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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (209 reviews)
“monkfish masala” (53 reviews)
“egg custard” (41 reviews)
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1  Thank Believe_It
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband treated me for my birthday. We had the Autumn tasting menu (9 delightful courses). The serving staff were incredibly attentive and this matched the food. This was the best meal I have ever had!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ewersocki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And it really is an experience! I visited with a work friend who also wanted to experience a Michelin starred restaurant but couldn’t find anyone willing to part with the cash. We booked 2 -3 months ago. During that time, we contacted Purnell’s with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank MelJCoton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having tried all the other Michelin starred restaurants in Birmingham we decided it was time to try Purnells. So we booked up for a special birthday treat. We went for the £39 3 course lunch menu and were very pleased with the quality and quantity...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bazcalUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Birmingham on business and found this city centre Michelin starred restaurant on these review pages. It had a few empty tables but dining area is nice and we received a friendly and knowledgeable service throughout our visit Food was quite novel with elements of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Smanton693
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purnell's is a gem. I've said it many times and have visited often over the years. It's a restaurant that offers a consistently high quality experience from beginning to end, and delights with playful and exciting cuisine. Last night was no exception with the usual...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank SolihullTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Birmingham and decided to dine in style - we were lucky enough to get a late reservation - and are so glad we did! Had the Purnell tasting menu and tasted every flavour and sense .... simply very special and amazing - the wine,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JudiI_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glyn Purnell is well known to anyone who watches the Great British Menu, Saturday Kitchen, and so. Sometimes media chefs take their eye off the ball with their restaurants but not so Glyn. I was delighted with almost every aspect of my a la carte...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before we get to the food, the moment we entered we were greeted, and welcomed, the staff were genuninely pleased to see you. Nice glass of champagne and no rush to order. We Chose the 5 course tasting lunch, but first an amuse bouche edible...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stugs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was invited by a client to join them here for Dinner - it was and amazing experience We had the private dining area was treated to the tasting menu As we seated a little late we didn't finish all the courses (11 of them)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Tammy B
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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