survey result

Summary

£104
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superb in every aspect” – Glynn Purnell lives up to his moniker as the ‘yummy Brummie’ at this business quarter restaurant, which edged rival Adam’s this year for Brum’s highest food score. And his “consistently delicious” and creative cooking is backed up by an “excellent wine cellar”. “For a celebration the private dining room is excellent” (“the most expensive meal I’ve ever had by a long way, but I definitely don’t regret it!”).

Summary

£96
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV-chef Glynn Purnell’s swish HQ in the business quarter was Birmingham’s most-mentioned restaurant in the survey last year and is often recommended as “Brum’s best” (with ratings on almost exactly level pegging with rivals Adam’s and Opheem). Criticism is most notable by its absence, with nothing but rapturous reviews for his “technically accomplished cuisine, with well-executed creative dishes” and “interested, attentive and well-paced service”.

Summary

£96
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV-chef Glynn Purnell’s swish HQ in the business quarter was Birmingham’s most-mentioned restaurant in the survey this year and is often recommended as “Brum’s best” (with ratings on almost exactly level pegging with rivals Adam’s and Opheem). Criticism is most notable by its absence, with nothing but rapturous reviews for his “technically accomplished cuisine, with well-executed creative dishes” and “interested, attentive and well-paced service”.

Summary

£96
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunning…”, “fantastic…”, “exceptional every time…” – folks continue to be “blown away by the innovative cuisine” produced by TV-chef Glynn Purnell’s luxurious 45-cover HQ, “in the smart city-centre business quarter”. There are an array of menus on offer, with just tasting options available Friday lunch and Friday & Saturday evenings.

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6+

Purnells Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Purnells Restaurant in B3, Birmingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Purnells restaurant.
Gavin P
Excellent meal great service - only negativ...
Reviewed 6 months, 10 days ago

"Excellent meal great service - only negatives, water glasses tainted smell. Food extremely good but lacked the wow factor. "

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Ros H
Our first visit - we loved the food, very f...
Reviewed 8 months, 27 days ago

"Our first visit - we loved the food, very friendly service and a great relaxed atmosphere"

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T M
We always enjoy the food here. Its not chan...
Reviewed 9 months, 19 days ago

"We always enjoy the food here. Its not changed that much but still its fun and playful. Service is good although we do miss the old restaurant manager. Interior is a little tired these days but not uncomfortable."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £55.00
Dinner   £80.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 110.00 Always available 9
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, B3 2DH
Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 4.3pm; 7pm to 1am; Saturday 6.30pm to 1am
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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