Carters of Moseley
Chef Brad Carter is passionate about everything British, focussing on wild & organic ingredients carefully selected from local & sustainable suppliers, often to taste & texture to form a distinct, considered reflection of the season. Together with partner Holly, they have created a relaxed & informal Neighbourhood restaurant full of passion.
The drinks offering is also organic highlighting bio-dynamic agriculture wherever possible & featuring many natural, minimal intervention wines. A true reflection of natures bounty & thoughtful winemaking.
At Carters, flavour is of the upmost importance & the expression is warm, refreshing & inspired.
Arrival was so welcoming, making sure we felt comfortable and relaxed, the staff were lovely and very knowledgable about the food and drink they served. Holly the maitre d was amazing, worked closely with us ensuring we selected the right bottle of red wine but giving us many to taste from prior to selection. Unfortunately for the 4 of us the food did not reach our high expectations, we have eaten at many restaurants of this standard and get really excited about our tastebuds being awakened and challenged. It started on such a positive note with the first snack of the Chicken liver cereal but sadly nothing else reached more than mediocre at best. It was generally felt that the dishes as a whole were visually dull and beige and that several of the sauces overpowered the taste of the delicate fish, especially the razor clams and Cornish Ray. We left with a great feeling of disappointment and honestly quite shell shocked. Therefore overall it felt we paid a lot of money for a meal we did not enjoy.
One of the achievements of Carters of Mosley isn’t just the outstanding food - it’s their fantastic approach to hospitality. It’s as warm and welcoming as any other neighbourhood restaurant but with a sense that everybody there wants to be there.
We were guided to some perfect wine for lunch by our hosts - we were given a selection to sample - and were even given a little cheat card written out by the sommelier to take to our next stop (so we could pass ourselves off as experts).
If you want to experience lovely people doing lovely things with food and drink then you should be here. And be here often.
Also the oyster in beef fat and the pork and cabbage is still making me happy.
First class restaurant. My second visit here and was so good to see new things on the menu so soon: The skate and the pork were incredible. The entire team make it an amazing experience - thank you!
Wonderful food and a really friendly and welcoming experience. A truly fantastic evening!
Amazing, we loved it
Food was incredible and the service was very laid back but at the same time absolutely on point.
Highly recommend amazing dining experience
Thank you to Holly and Brad and their team for a wonderful night of fantastic food, wine and services.
We were amazed by the textures, flavours smells and composition of each of the courses. I highly recommend Caters to anyone. Jeff and Helen
I have been a vegetarian for 7 years now and the vegetarian menu at Carters was my favourite by far! Respect for the ingredients, outstanding hosting team and nice ambience (with nice music playing in the background)! I was also really glad I was invited to visit the kitchen and talk to the team! Awesome experience in every sense. Highly recommendable!
Wonderful food served by very knowledgable staff. The lobster mushroom porridge was a stand out for me. Great place to enjoy a special meal .
One word ... unbelievable.
I didn’t enjoy the food at all I felt almost told off by the maitre d’ when I left part of what they called the main dish of the restaurant because I didn’t eat it, but it was covered with lettuce and a sauce do I couldn’t see the pork, I cut a piece and ate it only to find I was eating a piece of white fat! It was horrible. When asked by the maitre d’ the reason for leaving the course, I was told this was whole point with this specifically chosen cut, and no one had said anything before! I found all the food very greasy very fatty, the sweetbreads were undercooked and covered in lamb fat - just eating pure hot fat! there was hardly anything to the portions were incredibly small, we both could’ve eaten another meal when we got home, and all of this cost us £240. definitely not worth the money, We have been to many Michelin starred restaurants, this is the only one I wouldn’t go back to or recommend, we just found it to be pretentious and expensive.
Friendly knowledgeable staff, nice relaxed atmosphere. Outstanding flavoursome food mainly uk sourced. Definitely on cards to re visit
From the moment we entered the restaurant to the time we left the welcome and service was excellent, the food exceptional, the wines superb and the ambience wonderful. Carters is a happy, friendly and knowledgable team committed to providing a memorable experience.
I would recommend but I would also tell them that I believe it’s expensive for what you get. Had better Michelin star meals, this would not make my top 5.
Great experience for people who appreciate fantastic food and drink.
Service was excellent and the range of the set menu was wide and nicely balanced. The variety of wines was outstanding and the knowledge of the sommelier greatly aided wine choice.
Don't be worried by the pictures on the internet, of what looks like, tiny portions. The 6 course menu, that is actually 13 sumptuously tasty dishes, was more than filling. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and the dining experience is managed for you, leaving you and you guests time to relax and enjoy the food. Great to find a very different type of eating experience, that ensures memories of a special occasion are good ones.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcomed & relaxed.
The food is so amazing. We’ve been lucky enough to eat at 4 different Michelin starred restaurants now, Carter’s of Moseley has definitely been the best so far!
Just love it here. 3rd visit and never fails to disappoint
Excellent food and wine with all wines available by the glass. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening being a last minute booking. Very attentive service with lots of informative chats regarding the food, wine and coffee. Better than many Michelin star restaurants in London.
I have never been to a michelin star restaurant and so have never had a taster menu.
Went for the 4 course which had 4 small starters with bread and then 3 courses and a desert. Most of the courses was small portions but was more than enough as there were quite a few courses. All the food was delicious.
The staff both the front and kitchen were all very friendly. Each course was explained - about the preparation and where the ingredients came from.
We had a visit to the kitchen and thanked all the staff for the lovely meal. I would highly recommend this place for the food and the staff.
Well deserved michelin star.
Tuesday evening and about half full but a very good experience. Food was innovative and delicious (a couple of combinations not to my liking but that is expected). For a 6 course menu the food just kept on coming. Service was just about right - welcomed personally - recognised my wife's birthday with some nice personal touches - friendly but professional. Shame about the idiot customer but handled well by the staff recognised on the bill.
A night to remember. Absolutely amazing food, drinks and service.
Excellent food and service, a great evening. Very enjoyable
Carters just keeps getting better and better! This was my third visit but my friend's first visit. The food was varied, tasty and often stunningly presented. Some dishes were surprising (e.g. cooked oyster in beef broth; the Midlands crayfish!), and all were delightful. Drinks matched the standard of the food. We especially enjoyed Carters' own brand of gin and home-made tonic. We were very pleased with the wines selected for us (we didn't take the pairings but did taste several different wines). I finished with a fantastic Kenyan coffee which was accompanied by a homemade ganache. As always, staff were friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was unpretentious. The ethos/ focus on local, sustainable ingredients is evident throughout the menu. It's no surprise that Carters keeps winning awards left and right!
Excellent creative tasting menu. Four courses very good value. Superb selection of wine and some of the best service I have experienced
Family fine dining night out. Service was exceptional and unpretentious. Loved it!
One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Some of the best produce available but also items you would not normal buy or even think of putting together helps creates a stunning menu. Perfectly paired with a brilliant range of wines, sake and cider.
This is then made even better by a well executed service. First class with a personal touch so often missing in fine dining restaurants. This is one restaurant I can’t wait to come back to.
This is not our first time at Carters, but it is great to see that their original high standards have been maintained. We would even say, 'improved' if that was at all possible. Their passion for sourcing and using the best locally produced raw materials is evident in their menu and the food and the drink to accompany it was amazing. The staff were attentive but not overbearing with attention to detail very much the order of the day. We have no hesitation to recommend this gem of a restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
My wife and I had the taster menu on Saturday night. The occasion was our wedding anniversary. We have dined at Carters previously and were, as usual, delighted with the food, the paired wine flight, the service and the friendly staff. The explanation of each course and the attendant wine adds to the enjoyment of the evening. I particularly liked the Duck breast, having a plate of meat provided a contrast to the other taster portions. We will be dining here again.
My experience at Carters of Moseley made my weekend. The restaurant is in a lovely and quiet area of Birmingham, called Moseley. I loved everything, from the food, to the service, to the loos! I had duck, the quality of the meat was outstanding. Also, the oyster cooked in beef fat, OMG!!!! Alex, knew a lot about cocktails and wines and took the time to educate us about everything. At the end of the meal he even printed a list of all restaurants in the area that he would recommend. This is what I call going the extra mile. You never get that in London restaurants, no matter how high end. The experience was lovely, it was my first tasting menu ever and it sets the bar really high. If you go to the loo, you need to use the hand balm....it smells amazing!
Simply outstanding! Second visit for us and this was even better than the last. Flawless friendly service coupled with inventive & utterly delicious food.
To top it off the knowledge and passion of wine particularly organic/biodynamic is exceptional.
Overall zero pretence, maximum enjoyment! You made us feel like old friends popping round for dinner, can’t ask for anything better than that.
Utterly delicious, interesting food - served with passion by the wonderful front of house staff. We had a very memorable evening - for all the right reasons!
We've dropped in once (or twice) season for some time and are impressed more with every visit. The staff provide a faultless execution of a sublime dining experience, whilst interacting in a friendly & sociable manner.
We've never found a fault with any course, wine or evening - looking forward to reading the new book too :)
What a team! Engaging, knowlegeable, smily altogether a great experience!
Wonderful evening of great food and wine and excellent company. It was my partners birthday and both of us enjoyed the experience thoroughly.
Excellent dinner at Carter’s. The food was lovingly prepared and the ingredients sourced with care. The service was exemplary. Whole experience was superb, would definitely come back and recommend to friends.
We had the 8 course tasting menu with wine parings. All the courses were beautifully cooked and the presentation of the food was interesting, imaginative and fun. The wine parings were interesting and enjoyable. The servers were all fully committed to making the experience relaxed and enjoyable. This is as good as it gets. An absolute delight.
Loved every minute of it
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The real highlights for me and my wife were the scallop, the trout and the duck! Absolutely fantastic.
The service was outstanding. Friendly, helpful but unobtrusive. We will certainly be back! Thanks for making our wedding anniversary so memorable.
Dont get me wrong, the experience was great fun; brilliant staff and lovely wine, however the food was poor inthought. I asked for a pescatarian menu, whichnqas my choice but the food was nowhere near as good or of as much value as for the meat eater. One dish was a little plant plot with a handful of herbs and whilst my friend had a big piece of beautifully cooked duck wing I had half a potato cake! A shame really