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Purnell's

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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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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a gift bought for me, we had the 9 course taster menu & the wine flight to match. The service excellent, atmosphere calm, comfortable, relaxed & informal. Then came the food which was not a disappointment. Tasty, some unusual flavours and a treat to try. Presentation adds to the experience, we came away with something good to talk... More 

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Thank elaine G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to purnells a few times lovely food very friendly lovely atmosphere well worth a visit go enjoy yourself .

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kirkcaldy fife
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a 70th Birthday treat the Dinner Tasting Menu was an amazing experience. Each course was an adventure of flavours, textures and delicious moments beautifully and artfully presented- how do they do this in egg shells???? The ambiance was perfect, the service understated yet very personal and my birthday cake provided a happy ending to a wonderful evening. Thank you... More 

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Thank KirkcaldyFifeJimbo
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for an anniversary lunch and was very impressed with everything Purnells had to offer. Loved the simplicity of the decor the service was 2nd to none and the food simply divine. My wife is pregnant so a few things on the menu she had to avoid however our waiter was very helpful suggesting alternatives and accommodating our dietry... More 

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Thank AntonyV934
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our daughter to Purnells for lunch to celebrate her birthday and graduation. The food was superb and the service to match. The sommelier even remembered us from an evening meal. Highly recommend this venue

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Thank Ken W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst we were on a lunch time voucher with my friends the staff were very discreet and no one else would have known. Even when the set menu did not suit us all they were quick to change. Dessert to die for - and I do not normally eat desserts!

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Thank Beverley M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy eating out and I am particularly partial to a nice steak. The steak served up at Purnell's was both tough and gristly and despite complaing nothing was done about it. I complained to the waitress and to the the head waiter to no avail. I will not be going back.

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Thank Colin H
Tean, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this is tapas with a difference. It's six courses of fantastic food served with a bit of theatre in a relaxed atmosphere. Oh, plus plenty of delicious freshly made bread! We've eaten at Purnell's Bistro and tapas before and so convinced friends they should give it a go. One couple have eaten at the main restaurant which they class... More 

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Thank bcfc1950
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for our Wedding Anniversary and all we can say is WOW. The food is amazing and the staff the best of any restaurant. We had an amazing meal with lovely drinks in the perfect environment. Thank you.

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Thank Ian B
Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the private dining room for a birthday celebration. The food was really excellent and enjoyed by all. The service was less attentive than I would have liked and waiters were twice asked to make sure guests wine glasses were refilled. Disappointing for what was a special occasion and with a 'compulsory' service charge, somewhat irritating. I expected better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, European
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?