Guide MICHELIN 2021

Purnell's Restaurant

(1632 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet, French
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Top offer

3-Course Sunday Menu £55.00pp

This offer is available from August 2, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer 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 1632 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (25)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (347)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (1282)
  • entertainment (117)
  • large parties (102)
  • lunch (837)
  • luxury (1070)
  • private dining (591)
  • romantic (773)
  • trendy (388)
  • value (221)
  • views (8)
  • By Jonathan P from Birmingham
    17 October 2020

    A great evening and well looked after. 10/10/10 was certainly 10/10. Easily the best dessert I've ever had. Thank you to the team for a great night.

  • By Steven M from Stoke on Trent
    10 October 2020

    Very good, loved the food. People very friendly

  • By Vickie B from Birmingham
    10 October 2020

    Lovely food, good attention to detail and excellent staff.

  • By AndrewD D from Knowle
    10 October 2020

    Superb! Nothing more to be said!

  • By Mat D from Birmingham
    3 October 2020

    10/10/10 Decided on Autumn Taster Menu, ten courses. Highlights, of which there were many, Canary potatoes, monkfish masala, lamb, goose liver (a very pleasant surprise), the famous 10/10/10 Egg Surprise. Even the bread and butter was superb. Staff were attentive but not overbearing. Had a nice chat at the end of the evening with the man himself, Glynn Purnell. A fantastic evening!!

  • By Irene T from West midlands
    3 October 2020

    Lovely taster menu full of surprises could not say which was the best as they were all lovely in their own right. The wine flight with the meal was great brought out the flavours in the food more so. Great service lovely decor made my partner 60th belated birthday meal more special. After cancelling so much like everyone else we could enjoy this.

  • By Michael P from Birmingham
    3 October 2020

    We had the taster Menu. Pork excellent as was one of the deserts ( the one with rasperries) Restaurant very relaxed. Great that Mr Purnell came out to speak with Diners. My wife loved his little trick at our table. Many thanks.

  • By Niel B from Burmingham
    3 October 2020

    Sorry to say, underwhelmed. The staff were excellent, welcoming and attentive. Unfortunately, the food while beautifully presented was bland. I have no objection to paying for an expensive meal but for that I expect something very special. This was not.

  • By Caroline E from Birmingham
    2 October 2020

    Stunning and imaginative food, with excellent service.

  • By Iain J from Solihull
    26 September 2020

    Great service, amazing food. Very well organised in light of current situation.

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

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