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Based on 661 parameters and reviews
Updated 2020-03-27
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  • Cod
  • Scallops
  • Rice pudding
  • Fish
  • Octopus
  • Crab
  • Beef
  • Wild boar
  • Kabobs
  • Curry
  • Oyster
  • Lamb
  • Chili
  • Pork

Description

  • Phone number: +44 121 201 3377
  • Cuisine:
    Vegetarian Friendly
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    Vegan Options
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    Gluten Free Options
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    International
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    Asian
    ,
    Indian
  • Restrictions:
    Vegetarian Friendly
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    Vegan Options
    ,
    Gluten Free Options
  • Meal types:
    Lunch
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    Drinks
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    Dinner
  • Category:
    Sit down


Reviews

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    CarlH1 2020-03-15

    Had the most fantastic evening here last night. We had already decided on the 8 course taster, without looking at the menu, so that each course was a surprise. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone who decides to do the same, so won’t describe the courses, but needless to say, there were at least 3 courses that I would happily eat every day for the rest of my life. The food was extremely fresh, intelligently put together, and I felt like it was prepared with love, and respect for the ingredients. Some of the beautiful flavours lingered on our palette for a good portion of the evening afterwards. We couldn’t have asked more from the attentive service too, as we were made to feel like royalty. Special thanks go to Fabio for his amazing bar skills (please try his versions of Espresso Martini) and Francesca for her excellent hospitality skills, as a small mention of some of the knowledgeable, and friendly, staff who made our evening special. Thank you for helping create a wonderful evening for us. We’ll be back.

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    backpackingtree 2020-03-14

    We entered the restaurant and were met by a friendly staff member who showed us to the moody bar. The gin list was fantastic and we enjoyed a relaxing drink before being ushered to the restaurant. In there, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. 3 tables away couldn't hear our conversation with the music playing so were were eased into a relaxing friday night of fantastic food. The stars were sticky lamb bun and lamb broth. Just brilliant! We left filled, content and dying to tell others to check it out. We felt comfortable with the bill as it was top quality and most of all, a great evening! One of the best value for money Michelin star restuarants in Birmingham, and I will be back!

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    Fufaji 2020-03-07

    Ate here before it got its Michelin star. We booked a table for two in advance. On arrival we were taken to the lounge, which was very pleasant, but made to wait over an hour before being taken to our table - and that was after chasing. But that was literally the only criticism we had and once we were in the dining area all of that was forgotten. I had already heard good things about Opheem before visiting but it exceeded my expectations. The food was truly exceptional. I dont want to give a spoiler about some of the things they do as I found it to be a nice surprise. All I would say is that you must visit if you're on the area. The best meal I have ever had was at opheem. There wasnt a single dish I didnt enjoy. You could see and taste the craft that had gone into each dish. And they were all unique and innovative, with amazing tastes, visually impressive and using a range of cooking techniques. Even the drinks were some of the best we had ever had (had to wait a while for each order, but again, it ended up being worth it). So much thought and attention had gone into the dining experience. We were still talking about the place days afterwards. Also, the owner and curator, Aktar Islam, was there on our visit overseeing and checking everything to maintain standards. It was no surprise to later read Opheem had been awarded a Michelin star. Well deserved. The restaurant is expensive but well worth it. I would highly recommend. It needs to go on your must visit list. It's the kind of place that is worth saving up for and treating yourself.

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    Janyc15 2020-03-07

    Fantastic evening, four of us enjoyed the tasting menu, abley hosted by Wojtek and his delicious wine selection. Thank you!

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    Nealjasp 2020-03-07

    Our first visit to Opheem and we were very impressed. What a bonus over most starred establishments, it has a sumptious bar/lounge area for pre or post drinks! The decor is stylish and lends a relazed ambience to the surroundings, the restuarant is comfortable and spacious with a great view of the kitchen and the pass. The service is what you would expect of such an eatery without being over the top, the staff polite and attentive and the experience thoroughly enjoyable. We chose the 8 course tasting menu and were not dissapointed, as it was our first visit they even added an additional main course to our list, and with the portions being ample we certainly felt very well fed by the end of the meal. Every course was a delight to taste and packed with flavour ( the only weaker dish we found was the carrot course ), even the starter snacks were something special to savour. The choice gets tougher in Birmingham now, The Wilderness, Purnells, Carters.....Opheem! We will be back

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    benjohnson4532 2020-02-28

    EPIC !! What an experience, the atmosphere was perfect , the front of house team were on point and couldn’t of done anything more . Love the open plan kitchen and the service were so polite and full of information, well done to all of you . Your amazing keep up the good work . The pork was lush and the venison was even more so, the stuffed Bhuna haunch cabbage was to die for . Full of amazing flavour and everything cooked to perfection . I just wish I could have your Pau rolls over my way all the time. Can’t recommend this place enough

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    shaiza786 2020-02-24

    My favourite restaurant in Birmingham and i returned over a year later with HIGH hopes & excitement as they now have a michelin star! If you read my previous review i did mention this restaurant definitely deserves this accolade , I was one of the first diners and loved it !! Very happy for them :) The menu is also fully halal , last time it was limited for halal meat so happy again :) So some points that have made this recent visit not as enjoyable as previous trips. Along with the michelin star the menu is now limited but confusing - you dont know what you are getting at all and portions are small BUT you are provided with enough food to keep you going so small portions isnt an issue here. As an Indian restaurant last time we did have karahis and food that resembled an asian restaurant - unfortunately its all very posh now and what you think you ordering is not what you get BUT its delicious regardless !!! The food standard is soo high it cannot be criticised, just wish they stuck to the previous menus and easier ordering options. We were rushed ... yes what should have been a fantastic meal in beautiful surroundings was ruined by the lady manager in the glasses. I didnt quite catch her name but she seemed to be head of the floor/waiters/tables and stomping around. She banged bottles on the table hurriedly, grabbed at plates , cutlery was placed almost angrily. She was also telling one of the waiters off constantly which was quite uncomfortable for us diners to witness. She has actually been mentioned in 2 reviews further down on trip advisor so diners are feeling her personality quite strongly. I was going to mention it to the lady at reception but completely forgot. Another thing this lady in the glasses did was rush us with desert , literally banging the menus on the table then returning 5 mins later demanding if we had chosen. When we had finished desert she 'suggested' we had our coffee / tea in the lounge which was fair enough as that’s definitely where we wished to be - sick of being rushed by her to be honest. So once seated in the lounge we were swiftly presented with a bill - at this point we were angry and sent the bill back asking them POLITELY to not rush us. So yes - this slender lady with the glasses really needs to act like she is serving in a michelin starred restaurant and not crunchy fried chicken on stratford road! Best points ... the interior is amazing , watching the chefs cook the food from the dining area , the varied canapes you are served with throughout the meal ! The initial canapes , the bread , the palate cleanser, the tartlets and the chocolates served with the tea are all compliments and amazing !! Its not cheap - infact almost double what we paid before their michelin star but its fine dining and sensational food - you wont be disappointed. Lets just hope the managers learn a little etiquette for the diners and make them feel more comfortable - i do hope this is taken as construction criticism only.

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    Nikki K 2020-02-24

    After a pre-meal glass of champagne, we sat down to the 3 course lunch which includes half a bottle of wine per diner and two additional "snack" courses. We also added a portion of rice and a naan bread to share. Everything we ate tasted amazing and was beautifully presented. Portion sizes are perfect for lunch and the white wine included in the lunch deal, was very good and paired well with our mains of tandoori Chicken and Monkfish. We found the service to be very good, with friendly and knowledgeable staff and I loved the decor! If we lived in Birmingham instead of Norfolk I'd be a lunch regular!!

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    melandashfoodies 2020-02-23

    Sublime from start to finish! Every element was fantastic and each and every dish spectacular. It is such a unique concept and so exciting, it certainly over delivered on my already high expectations. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu as it would be rude not to really! Some of the highlights for me were: The lamb brioche which was to die for. The goat main was delicious and the char on the crust spectacular. I am not a fish eater but the monkfish was wonderful and it was the course I was least looking forward to. It was wonderful to see so many typical Indian dishes and flavours elevated to such a high level! It was also nice to have so many dishes that are out of the box! The puddings were delicious and it was great to have something fruity and something chocolatey. There really was something for everyone. The staff were very attentive and chatty which we love! A special shout out to frosty and Melissa who were wonderful! And it was also fantastic to actually meet Aktar who signed our menu for us and we so lovely and down to earth, he made an effort with everyone in the restaurant and it was really nice to see. The bar area and restaurant are decorated amazingly and it feels luxurious and is such a departure from your typical Indian restaurant which is refreshing. The cocktails were delicious we sampled a lot of them but my favourite was the Opheem Queen. Thanks so much for an amazing evening guys we will be back.

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    tomPT 2020-02-22

    Very attentive staff on arrival and lovely seated area for drinks before being shown to our table. We were asked if we were celebrating anything and mentioned it was an anniversary, for which they done a small plate towards the end which was a nice touch. We had the 8 course tasting menu which includes 4 “snacks” There are some hearty dishes on the menu and portion sizes are actually quite large so towards the end we were uncomfortably full, I maybe expected some lighter dishes considering it was 8 courses plus 4 snacks. There’s no doubt some of the food is excellent with the lamb biriyani being my highlight! We were however disappointed with the service (Particularly one waitress) everything was rushed, cutlery thrown to the table, I was still sipping the lamb soup and it was taken away and at around course 4 knocked the candle all over the table and my jeans, accidents happen ofcourse but it was due to her rushing and then for the rest of the evening we had to sit at a table covered in dry candle wax. Another thing that disappointed was the topping up of the wine, we ordered a bottle of red which for some reason is taken away from the table. By the time we got to the lamb biriyani and goat cutlet our glasses were empty despite a request asking for them to be topped up. This then starts to leave a tarnish on what could have been a perfect dining experience.

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    kategrim9 2020-02-22

    Food here is a big step up on your normal Indian restaurant. Interior design too is classy. Kitchen can be viewed from the dining room which is nice. The delicacy of each dish and combinations of flavours was very good. Generally service was very good too if I could find a fault it would be the flow of each couse. Even with the little free extras there were some delays. Otherwise a lovely evening to celebrate our anniversary.

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    Nilesh P 2020-02-18

    We went with somefriends for a pre-birthday celebration. The four of us all chose to go for the 8 course taster menu, and we were so glad thatwe did. Every dish was prepared fantastically, and the flavours were amazing. Portions were generous, and the staff friendly and helpful. We can't wait to book again!

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    garryandlorraineb 2020-02-16

    Had a lovely 8 course lunch, food fantastic and the service was very good. Cannot remember lads name but he was from Portugal and he was very very good.

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    Dodo86 2020-02-16

    Myself and my husband went to Opheem on Valentines Day lunch time, to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The whole experience from start to finish is amazing. The atmosphere, food and staff are great and couldn’t fault it. When booking I called to let them know it’s my husband’s birthday and they noted it. After finishing our food ,we went to the bar area for coffee ,and they brought a lovely plate with happy birthday written in milk chocolate and white chocolate which was lovely. Also they gave him a cute happy birthday card. Extremely happy with the experience and won’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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    S8145YOsteves 2020-02-14

    We visited to celebrate Valentines Day early, nothing was too much trouble, including taking delivery of flowers for me so that they could be on the table when we arrived. The service was second to none and the food was, without question, the best meal I have ever eaten. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu and 8 course vegetarian tasting menu, every dish looked and tasted exceptional. Favourite dishes were the Gajar, the Nandu and the Dopiaza. The amount of flavour that Aktar and his team manage to extract from some humble ingredients is astounding. Thank you to Aktar for the amazing food and Andrew and his team in the restaurant for the incredible service and making our dining experience and our celebration so memorable.

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    Wendy R 2020-02-13

    Visited last Saturday with friends who had recommended Opheem. It is a very classy establishment, but also very friendly and not at all pretentious. We had the 8 course tasting menu which was a delight from start to finish. This, along with the extra ‘amuse bouche’ felt like great value for money, especially considering how exquisite the dishes were and the attention to detail given to each. My highlights were the lovely cucumber square (I wanted to eat loads of them), the cauliflower custard with langoustine, and the sublime lamb biryani and cutlet. The desserts were also delicious - beautifully spiced. We had the classic wine flight too which proved to be very well chosen and rather lovely. The petit fours which came with our coffees were gorgeous, my favourites being the jelly and the mango chocolate. This is a fabulous restaurant and I loved everything about the whole experience.

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    Michael G 2020-02-12

    A few hiccups on arriving with the lack of a welcome and a delay getting drinks at the bar. After this everything went well. Shown into the impressive dining room. Where the kitchen can be seen through a glass partition. Reasonable choice of dishes for this quality of restaurant. On top of what you order a number of additional course roll in too. We found the food to be very creative and quite unique. Service was very good and wine by the glass added to the whole experience. It's not cheap but good value.

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    269neeshah 2020-02-11

    First time eating at Opheem, it was my husbands birthday and we were both looking forward to trying the Resturant out. The inside was absolutely stunning and the staff were really friendly. We sat in the bar and had Amuse-Bouche whilst having a drink. It was a really nice way to start our eating experience. We were then taken through to the restaurant which was lovely. We went with the 3 course lunch menu, fabulous food and excellent service. A lovely young waiter called Lucas served us, he was very good!! My husband was even given a Birthday card, which I thought was a nice touch. We really did have a lovely afternoon, it was a real treat. Thank you!! We will certainly be coming back.

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    simmo125 2020-02-11

    I had high hopes for this place after being a huge fan of Lasan. We booked for 12 and arrived 10-15 minutes early (invite says arrive 30 mins before) and we were stood waiting in the cold until gone 12 which wasn’t great! The bar and decor was stunning, service was great but I just wasn’t blown away by the food. We went for the 5 course tasting menu, as we would in any Michelin star restaurant. The best dish was the crab by far, the mango sorbet was sour, and the chicken dish i just wouldnt rate as a dish on a tasting menu, to have to serve my own rice and sauce like im sat in a curry house just didnt work for me. It was enjoyable but for the money, I dont think its worth it. Shame!

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    Jenny W 2020-02-07

    Visited for the first time last night. Will definitely not be the last. Everything was superb, the staff were so friendly, the food was fantastic. We went for my husbands birthday and they made it very special. It is Asian food like no other we have tasted. We plan to take our friends so they can also experience this restaurant.

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Timetable:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday 12:00-14:30,17:30-22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00-14:30,17:30-22:30
  • Thursday 12:00-14:30,17:30-22:30
  • Friday 12:00-14:30,17:30-22:30
  • Saturday 12:00-14:30,17:30-22:30
  • Sunday

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