Harden's survey result
“Passion for food and drink” is much in evidence, “along with a really warm welcome” at Brad Carter’s “smart casual” fixture, which again scores top marks for his “fantastic” and “inventive” cuisine, from an eight-course tasting menu (for £90), or, if you go earlier in the week, four-course and six-course options. Added attractions include a “really imaginative vegetarian option” and a “passionate wine supremo” who also has some “really interesting alternatives to wine” up his sleeve (“quirky beers, plum sake, natural cider…”).
By all accounts “100% worth the trip to Birmingham”, Carters’ “pleasant informality” but “serious” 13-course tasting menus – “birch sap water”, anyone? – “always make for a great night out” (kudos goes to the “charming staff”). When it comes to Brad Carter’s cuisine: “so much work goes into each detail, and yet this is not style over substance: the core is original food, that works at every level. Taste, texture, visually, aroma. Course after course looks beautiful, but more importantly tastes unbelievably good!”
“Where others have moved downmarket Carters continues to soar”, and while some regulars feel that “if they would just move back to having an à la carte menu it would be perfect” its dedication to a tasting formula generally pays off, with an “ever-changing” array of dishes that are “tasty and interesting and – while not particularly complex – work well”.
“An exceptional neighbourhood restaurant offering imaginative food in a relaxed setting” – but, “good luck getting a table, it’s fabulous and very busy!”
|Wine per bottle||£33.00|
2c Wake Green Rd, Birmingham, B13 9EZ
|Tuesday||6:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||6:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm|