Purnell's Restaurant

55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH

Top offer

Lunch menu - 3 course £45 & 5 course £55 per person


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.

Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant
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  • By David W from Birmingham
    20 April 2019

    Welcoming, friendly and professional staff offer a lovely introduction to this charming restaurant. Service is unhurried and efficient. And the food, the food is incredible. Every dish a masterpiece in its own right.

  • By Stephanie L from Warwick
    20 April 2019

    Amazing, most wonderful food I have ever eaten

  • By Gwyneth M from Newcastle
    18 April 2019

    The food and service was excellent. The cod was the best ive ever tasted.

  • By Ian W from Shropshire
    18 April 2019

    Truly excellent, as ever. The three of us had the five course lunch menu, but with one pescitarian and another who didn't eat offal, each was slightly different. Perhaps the stand-out dish, which all of us had, was pickled sea-trout, which had a complex range of flavours of the sea. Service was perfect - not fussy by attentive.

  • By Aaron Hobin T from Birmingham
    17 April 2019

    Absolutely Superb in everyway! Food, Wine and service was perfect.

  • By Charlotte S from Birmingham
    17 April 2019

    Loved this restaurant! We booked for my husbands birthday lunch! I’m currently 32 weeks pregnant so I left a note on the booking to adapt the menu ( chicken liver parfait was a definite no no so was hoping they could adjust for me) the restaurant was absolutely brilliant at this! I couldn’t fault it! We have the 5 course graze menu and it was totally delicious! The cod was my absolute favourite! ( the chicken liver parfait my husbands!) we even had a happy birthday cake delivered to the table after dessert which was a gorgeous coffee cake with mascarpone cream! The service and details really were fab and I can’t believe how much attention was taken to my adaptations! ( loved the beetroot alternative to chicken liver parfait) cannot wait to return once little madam arrives and I can eat alllll of the food!

  • By Stephen R from Bloxwich
    17 April 2019

    This is our 4th time we have been for the lunch taster, and always the food and staff were amazing,can't wait to go back.

  • By David P from Liverpool
    17 April 2019

    Every course was exceptional! The flavours were so intense and delicious. If we had to choose, probably the cod was our favourite but all courses were beautiful.

  • 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

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