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Purnell's

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

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    Very good
  • 63
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
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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
There is culinary perfection north of Watford!!

Can anybody cook outside of London? Is there brilliant food north of the M25? The answers are "YES & YES". Having eaten at Purnell's Bistro and been very impressed we decided to make a visit to Purnell's Michelin restaurant for lunch last week. We had a £100 voucher, a gift from my daughter, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
bcfc1950
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Tean, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Tean, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Can anybody cook outside of London? Is there brilliant food north of the M25? The answers are "YES & YES". Having eaten at Purnell's Bistro and been very impressed we decided to make a visit to Purnell's Michelin restaurant for lunch last week. We had a £100 voucher, a gift from my daughter, so decided to go for "Brummie Tapas"... More 

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved it from start to finish. Had the 'Now' menu. Great looking and tasting food, great theatre, especially the mint choccy chip, and great to see Glynn was there himself working. Staff excellent, sommelier knowledgeable, nobody could do enough for you. Perfect experience, couldn't beat it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

From the moment of arriving the staff were attentive and welcoming. The decor is modern and very fitting for this establishment. It was my first time eating at a restaurant like this and I would definitely recommend for those who like fine food, wine and the art of food. Simply magnificent. Brava.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I went with a couple of girlfriends as a birthday treat for one of our party. This wasn't a normal Saturday night out for us but a special. From the moment we walked in to being the last ones in the restaurant the staff treated us brilliantly stopping to chat and explain the sublime food. It was an experience none... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went here for weeding anniversary. Very modern decor. Had a nice glass of wine and sherry aperitif. Went to main dining area which quickly filled up. Had the 6 course Reprise menu. Nouvelle cuisine with small tasting but over 6 courses plenty to eat. Monk fish Indian style excellent, presentation of all courses good, I loved the lamb main course... More 

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Cambs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had been meaning to go to Purnells for a while & finally made it. It was worth the wait - excellent food with excellent & friendly service. Each course was presented beautifully & tasted delicious - we had problems in deciding our favourites, they were all so good. We have eaten in other Michelin starred restaurants & in our... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just go there! We were there for a graduation dinner in the private room. The whole evening was one of the best experiences of my life, and the flavours set the pallet racing with their diversity and how they complimented each other. Service excellent and friendly without being intrusive. Dan - Guernsey

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Where do I begin?! We were visit g Birmingham purposely for a concert but wanted to experience fine dining in the City and chose Purnell's......we definitely made the right choice! On arrival we were greeted warmly and settled in quickly all staff were very attentive and looked after both of us well! We opted for the Reminisce menu and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful modern restaurant environment with friendly & knowledgeable staff. The combinations of food & wine were staggeringly good. Well deserved Michelin star & the weekday lunch menu is a great way to indulge. Wow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Amazing service , food and overall experience ! Well worth every penny ! FABULOUS! We went for my birthday meal - we have eaten at a variety of Michelin stars and this did not disappoint the tasting menu was exciting with flare !

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Additional Information about Purnell's

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

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?