Purnell's Restaurant

Guide MICHELIN 2019

(1437 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 4 Courses £50 per person

Available dinner Tue-Fri until 29th November 2019, 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 1437 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (22)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (310)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (1133)
  • entertainment (100)
  • large parties (90)
  • lunch (733)
  • luxury (946)
  • private dining (523)
  • romantic (682)
  • trendy (350)
  • value (199)
  • views (7)
  • By Kan K from High Barnet
    18 September 2019

    Thought it was great, never had a bad meal there, this time we had photo with the Chef himself and it excites the girl who had her leaving do. Lovely experience.

  • By Sophie K from Bristol
    14 September 2019

    Our lunch experience at Purnells has again been absolutely sublime. Faultless service, friendly staff and very attentive without being claustrophobic. The food again was gorgeous but the stand out dish of the day was the slow cooked daube of beef, which both my partner and me both said we wished there was more of! Thank you for another very memorable birthday!

  • By Marlene R from Birmingham
    14 September 2019

    What a fantastic experience! Wonderful service and outstanding food! The summer tasting menu was such an interesting and absolutely amazing mixture of flavours, ingredients and dishes!

  • By Harry B from Worcester, Worcestershire
    14 September 2019

    From arriving at the restaurant the service, welcome and explanation of the menu and about the food and drink were spot on and the lovely afternoon started there. From being sat in the restaurant and finally onto our last course it was phenomenal, everything came in a great time, the explanation and staff were second to non and the staff were all very clear and talented. It was amazing meet Gyln Purnell after the meal to talk about the restaurant, food and about the cooking industry. Food was 10/10, service - 10/10 and everything was amazing. Will definitely be going back.

  • By Laurence E from Stourbridge
    14 September 2019

    Excellent service from the second we walked in the door until the taxi arrived 4.5 hours later. Very accommodating adjusting the menu to suit my wife's not liking scallops. Attention to detail is perfect

  • By Mark C from Halesowen
    7 September 2019

    A fabulous way to celebrate my wife’s 50th Birthday. Food was outstanding and it was lovely to meet Glynn himself who gave us time for a chat and a photo on a busy Saturday evening. Thank you

  • By Rebecca K from Coventry
    6 September 2019

    AMAZING ! wow, what an experience!

  • By Michael F from Birmingham
    6 September 2019

    Over all the dining experience was great food amazing

  • By Annie B from Birmingham
    5 September 2019

    Couldn’t pick a favourite dish as every course was amazing, the champagne and wine selection was fantastic, the service was seamless and professional & lastly the booking was easy and very convenient. A very happy customer, thank you for making it such a lovely evening.

  • By Jacqueline J from Birmingham
    5 September 2019

    Service, food, ambience all amazing. Very impressed with the attention to detail and the explanation given for each dish as it was presented was excellent.

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

Available offers

Nearby Restaurants

  1. The Old Contemptibles

    The Old Contemptibles

    (22 Reviews)
    The Old Contemptibles
  2. Opus Restaurant

    Opus Restaurant

    (1 Reviews)
    Opus Restaurant
  3. Hotel du Vin - Birmingham Church St
    Hotel du Vin - Birmingham Church St
  4. All Bar One Birmingham Newhall Street

    All Bar One Birmingham Newhall Street

    (6 Reviews)
    All Bar One Birmingham Newhall Street
  5. Asha's Indian Bar and Restaurant
    Asha's Indian Bar and Restaurant