Opus restaurants land a prestigious award

Opus has been named the most sustainable independent restaurant group in the Midlands.
The recognition comes from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
The restaurant family, which includes Opus at Cornwall Street, Cafe Opus at Ikon and Bar Opus at One Snowhill, was named a Three Star Sustainability Champion by the SRA, the most prestigious and highest possible rating a restaurant can achieve.
Itt is the only independent restaurant group in Birmingham to achieve the accolade.
Opus team visit to Worcester Produce
From achieving its highest rating yet of 82%, the restaurant group is now in the top 9% of SRA members.
Fuelled by a passion for fresh British produce, Opus is fully committed to an ethical approach to sourcing.
Menus are ingredient led and at its Cornwall Street restaurant, they are freshly-written each day.
Through its unique ‘Source Dinner’ series, Opus connects the diner with its family of farmers and suppliers, allowing them to hear their compelling stories and see first-hand the passion they put into raising their quality produce.
Executive chef Ben Ternent said: “Frankly, it’s all about the ingredients that you start with. There is a definitely a direct connection between ethical, quality sourcing and the delicious flavours on the plate.
“My team love the sourcing side and get fired up by meeting the farmers and visiting the farms – they take real pride in the produce.”
Sarah Hepburn, sustainability champion at Opus, said: “Supporting sustainable British food is so important to the Opus family.
“From sourcing fruit and vegetables from Worcestershire to fresh fish from Brixham Market, we only buy seasonal, ethical ingredients. Receiving this recognition from the SRA is a fantastic achievement and is a testament to our team’s passion and commitment.”
For more information on the Opus restaurant group, visit www.opusfamily.co.uk