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Purnell's

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England (Ladywood)
0121 212 9799
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Ranked #6 of 1,463 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ladywood
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Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Read the reviews and decided to eat at Purnell's. The bar area was very busy when we arrived, it was a Saturday night though, but the restaurant was much calmer. Excellent service and really good quality, well prepared food. Difficult to fault!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I chose Purnell's to celebrate our anniversary and partook of the Reminisce menu (6 courses) and we weren't disappointed. The food was fabulous. Service excellent and attentive. I particularly liked the way each dish was explained by the server. In some restaurants you feel like you have done on looking after you. At Purnell's you feel like... More

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yorkshireville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really really good food served well. Ate here last week and it's easy to see how Purnell's got the recognition is has - waiting staff were friendly, food was inventive, enough to taste the flavours and textures and boy did it taste good ! Nice touch that Chef came out of the kitchen to say hello too !! This is... More

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Doncaster
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As we entered the restaurant we wee practically jumped on . Had we a reservation? On ascertaining that we had, we were asked if we wanted to go straight to our table. No we wanted a pre dinner drink if that was OK.Things did get much better after this, but the initial greeting was a bit unfriendly. My husband and... More

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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I do enjoy eating out, and I can say this was the best meal I have ever had. 8 course taster menu, with great wine and great service, we even got a visit from the big man. I couldn't recommend it more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was lovely food great service waiters explained each dish all you could ask for If you want the best food in Birmingham go to Purnells

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited purnells Friday lunch choose the 5 course menu very tasty and fresh food,waiting staff great.

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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

No more to say than the title visited here and was Speachless. Glynn Purnell came to speak to us personally and gave me a loaf of their home cooked bread to take home after I commented how excellent it was. Staff very friendly and food as you would expect ! If you like good food visit !!!

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midlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of Glynn Purnell's food today, we ordered his Reminisce tasting menu-all his signature dishes and they didn't disappoint!!! Each course was an explosion of flavour and all courses were just the right size for a tasting menu. Mr P himself even came out and served us our main course and invited us in... More

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Cheltenham
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I both chose the 'now' menu consisting of 12 courses and really enjoyed our meal. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and we were very well looked after. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. I've had better tasting menus but this was by no means a disappointment and we had a good evening. If I were... More

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