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Purnell's

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Ladywood
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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 698
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 18
    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
First visit to a Michelin starred restaurant

Omg I don't know where to start, I loved the whole experience. From the moment we walked in until the time we departed we were well looked after and the atmosphere was fantastic. We were with friends who have dined in a number of these restaurants and they commented on the friendly, relaxed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Debbie D
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Omg I don't know where to start, I loved the whole experience. From the moment we walked in until the time we departed we were well looked after and the atmosphere was fantastic. We were with friends who have dined in a number of these restaurants and they commented on the friendly, relaxed and entertaining evening, no having to talk... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Midweek visit to the acclaimed restaurant in Birmingham. Very warm welcome, attentive and knowledgable staff. The menu is restricted to two main taster sets, Reminiscence and Now. We chose the former. Super food, excellently presented and a great taste sensation. It was a real joy to experience and I am looking forward to returning to try the alternative menu. Not... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having been impressed by Glynn Pernell's appearances on TV we booked for dinner some time ago. There is no doubt that this is an outstanding restaurant with impeccable service and amazing food however ! Two 'taster' menus are offered and you select one or the other. I am sure that you can request servings from either menu but you feel... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Purnell's last night to celebrate my brothers birthday and what a fantastic experience it was.....made even more special in that the man himself was actually cooking in the kitchen, (when was the last time you went to a "celebrity" restaurant and the chef whose name is on the door was actually doing some work)? We had the NOW... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Having just got back from lunch with the wife I cannot recommend Purnell's enough and we are already planning a return visit in the not so distant future. I am a fan of Glynn and recently met him at the Good Food Show (thanks for the book signing) so wanted to scope the place out a bit and get a... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went to Purnells for the Brummie Tapas menu with very high expectations. We love the Bistro for the excellent food in a relaxed setting and were delighted that the atmosphere here was equally unpretentious and relaxed. Every dish was exquisite, in presentation and flavour. The attention to detail and high quality of the food and skill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I visited Purnell's last night with my wife and two very good friends. We are all well used to fine dining and had reasonably high expectations having heard of the reputation of the place. That said it easily surpassed those expectations. The restaurant space, bar, dining area have a lovely relaxed ambience and are very nice places to be. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Service....exceptional Food....definetely different level Price.....well above normal but worth every single penny. Chef....you and your team are amazing! Looking forward to get the Purnell's experience.

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Birmingham, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Purnells for the celebration of two family birthdays - ther were 9 of us in total. We were in the private dining area and I can't compliment the restaurant staff, atmosphere and food enough. The staff were so welcoming (even down to finding some change for the meter for me!), Angela was great at sorting out the balloons... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our first visit to celebrate our retirement. We chose the Now menu with the flight of wines - there was nothing that disappointed. The food was sublime and we managed to taste some wines (and exquisite Saki) that we have never tasted before. Service was efficient and friendly and the ambiance very relaxed. Expensive but worth it as a special... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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