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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England (Ladywood)
+44 121 212 9799
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Ranked #8 of 1,514 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood: Ladywood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Walsall
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Purnell's and we invited some friends with us to share the experience. Again we chose the 'Now' menu which contained seasonal dishes. As I don't eat meat, the veal dish was off the menu for me, however it melted it the mouth according to everyone else. For me again the beetroot mouse accompanied by... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Summary: It was great to unwind and take my time to relish the refined palette of flavours in the ‘Reminisce’ menu. The whole menu is the result of a creative mind and a refined palate and is delivered with the confident, deft touch of a chef at the top of his game. The visit My second visit to Purnell’s was... More

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England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Myself and 4 colleagues enjoyed the NOW menu food flight during a recent business trip to Birmingham on a Thursday evening. Based on the previous comments made in the reviews we were rather surprised to get a table at 8 pm having only tried to reserve that afternoon. Still it was our gain as everyone enjoyed the food flight taking... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Had booked online to go for a belated 40th birthday evening as colleagues had contributed a large sum towards dinner. Booked it on line, and booked hotel in Brum to make a night of it. Arrived to be told I didn't have a booking and must be mistaken. Offered to return to hotel to find proof to be told that... More

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Purn3ll5, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

I would like to take the opportunity to reply to this review. Yes there was a problem with us locating the booking on our system and this is something that we accepted responsibility for and apologised several times. The lady offered to provide proof of her booking, she was not told that this was essential. The lady returned to us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I arranged for lunch at Purnell's for the wife's birthday... And it didn't disappoint. The Reminisce taster menu was amazing with 6 courses of faultess food. The services was top draw with all staff attentive by constantly topping up drinks and explaining each course and answering any queries about the food. We have visited a number of Michelin star restaurants... More

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Birmingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Fab food, fab wine, fab staff and lovely relaxed atmosphere and actually very reasonably priced for a Michelin star restaurant, we will be back it was just yummy!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Four of us had the 'now' tasting menu - all inivitive and delicious food. Service also very good. They were happy to accomodate a change of main course. Hard to imagine any better in Birmingham.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Michelin star magic by yummy brummie and prince of Birmingham Glynn Purnell and his team! 10/10 really doesn't not seem enough to award this outstanding restaurant. The food was wonderful, the staff were attentive, helpful and knowledgeable about the food and the restaurant - nothing was too much trouble. Cannot wait to visit again.

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Birmingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stop reading just go words will never describe the experience you will have at Purnells. Glynn is one of the most exceptional chefs this country has ever produced. He will take the time to chat with you he remembers what you ordered and is quite the gentleman. I promise you you will never eat as well again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Have been fortunate to eat at Purnells on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Magnificent service from friendly and knowledgable staff team and a sense of occasion justifies what is now becoming a special occasion restaurant of choice. Feel that you can only judge other restaurants in relative value terms when you have tried the best and... More

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Address: 55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 212 9799
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Ladywood
Cuisine: British

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