The trio behind long-running Birmingham city centre restaurant Opus, which closed down in the face of pandemic losses after 15 years in May, have launched a new venture in Edgbaston, appropriately named Chapter.
Ann Tonks, Ben Ternent and Irene Allan (pictured above) say the new venue, in Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston Village, will focus on top-quality British produce from the network of independent suppliers they developed at Opus.
Ben, the chef-director, said: “This really has been a labour of love by us all, and it’s been fantastic to see it all come together after so many months of planning. Opening any new venture is always going to be a challenge, but with such a strong experienced team behind us and so many fantastic people showing their support, we cannot wait to see what the next few weeks and months have in store for us.
“After the heartbreak of losing our long-established restaurant earlier in the year, this is a new lease of life. We’re starting this new chapter from scratch and have already had a huge amount of love from our community. This has given us confidence that our vision is something the city wants.”
Opus received consistently strong marks from the Harden’s Guides as a friendly brasserie serving accomplished modern cuisine at a good price.