Carters of Moseley

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Carters of Moseley

Silver Award

“The best local restaurant I've been to”, declares a fan of this admirable neighbourhood eatery in a row of shops close to the centre of Moseley. Brummie chef Brad Carter brought it all back home when he pitched camp here, and with partner Holly Jackson running front of house, the place is an amiable set-up noted for its mix of classy informality and award-winning British food of the best sort.

“Simple, yet refined” sums up the restaurant’s approach, and that goes for the setting as well as the food. With just the one dining room, Carter’s is cosy without being cramped and comfortable without being flashy. Other than the wine wall – filled with an exciting and diverse range of mostly organic or biodynamic bottles – and a couple of works of art, the space is decidedly distraction-free, allowing diners to focus on the chefs, visible through an open hatch, hard at work.

Carter believes quality food needn't be pretentious or complicated, so he’s taken the menus back to basics. There’s a choice of four or six courses for lunch and four, six or eight for dinner, with drinks pairing available on selected days. Menus are created by following the natural rhythms of the season so change almost daily, but examples of clear-flavoured dishes you might encounter include Orkney scallop salad with Exmoor caviar or Cornish turbot with crayfish sauce.

Spanking fresh ingredients are the key, whether it’s a snack of chicken liver cereal, a serving of lamb sweetbreads with laverbread and mutton bacon or a dessert involving sea buckthorn and wood ants. Vegetarians have their own menus, meals are interspersed with lots of trendy extras, and the food is supported by a fascinating choice of global wines and beers. These, too, change with the British seasons to mirror the shift in produce, so don't worry if you're unsure about what to choose – the super-friendly staff will happily guide you through.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cosy, Dark and moody, Fine dining
Other Awards
One Michelin star, SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Celebrations, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Carters of Moseley

Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley is a fine dining restaurant in Birmingham serving seasonal tasting menus for lunch and dinner. Its steadfast commitment to seasonality means that the menu changes every day depending on what the team can source locally. It also ensures the produce reflects the restaurant’s fundamentally British cooking style. 

The menu is largely inspired by the producers it sources from and utilises techniques that focus on reducing food waste: things like foraging, ancient preserving techniques and whole animal butchery so nothing is unnecessarily wasted.  

The dinner menu is a slightly extended version of the lunch offering, but both menus offer similar dishes to ensure diners can taste many of its signature plates. Kick off with monkfish liver and Exmoor caviar, before tucking into things like ‘Birmingham soup’, Cornish mackerel with beetroot and wild horseradish, Cull Yaw sheep with sea leeks and wild garlic and apple and Yorkshire rhubarb pie. While Carters of Moseley is able to prepare a vegetarian menu on request, it is currently unable to cater for vegan and dairy-free dietary requirements. 

In keeping with the restaurant's sustainable approach to its food offering, Carters of Moseley also offers an all-natural wine list that features many organic, biodynamic and low-intervention bottles. Expect wines that reflect the terroir its grown in, as well as a selection of craft beers. Like the food menu, the wine list changes with the British seasons which means there’s always something new to try.  

The main dining area offers dark-washed walls and low lighting to create a grown-up and mysterious feel, while also adding to the immersive experience of dining at Carters of Moseley. The restaurant is named after head chef Brad Carter, who’s worked in numerous fine dining restaurants and who’s sustainable practices have earned himself a place on the restaurant map.


Does Carters of Moseley have a Michelin star?

Yes, it has one Michelin star

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Does Carters of Moseley cater for dietary requirements?

Carters of Moseley offers a vegetarian menu on request. It is unable to accommodate vegan or dairy free diets however.

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2c Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 9EZ

0121 449 8885


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:30-21:30
Thu 18:30-21:30
Fri Closed
Sat 18:30-21:30
Sun 19:00-21:30


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Warwick L

29 March 2019  
Amazing food, brilliant service and a very interesting wine list.
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