Harden's survey result
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Glynn Purnell’s city-centre fixture remains many reporters’ top choice in Birmingham (although it has some stiff oppo from Adam’s nowadays); the setting can seem “slightly clinical”, but it delivers a “fabulous” culinary experience, with “well-balanced and striking cuisine”.
Glynn Purnell’s cuisine at this “accomplished” city-centre restaurant is often simply “sublime”, and the service is “brilliant” too; the decor? – a fraction “cold” perhaps, but hardly ever mentioned… perhaps a statement in itself?
“Amazing, the best food and service I have ever had!” – the “sharp” and “businesslike” ambience of Glynn P’s city-centre beacon may not be remarkable, but the “flawless” cuisine and the “superb” service certainly are.
Purnells Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Nice restaurant with some interesting dishes. Quite a lot of props supporting the food. Some courses rather simple. Menu doesn`t seem to change a lot. Good service."
"Nice tasting menu food generally very good. Service was OK restaurant itself lacked atmosphere on our evening."
"Food has improved and there are some very good dishes within the tasting menu. Service was good and we enjoyed the general vibe."
"Some interesting dishes on the tasting menu, some simple but tasty , some playful and the odd disappointment. Service was misfiring with wine flight arriving out of sync with the food. Staff didn`t really seem to have their heart in it that night. Thought the new look dining area was an improvement."
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, B3 2DH
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Last orders: 9.30 pm