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Purnell's Restaurant

55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, B3 2DH

((((( British
Opening hours
Tuesday- Friday: 12:00 - 16:30 and 19:00 - 00.00
Saturday:18:30 - 00:00
Sunday - Monday: Closed.

Brummies tapas was a truly amazing experience!

Clare Harding 15 April 2017
from Birmingham

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Situated in a Victorian redbrick building, Michelin-starred Purnell’s restaurant in Birmingham is a chic and contemporary dining space. Seamlessly fusing the heritage of its residence with modern accents in the dining room, the stylish restaurant space is flooded with natural light from the classically-Victorian arched windows.

With the living room restaurant space dedicated to sociable and relaxed fine dining, the Purnell’s menu offers a variety of inventive ‘Brummie tapas’ dishes, ideal for sharing. Sample dishes include spiced potato and lime croquettes with duck egg mayonnaise, and neck of lamb with capers and basil emulsion.

A selection of tasting menus are also available at the West Midlands restaurant, offering dishes such as tail fillet of beef rolled in liquorice charcoal, and waffles with foie gras butter with crispy chicken skin. A classic 3 or 5-course lunch menu offers contemporary British cuisine, such as duck breast with apple and celeriac puree, and roasted plaice with confit tomato and pickled shallots.

Offering informal fine dining and Michelin-starred cuisine, Purnell’s in Birmingham sits 6 minutes’ walk from Snow Hill train station. Diners are required to be of smart casual attire.

Purnell's Restaurant

55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, B3 2DH

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Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant

4.8 ((((( (based on 732 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Michael Sullivan from Wolverhampton

    Exceeded expectations, really enjoyed the evening!

  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Susie Bamford from Birmingham

    Loved the food, chose the grazing lunchtime menu and could not fault any dish - perfect.
    Wine waiter guided us well, we love a glass or two, but being 2 ladies treating ourselves to lunch we did not want to go overboard.
    Waiter helped us choose a lovely crisp white which suited our pockets without making us feel awkward, think he deserves praise for this.
    My only adverse comment would be about the decor, don't know if you are in the middle of a refurb, but the wallpaper,carpet and banquettes are a very odd combination. Did not spoil the experience for us, but surroundings did not match up to the excellence of the food.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by David Bissell from Sutton Coldfield

    Being able to see into the kitchen area.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Stuart Harris from Wolverhampton

    First class food & service

  • ((((* 15 April 2017 by Leila from Nottingham

    Lovely night. Preferred last 3 courses to first 3. The staff were great in explaining the dishes.
    I didn't particularly like the decor and lighting in the dining room.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by John Hanley from Shropshire

    I booked Purnell's 'Brummie Tapas' for my wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary. My wife has longed to eat here and was very pleased we were going at last. The whole experience was even better than we had expected. The food was excellent - lots of tasters that were beautifully cooked and beautifully presented. Each 'course' was presented by a chef who explained briefly and interestingly each element. My wife had the wine flight and again each wine was presented alongside its course with a short explanation from the sommelier. All were good choices which completed the food. We were amazed at the sheer amount of work and preparation that must go into each element of a dish and how each part creates a well balanced complete menu. We would have been disappointed if there had not been some of the sense of theatre and good humour we associate with Glynn Purnell's TV appearance's - it was a fun, enlightening and extremely enjoyable occasion - certainly one we hope we'll be able to repeat again.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Clare Harding from Birmingham

    Brummies tapas was a truly amazing experience!

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Susan Brotherton from Birmingham

    We enjoyed the whole experience. Food was varied and very well balanced. Great atmosphere and would go again.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Adam from Birmingham

    Superb no other words are needed

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Sheelagh from Shirley

    Went with some friends. The duck was superb, the service was excellent and it was a brilliant experience tasting the different dishes in such a welcoming setting.

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