Purnell's Restaurant

Guide MICHELIN 2019

(1432 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet

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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
(based on 1432 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (22)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (309)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (1128)
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  • large parties (90)
  • lunch (730)
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  • private dining (522)
  • romantic (678)
  • trendy (348)
  • value (197)
  • views (7)
  • 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.

  • By Susan L from Birmingham
    5 September 2019

    OMG it was my partners Birthday and we had a fabulous time. We have dined in many restaurants and this day is definitely in our top choices, we are planning to come back at Christmas time, his treat. The Venue, staff, food and drink were all superb, I am recommding it to one and all.

  • By David M from shifnal
    5 September 2019

    everything was super

  • By O from Birmingham
    4 September 2019

    Delicious meal with personal and friendly service. Good wine and very good 'meal deal' option. Superb menu.

  • By Jackie B from Birmingham
    4 September 2019

    Another great visit to Purnells. Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic staff and of course fantastic food and drinks. The 4 course lunch menu is a great way to sample this chef’s food. My favourite course this time was the masala monkfish closely followed by the dessert.

  • By Gill F from Coventry
    3 September 2019

    An absolutely fabulous evening from start (nibbles) to finish (birthday plate). The quality and presentation of the food was exceptional. The duck was beautifully succulent and the burnt egg surprise sensational (too small!!), but all the dishes were spectacular. The staff were also very attentive without being intrusive.

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