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“Fantastic meal and atmosphere,staff helpful and informative about the taster menu and accompanying wines,chef lovely to speak to” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Purnell's

Purnell's
55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England (Ladywood)
+44 121 212 9799
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Ranked #8 of 1,591 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ladywood
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal and atmosphere,staff helpful and informative about the taster menu and accompanying wines,chef lovely to speak to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There was nothing to complain about,food was excellent and the wines a real voyage of discovery .

Staff very pleasant and accommodating and offered their own opinions on courses that was refreshing.

It was a great way to spend an evening.

Thank you to Glyn Purnell and all his staff for looking after us and also our son with the bread.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Some of the best food I have ever tasted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have been lucky enough to visit several Michelin starred restaurants over the last few years, but this was the best. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the food and wine. We had the taster menu and the taste sensations were just superb

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just spent a lovely long lunch with friends at Purnells in Birmingham

Excellent lunch menu with amazing flavour combinations

Chef loves to experiment and it works

Staff were very professional and friendly, the sommelier was knowledgable and we were certainly impressed

We would definitely recommend the place to others, especially if you are not in a hurry and want to enjoy good food with friends

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

the food is way to expensive i was on raisons for the rest of the week. i wasnt happy with the service and certain members of the staff came acorss rude. After eating this meal it eccoured that i suffered with extreme diaharria and was getting up alot in the night to be sick. The meal hardly had any flavour and i found that after eating this meal i was still hungry and ended up taking a visit to another restaurant. The drinks were way too expensive and i was bullied into tiping.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great autumn Menu with very helpful sommelier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

every course is a balanced flavoursome dish.homemade bread , great Birmingham soup. We had a lovely Croation wine and the dessert was really fragrant. Violet cream. 20 yr old Gerwertztraminer to supplement. Teas instead of coffees to finish in small heat resistant clear glass cups were a lovely novelty and very practical. Xmas present idea number 1.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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