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55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England
+44 121 212 9799
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19:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Oxfordshire, UK
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on recommendation from colleagues and weren't disappointed. The whole experience is fantastic. We had the "10 years in the making" with wines. At £400 for 2 it's not cheap but it is great! Lovely flavours, friendly and attentive service and great theatre in some of the delivery. Highly recommended.

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Thank Emma26Oxfordshire_UK
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place! The food was briliant! I give it a 10 to everything! Amazing staff and the ambiance was very very satisfaying! We would love to come back and we will for sure!

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Thank 25Joshuall
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Works outing we had good evening with work colleagues. I would go again if someone else pays not cheap lovely food.

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Thank 841jackier
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just eaten at purnells for the first time, wont be the last. Service great from time you walk in the door until the time you leave. Food was plated so tastefully and then when you tasted it you were no disapointed it was beautiful. We both enjoyed every course Roll on next visit

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Thank elainemannion
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After having to postpone twice (no charge) we finally made it Purnell's. From stepping thro the door we knew that this evening was going to be special. The ambience of the restaurant is charming & comfortable, the staff friendly, helpful without being intrusive best of all the food. It was truly delicious. The portions are small but there are six... More 

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Thank Gaynor O
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with colleagues whilst in Birmingham on business. It's centrally located so easily accessible. I had the poached egg starter and they served the hollandaise separately for me, the egg was perfectly cooked. The pasta main was beautifully seasoned and the sun-dried tomatoes were very sweet. All the dishes looked amazing, we were all served at the same time... More 

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Thank Norma C
England, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurant a few times before (we've also been to the Bistro several times, which is also excellent). What a wonderful lunch, the service is impeccable, extremely professional and the atmosphere is fantastic, so relaxing not at all stuffy. The drama of the food coming out of the kitchen is a pleasure to watch, unbelievable. The... More 

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shropshire
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254 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for a celebratory business lunch. All very nice but, in my honest opinion, it's a little pretentious and ferociously expensive. The food was.....tasty and service good......good job I was traveling by train so I could have a sandwich on the way home!

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Thank Ashley J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the 9 course tasting menu....I think the later courses were the strongest by far. The setting and ambience is terrific. The wine is actually reasonably priced. My only one slight criticism is that the service is not as good/attentive as other Michelin star restaurants I have been to.

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Thank RebeccaLuce
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not one for being a foodie, I found the complete experience to be a delight. One thats started me on a course for deliciousness! I was surprised how many staff there is, nothing was too much trouble (not pretentious in the slightest). The restaurant is very relaxed, not stiff as I was expecting. The food just better and better and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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?