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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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Saturday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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west midlands
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We ate at Purnell's last night and we really enjoyed it. This meal was a gift from our daughter and son-in-law for all the help and support we gave to them on there recent wedding. We were looking forward to it but a bit apprehensive as we hadn't had good experiences of taster menus but this was in a different... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the 5 course lunch menu and found it delicious, to start with, beautiful warm bread with whipped butter and sea salt, lightly spiced potato croquettes and fennel and nigella seed crisp as an appetiser followed by the 5 courses of cured sea trout, oxtail soup, cornish cod, slow roasted neck of lamb and chocolate tart. The meal was completed... More 

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Thank Geyelis
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for my birthday. What a fabulous evening. The food was fabulous, as you would expect and the service was faultless. Not a cheap option but perfect for a memorable occasion

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Thank Sophie K
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to celebrate your birthday. We hope very much to see you again in the future. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Considering its publicity expected a lot better. Average food and presentation but top prices. A number of wines not available which is poor. 10% service charge pre added 5% would be more appropriate, staff were good, but better quality and value for money available elsewhere in the city.

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1 Thank 818JOHNR818
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We strive to give all of our guests the best possible experience and I sincerely apologise that we fell short of your expectations. I would just like to clarify, a discretionary service charge of 12.5% is added to all bills and this is stated on all menus. The amount that... More 

Ashbourne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a 40th celebration. Whilst the place itself is stunning, staff attentive and attention to detail impressive - there is a distinct lack of warmth and genuine passion for customers - one gets the impression you should be grateful to be there. Biggest disappointment of all was the food, a taster menu with very little... More 

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2 Thank Jo C
Glynn P, Manager at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. I would be very happy to have a discussion with you about your visit and the matters you have raised in your review. I have been unable to locate an email I'm afraid and it is certainly not our practice to ignore correspondence regardless of the content. I should be... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the 3-course lunch menu at Purnells - perfect. I'm not a pescatarian but had smoked trout with beetroot, cod with peas, and pear tarte tatin; three things I wouldn't normally have chosen but all absolutely delicious. Waiting staff very good - available but not too pushy although they could have asked if we wanted the wine left on the... More 

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Thank JuliaHon
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. I am very happy that you tried and enjoyed something new at the restaurant! Hope to see you again in the future. More 

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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another year another visit to Purnell's Excellent as ever and got to speak to Glyn Had the Brummie Tapas Food exquisite and lots of different flavours Beautifully presented and wonderfully tasteful food Come and enjoy

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Thank rognaik1
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Living Room and the 'Brummie Tapas' menu. We hope very much to see you again in the future. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my husband for a special 4 course set menu, we couldn't fault a single thing about the whole experience - it really was wonderful. All of the staff were friendly and very welcoming, we enjoyed pre-dinner drinks and a beautiful potato amuse-bouche. Each of the four courses were beautifully presented and everything tasted divine, particularly the ox... More 

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Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you when you return! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Back for a revisit, "nothing much has changed", still a great place to eat, reception, staff, sommelier , table waiters, all excellent, great credit to Glyn,,oh the food?, magnificent, will be back

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1 Thank michael p
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You may think it expensive but it is worth every penny. Dinner with my wife to celebrate and we were not disappointed. Warm welcome from the friendly staff and a intoxicating menu which was all absolutely delicious.

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Thank Andrew R
Glynn P, Owner at Purnell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope very much to see you again in the future. More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?