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 Judith L from Dudley
    31 January 2020

    Excellent service . Very interesting food with a variety of flavours. Glynn Purnell was in the kitchen and came into the restaurant afterwards . Excellent

  • By J from Dudley
    31 January 2020

    A great experience, the food was amazing as was the sevice, it was lovely that Glynn came out to meet us, he's a great chef and a really nice guy can't wait for the next time!!??

  • By Julie W from Leicestershire
    25 January 2020

    Wonderful. Superb service, food an ambience from every individual from start to finish. We couldn’t fault it. Food impeccable. Winter tasting menu was beyond our expectations and difficult to pick a favourite . Stand outs were... treats from the kitchen.. .the haddock .... the eggy pud and the mint choccy chip....the emotions of cheese and pineapple... the venison. Impeccable . Loved it all

  • By Sophie M from Birmingham
    25 January 2020

    Amazing dining experience, the food was INCREDIBLE and the service was second to none!

  • By Mark W from Dorchester, Dorset
    24 January 2020

    Absolutely fantastic night, food was sublime, all of the staff made my wife’s birthday a complete treat. Cheers Mark & Nicky

  • By Gabrielle G from Stratford upon Avon
    23 January 2020

    It was all a delightful experience. The service was excellent throughout and the menu was well balanced and all tasted really good. I really enjoyed the Pollock and clams, but difficult to choose as it all went well together. The charcoal meringues were fun too. We were advised on our choice of wine and the suggestions were excellent and just what we wanted.

  • By Smita S from Birmingham
    16 January 2020

    Only one world needed...sublime

  • By John P from Wolverhampton
    15 January 2020

    Very enjoyable experience. We opted for the three course lunch because my wife does not like a big meal, however, we both felt the five course option would have been better.

  • By Debbie F from Worcestershire
    15 January 2020

    This time we had the Brummie tapas oh my word every mouthful was so full of flavour, if you’ve never been to this restaurant it really is a must I’ve had all the menus now and would recommend any of them Glen when it comes to food your a genius!!

  • By Ben O from Birmingham
    14 January 2020

    Service was excellent. Service team was helpful, professional and present when necessary. Some very nice wines by the glass were recommended off-menu which was very reasonably priced and matched our request. Food was also excellent. Wife's favourite dish was the duck (which was cooked perfectly) and the 10/10/10 egg surprise dessert. I loved the Pork belly dish and the beef carpaccio starter. Perhaps for me the weakest dish was the chocolate & hazelnut tart - it was very good but 'nothing really special'. Would have appreciated a little more variety & options in the non-alcoholic drinks section for those trying to avoid alcohol. Sommelier / drinks specialist should look into this space as it is really developing fast - some of your competition is doing a stellar job in this department (even offering a non-alcoholic drinks pairing).

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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