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Purnell's

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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
Website
Monday
Closed
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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 616
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Great tasting menu

Been a while since been here so menu may have changed, but tasting menu when we went was great. Great variety, and perfect portions. Expensive, but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Keller_10
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UK
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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819 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Been a while since been here so menu may have changed, but tasting menu when we went was great. Great variety, and perfect portions. Expensive, but worth it.

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Solihull, England UK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Our 6th visit since opening some years back. It really has upped its game somehow. After a slightly slower than expected welcome service for drinks the meal and restaurant service was faultless. Attentive yet relaxed service and excellent well trained staff. The tasting menus are a superb tour into the world of Glynn Purnell and his team. The Krug wine... More 

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Kinver, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Located in the financial district of Birmingham, just a short walk from Snow Hill station on the Marylebone Line, just 1.5 hours from London. Easy access from the West Midlands by train. Excellent unobtrusive, but fast service. The spring floral themed lunch menu was excellent quality and value with 3 courses at £32 or 5 courses at £42. The 5... More 

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We visited at lunchtime and had one of the tasting menus. The food was incredible. Very quirky and presented in some really interesting ways, but I never felt that style presided over taste. All the dishes tasted incredible and played subtle tricks on your palate. We also had the wine flight, which was again really interesting as the wines were... More 

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Lake District
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals i have ever had, even though I was dining alone. Each course was not only beautifully finished and expertly served, but had such exquisite flavours. I has the recommended wines as well which although excellent in themselves, did not always match the dishes they were served with in my opinion.

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Penkridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The title says it all! From the first course of the now menu till the last, every single course was fantastic!! The service was amazing as well. I cannot thank the staff enough for making our visit so special. I've been looking forward to eating the egg custard supprise since seeing it on TV 8 years ago....totally worth the wait!... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went for the 5 course lunch menu with my girlfriend for her birthday , the food was absolutely superb and the service was impeccable will definitely be returning again to sample the now menu, thanks to all at purnells for making the day so special

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

considering waitrose weekend paper reviewed it with 1 £ sign,we thought our night out for 2 people with a 3 course meal and wine was expensive at £100

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visied just before Christmas and several of us had inedible meals, granted it was near to Christmas but we expected better. I complained to the waiter who said he would tell the chef, nothing was done or said to us. I wrote a letter of complaint and it wasn't responded to, so finally I called and the manager said... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went to purnells with my family and I can honestly say that it is the best food I have ever tasted. I am not usually bowled over by presentation but the way in which dishes were presented was impressive without being too overly worked. Service is very friendly and courteous - despite being a very smart restaurant. It is... More 

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?