Guide MICHELIN 2020

Purnell's Restaurant

(1629 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet, French
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Top offer

3-course Sunday menu £55.00 per person

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
4.8
(based on 1629 reviews)

98%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (25)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (347)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (1279)
  • entertainment (117)
  • large parties (102)
  • lunch (835)
  • luxury (1067)
  • private dining (590)
  • romantic (772)
  • trendy (388)
  • value (221)
  • views (8)
  • By Rhys W from Birmingham
    29 October 2020

    So from the beginning to the end of our experience at Purnell’s was one I will never forget. We were seated opposite the kitchen and could see through the windows to the kitchen, this gave theatre to the evening seeing everyone working from the pot wash up to Glynn himself. The service was second to none. Every course was described by the front of house team amazingly, so much description and love for the food. It was my partners birthday and she was given an extra course which just made the night. We will definitely be coming back again and again. The price was very reasonable for the standard of service you receive. I can definitely see why the restaurant has a Michelin Star. I can say with hand on heart this was the best restaurant and food experience I have ever had.

  • By Ian H from Tamworth
    28 October 2020

    As always perfect service and wonderful food. Had the 4 course menu this time difficult to state a favourite all were superb, but the chowder was exceptional, the knife was not needed to eat the beef it was so well cooked it could be eaten with a spoon, the apple sorbet was so clean and fresh tasting these are a few of the highlights but everything was so good I could list every element of every dish. Covid has not affected the standards one little bit.

  • By Oliver S from Birmingham
    23 October 2020

    Wonderful dining experience. Food and wine absolute top quality. We were ever so slightly disappointed by the ambience however. Not particularly romantic as a setting.

  • By Chris D from Birmingham
    23 October 2020

    Superb service, fabulous food!!

  • By Louise D from Birmingham
    22 October 2020

    Amazing again! Even adjusted menu to remove ingredient I dont like, you would expect it for allergies, but for personal preference is really appreciated thank you. Great place, thank you Glyn and all the team, we will definitely be back soon.

  • By Martin B from Birmingham
    22 October 2020

    Five star experience across the board, everything was great.

  • By Emma C from Coventry
    18 October 2020

    Another amazing experience at Purnells yesterday! We felt very safe and comfortable considering the restricted times we find ourselves in - Purnells have 100% got everyone's safety as a priority. The best part for us was that the delicious food we tasted was as always 'top notch'. Haddock and Eggs and the brill were our favourites, followed very closely by the fabulous 10/10/10! Jarek and the rest of Team Purnell made us very welcome, thank you guys!

  • 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.

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

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