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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” (179 reviews)
“monkfish masala” (49 reviews)
“egg custard” (37 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch here with my wife; chose the 2 x a la carte option. Service was absolutely first class from start to finish; every staff member with whom we had contact was helpful, friendly, immaculately turned out and perfectly efficient - but all in a...More

1  Thank 532Bickerstaff
Reviewed yesterday

How lucky are we? To have Purnells in Birmingham.... is a delight on every level. Had the Xmas menu for a celebratory Xmas Birthday present for my nephew.. he was overwhelmed with the whole experience... every minute of our lunch was memorable and the expectation...More

1  Thank sunseekersbirmingham
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful evening, a real treat. We had a truly beautiful meal and lots of little bits of exciting bites in between courses.The Venison was excellent, as was the lemon meringue pie, I wish I could get pastry that thin! Every course was so carefully prepared...More

1  Thank kate616275
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a party of 3 celebrating a special birthday. We all had the 10 years in the making tasting menu. The food , the service and the wine were all impeccable. The desert with Happy Birthday piped onto the plate at the end of...More

1  Thank toot1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't want to give away the surprises of this menu but will say each course was faultless and superbly presented. Service was excellent as always, friendly, great explanations given of each course. They genuinely care about the dining experience and are attentive without being...More

1  Thank debbiedevil
Sonal C, Manager at Purnell's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! Have a great Christmas and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Brummie Tapas for an anniversary lunch and were not disappointed. An amazing collection of tastes, textures and bold flavours complete with cullinary theatre too - all magically presented. This is the secret of the Tapas selection because it has a magic new dimension...More

1  Thank jameswarren126126
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great evening at Purnells. It is the best meal I have ever eaten. The 10 years in the making menu was unbelievable. The burnt English custard was the highlight for us along with the venison loin. We both enjoyed the stories behind...More

1  Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few hours to spare on a weekday and I managed to get a sitting for lunch at one of my most favourite restaurants. Having been here not that long ago and enjoyed the stupendous 10 course tasting menu, I opted for the À la...More

2  Thank SolihullTraveller
Sonal C, Manager at Purnell's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your reviews over the year. We hope you have a great Christmas and see you again in the new year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Table of 4 for joint birthday, 10 course brummie meal. Every single course perfect, interesting, inspiring and unusual! Catered for my dairy intolerance and loathing of pineapple sympathetically. Service was impeccable, perfect balance of formality and humour thrown in - could not have improved in...More

1  Thank Hoppo74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Purnells restaurant in Birmingham is amazing. From the minute you step into the restaurant the staff are attentive. We had the 10 course taster menu at £90 per person. It did not disappoint, totally mouthwatering, presentation was superb. If you wish to experience beautiful food...More

1  Thank cazzyh1
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26 October 2016|
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Response from bot-the-golfer |
Katie B
24 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
22 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 13:30
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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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