on anonymous inspections is an even greater achievement, and is proof of the commitment and passion of our manager Greg, chef Zack and the team to provide quality and value to our customers. We are very proud.”

The entry is not the first time Cafe Opus has received attention from top food guides, as it was recently described as “one of the country’s top 18 venues for al fresco dining” by Stylist magazine and one of the “top 10 inspirational indies to eat for well under £10” by The Guardian Travel Guide 2015.
Opus at Cornwall Street, the flagship restaurant of the Opus family, was also entered into the food guide and received high praise for its “vibrant modern British dishes based on fresh, seasonal produce, delivered by confident staff”.

For more information on Cafe Opus at Ikon, please visit: www.cafeopus.co.uk.

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