Carters of Moseley
“British modernist cooking of unabashed directness” - AA Inspector
BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Our Inspector's View
Tucked away in a row of shops in one of Birmingham's more tranquil quarters, Brad Carter's place is an understated venue with minimal plain walls doing nothing to distract from the activity in the open kitchen, the built-in wine cabinets exercising their own allure. An unabashedly direct culinary approach brings on an intro course of razor clams blitzed with Old Winchester cheese, with peppery red dulse to garnish. That's followed by halibut cooked sous-vide with spots of black garlic purée, anointed at the table with vivid green leek oil. To precede the meat, there could be a bowl of creamy mash in gravy with smoked bone marrow, and then the butter-soft aged red venison arrives, honour-guarded by tart quince purée and roast squash. A poached Cox's apple in fluid caramel with fragrant meadowsweet ice cream completes the show. Don't forget to try the Tamworth pork fat butter with bread.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 32
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines by the glass: 90
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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