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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, British
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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I cannot fault Purnells in any way. I last visited a few years ago and, whilst the food was exceptional, the ambiance was more austere then, whereas it now feels welcoming and glowing. I particularly enjoyed the walk to the lavatory (!) with floral walls...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EmmaJMStevens
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Purnells is a class act, end of. Yes it's pricey, and for some folk the atmosphere might seem a bit stuffy and formal. However, you come to Purnells for one thing only.....the food! It's been a few years since my last visit but this place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dean W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my nice to purnells for her 18th she absolutely loved it, the food was amazing as it always is, we had the winter menu and it’s my favourite to date service was first class and glen was in the kitchen cooking, which is always...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 812debbief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been fortunate enough to eat at a number of excellent Michelin star restaurants including Petrus, La Gavroche, The Ledbury and the Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel tower. What marked each of them out apart from the cuisine was excellent customer service. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank foodietripper20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living where I do (north of Coventry) it seems I couldn’t be worse placed for visiting a Michelin starred restaurant. This was the reason we ended up going to Birmingham again as at least we could get the train home & despite two previous visits...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank s22urf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Revisit to this restaurant after five years of visiting other top restaurants , we always compared to Purnells , we know without doubt this is the best restaurant in Birmingham, we had the August menu and from start to finish it was excellent , every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Goldsue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We gather pre Christmas for lunch. This was our second year at Purnell’s and we weee there on the 19th. Ambience great, staff great, food amazing , wine and drinks likewise. We shall return next December or before if we can all be in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jackiekigali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As ever perfect service, exquisite food, relaxed atmosphere but without losing the personal touch and a chat with Glynn. Fab ❤

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank KayeJ728
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Purnells and our experience exceeded our previous one. We received a warm welcome on arrival and amazingly remembered from our previous visit two years before. We ordered the five course taster lunch which was absolutely delicious. Every course was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank 266Cheryl
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Purnell’s was the start of a unique 5* gourmet evening, ‘won’ at a recent charity auction! I had a course in each of the Michelin restaurants in Birmingham and started the evening here. Treated like royalty from the off, we were given champagne and wonderful...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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May 31, 2018|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the waiter, tell him you preference and ask for his recommendation, I am sure you will be happy, we have been on both visits.
October 26, 2016|
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September 24, 2016|
Response from Stuartmcl60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We were there well after 9. I think that must be the latest orders go to the kitchen.
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