Guide MICHELIN 2020

Purnell's Restaurant

(1543 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet, French
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Top offer

Star Deal - 4 courses £50 per person

Available dinner Tue-Thu until 30th April 2020, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Opening hours

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

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant
(based on 1543 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (23)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (333)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (1215)
  • entertainment (111)
  • large parties (99)
  • lunch (791)
  • luxury (1015)
  • private dining (552)
  • romantic (730)
  • trendy (371)
  • value (213)
  • views (7)
  • By Emma S from Worcester
    15 February 2020

    Amazing from start to finish; the service, the decor & especially the food!! It was a special present to my dad for his birthday & enjoyed the whole experience!

  • By Mark S from Solihull
    15 February 2020

    This was a very special occasion being my wife's 50th and is our second visit to Purnells as these types of venue are reserved for those special times when we push the boat out financially. Our first visit for our 1st wedding anniversary was easily 10 out of 10 but sadly we cannot give our visit on saturday the same score so please take my feedback in the constructive manner it is intended. Firstly bread and butter as a course on a tasting menu baffled us and secondly the canary potatoes left a bitter taste in the mouth (the lumps of faux charcoal - not the potato element that is). But what we really felt let down by was the fact that going to Purnells, and paying prices associated with a Michelin starred chef, we were expecting the food to be cooked/overseen by Glynn himself.

  • By Charlotte G from Cornwall
    14 February 2020

    Food and service was amazing will definitely recommend and return

  • By David M from Warwick
    14 February 2020

    Chicken liver parfait was the best Ive ever had. Service was excellent. The green blobs (watercress?) looked good but weren't that tasty. The French Viognier (£39) was excellent and not too pricey for a restaurant of that calibre

  • By Tony S from Birmingham
    14 February 2020

    Excellent meal.

  • By Mike G from Nuneaton
    13 February 2020

    An excellent meal.

  • By Neil M from Birmingham
    13 February 2020

    All of the food and the wine flight was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Service was attentive and very professional but there was some communication issues due to accents.

  • By J C L from Sutton Coldfield
    11 February 2020

    My wife and I had the winter 6- course tasting menu with wine flight. The welcome was friendly and the service was nothing other than excellent. The food was tremendous and the wine flight complemented each course nicely. The wines were so well chosen and were presented, in a friendly and knowledgeable manner by Jarek. Every course hit the mark, from the "faux" black canary potatoes in the first course to the burnt English egg surprise in the last. The monkfish masala and prime Herefordshire beef, were simply outstanding. This was our third visit and we will be back!

  • By Martin S from Warley
    1 February 2020

    An exceptional culinary experience from start to finish and adding the flight of accompanying wines was the cherry on top. Best dining experience of my life, what more do you need to say!

  • By Susan Y from Warwick
    1 February 2020

    Superb 6 course pescatarian menu with stand-out nibbles of charcoal potatoes and squid crackers; and the rich custard dessert; and also the masala monkfish with daal. Usual delightful and charming service

Restaurant Location Map
Purnell's Restaurant
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 4 courses £50 per person
  • Star Deal - 4-Course Lunch £40 per person
  • Purnell’s Tasting Menu 6 course £75 per person or 9 course £95 per person
  • A la carte £68 per person
  • Brummie Tapas
  • Lunch menu - 3 course £45 & 5 course £55 per person

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