We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Purnell's

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,273: English reviews
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every thing about this place was great very friendly staff family run great food what more can you ask for. We really enjoyed. Look for ward to se you in January my son has developed taste buds now....

Helpful?
Thank danielrodgers
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in June 2015 and oh my goodness it is the best ever!! We had the tasting menu and it is well worth the money, the service and food was something I'd never experienced before. The food was perfect, I had never had such tasty food and explanations were impeccable. The restaurant was well set out with a lovely... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hacks71
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what a night. As a veggie (a very fussy one) I was a bit worried I wouldn't like the food. Thanks to Glynn the super chef and all the team I needn't have been. The attention to detail to make my dishes as interesting as the rest of the group was amazing. I have never been anywhere and enjoyed... More 

Helpful?
Thank wilkins77
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll be honest, my first visit to a Michelin star restaurant and was a bit apprehensive.... unnecessarily . Service like no other - but lovely nice people too - we had the 6 course autumn menu and it was outstanding - flavours and presentation out of this world with 2 bottles of good quality wine that didn't break the bank.... More 

Helpful?
Thank meehal1090
west midlands
Level Contributor
97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at Purnell's last night and we really enjoyed it. This meal was a gift from our daughter and son-in-law for all the help and support we gave to them on there recent wedding. We were looking forward to it but a bit apprehensive as we hadn't had good experiences of taster menus but this was in a different... More 

Helpful?
Thank summer51
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the 5 course lunch menu and found it delicious, to start with, beautiful warm bread with whipped butter and sea salt, lightly spiced potato croquettes and fennel and nigella seed crisp as an appetiser followed by the 5 courses of cured sea trout, oxtail soup, cornish cod, slow roasted neck of lamb and chocolate tart. The meal was completed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geyelis
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope your brother enjoys the book! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for my birthday. What a fabulous evening. The food was fabulous, as you would expect and the service was faultless. Not a cheap option but perfect for a memorable occasion

Helpful?
Thank Sophie K
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to celebrate your birthday. We hope very much to see you again in the future. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering its publicity expected a lot better. Average food and presentation but top prices. A number of wines not available which is poor. 10% service charge pre added 5% would be more appropriate, staff were good, but better quality and value for money available elsewhere in the city.

Helpful?
1 Thank 818JOHNR818
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We strive to give all of our guests the best possible experience and I sincerely apologise that we fell short of your expectations. I would just like to clarify, a discretionary service charge of 12.5% is added to all bills and this is stated on all menus. The amount that... More 

Ashbourne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a 40th celebration. Whilst the place itself is stunning, staff attentive and attention to detail impressive - there is a distinct lack of warmth and genuine passion for customers - one gets the impression you should be grateful to be there. Biggest disappointment of all was the food, a taster menu with very little... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jo C
Glynn P, Manager at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. I would be very happy to have a discussion with you about your visit and the matters you have raised in your review. I have been unable to locate an email I'm afraid and it is certainly not our practice to ignore correspondence regardless of the content. I should be... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the 3-course lunch menu at Purnells - perfect. I'm not a pescatarian but had smoked trout with beetroot, cod with peas, and pear tarte tatin; three things I wouldn't normally have chosen but all absolutely delicious. Waiting staff very good - available but not too pushy although they could have asked if we wanted the wine left on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank JuliaHon
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. I am very happy that you tried and enjoyed something new at the restaurant! Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Travelers who viewed Purnell's also viewed

Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
 
Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
 
Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
 

Been to Purnell's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Purnell's and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Aldridge, England, United Kingdom
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 months ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
over a year ago
London, United Kingdom
11 months ago

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Purnell's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?