Review: Carters of Moseley

All Brad Carter and his fiancé Holly want from their restaurant is to serve great food to local people in their neighbourhood. To have The Good Food Guide garner them with its current Restaurant of the Year award is just recognition for their brilliant efforts.

Carters food is modern British – there are various tasting menus of seasonal produce from these shores cooked with modern techniques and flair to highlight the essence of the ingredients. Think perfectly cooked mackerel with rhubarb or gooseberry. A hare and polenta dish I ate last autumn was stunning in its simplicity and flavour – one of my dishes of the year. British cheeses and a superb wine list completes the wonderful menus. Vegetarians are catered for with thoughtful menus of their own.

Brad also cooks the best Sunday roast beef in Birmingham: a fabulous aged forerib that he slow roasts overnight. But best value of all is the Sunday Supper menu – an inventive, lighter tasting menu that really proves the restaurant is there to please. The service is impeccably friendly as befits a warm neighbourhood restaurant. I count my blessings that it’s my local.

The author:

Lap from Birmingham is a food photographer and teacher who writes The Foodist ( blog