The UK's Readers' Restaurant of the Year 2015: Carters of Moseley

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Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley has been named the nation’s ‘Readers’ Restaurant of the Year’, by the Waitrose Good Food Guide, published on September 8th.

Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of the Good Food Guide, said: ‘It was such a tough judging assignment this year – every one of our regional winners was operating at such a high standard. But ultimately Brad Carter and Holly Jackson’s small neighbourhood restaurant won our hearts and the Good Food Guide’s Readers’ Restaurant of the Year award.

'Exceptional friendliness, sheer professionalism, value for money and food that is not only delicious but also properly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced may be a simple recipe for success, but not many manage to get it so right. I wish every town had a restaurant of this standard. There are some fabulous restaurants in Birmingham, and it’s tough to stand out from the crowd - but Carters of Moseley is a fine example of what can be achieved with sheer determination and a modern, fresh outlook.’


Carters had previously been shortlisted for the award after being voted the ‘Readers’ Restaurant of the Year’ for the Midlands in June 2014. The Guide received more than 30,000 nominations from members of the public, before announcing ten regional winners who represent some of the best local dining experiences to be had around the country.

The Guide reflects the high standard of dining in the Midlands as a total of 81 restaurants, pubs and cafés from across the region are included in the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide.

Brad Carter and Holly Jackson were presented with their award by Nathan Outlaw at an award ceremony at the Waitrose Cookery School on 1st September.

Click here to find out about the 2015 regional winners.