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)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
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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 Jennifer P from Wolverhampton
    14 January 2020

    A wonderful night. The whole experience 10 - 10 - 10

  • By Lindsey M from Belper
    11 January 2020

    We had a corner table in the gorgeously decorated main dining area. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely amazing. A truly memorable experience

  • By Russell D from Knowle
    11 January 2020

    Just the most fantastic evening enjoying the set menu and wine flight. Haddock and eggs and Krug - genius. The service was exceptional I would recommend to all

  • By Jill P from Staffs
    10 January 2020

    An amazing 5 course menu.The description of each corse sounds very plain,then you are presented with an amazing plate to please the eye and the taste buds.The duck terrine was superb and the skate wing.The belly pork melted in the mouth but had crispy crackling on.The staff make you feel so welcome and explain what you are eating,they complete the dining experience.

  • By Jamie D from Birmingham
    4 January 2020

    Upon arrival at 18:10, we were told the restaurant wasn’t open until 7pm. A young lad behind the bar then reminded the gentleman that it was a Saturday and different times applied so it was 18:30. That was the time we had in our booking, however we left for a drink down the road at a local pub and returned at approx 6:45 and were shown to our table. The meal itself was the 7 course taster menu. It was excellent, every course. In particular I enjoyed the Haddock and Egg. My wife’s preference was the lamb dish.

  • By Cindy S from Cutnall Green, Worcs
    20 December 2019

    This was outstanding. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and exciting.

  • By Matthew C from Birmingham
    20 December 2019


  • By Jason K from Birmingham
    20 December 2019

    Awesome lunch. Great time.

  • By Sara A from Burton-on-Trent
    20 December 2019

    Absolutely superb evening as always every course was amazing can’t wait for the next time

  • By Lisa T from Blakedown
    19 December 2019

    The food was amazing. Good atmosphere and staff were excellent, especially the head chef!

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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