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Purnell's

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England (Ladywood)
0121 212 9799
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Ranked #9 of 1,481 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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went to purnells for lunch on my birthday. It was amazing. Obviously you expect it to be amazing but it really was. And what surprised us was the cost was great too as we don't really drink that much so our bill was so reasonable , but we would if been happier to pay more it was a nice... More

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UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

10 out of 10 for food, ambience and quality. Every dish provoked a chuckle, and then a quiet 'wow' as we ate. Wears it's quality lightly, with a friendly light-touch service, and not overly fussy. One of the best dining experiences I've had for a while. NB lunch took 3 hours, and we weren't boozing.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

i visited recently and had the reminisce menu was really good Visited again with clients and had the new menu. Completely blown us away and every dish had a wow factor also had the wine flight and all perfectly matched. Service was really clever as they served us and informed us if what we were eating and drinking, but never... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not what we anticipated, the food was ok (ish) but certainly not to be celebrated. I am a Coeliac but do not expect to pay £85 for the food to be served with supermarket bread. We had the wine flight which was £125 per head, the amount of wine served was minute and when we complained the sommelier offered us... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We took two distinguished judges from Australia and New Zealand for dinner and all of us had the Reminisce tasting menu. This was not our first visit so we knew what to expect but we thought our antipodean visitors would enjoy the playful nature of the Reminisce menu. We were not disappointed - both enjoyed it and declared it unlike... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brilliant! Great service and wonderful staff......the food sublime, and wonderful combination of flavours, textures and seasoning....so wonderful to have a chef from Birmingham, in Birmingham doing something wonderful

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a revelation in the culinary arts. Having seen Glynn Purnell appear n the Great British Menu and a variety of other cooking programmes his humour and skill had intrigued enough to obtain a reservation. The restauraunt is light and airy and the staff all pleasant and attentive. There are 2 menu choices available in the evening, both tasting... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant recently as I heard that it's a really good place to eat. The food was average nothing amazing apart from the mock tail drink. So nothing to brag about even though it's a mitchelin restaurant didn't really have the Wow Factor.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Amazing lunch, friendly staff and some of the tastiest food I've ever eaten. The haddock and egg is exceptional thank you to Glynn and team

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Address: 55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
Phone Number: 0121 212 9799
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Ladywood
Cuisine: British

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