Michelin-star chef to bring döner bar to Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath

The concept from Michelin starred chef Bard Carter for the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath was inspired by Berlin’s Gemüse Kebab - and the chef testifies it is one of the best dishes he has ever eaten

Michelin-star chef Brad Carter of the famed Carters of Moseley will be launching a döner bar in Birmingham in 2023.

His One Star Döner Bar will be located inside the much-loved Hare & Hounds pub in Kings Heath. The doner bar was born from one of Brad’s side projects during lockdown while Carters of Moseley was closed.

The concept was inspired by Berlin’s Gemüse Kebab, which Brad testifies is one of the best dishes he has ever eaten.

Also inspired by the rave scene, a subculture close to Brad’s heart, the kebabs act as ‘the perfect post-rave sustenance’, with Brad’s signature potato smileys available as a side order.

Given their shared backgrounds in dance and rave culture, and more recently hospitality, Brad, and Adam Regan, DJ, promoter, and now owner of the Hare & Hounds pub, have hoped to collaborate on a project together for some time. The launch of One Star Döner Bar at the Hare & Hounds will see the pair aim to make Brad’s cooking accessible to a wider audience.

The curated menu will take in two kebabs and two shawarmas, made from the same high-quality ingredients as dishes on the menu at Carters of Moseley, including Lamb from Launceston, Cornwall, Tamworth Mortadella and Cotswold White Chicken. Brad has worked in fine-dining restaurants in Marseille, France and Menorca and has brought his own modern take on British food.

Michelin star chef Brad Carter from Carters of Moseley in Birmingham
Michelin star chef Brad Carter from Carters of Moseley in Birmingham
Michelin star chef Brad Carter from Carters of Moseley in Birmingham

What Brad and Adam said

Brad said: “I am super chuffed to bring One Star Döner Bar home to Birmingham. Our kebabs are as good at 2pm as they are at 2am, and I can’t think of anywhere better suited than the iconic Hare & Hounds to serve them. Adam and I have hoped to collaborate for a long time and it feels great to work together to see this become a reality.”

Adam said, “We’ve wanted to introduce a food offer at the Hare & Hounds for some time and we are made up that Brad will be bringing his trademark doner kebabs to the venue. We know they are going to be a big hit; between us we’re determined to get as many ‘babs in the hands of as many brummies as possible.”

One Star Döner Bar at the Hare & Hounds will launch on 22 February 2023, full menu and more details to be announced soon.

One Star Doner Bar to open at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath
One Star Doner Bar to open at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath
One Star Doner Bar to open at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath