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Purnell's

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Ladywood
As featured in Best Food in Birmingham
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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Solihull, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favourite restaurant of 2016 and a first visit of the new year. It was a late evening dinner sitting and the nine course Winter tasting menu with some alterations taken from the six course. I could have had additional courses on top of the nine, such is the flexibility of service and friendliness of the staff and a particularly... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A mish mash of patterns and designs with tables that had 14" central stands which meant ladies had to sit with legs apart or sideways. The best bit was the sommelier, Melissa. The 6 course meal started with cheese and pineapple which was tasteless and looked like semolina, the 2nd course egg was surrounded by rock salt and hay. Again... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended to go and I was so pleased, we had the 4 course taster at £40 per person, all I can say it was superb, and I got a smile from Glen in the kitchen. If you have not tried this restaurant do give it a try you will be delighted.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visited for lunch mid week, pre-booked, friendly meet and greet, it looks a little austere inside but we quickly settled into the relaxed atmosphere, clientele was a mixture of business men and couples (all over 50!), v attentive and informed staff, limited lunchtime menu and probably they only offer set menus BUT the food was stunning. We went for the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the 9 course tasting menu last night, 17/1/17. Every course was fabulous. Even the bread and butter was irresistible. Yes it's expensive at £88, but you don't do this every day. The poached duck egg yolk and the burnt English custard egg surprise make it well worth it. Go on treat yourself!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food , small portions , but great quality.visited on a Saturday evening really busy , but in a very good location and well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the first time on Friday. It's a lovely restaurant. The food was good but not every course to my taste. We had the 9 course taster menu but I had to leave some as I didn't like the taste. The cheese and pineapple first course I felt had a lot to offer but the cheese was too... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience, from the lady at the door who welcomed us in to the army of staff who looked after us all evening. Even a request to locate the loos meant a member of staff walking you to the loos. Food was amazing. Not too expensive at £68 for a 6 course taster menu. So very, very clever takes on... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the minute we walked in to the moment we left, both the service and food were terrific. Would highly recommend.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Purnell's on Saturday night and 'WOW' what a restaurant, deserves two Michelin stars let alone the one it has. The 6 course tasting menu was incredible, each course just got better and better. The staff and the service are wonderful, faultless. Icing on the cake was seeing Glynn Purnell himself, he came out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?