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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.

Fabulous evening at Purnells. Food and service exquisite. Can't wait to return

Sam E 14 January 2017
from Manchester

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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

Contact +44 1212129799

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Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant

4.8 ((((( (based on 559 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Alan Williams from London

    From start to finish a wonderful dining experience. Try the six course lunch menu superb.
    Great service with a smile, efficent and non fussy loved it will return.

  • ((((* 18 January 2017 by Kim Keane from Birmingham


  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Scott Weston from Kidderminster

    Took my wife as a surprise for her 40th birthday and it was absolutely fantastic. Could not fault a single thing, the food, drinks, service & venue were impeccable & it was worth every penny.

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by ChattyC from Coventry

    Fabulous meal, super service and great ambience. We enjoyed the tasting menu for a special occasion. The monkfish masala was really exotic and all the deserts were spectacular.

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Nick Shaw from Stoke-on-Trent

    Fantastic experience! Wonderful service!! Superlative food!!!

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Sam E from Manchester

    Fabulous evening at Purnells. Food and service exquisite. Can't wait to return

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Graham Knight from Birmingham

    Almost 10 years after opening his restaurant, Glynn Purnell's food is as delicious as ever and he isn't loosing his genius inventiveness. I had the 5 course lunch and thoroughly enjoyed each course - the appetisers are dear old friends which I'm glad to keep in my acquaintance for ever, the starter based on red cabbage was innovative and wonderful, the 2nd starter of cured sea bream and beetroot was very very tasty, the Brixham pollock with gorgeous beurre noisette was fabulous (much nicer than a similar dish that I had at a 2 star well-established French-speciality restaurant in Cheltenham which I visited last year) and the pig's cheek was wondrous.
    The service is brilliantly fine-tuned - relaxed but utterly professional. I love this restaurant, it's chef and the staff.
    Here's to another 10 years (or even longer) of happy lunching and dining at Purnell's.

  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Vivien Griffiths from Birmingham

    Wonderful food and friendly but professional staff

  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Michael Chadderton from Birmingham

    The restaurant was welcoming with every staff member welcoming you, a very simple printed menu didn't give much away to what we were going to be served however when the food arrived to the table they introduced and explained each dish in great detail something we both felt added to the experience. All courses were tasty and presented amazingly. As this was to celebrate my birthday my boyfriend had arranged for Glynn Purnell to do a signing for us and what's more he came out and spoke to us in the restaurant making this a very special experience. No negatives to say it was a wonderful evening

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Rowland Passey from Tamworth


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