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An Evening with Aktar Islam


Thu 26th Apr, 2018


7.15pm for 8.00pm


Louis Roederer Private Dining Room



Great British Menu winner and Obsession 16 chef Aktar Islam is hosting a special evening in our Louis Roederer Room on Thursday 26th April.

Aktar’s exposure to British cuisine and the strong influence from his culture and heritage are what have shaped his approach and unique style; taking authentic cultural delicacies from the Indian subcontinent and combining them with modern innovative techniques and the best local produce sourced from independent ethical suppliers.

At this special dinner at Northcote you will be introduced to flavours of his new restaurant 'Opheem' which opens in Birmingham later this year. Aktar says: "Opheem will take diners on an intoxicating culinary journey. We are going back to the future to explore the diverse culinary heritage of India and explore the foundations of this grand cuisine. It has been my dream to create a restaurant dedicated to the forward-thinking traditions of Indian cooking, championed by chefs to the historic empires as far back as the 13th century, moving from the Mughals through to the era of the British Raj. We will seek to emulate the work of chefs attached to the royal courts. They were at the forefront of gastronomy and took ingredients from India and combined them with influences from China, Persia, Arabia and Afghanistan, as well as later influences from France, Portugal and Britain."


Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Champagne, France, NV with a selection of canapés on arrival

Lamb Sweet Bread, Truffle, Onion Puree
Pinot Gris, Rolly Gassmann, 2012

Tandoori Octopus, Tokyo Turnip, Green Chutney

Poached Cod Loin, Aubergine, Sea Greens, Green Nilgiri Sauce
Capellania, Marqués de Murrieta, 2013

Vindaloo Spiced Pork Belly, Braised Cheek, Hock Samosa & Carrot
St. Laurent Dorflagen , Gerhard Pittnauer, Burgenland,  2013

Chai, Coconut, Pineapple
Cordon Cut Riesling, Mount Horrocks, Clare Valley, 2014

Your Choice of Coffee from Dark Woods Roastery or Quinteassential Tea with Petits Fours


  • Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Champagne, France, NV with a selection of canapés on arrival
  • 4-course menu, a matched wine flight
  • BELU mineral water and service 
Seating at shared tables of up to 12 guests in The Louis Roederer Private Room.


Bedrooms are available at a special rate of £140 for double occupancy in the Manor House.

How To Book

To book for this event please contact us on:

Telephone: 01254 240555 or Email: [email protected]