Guide MICHELIN 2020

Purnell's Restaurant

(1464 Reviews)
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, W Midlands, B3 2DH
British, Gourmet

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.

Customer reviews for Purnell's Restaurant
(based on 1464 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (22)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (313)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (1155)
  • entertainment (101)
  • large parties (90)
  • lunch (746)
  • luxury (966)
  • private dining (526)
  • romantic (695)
  • trendy (353)
  • value (201)
  • views (7)
  • By Alison J from WOLVERHAMPTON
    19 October 2019

    A proper treat, unpretentious with excellent staff and top class good. All our needs were catered for with no fuss whatsoever. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion. Top Drawer.

  • By Charlie Y from Atch Lench
    18 October 2019

    On Friday 18 October we enjoyed a fantastic luncheon with wonderful service that attended to everything we needed but in a very relaxed manner. Every course was exceptional. Beautiful presentation and amazing flavours. The beef carpaccio from the Journey menu had so many brilliant individual flavours and combinations of those tastes delighted the palate. A memorable experience!

  • By Keith william M from Birmingham
    12 October 2019

    Great relaxed dining experience. Favourite dishes beef skate and delicious pudding.

  • By Marie N from Leicester
    12 October 2019

    For a memorable evening, this place is the best! Great tasting food, amazing theatre and top class service. For us, it would have been nice if Glynn had popped out to say hi before he left. That would have made my sisters birthday.

  • By Dean A from Burntwood
    12 October 2019

    Had a lovely evening, food & wine was excellent. Customer service was spot on! Would definitely return.

  • By Rebecca S from Birmingham
    11 October 2019

    We have the most wonderful time! The service is second to none and we were treated so well from start the finish. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and is beautifully decorated. It was also very exciting to watch Glynn at work through the window to the kitchen. The food was amazing. This was our first Michelin experience and we will definitely be back for more. We couldn't tell you our favourite dish! From the nostalgia of the beef, to the new tastes and sensations, it was all simply stunning! We also felt that it was great value for money taking the quality, service, surroundings and drinks all in to account.

  • By Helen McIntyre B from Pontypridd
    11 October 2019

    The seasonal menu was delightful. Light yet full of flavour. Our favourite course was the crab but the whole meal was amazing.

  • By Stephen B from Wolverhampton
    11 October 2019

    Phenomenal meal. We have eaten here several times, but this was the best. We loved the Autumn Tasting Menu, and the service was great as always.

  • By Anna A from Colwyn Bay
    11 October 2019

    Enjoyed the taster menu with my husband. Restaurant is really lovely. Not over the top so it feels pretentious but just very nice. Staff very professional and friendly. The food was delicious. Hard to say what my favourite was. Possibly the monkfish masala which was divine. We has some gorgeous Spanish gin too.

  • By Jackie S from Tamworth
    11 October 2019

    Just perfect

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