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Purnell's

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England (Ladywood)
0121 212 9799
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Ranked #6 of 1,475 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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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Purnells was booked as the start of my birthday celebrations. I absolutely love this place! I have been tempted by others, but Purnells for me, is where my heart remains. We booked a table for 7pm and arrived about 6:45 for drinks in the bar. We were handed the food menu first was told that there was a choice of... More

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York
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172 reviews 172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed lunch here recently. From the moment we walked through the doors we were looked after superbly.Timing of everything was seamless and the cooking faultless. We were lucky in having a table for two which faced into the room.Others weren't so fortunate . Excellent coffee. Think maybe Adam's is on a par with Purnells

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Nottingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you love food, you'll adore Purnell's. Simply the best food anywhere in the UK (in my opinion). And it isn't that expensive for what you get. I've been three times now and each time it just got better and better. Even when we had already had the taster menu, he just created us another one! What other chef would... More

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England
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118 reviews 118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I agree with other reviews on here. Our Friday lunch visit was a very nice experience, however, didn't leave feeling overwhelmed. Opted for the Reminise menu. Nearly all the courses delivered on taste, apart from the lamb. That said, I can be picky with lamp and maybe I had a particularly fatty piece? The beef and the dessert were sublime.... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We chose the "Now" tasting menu which ran to 12 courses. Portion sizes were too big for so many dishes, and especially so with the mint choccy chip which was daunting at (almost) the end of the meal. Some outstanding dishes: Squid Provencal, beef in liquorice charcoal, waffles foie gras, and the raspberry cloud. We also took one of the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Typically pricy place tucked down Newhall Street. Service is efficient and a bit over-bearing -in that the waiting staff feel obliged to explain every dish in detail. Minute portions but we did have the 5 course taster menu so huge platefuls not needed. It's certainly different food - sometime old favourites with a trendy British twist, with some surprising combinations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

From start to finish this place knocked out socks off.....only went to Birmingham for a concert but had to have lunch at Purnells. Welcoming staff and the food was amazing.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Second visit to purnells this time we went for lunch and I wasnt as impressed as a previous dinner visit. Only one of our courses shone, one of the starters and a beautifully presented desert. We chose to do the paired flight of wines all of these were beautifully matched and tasted amazing and were reasonably priced, for me they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was only our third visit in three years as the menu can be slow to change. We had a pre-diner drink and ordered the Now menu with the accompanying wine flight. Loved course one the Lime Potatoes rolled in oats and spices. Great taste and texture. Third course was salmon which was lovely and fresh. Didn`t enjoy the Remoulade... More

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Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I booked this place because my partner want to go for their birthday celebration! The service us perfect and most certainly worth the 12.5% service charge! The waiter explained the food perfectly to us and told us what to expect! We asked them to recommend some wine and though that they would recommend the most expensive on the list! To... More

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