Purnell's Restaurant

55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH
A la carte menu

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A la carte £68 per person

This offer is available from October 4, 2017 until December 31, 2019, 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
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  • By Aiden J from Sutton Coldfield
    13 April 2019

    A thoroughly outstanding dining experience. The taster menu provided us with an explosion of taste, texture served by beautifully discreet and knowledgable staff. The wine menu provided the perfect accompaniment to each dish, we’ll done to the sommelier, in a wonderful setting.

  • By Philomena B from Birmingham
    13 April 2019

    Fabulous meal and service

  • By Christine B from Winchester
    13 April 2019


  • By Tony F from Solihull
    13 April 2019

    Interesting delicious food served by friendly relaxed staff and a brilliant wine pairing made for an excellent evening eating “tapas” at the sharing table. Would strongly recommend and will definitely return once the piggy bank is replenished.

  • By Jayne B from Leicestershire
    10 April 2019

    Really excellent lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed it and particularly appreciated the balance of vegetarian dishes.

  • By Adele De luca B from BIRMINGHAM
    10 April 2019

    This was our fourth visit to Purnells and yet again never fails to excite our taste buds every course was a taste sensation, the service was exceptional the atmosphere was nice and relaxed we are looking forward to our next visit .

  • By Danny O from Coleshill
    6 April 2019

    Had the spring tasting menu, Some really excellent dishes but our fish course was a disappointment,The fish was over done and the dark sauce it was served with was overpowering and a little unpleasant to be honest. Also for the price I found most the courses too small and even after eating all the menu I certainly wasn’t full . I have eaten at other similar restaurants and although the prices were all similar I found the quantities more generous elsewhere. That said I really enjoyed my night and would recommend it to any foodie’s out there that like to experience fine dining.

  • By Claire S from Birmingham
    6 April 2019

    It was a fantastic dinning experience, really enjoyed it. I loved the gifts from the kitchen!!

  • By Paul P from Birmingham
    5 April 2019

    Everything about Purnells is exceptional.

  • By Mary H from Leamington Spa
    5 April 2019

    Fantastic service. Every dish a delight. Loved the surprises from the kitchen to start the meal. Attention to detail exceptional.

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

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