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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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Today
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the 9 course tasting menu last night, 17/1/17. Every course was fabulous. Even the bread and butter was irresistible. Yes it's expensive at £88, but you don't do this every day. The poached duck egg yolk and the burnt English custard egg surprise make it well worth it. Go on treat yourself!!

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Thank ianstusmith
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food , small portions , but great quality.visited on a Saturday evening really busy , but in a very good location and well worth a visit.

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Thank glawrence4
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the first time on Friday. It's a lovely restaurant. The food was good but not every course to my taste. We had the 9 course taster menu but I had to leave some as I didn't like the taste. The cheese and pineapple first course I felt had a lot to offer but the cheese was too... More 

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Thank Angela2303
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience, from the lady at the door who welcomed us in to the army of staff who looked after us all evening. Even a request to locate the loos meant a member of staff walking you to the loos. Food was amazing. Not too expensive at £68 for a 6 course taster menu. So very, very clever takes on... More 

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Thank 457tinas
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the minute we walked in to the moment we left, both the service and food were terrific. Would highly recommend.

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Thank kpsreview
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Purnell's on Saturday night and 'WOW' what a restaurant, deserves two Michelin stars let alone the one it has. The 6 course tasting menu was incredible, each course just got better and better. The staff and the service are wonderful, faultless. Icing on the cake was seeing Glynn Purnell himself, he came out of... More 

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Thank JanetC58
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic food, amazing service. Beautiful surroundings. Very small portions, and expensive. Worth visiting as a special treat.

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Thank Steve B
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit to this restaurant. A number of people told me to be amazed, and I nearly was. In fact, the dessert was amazing. I cannot even describe what was effectively an egg custard but this dessert came with its own theatre and sense of drama (it all started with a small piece of metal tube..!) The starter was... More 

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Thank sabrgr
Warwick
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purnell's is simply outstanding. The taster menu consisted of the most delicious food I have ever tasted. I would describe dinner at Purnell's as an experience rather than a meal. The staff were also so friendly without being too intrusive. As it was my birthday, the man himself came out with a birthday cake made especially for the occasion. It... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited mid week for lunch and had the 5 courses, each one was a delightful experience with flavors that exploded in the mouth. The taste of each dish was so unique, even the butter had sublime texture and taste. The staff were all helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Can't wait to return

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
19:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?