See which two Birmingham Restaurants secured a spot in the Top 100 National Restaurant Awards

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Find out which Birmingham restaurants are among the top 100 in the National Restaurant Awards

The 2024 National Restaurant Awards took place at Magazine London in the Docklands area on Monday, June 10, attracting a large crowd of food lovers, including chefs and amateur cooks, all eager to celebrate the culinary arts.

Highlighted among the numerous accolades was the latest compilation of the UK's top 100 dining establishments, ranging from restaurants and bistros to cafes and casual spots.

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While London venues typically dominate this list, several West Midlands restaurants demonstrated their culinary prowess, with one even securing a spot in the top ten.

Birmingham's food scene made a remarkable impression on the national level, with Grace & Savour and Opheem being honored in the top 100 of the National Restaurant Awards.

Opheem, coming in at number 8, is a tribute to Chef Aktar Islam's exceptional talent in the kitchen. This restaurant redefines progressive Indian cuisine by combining thorough research with avant-garde European methods.

Opheem, coming in at number 8 in the  Top 100 National Restaurant AwardsOpheem, coming in at number 8 in the  Top 100 National Restaurant Awards
Opheem, coming in at number 8 in the Top 100 National Restaurant Awards | BirminghamWorld

Established in Summer Row in 2018, Opheem is renowned for its elaborate tasting menu while also offering an affordable set lunch menu. The dishes are creations of Birmingham's own Aktar Islam, who applies modern European techniques not commonly found in Indian cooking.

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Grace & Savour holds the 66th position and is situated within the expansive 45-acre grounds of Hampton Manor.

Grace & Savour holds the 66th position in the  Top 100 National Restaurant AwardsGrace & Savour holds the 66th position in the  Top 100 National Restaurant Awards
Grace & Savour holds the 66th position in the Top 100 National Restaurant Awards | Birminghamworld

This restaurant provides a distinctive dining experience where the focus on sustainability harmonizes with seasonal offerings. The culinary journey begins with a garden tour led by husband-and-wife team David Taylor, the head chef, and Anette.

Guests are then treated to a sumptuous 15-course dinner. Previously ranked as the best dining spot in the nation by SquareMeal, Grace & Savour's tasting menu has been lauded as "a thing of beauty" and earned its first Michelin Star in 2023.

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