Guide MICHELIN 2021

Purnell's Restaurant

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

  • 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 Lynn E from Sambourne
    25 September 2020

    A fabulous meal much enjoyed by all 4 guests the birthday and anniversary cards were a delightful touch food was amazing and loved by us all thank you

  • By Melanie D from Birmingham
    24 September 2020

    Fourth time eating at Purnells - Glynn and team don't disappoint! With the Covid restrictions there wasn't the usual ambience (and had to rush coffee to meet the 10:00 pm close) but the service and the food were amazing.

  • By Patrick W from Oxford
    19 September 2020

    A superb lunch, and good value for money given the quality of the food. I especially enjoyed the tomato and frozen goats curd, and the pork belly. Excellent eclectic wines, and a relaxed atmosphere. Great staff, who were knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive.

  • By John R from Hartford
    19 September 2020

    Superb food with friendly and attentive service.

  • By Jim M from Birmingham
    18 September 2020

    I was treated to a meal for my birthday by my wife, the overall experience was fantastic, the staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you and the food was second to none. A fabulous evening and we shall be returning very soon.

  • By Rosemary D from Birmingham
    18 September 2020

    It was excellent. Waiting staff were attentive, knowledgeable and very welcoming. The tasting menu was incredible. Every dish was faultless and looked very appetising. I don’t have a favourite dish as they were all amazing. They catered for all allergies and no one missed out. Will definitely be back!

  • By Rachel L from Nottingham
    18 September 2020

    The whole experience was fantastic. Every course we ate was wonderful. The service was great - attentive but not over the top. It was a relaxed dining experience.

  • By Jon T from Birmingham
    18 September 2020

    Thanks to Chef Purnell and his team. Fantastic food, great restaurant, friendly staff a must visit venue.

  • By James T from clipston
    18 September 2020

    It's always a good sign when it's hard to pick your favourite course, but Purnells does pose that problem. The menu is well designed and balanced, and the cookery is first class, with the pinacle coming at the end - the dessert here is amazing!

  • By Mike M from Lichfield
    16 September 2020

    Booking online very easy, welcome was professional and friendly and restaurant had a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. We had the summer tasting menu which was delicious and served at just the right pace. Favourite dishes egg & cornflakes, mackerel, creme brûlée’s and mint chocolate mousse. The manager and waiting staff were excellent and very knowledgeable. Only thing i would change is to give the toilets a bit of an update and coat of paint.

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

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