Lunch at Bar Opus, Birmingham

by Dave Massey

Lunch at Bar Opus, Birmingham

Monday at 12.30pm:

I’ve arrived at Bar Opus for lunch with a friend, and I’m greeted warmly by one of the directors Irene, I’ve not told her my friend has booked in for lunch as this was a bit impromptu.

Situated at the ground level of One Snow Hill, Birmingham this lovely venue is one-minute walk from Snow Hill Station and the Midland Metro goes right past the window.

I’m seated by the tall wide glass windows, which have a long bench seating down the outside wall. I’ve eaten here a few times before. I’ve mainly tried mostly had the “bar nibbles” menu which I think is more for late afternoon, but available most of the day.

After a minor panic that my friend has gone to Opus on Cornwall Street (the Bar Opus sister venue.) my friend appears. We have a bit of a catch up before we order.

It’s worth checking if there’s deals on at Bar Opus, although the prices are pretty reasonable especially as I know Opus works pretty hard on sustainability.

Chicken BLT with Fat Chips
Chicken BLT with Fat Chips

My friend ordered a Squash Risotto which isn’t on their online menu so it might have been a seasonal dish. I order the Chicken BLT which is under Sandwiches and comes with either Sweet Potato Fries or “Fat” Chips.

As you can see from my lack of photos I’ve only taken a photo of the Chicken BLT and Fat Chips as an example of the meal. It’s “grilled chicken, bacon, lettuce & tomato with fat chips.” I pretty much pulled my sandwich apart and ate all the ingredients on their own. I’m sure a more informed food blogger might call it a constructed deconstruction or something. But I really wanted to eat all the chicken first.

A lovely relaxed lunch in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

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This isn’t a sponsored post, The venue were not aware I was coming, as my friend booked the table in her name. My friend and I paid for our lunch and we left a tip.