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Purnell's

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England (Ladywood)
0121 212 9799
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Ranked #5 of 1,416 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Walsall
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

As a vegetarian and someone who has an aversion to all things containing fennel I was a little concerned when my husband had booked a table at Purnells last night. The new 'Now' menu stated they didn't have a separate veggie menu and it looked very fennel heavy! However my fears were soon gone. The maître 'd was wonderful and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

i've enjoyed many meals at this restaurant and always leave happy, the slight down side for me i dont think its good value for money. never the less i will return,

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I do not travel to Birmingham very often nowadays but when I do the first restaurant I visit is Purnell's. In this case my wife was with me and it was her first visit and she really enjoyed it as well. It has to be said that it is London pricing but in our opinion it is worth every penny... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

One of the greatest pleasures of eating out is finding a hidden gem, or being unexpectedly delighted. This is a problem for this place as you expect it to be the best and you accept its big money. Which actually makes it even more sensational as they know they MUST perform, time after time. And they do! There is no... More

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Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was taken to Purnell's for a birthday treat on Saturday 5th April. We were greeted immediately and the experience started at high level. After a drinks before hand we decided upon the Reminisce tasting menu with the wine flight for my fiancé and the Champagne Krug flight for myself. We were not disappointed by the recommendations. The food was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Birthday treat for my husband, we had the Reminisce tasting menu, enjoyed every mouthful. Some old favourites which have updated and improved, it was really excellent. Loads of staff providing very good service. A very pleasant evening. Thank you.

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Rugby
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a very good lunch experience at Purnell last week. The staff are plentiful, attentive, but without being intrusive. the tasting menu was full of little surprises and the flight menu for the wine was really interesting. We did go a bit mad and have the £95/ person wine menu if only to find out what £390 bottle of... More

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UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

By far the best meal out I have ever had! (and I have been to a few) We had the 12 course menu and each and every course was just perfect and so tasty. Everything about our experience was next to none. I cant wait to return and VERY SOON! Thank you Pernells for a lovely evening. A birthday treat... More

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worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

First time. Loved it and would definitely go again. Was provided a cushion to ease a back pain. Thats is how attentive staff are. Thank you all.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited here as a surprise for my husband's birthday and it didn't disappoint. With my husband being a chef and myself being in the hospitality industry, we often find it quite hard to find a restaurant with excellent service, excellent food and a really good atmosphere. Purnell's has all of the above and we will be back. Thank you

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