Aktar Islam opens Opheem

Top chef’s new solo venture offers progressive Indian food to diners

Guests attended a soft launch evening at Aktar Islam’s new restaurant, Opheem, which opened to the public last month. Situated on Summer Row, the 70-cover restaurant is Islam’s first solo venture and showcases his passion for progressive Indian gastronomy while delving into the country’s ancient culinary traditions, flavours, spices, textures and taste balances.


1 David Colcombe, Ed James

2 Mark Moroney, Louise Brierley

3 Richard O’Hare, Marie Bevan

4 Amanda and Neil Rippington

5 Stephen Wood, Richard Pope

6 Mike Mountfield, Michele Wilby

7 Jack Brabant, Krupa Sheth

8 Angela Probert, Jacqui Kennedy

9 Chef Aktar Islam

Photography by Dale Martin