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The Dark Horse

145-147 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JP

(((() British
  •  - West Midlands
  •  - West Midlands
  •  - West Midlands
  •  - West Midlands
  •  - West Midlands
  •  - West Midlands
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 00:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00.

I can't really fault our visit. The waitress was attentive and our food was spot on. We'll be back!

Christine 01 May 2017
from Birmingham

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A smokehouse that beckons diners in with its eclectic style and cosy ambience, The Dark Horse blends tastes of America and Britain together perfectly. Alongside the meat delicacies are a huge range of cask ales and craft beers from around the world, and there are frequent live music events which are big draws.

Mouthwatering slow-cooked meats are the speciality on the Dark Horse menu, with prime cuts of beef and pork expertly smoked using signature techniques. There are chicken wings in a choice of glazes, a selection of burgers with toppings like smoked ham hock and sweetcorn relish, and a range of hand-tossed pizzas are prepared in the wood-fired oven.

Classic desserts from the States at The Dark Horse in Birmingham include pancakes with pistachio ice cream, while the craft beer selection features bottles from across the globe, as well as local breweries. There are artisan spirits on offer too, including corn whiskey from Georgia, and Mezcal from south of the border.

With its hearty dishes and great range of live music acts, The Dark Horse is a thoroughly sociable eatery all through the week. University Rail Station is a 9-minute drive away.

The Dark Horse

145-147 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JP

Contact +44 1214496300

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Customer reviews for The Dark Horse

4.4 (((() (based on 20 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (16)
  • lunch (12)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (7)
  • child friendly (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((*** 10 July 2017 by Madeleine Rossiter from Moseley

    Pretty average, wouldn't bother going back. Bbq burnt ends were inedible as they were so dry.
    Food is unlikely freshly smoked, tasted like it was smoked days ago, frozen and then reheated.
    Overall pretty disappointed

  • ((((* 7 May 2017 by Laura Cross from Birmingham

    The food and the atmosphere were both good. The service was great, staff checking on a few occasions that everything was okay with the meal.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Christine from Birmingham

    I can't really fault our visit. The waitress was attentive and our food was spot on. We'll be back!

  • ((((( 30 March 2017 by Mike Williams from Birmingham

    Great food! Be careful you don't eat too much!

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Paul Dawkins from Birmingham

    A great place for meals and quality craft ale
    The shroom burger was exceptional as were the other meals
    Highly recommended place to eat with excellent service from the staff

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by Debbie Muggleton from Birmingham

    Interesting smoked choices. Ribs were amazing. Would like a bit more coleslaw . Friends enjoyed the brisket - very tender. Main complaint - very noisy - could not talk to friends sat on the same table!

  • ((((* 3 March 2017 by John Ryan from Birmingham

    great sharing platters, fantastic range well kept beer recommend the stout, got to try suicide wings

  • (**** 27 February 2017 by Sharon from Birmingham

    Firstly we had to ask a member of staff if our table was ready even though a staff member passed us and never welcome us. When we did order our meal was told there was a 20 minute wait is was actually 52 minutes even then we had to call her and state it's been more than 20 minutes we've been waiting that's when she went to the kitchen to find out. Meal was very hot but didn't taste of anything very bland won't go there again. Only good thing we got the meal for half price.

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Ellen Bartram from Moseley

    We were greeted at the door and shown immediately to our table.
    The place was busy and had a lively atmosphere. Lots of noisy chatter and laughing, which was probably usual, as it was a Saturday evening.
    Drinks and food came fairly quickly, the food wss wonderfully presented and the beef was absolutely delicious, all four of us agreed our meals were beautifully cooked and very tasty.
    We moved to the bar after paying the bill, (which we felt was reasonable), and had another drink as we wanted to stay and enjoy the atmosphere, i was fascinated by the decor and interesting collection of quirky items decorating the walls.
    All said we had a super evening and will be returning with friends.

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Jacqueline from Birmingham

    Excellent quality of food - staff really friendly and helpful - I would definitely recommend a visit. I will return asap!

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