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Purnell's

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Ladywood
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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
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Today
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 783
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
dinner at purnells

WONDERFULL AND WOW its been a while since we last went and they have had a refurb its great lovely inside staff very very good the service is excellent the wine chilled just right the food amazing we had the 6 course tasting menu and its was super thanks to all a great evening in your restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
julie w
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WONDERFULL AND WOW its been a while since we last went and they have had a refurb its great lovely inside staff very very good the service is excellent the wine chilled just right the food amazing we had the 6 course tasting menu and its was super thanks to all a great evening in your restaurant

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birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a birthday treat for my wonderful partner and as she loves good quality food I booked a Michelin restaurant as a surprise. Everything from the initial booking to the dessert was superb. We had the winter 6 course taster and every course was superb with a taste sensation in every course. Mr Purnells you are a very clever... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Purnell's for my wife's birthday. The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. The food was exceptional, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the setting was superb. We had the 9 course tasting menu, it was a delight to try food that was cooked and presented in ways which heightened the senses. I would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here for my 30th birthday. Incredible service, explosions of taste, Hollywood level food-theatrics and a wine flight to die for. Yes, it's pricey, but what do you expect from one of the best restaurants on the planet? Just book it up, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Adam J
Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the 6 course tasting menu and each course was totally stunning. Charming service, relaxed atmosphere and such superb food . Perfect purnells !

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Purnell's to celebrate a birthday and we had a fantastic time. The staff were incredibly professional, attentive, knowledgable and friendly. We had the 6 course taster menu and took advantage of being able to swap/add in other courses. All of the dishes were excellent although the highlight was the monkfish masala which was one of the best... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Purnell's as a belated 40th birthday celebration and the whole experience was truly outstanding. The service was attentive but not overbearing and to be honest all the front of house staff were excellent. We choose the 6 course taster menu and every dish was sheer perfection. My favorite was the Mussel Chowder which was out of this world.... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Purnell's for many years but our lunch today was our best meal there ever. We started with a beetroot mousse with an horseradish crumble - so refreshing. This was followed by cured seatrout with watermelon and cucumber ketchup and apple jelly - literally just melted in your mouth. We then had the most fantastic Coconut... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Birmingham just for the night and were lucky enough to dine at Purnell's. 6 or 9 course tasting menu with the choice of great or awesome wine flights! Whatever your choice of menu/drinks, it's a very relaxed environment which I think would suit any occasion. The food is fantastic but good food needs to be supported by... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Purnells last night. From start to finish our experience was wonderful. The front of house staff were terrific - warm and welcoming. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal ........so don't be put off at the thought that a Michelin starred restaurant will be stuffy. It certainly wasn't that. You don't need to wear a tie and you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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