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Summary

“Stunning flavours, contrasting combinations and presentation… by the time you reach the dry ice, dried mint leaves and theatre of the final course, you’re a convert!” – TV-chef Glynn Purnell creates an experience that’s “special but not stuffy” at his “understatedly luxurious” (and “romantic”) city-centre HQ, providing “great menu options that deliver on their promise and friendly but unobtrusive staff” who show “attention to detail at its best”. The competition in this “much under-rated culinary city” is fierce nowadays, but for its fan club it’s “the top choice in town”.

£97
Very Good
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Psychedelic wallpaper” is part of the more flamboyant look, since a summer 2015 revamp of Glynn Purnell’s city-centre venture. Even those who say it’s “brilliant” can find it “expensive” (or gripe that it’s “recently been complacent”), but the overall picture is still of “tasting menus, with a succession of delicious and exciting dishes”, served “by a phalanx of polished and very friendly young Brummies”.

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

Summary

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”.

£102
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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?

£77
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Purnells Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Purnells Restaurant in B3, Birmingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Purnells restaurant.
T M
Fun tasting menu with on going influences o...
Reviewed 5 months, 6 days ago

"Fun tasting menu with on going influences of the 70s British food trends. Good ingredients. Service was very good overall. Interior is slightly industrial and seating a bit hard but good."

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

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