Food: Lunch at The Fighting Cocks, Moseley

As I lived in Kings Heath for a while last year, I always used to go through Moseley on the bus when I was going to and from the city centre and I’ve visited a few of the pubs and restaurants in the area, however I’d never actually been to The Fighting Cocks. I’ve known people who have been in there for a drink but I didn’t realise that they actually have a pretty extensive food menu, so when I was asked if I would like to review a three course meal, I was really curious.

I invited fellow blogger, Heidi to come along with me and we popped over to Moseley at around 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. We were expecting the place to be quite busy as it was the weekend, however there were only two other tables occupied in the dining area. There was a small table reserved for us towards the back of the pub near to an open fire which gave the place a really cosy feel.

I’d emailed the PR company and told them that Heidi is coeliac so would need a gluten free menu and I was impressed to find that when we sat down, there were already two different menus on the table – one normal one and one gluten free. There were a lot of choices for Heidi which was great, in fact I chose to have a starter off the gluten free menu as it all sounded so good!

For my starter, I chose to go for their version of the famous Canadian dish, poutine. Proper poutine uses cheese curds, so this was essentially just chips, cheddar cheese and gravy, however I knew that as the menu did state that it came with cheddar cheese. There was a bit of an error when the starters were bought out, Heidi’s scallops were correct but they put a plate of fried squid down in front of me at first, so I had to wait another five minutes for them to bring out the correct starter and by then, Heidi had already finished hers. Despite the mistake, my ‘poutine’ was delicious although it would have been better if it had been made with cheese curds.

For our mains, we both chose to have the 21 day aged sirloin steak with triple cooked chips and a Yorkshire pudding. The steak was absolutely delicious; Heidi’s was rare and mine was well done and we both felt like they were cooked to perfection, the chips were great too.

For dessert I opted for the trio of macarons with vanilla ice cream and I definitely made the right choice! The macarons were lemon, chocolate and pistachio flavour and tasted just as good as the ones from Laduree and the ice cream was delicious! I’ve never tasted vanilla ice cream like it before, it was so thick and creamy – I could have eaten a whole bowl full of it!

Overall, I really enjoyed my meal at The Fighting Cocks, despite the error with the starters. I was also a bit disappointed as I had been told that there were cocktails available, however when I asked the manager about them he said they’d ran out of all of the ingredients over Christmas, so I chose to just have a lemonade instead.

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16 Comments

  1. January 17, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

  2. January 17, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Sounds like a good experience other than the mixup with the starters and the fact that they ran out of cocktail ingredients, which really is a strange thing to hear from a restaurant! It’s really great that they actually have a separate menu for gluten free items though. Your dessert looks absolutely delicious!

  3. January 17, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    The food looks great. I really like the look of that dessert you ordered x

  4. January 17, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Oh wow, love that they were able to accomodate your friend and her dietary needs. sounds like a lovely place the dessert looks absolutely divine

  5. January 18, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I love a good gastro pub!

  6. January 18, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Oh sounds like a lovely meal and a macaroon dessert, I’ve not seen that anywhere else before x

  7. January 18, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Oh wow now that is my idea of the perfect pudding! x

  8. January 18, 2017 / 11:35 am

    The food looks lovely, I’m glad they could meet your friends needs! xo

  9. January 18, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    The food looks amazing and so nice that they had a menu already for your friend, it sounds like you had a great time

  10. January 18, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Ran out of cocktail ingredients? Noooo!!! haha Glad you otherwise had a lovely meal, that steak looked so good!

  11. January 18, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Shame about the cocktails and the starter although it is great that you enjoyed the rest of the meal regardless. Cheese poutines sounds nice x

  12. January 19, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    This looks like a nice pub and the food is very appealing. Just made me crave macaroons :))

  13. January 19, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    Looks like a nice pub! Shame about the cocktails but the macarons surely made up for it!

  14. Angela Key Milnes
    January 22, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    What an awesome place to visit and the foods was absolutely looks great! I want to go there someday

  15. January 22, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    So firstly I am total child and giggled at the name ha. But OMG the food looks and sounds amazing, I’d have gone for the same as Heidi with the scallops and steak

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