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Welcome to Purnell's

Purnell's is a chic, contemporary fine-dining restaurant, awarded its Michelin star in January 2009, located in one of Birmingham city centre's finest conservation areas, close to Colmore Row and St Phillips Cathedral. Set up by Michelin starred Birmingham chef, Glynn Purnell in July 2007, the 45 cover restaurant occupies a Victorian redbrick and terracotta corner building, with large windows on both sides providing plenty of natural light during the day. The restaurant has its own bar and lounge area, for diners only, where a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner coffee or digestif can be enjoyed on comfortable surroundings.   
Glynn Purnell’s bold and innovative cooking that has brought him critical acclaim and numerous awards including a Michelin star provides the ultimate gourmet adventures.

The restaurant will accommodate a table of up to 6 diners. The private dining room is available for parties of 7 to 12 diners and should you require a greater number of guests then the restaurant will be available for complete hire.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday lunch
12 noon - 4.30pm (Last orders 1.30pm)
Tuesday to Saturday dinner
7pm - 1am (Last orders, 9.30pm, licensed until midnight)
Sundays & Mondays

We are open until Saturday 19th December. We then close for annual holiday, re-opening on Friday 8th January 2016. We will also be closed on Tuesday 12th and Tuesday 19th January 2016


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Reservations are taken up to 90 days in advance.

You can book online for reservations of up to 5 people. Please be aware that you will need to provide a card number for all online bookings.

Reception is open for all bookings and enquiries on 0121 212 9799 option 1 from 10am Tuesday to Friday and from 4pm on Saturdays. A voicemail facility is available if your call cannot be answered or you are calling out of hours. Please note, if you leave a message on a Sunday or Monday, your call will be returned on Tuesday.