Purnell's Restaurant

Guide MICHELIN 2019

(1385 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH

Top offer

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.

Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant
(based on 1385 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (21)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (305)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (1095)
  • entertainment (100)
  • large parties (88)
  • lunch (706)
  • luxury (917)
  • private dining (509)
  • romantic (659)
  • trendy (338)
  • value (190)
  • views (6)
  • By Mick P from Bromsgrove
    16 July 2019

    My wife & I had the Summer Tasting Menu and everything from the service to quality & presentation of the food was excellent.

  • By Simon M from Cardiff
    12 July 2019

    Lovely evening. We had the tasting menu with wines, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wonderfull dishes and cooking and great staff.

  • By Chris B from Birmingham
    11 July 2019

    Experience was amazing from start to finish!! Favourite dish was crab tart - awesome

  • By Matthew M from Birmingham
    11 July 2019

    Everything was Fantastic. Especially the lamb. Great service.

  • By Ian T from Worcester
    11 July 2019

    Most enjoyable lunctime

  • By Lloyd P from Bristol
    10 July 2019

    An amazing experience with personal attention from the restaurant manager. We chose the summer tasting menu and were pleasantly surprised to find fresh variations on some old favourites. We were also the first to try the new £300 per person premier wine flight. If you can afford this I thoroughly recommend it as you get the chance to taste some stunning (and very expensive by the bottle) wines. The pairing with each course was spot on. Purnell's remains my go-to restaurant for the best in fine dining.

  • By Chris T from Wolverhampton
    6 July 2019


  • By John P from Skegness
    6 July 2019

    Everything exceeded expectations!! Thankyou

  • By Annmarie S from Birmingham
    6 July 2019

    Our happy place. Fantastic food. Added extra courses at our request. Nothing is too much trouble. Friendly yet professional staff. Special mentions for Sonal and Agg. Great laugh with team on a 121 basis. Cannot speak highly enough of the whole dining experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • By Sarah F from Worcester
    6 July 2019

    Amazing food , perfect service Couldn’t fault anything Can’t wait to go back We had the taster menu - superb in every way

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