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Purnell's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited to celebrate my birthday on a busy Saturday night. We aren’t seasoned visitors at restaurants with Michelin stars, but we know an excellent meal, exceptional service and a fantastic evening when we have one! Which we did. We both had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Galbie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our third trip to our favourite restaurant. We are seasoned diners who know what makes the difference between a good meal and a great dining experience and Purnell's smashes it yet again. Our second time ordering the Brummie Tapas with a matching wine flight, expertly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Gemma W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for lunch after wanting to visit our last Michelin starred Birmingham restaurant. It certainly lived up to expectations with the edible ‘charcoal’ unusual and delicious . Service was very gd and attentive . Had £75 tasting menu which was excellent , all courses beautiful...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank A4981XSianf
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a delicious lunch - Brummie Tapas - fabulous food with lots of twists and fun and excellent service from friendy and very helpful staff.Every mouthful was a delight. Thankyou so much

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank chrisandneil120914
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked with family and friends and were hoping to have the tasting menu (we were aware everyone on the table has to have this) however we had someone with us with different dietary requirements. After calling up a few times and speaking to different people...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 1 week ago

subject yourself to the delights of plane travel to Spain to enjoy top tapas. Just hop on the bus or train and pay a visit to this brilliant restaurant and enjoy Purnell’s ‘Brummie Tapas’ menu. Amazing food, beautifully presented and impeccably served in a very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank WhitlocksEnd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this restaurant to celebrate a birthday with some good friends. We chose the tasting menu and private dining. Initially was a little disappointed as they staff seemed rather reserved and a little unfriendly, but once we were established and seated at our table, the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Purnells with a couple of girlfriends for lunch. Our expectations were high, but the food, the ambiance, staff and the whole experience far surpassed anything we had anticipated. Everything was amazing, we will definately be back. Not cheap, but worth every penny!

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank alexM8081YC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

had a fantastic evening with my loved one.. everything was perfect, from the dishes we had for tasting to the wine it was accompanied by and the lovely waiters.. you do really deserve a Michelin. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank StefanOid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited with a group of friends to experience the taster menu . We occupied the private dining room which was lovely . The service was exceptional It’s lovely to be served properly attention to detail excellent . Staff friendly and polite they are a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank sue j
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March 14, 2019|
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Response from pyropolly | Reviewed this property |
We rang between 10 and 4 and booked a table they ask for the code off the group on voucher and then when you go give them the voucher, I think there is a message on the phone that says the times they are open during the day... More
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MikieT
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.
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