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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (178 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I first visited Purnell's in 2016 for my birthday and had what I consider to be one of the best meals of my life. Buoyed by this experience, my partner and I returned in August this year for her birthday. Sadly the experience this time...More

Thank JXS1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW!!........that would sum this experience up, the food was amazing, innovative, surprising, the flavours seemed to flood the senses with every mouthful. The service was perfections and we had some fabulous wine too. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited together with my wife to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary .We obviously had heard of Glynn Purnell and expected great things and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service great and the ambience superb. The icing on the cake was when...More

Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Purnell’s to celebrate some recent business achievements. I had heard good things, but had never been before. What an absolute treat! We chose the “10 years in the making” menu for 7 of us. Each dish was delicious, visually intriguing & a different...More

Thank ALSSW6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently on a quiet Thursday lunchtime. First time here for my wife and I although we have lunched at the bistro on several occasions. Warm welcome from attentive staff and we elected to go straight to our table. Chose the '10 years in the...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked lunch here to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. We had the special 4 course menu for £40. It was a wonderful experience the courses were all excellent but I think the raspberry dessert was my favourite. It was a bonus to sit at a...More

Thank lindsay b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sneaky late lunch visit to Purnell’s this week. I like Purnell’s very much and rated it as the best restaurant I visited last year, even after visiting over 40 Michelin starred restaurants last year and far more fine dinners. It is perhaps fitting that...More

2  Thank SolihullTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience this restaurant is. I was very lucky to be taken here for a special birthday treat. The food is amazing. A true work of art with high quality produce. Lovely atmosphere. The staff are friendly, polite, attentive, knowledgeable and make the experience...More

Thank Krystena J
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments! We look forward to seeing you soon! Sonal

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food and service, this is the second time we have been. We were really looked after by Sonal and his team he even called me a couple of days before we went to the restaurant to check what my wife could have to eat...More

1  Thank RichardPNuttall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an offer that was on at the restaurant that was £40 for 4 courses. The menu was faultless. It started with cooked black potato and chorizo then bread and butter. Started was a chicken and fois gras terrine which was fab. Then pollock...More

Thank jennieg119
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27 October 2016|
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Response from bot-the-golfer |
Katie B
25 September 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.
michael c
23 September 2016|
Response from Clarelovesholidays | Reviewed this property |
Maybe in the day time but unsure of an evening if they call the restaurant they will advise
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • Neighbourhood: Ladywood
  • Phone Number: +44 121 212 9799
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