Bar Opus is the latest in the Opus dynasty, following the flagship Opus restaurant, and Café Opus. Housed in the modern new development in Snow Hill, it’s perfectly situated for the afterwork crowds, as well as those seeking a refuge from the shops, just like Lee and I just after Christmas. This was our first visit during the day, and were looking forward to seeing what their lunch/all day menu was like.
I really like the uber sleek and modern interior, the the high ceilings, zig zag flooring, a mix of seating at high tables and a banquette all down the front of the building and a very open kitchen.
The All Day Menu is compact, but with decent variation among the options, with some twists on breakfast dishes as well as more hearty choices, two of which we went for. First up the Slow braised free range pork cheeks root vegetables,cheddar mash, Alsace jus. Lee adored this dish – the cheeks were melt in your mouth, and it was a perfect comforting winter dish. I had the Crab linguine; Brixham white crab meat with chilli & Nantoise sauce. Again, this was an excellent dish, a creamy slightly fiery sauce that clung to the pasta just like it should without swimming round the plate, and well cooked pasta with a touch of bite.
The portion sizes were perfect for lunch, and very reasonably priced too. Service throughout was very pleasant and timely, although they weren’t too overrun with customers when we dined. I would thoroughly recommend the food & drink at Bar Opus, both in the daytime and the sharing plates they offer later in the day. Oh and don’t forget their cocktails too which are up there with the best.
Disclosure: We paid in full for our meal, and the venue were not aware that we may be blogging about them